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finnepower
01-16-2003, 12:09 PM
Don't you think that the ad at the top of the C message board page is annoying?

I think so.

Brian
01-16-2003, 12:12 PM
Would you rather there weren't a cprogramming board?
I don't think so.

minesweeper
01-16-2003, 12:14 PM
Someone has to pay for it.

Fredd
01-16-2003, 12:31 PM
I don't really notice the ad it seems to go away after browsing the boards for awhile :) ...

I do hate the popups though.

RoD
01-16-2003, 01:16 PM
god i love opera!

Fordy
01-16-2003, 01:32 PM
I also go to http://www.codeguru.com/forum/ and as far as I'm concerned....we are much better off here

blitzkrieg
01-16-2003, 01:35 PM
it's bugging but one should appreciate the webmaster's effort to keep the board up and running.

RoD
01-16-2003, 01:48 PM
u can't complain, you weren't around for the saddam era haha....god i hated that banner.

BMJ
01-16-2003, 01:52 PM
Web advertising barely works as it is, blocking the ads it just going to force advertisers to think up new, more annoying ways to advertise on the web (or off the web).

::clicky clicky::

RoD
01-16-2003, 03:22 PM
once or twice i got bored and clicked every ad on this site like 400 times lol.

kermi3
01-16-2003, 03:38 PM
I'm sure teh webmaster thanks you for that ;). lol

RoD
01-16-2003, 03:47 PM
wonder if i could write a program that would click the add, put new windows in BG, and click again....lol

Eibro
01-16-2003, 04:01 PM
Sure, just send an HTTP GET request with cprogramming.com as the referrer :)


bool DownloadFile(Socket &sock, const std::string &remote, std::ofstream &local)
{
std::stringstream format;
format << "GET " << remote << '\n'; // Standard URI GET request
<< "HTTP/1.1\nAccept: */*\n Referer: www.cprogramming.com\nAccept-Language: en-us"

if (sock.send(format.str()) != SOCKET_ERROR)
{
RecvBuffer fBuf(512);
while (true)
{
sock.recv(fBuf);

if (fBuf.read() != SOCKET_ERROR && fBuf.read() != 0)
local.write(fBuf.data(), fBuf.read());
else
break;
}
return 1;
}
return 0;
}

RoD
01-16-2003, 04:03 PM
hmmmmmmmm not a bad idea....

kermi3
01-16-2003, 05:15 PM
To let you guys know, most banner companies prohibit automated clicking programs, and can detect them. (So don't run it ;))

MethodMan
01-16-2003, 05:26 PM
I dont even notice that ad.

I dont get any pop ups thanks to OPERA!

The most annoying ones I have seen, move up and down the page, or ones that cover a portion of the page for like 5 seconds...

There are even some flash ones that are animated, and play over top of the page.

BMJ
01-16-2003, 05:48 PM
Originally posted by MethodMan
I dont get any pop ups thanks to OPERA!Opera shouldn't do that IMO... it screws webmasters out of possibility.


BTW: most advertisers define a "click" on a per IP per day basis.... ;) But visiting a sponser's page when it interests you once anf a while is not a bad idea ;)

Shadow
01-16-2003, 06:23 PM
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BMJ
01-16-2003, 08:41 PM
That blows... :( no wonder so many websites fail...

IMO, that image is worse than the ads.

Shadow
01-17-2003, 12:54 AM
I've went on a clicking rampage for the Cboard before.

I support the Cboard, and have discussed donation information with Kermi3 before. If I like a site, I'll try my best to keep it going and support it's rules relating to bandwidth, etc. I just use tools similar to the graphic I posted for sites I might happen to fly by when searching for something.

Sang-drax
01-17-2003, 07:01 AM
I never see any commercial banners. I only see advertisments for cprogramming.com.
Maybe it's because I'm from Sweden.

RoD
01-17-2003, 06:47 PM
I use the opera pop-up killa too, pop-ups ........ me off.

adrianxw
01-18-2003, 03:42 AM
>>> I only see advertisments for cprogramming.com.

I see a few here in Denmark, but mostly it's the CProg mailing list sign up which doesn't work, (I've mentioned that to the webmaster by the way).

I remember a thread a while back that was dedicated to some Saddam Hussein advert. Never saw it here, so the ads are obviously regionally targetted.

We're obviously not worth advertising too!

ammar
01-18-2003, 03:55 AM
I think you all know that this ad is necessary...
It's like that with all websites!

finnepower
01-19-2003, 05:53 AM
I know that ads are necessary.

But come on, "YOU HAVE EIGHT MESSAGES WAITING FOR YOU!!!"
in a regular window, okay it's flashing.

And when you click it: "YOU HAVE WON A VACATION TO HAWAII!!!"
yeah, sure.

foniks munkee
01-19-2003, 05:56 AM
I hate the fact that commercial pop-up killer software uses pop-ups to sell itself.

I hate pop-ups full stop.

I can deal with banner ads, they are no where near as intrusive as pop-ups. In fact - Penny-arcade have a (great) policy against using pop-up ads and only using banner ads so it doesn't intrude.

ammar
01-19-2003, 06:08 AM
Come on guys, it's not that bad... There are ads, so what?!
I doesn't make any problems for me...

RoD
01-19-2003, 07:36 AM
Ads are needed to be here, period. If you don't like them then go somewhere else and quit wasting space that people who would click them could be filling. Granted i use the pop-up stop feature, but i click the banners, unlike alot of people who use po-up stoppers here do.