View Poll Results: Which banner is the most annoying?

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  • The big banner flashing WINNER

    14 37.84%
  • The smaller banner flashing WINNER

    0 0%
  • The dumb Virus Warning!

    12 32.43%
  • The stupid shoot Saddam banner

    11 29.73%

Which is more annoying?

This is a discussion on Which is more annoying? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally posted by Davros >I actually like the Saddam banner..lol Go on. Someone post a screen shot. I don't have ...

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    Originally posted by Davros
    >I actually like the Saddam banner..lol

    Go on. Someone post a screen shot. I don't have flash installed.
    Here's a picture of it. the saddam head bounces around the banner and the gun repositions itself based on your mouse.

    Take out Saddam before George W. gets to him...


    blah blah. aren't you glad you saw it?
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    Thanks man!

    So what happens when you click on it? What are they selling?
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    Why would I want a Spy Hear 007? I don't care what people say about me any ways.

    My guess is that the add would be illegal in the UK. I'll stick with my vote for the WINNER banner.
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    The Saddam banner also makes your mouse cursor flicker, and disappear when it's not being moved it's annoying!

    Anyway... I do click on the ads once and a while, to help out the site I was running a successful website/forum at one time which had been getting around 10000 hits/day... the average number of people who would click on a sponser's link in a month was.... 3!. So, we ran out of money and were no longer able to maintain the site (the cost of our time); and it died

    I don't want that to happen to the Cboards! Clicky Clicky!

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    There is nothing more annoying than the WINNER banner especialy the BIG one, by the way I've never seen the Saddam Husein one.

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    The one that narks me is one we get in the UK......It looks like a flashing control that says "You've got mail - click here"......

    But the kind of swamp life that fall for that one deserve to be targeted for some sales pitch IMO

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    Originally posted by Fordy
    The one that narks me is one we get in the UK......It looks like a flashing control that says "You've got mail - click here"......

    But the kind of swamp life that fall for that one deserve to be targeted for some sales pitch IMO
    A while back in like 99 i fell for that u have messages waiting one.....

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    I fell for the "you have a message waiting" one too.
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    howdy,
    anything i don't ask for ........es me right off, so my vote goes to "all of the above and all of the ones not mentioned"

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    ooooooooo i have a message.....

    *click*


    hey...what the....son of.....

    *click click click*

    ahh **** it!

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    howdy,
    LOL Well said "Ride -or- Die"

    M.R.
    I don't like you very much. Please post a lot less.
    Cheez
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    No, I know you were joking. My point still stands.

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    I think some of those ads are so sad. They would only confuse the most computer iliterate. I mean, I know older folks who have callwave and try to _pick up the phone_ while they're hearing the message that was _previously_ recorded and sent. Those ads are targeting this crowd. Don't be a sucker.
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