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BMJ
10-23-2002, 01:08 PM
The Saddam banner gets my vote! :D

Cshot
10-23-2002, 01:16 PM
I voted for Saddam since my first choice was not listed. It's the ad that would create a pop-up everytime you ran your mouse across it.

Davros
10-23-2002, 01:46 PM
I've never seen the Sadam banner & feel that I'm missing out on something. Can someone post me screenshot?

Without seeing the Sadam banner, I vote for the WINNER! Drives me insane.

BMJ
10-23-2002, 02:23 PM
The Saddam banner is flash...

I've never seen that banner before Cshot (with the popup)

PJYelton
10-23-2002, 02:33 PM
The flashing winner is the worst, drives me nuts! Especially when it ends up on the right or left of the screen since then I can't scroll down to get rid of it... grrrr!!!! The Saddam one is pretty bad too...

RoD
10-23-2002, 02:38 PM
Saddam.

salvelinus
10-23-2002, 04:37 PM
None of the above. I vote for the macromedia or the cartoon one that blocks the board itself.

lightatdawn
10-23-2002, 06:29 PM
>>It's the ad that would create a pop-up everytime

>>Especially when it ends up on the right or left of the screen

>>macromedia or the cartoon one that blocks the board itself.

What the hell browsers are you people using? :confused: This sounds like really horrible stuff for your browser to be allowing. That winner one is annoying by I voted for the virus... it moves so I notice it. I dont get the Sadam banner here.

-KEN-
10-23-2002, 06:35 PM
To stop the saddam ad I just shoot the damn thing at his head. Some popups come up but I have my NoAds program set to block them, so it does literally nothing. It's actually quite entertaining when that lil' rascal tries to escape me ;)

I still voted it most annoying, though.

face_master
10-24-2002, 12:28 AM
Ive never seen the Saddam one. The mosta nnoying is the dumb Java :rolleyes: one which has a popus when you place your mouse over it. I voted for the virus warning one: I feel as if its insulting my ability to run a firewall and antivirus app.

RoD
10-24-2002, 04:29 AM
I feel as if its insulting my ability to run a firewall and antivirus app.

*sees a mental anguish lawsuit comeing on*

civix
10-24-2002, 06:50 AM
The large WINNER!! banner gets my vote.

I actually like the Saddam banner..lol.

Davros
10-24-2002, 07:02 AM
>I actually like the Saddam banner..lol

Go on. Someone post a screen shot. I don't have flash installed.

Govtcheez
10-24-2002, 07:41 AM
AFAIK Davros, the Saddam banner only seems to appear in the States - it's localized pain, not globalized.

Anyways - my vote goes to one that's not listed - the one that's a group of racing lights - it's got sound so terrible I thought my speakers were dying the first time it loaded.

Davros
10-24-2002, 07:45 AM
>the Saddam banner only seems to appear in the States

Then I'll never get to see it, unless someone posts a screen a shot.

If no one is going to do that, then please stop talking about the Saddam banner, so I don't feel I'm missing out.

FillYourBrain
10-24-2002, 07:46 AM
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?

Davros
10-24-2002, 07:55 AM
Thanks man!

So what happens when you click on it? What are they selling?

FillYourBrain
10-24-2002, 07:57 AM
http://www.spyhear.com/ads/saddam_05/index.php?trck=35

Davros
10-24-2002, 08:17 AM
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.

BMJ
10-24-2002, 10:09 AM
The Saddam banner also makes your mouse cursor flicker, and disappear when it's not being moved :mad: 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!

ammar
10-27-2002, 02:06 PM
There is nothing more annoying than the WINNER banner especialy the BIG one, by the way I've never seen the Saddam Husein one.

Fordy
10-27-2002, 02:14 PM
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 :cool:

RoD
10-27-2002, 02:24 PM
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 :cool:

A while back in like 99 i fell for that u have messages waiting one.....

compjinx
10-27-2002, 07:35 PM
I fell for the "you have a message waiting" one too.

itld
10-27-2002, 09:40 PM
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"

M.R.

BMJ
10-27-2002, 09:46 PM

RoD
10-28-2002, 12:46 PM
ooooooooo i have a message.....

*click*


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

*click click click*

ahh **** it!

itld
10-28-2002, 09:41 PM
howdy,
LOL Well said "Ride -or- Die"

M.R.

Shadow
10-29-2002, 12:16 AM
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.