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    Ads with sounds

    Ok, so I'm sitting here at work and I decide to pop on my head phones and listen to some music while I'm working. So I fire up winamp and start listening... but I hear this faint noise like there is a fly in the background. I didn't think it was in the song before, so I screw around with it for a little bit thinking I'm losing my mind.

    I couldn't figure out what was doing it, but I noticed when I stopped the music that it still did it... and it was a pattern, like it would repeat every 5 seconds or so. So then I get to thinking... I bet it is some stupid ad, and sure enough, good ol' cprog has an ad that you try to smack some fly with a fly swatter to get some prize. And every 5 seconds, the damn fly buzzes.

    HOW ANNOYING CAN THESE PEOPLE GET??

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    I hate that ad. Which page was it on, and what URL was it associated with?

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    it appeared on the forum home, as i heard it also, but as to the url i am unsure. its not the first one here, but the others have been absent as of late.

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    its back!!! Linked me 2

    http://consumerincentivepromotions.c...728_swatflyfla

    Oh and the one with the dudes chest...eww

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    I was sitting at the general discussions board when it showed up.

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    I figured out who they were and blocked the campaigns and all future campaigns from that advertiser.

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    Thnx alex, glad ober brought this up!

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    Thank you SO much.

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    I posted about that same ad a while ago (in the bugs and strange things sticky) That seriously has to be the most annoying ad ever (my dad even came into my room from across the hall and asked me what the heck it was).
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    Quote Originally Posted by ober
    And every 5 seconds, the damn fly buzzes.
    Don't just sit there, swat the damn thing!

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    There's an extension for Firefox called Adblock. It's great. You can get rid of ads easily, and you can even specify entire sites to block like "http://ads.fastclick.net*"
    FAQ

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    Yeah, I know. But you see, the problem is: I hate firefox

    Now, when someone decides to write something for Opera that does ad-blocking, I'll stop making threads about this.

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    http://www.opera.com/docs/pluginapi/
    You could just write your own

    I have to ask, though, why do you hate firefox?
    FAQ

    "The computer programmer is a creator of universes for which he alone is responsible. Universes of virtually unlimited complexity can be created in the form of computer programs." -- Joseph Weizenbaum.

    "If you cannot grok the overall structure of a program while taking a shower, you are not ready to code it." -- Richard Pattis.

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    For starters: My experience with FF and why Opera is better

    And that's just the tip of the iceburg.

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