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evil
Apr 17, 2004, 09:19 PM
the banner that produces sound "hi i am tina..i want to help make your computer faster blah blah" is the most annoying thing ever.
come on arn. i dont mind seeing ads, but hearing them is most annoying.

Nny
Apr 17, 2004, 09:42 PM
never saw/heard that. what is it an ad for?

i hate PCWorld.com having some ad for tablet PCs where a pen draws all over the article i am trying to read. that one is annoying.

evil
Apr 17, 2004, 09:52 PM
i dont know what it is an ad for. i have never clicked on it. but practically every time i go on macrumors now the banner at the top starts talking the same old crap..."hi i am tina.." incredibly annoying.

Skeeball236
Apr 17, 2004, 11:51 PM
del

Giaguara
Apr 18, 2004, 12:00 AM
banner??? .. oh, safari users?? :D

IE users complain about some @#% popups .. safari users rant about banners.. ;)

i rant about faslh ads ... im too lazy to disable unwanted flashs for ALL browsers i use ..(all 2 of them)

Darwin
Apr 18, 2004, 06:44 AM
Yes, good old Tina :mad:

I guess because people can ignore normal ads that they need to make them talk too to get attention, there was another ad awhile ago on this site that talked but that seems to have disappeared

Scared the hell outta me when I was reading the headlines here then all of a sudden this voice started talking :D

haiggy
Apr 18, 2004, 01:38 PM
I just heard that today and thought it was a porn pop up (strange though I'm using Safari) so I quickly hit the mute button so my parents wouldn't get suspicious... :o :rolleyes:

MacFan25
Apr 18, 2004, 04:33 PM
Arn has said before that he tries to keep out annoying banner ads, so I assume this one just slipped through.

The Windows look it has is quite ugly, I may add. ;)

bennetsaysargh
Apr 18, 2004, 05:56 PM
companies have got to stop ads like that. especially the ones that follow around your mouse and won't let you close them. ugh. also, PC aim has the ads at the top as does the mac one, but the PC version has audio sometimes which is really annoying.

RubberChicken
Apr 18, 2004, 06:20 PM
MOSR has the same damn thing, so I sent them a filthy little email. Actually got a reply promising it would be removed.. but it's not. I thought it was a porn ad too. :mad:

arn
Apr 19, 2004, 08:07 AM
The ad has been removed... I've been out of town for a few days, so hard for me to keep up. try emailing me otherwise.

The ad networks slip these things in on occasion. Best way to address it is to take a screenshot and URL of the ad and send it to me by email.

Also, please don't encourage ad blocking on this site.... I expect regular users to not block ads for obvious reasons.

arn

evil
Apr 19, 2004, 10:23 AM
excellent. thanks arn for doing a great job with the site.

Nny
Apr 19, 2004, 03:02 PM
awww... and i never got to see it... can you replace it with one of those ads that blink "WINNER!" in multiple Jerry-Garcia-like colors? j/k

RubberChicken
Apr 19, 2004, 05:08 PM
The ad has been removed... I've been out of town for a few days, so hard for me to keep up. try emailing me otherwise.

The ad networks slip these things in on occasion. Best way to address it is to take a screenshot and URL of the ad and send it to me by email.

Also, please don't encourage ad blocking on this site.... I expect regular users to not block ads for obvious reasons.

arn

Woohoo! :)

virividox
Apr 20, 2004, 02:06 AM
i never saw that add but there was the uk mortagage add that talks, but then again iv been gone for the month so it may have been removed plus when surfing i listen to music so i dont hear it haha

MoparShaha
Apr 21, 2004, 07:18 PM
What banner ads?

Ah, the perks of contributing....:)

baby duck monge
Apr 21, 2004, 09:32 PM
i'm kinda disappointed; not once has an ad ever talked to me on my computer... do i smell or something? am i so unlikable that not even my computer will talk to me?

nah, it must be a reward. :D

Apple of my eye
Apr 21, 2004, 09:36 PM
To bring a little love to the table, I love Homestarrunner.com