Just had my first one, for Domino’s Pizza, when I opened the SDMB. In tiny little words an attached box graciously informed me, “You may close this ad in 7 seconds,” and then counted down from there. Grrrr! How long until we have popups that we can’t close at all, or can’t move out of the way?
I don’t know, but an ad like that would put the product or service on my Permanent Ban List. I would not spend a cent on it again.
There are ads here?
It popped up when I went to straightdope.com. Doesn’t happen very often.
On the home page, not the message boards. And being a paid-up SDMB member doesn’t stop you from seeing these.
I do not see ads here at all.
I heart Adblock Plus.
And that’s why I always run ad blockers. I have a whitelist for sites that I want to support that have unobtrusive ads. The revenue they get is minuscule, but helps a bit. They have to earn the right to get that support from me though, by having: 1) good content that I want to continue to read or view; 2) trust; and related to 2, 3) ads that don’t suck. I’m more likely to support the site directly by buying merchandise, or even just donating a few bucks with nothing in return than I am to willingly view ads.
Any site with ads that are obnoxious enough to circumvent an ad blocker isn’t a site I want to patronize. There have been a couple of places with popups that even AdBlock didn’t take care of. I closed those windows as fast as possible and never knowingly navigated to one of those sites again.
Was there some reason we don’t or can’t have a smilie-like “heart” icon? (And perhaps a similar but negative one, having a “heart” with a slash through it?)
On the contrary, some web sites (Yahoo for one) have become so JS intensive that nearly nothing works without it – their new Yahoo Mail is totally unusable without it – and an ever-increasing amount of obnoxious behavior is there and unavoidable. Even such basics as the “sign-out” link won’t work without JS :smack:. And if I have several pages open in several tabs with JS enabled, there is so much JS running that my whole machine grinds to a halt. My solution: Moved nearly ALL my e-mail business to a major provider elsewhere.
What about those annoying “reverse” ads that have you click on “OK” to quit or “cancel” to continue - they really bust my buttons. Took me a number of times to catch on - maybe I’m slow or something, but they got me quite a few times.