Q about adverts...
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?
Yeah, and don't forget the Crappy Java Applets
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.