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    like if you live and china and one of the advertisements is for a mail order bride?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    The concept is simple, that particular website is for people in the Comcast subscriber regions only. Instead of simply not allowing you to see the site, they decided to make some money by giving you ads and only ads. Kind of a lame business practice, but I'm not complaining.
    Except it causes them to lose potential customers. It doesn't come across as 'ads and only ads for non-customers' it comes across as poorly written scripting and broken links, which usually means I never return to that site, let alone become a customer.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Sorry I did not realize the news was only for Comcast subscribers.

    You can google it though as there are plenty more stories about it...and better ones to boot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by abachler View Post
    Except it causes them to lose potential customers. It doesn't come across as 'ads and only ads for non-customers' it comes across as poorly written scripting and broken links, which usually means I never return to that site, let alone become a customer.
    And if it did come across as ads for non-customers, you'd return to the site? The idea is that you don't return to the site. Why would you? You're not getting the content no matter why you think you don't. The point is that while they got you, they're making some money off of you. You only need to see an ad once to decide whether or not you want to buy it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom View Post
    And if it did come across as ads for non-customers, you'd return to the site? The idea is that you don't return to the site. Why would you? You're not getting the content no matter why you think you don't. The point is that while they got you, they're making some money off of you. You only need to see an ad once to decide whether or not you want to buy it.
    Yeah, that's assuming we're actually paying attention to the ads.
    I'm sure most people are so used to seeing commercials & ads everywhere that they're immune to them and their brains don't even notice them anymore.
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