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ober
03-29-2005, 08:37 AM
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??

webmaster
03-29-2005, 08:59 AM
I hate that ad. Which page was it on, and what URL was it associated with?

RoD
03-29-2005, 09:20 AM
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.

RoD
03-29-2005, 09:22 AM
its back!!! Linked me 2

http://consumerincentivepromotions.com/rd_p?p=99598&c=9314-wm250gc_728_swatflyfla

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

ober
03-29-2005, 09:42 AM
I was sitting at the general discussions board when it showed up.

webmaster
03-29-2005, 11:15 AM
I figured out who they were and blocked the campaigns and all future campaigns from that advertiser.

RoD
03-29-2005, 11:34 AM
Thnx alex, glad ober brought this up!

ober
03-29-2005, 12:41 PM
Thank you SO much.

JaWiB
03-29-2005, 06:59 PM
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).

SMurf
03-30-2005, 03:00 AM
And every 5 seconds, the damn fly buzzes.
Don't just sit there, swat the damn thing! :rolleyes: :p

joshdick
03-30-2005, 09:51 AM
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*"

ober
03-30-2005, 10:26 AM
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.

joshdick
03-30-2005, 10:33 AM
http://www.opera.com/docs/pluginapi/
You could just write your own ;)

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

ober
03-30-2005, 11:38 AM
For starters: http://cboard.cprogramming.com/showthread.php?t=63023

And that's just the tip of the iceburg.