the last popup

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    Hamster without a wheel iain's Avatar
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    the last popup

    thats it! i have seen the last popup i ever want to see!
    Every where i go they rear their ugly little window to advertise something i dont give a damn about.

    Whatever happened to targetted advertising? or do the site admin just think thats the one that gets most money ill stick it on the site - i dont care if the site is about programming i want popups that advertise viagra, goldfish bowls and offshore casino gambling accounts.

    Gahhh.

    Anyway im babbling - my idea:

    I would like to start up the international campaign against popup commercials. Just fill in an online form and when we have a million or so email addresses (ill sell it to M$ - he eh - only joking)
    present it to all the advertising compaines and icaan and everyone and ban popups!

    i would be happy to run this on my site, i have visitors from over 25 countries worlwide so could attract a decent audience. Then i would be looking for popup police - internet officers that surf in search of the popup and send that popup to where it belongs...
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    might as well try to ban commercials on T.V. while you're at it.

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    I am not plagued by pop-ups; I browse the web with Konquerer.
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    I am armed with PopUpKiller.

    Lovely little program that kills any pop-ups that have the gall to pop-up. I am greeted with the sound of a shotgun firing and I see the annoying pop-up die. Quite enjoyable!

    If you're interested, let me know and I'll post a link.
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    Please do DrakkenKorin. Go ahead I am interested.
    There are some real morons in this world please do not become one of them, do not become a victim of moronitis. PROGRAMMING IS THE FUTURE...THE FUTURE IS NOW!!!!!!!!!

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    TV breaks provide a useful period of time for human maitenence (y'know, fetching some more beer from the fridge). Popups are just...evil.
    astride a storied past, thats everywhere you are

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    popups are scum! yep - post that link but id still like to start a an anti-popup campaign!
    as for the commercials - if you had to live with Sky-digital in th uk and suffered 5 mins out of every 20 commercials!!
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    that gives you 15 minutes to drink beer before the next refill. at that rate you soon wouldn't notice the volume of commercials
    astride a storied past, thats everywhere you are

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    Sorry it took so long to post it. But I had forgotten where I had it

    But I've found it!

    http://software.xfx.net/downloads.htm

    [EDIT]
    FYI iain: There already is an anti-pop-up campaign:
    http://www.paradigm.nu/popupsmustdie/
    Personally, I haven't visited this link, so I make no claims as to its authenticity.
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    Last edited by DrakkenKorin; 01-21-2002 at 05:59 PM.
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    Originally posted by gordy
    TV breaks provide a useful period of time for human maitenence (y'know, fetching some more beer from the fridge). Popups are just...evil.
    true.. come to think of it, these companies want to advertise yet they are just ........ing people off. I really don't mind ads embedded in the main web page; in fact i think companies are better off leaving ads that way (at least i'll have a chance to glance at their ad rather than instantly killing a pop-up window).

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