View Full Version : Q about adverts...

09-12-2002, 08:58 PM
Is it just me or have the banner ads here gotten worse lately?

I usually don't like to suppress banners from sites I like (so as to help support them) but I'm getting fed up with the decreasing quality of ads that you have been serving.

Particularly annoying are:

Ads that masquerade as dialogs

Ads that jitter or cycle colors more than once per second

Ads that masquerade as popup notifications from other programs

Ads that include a blatantly deceitful 'X' or "Cancel" button

Ads that give false warning of security risks

Ads that provide false information or advertise scam services

I mean, a banner ad is one thing, hell at UF I specifically click on the banner ads once a week to contribute, but having a banner that mimics a windows dialog box and telling me that I have 7 messages waiting, or a banner mimicing a microsoft outlook email notification, just annoys me.

Would you consider reevaluating your choice of sponsors?

09-12-2002, 09:05 PM
Yeah, and don't forget the Crappy Java Applets (http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/showthread.php?s=&threadid=24751)

09-12-2002, 09:07 PM
Well Opera takes care of the java and the popups nicely.

I can get rid of the banners too, but I would really rather not, considering that is what covers the bandwidth costs. But if the general direction the quality is going is maintained, they may get axed too.