Finally I can zap those annoying avatars, w00t.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by dogbone, Jan 13, 2006.

  1. dogbone macrumors 68020

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    Since PithHelmet stopped working with 10.4.4 I've had to use Firefox and Adblock and I've just discovered that I can control click on my most despised in-your-face avatar (you know who you are) and zap it permanently from my lifestyle with a single click, or 'boom' as Steve Jobs would say.

    I'm converted.
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    I hope you're talking to me... but I'm really not sure.
     
  3. Koodauw macrumors 68040

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    No, clearly mine is more in your face than yours.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Mine represents peace and love.

    Ad-blocking apps aren't necessarily a good idea. They can mess some sites up pretty bad. :(
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    What ads? :p ;)

    I don't understand.. does ad blocking prevent the ad from loading, so the site gets less money?
    Is there any script you can write to disable ad-blocking software.

    I know if my site were funded solely by ads, I would be mega-ticked about people doing that...
     
  6. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Boucing MacRumors Logo vs. Mr. T, Round 1, FIGHT!








    Ooooo, I bet he didn't see that one coming... :eek:


    Yeah, that's why I don't use any. However, I wish I had the option of loading Flash ads. Some sites have several on a single page, and that really grinds Safari to a halt on my PB.
     
  7. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    firefox+flashblock=awesome. flash movies show up as a gray background with a play button in the middle. click the button to load and play the movie XDD
     
  8. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    PC version?

    I aslo have some Avavtars that i don't like.

    And thats being polite!
     
  9. iTwitch macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox and the 'adblock' extension work with OSX, Win or linux. If you install firefox you might want to try the 'flashblock' extension also.
     
  10. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Excuse me? Bouncing happy little apple more in-your-face than Mr. T with huge muscles about to rip your ears off??? I think not!
     
  11. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I suppose you'd call this a 'slow burn' thread. Only took 4 months to take off.

    'Flashblock eh?' must check it out. Only about a week to go for me and I'll also be able to have an annoying avatar.
     
  12. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah you're right... I found it in a search. I was looking for better ad-blocking in Firefox and this one came up. I was mainly wondering whose 'tar you were speaking of.
     
  13. dogbone thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Now that would be telling, wouldn't it.;)
     
  14. greatdevourer macrumors 68000

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    The ones I hate most are the sound ones. Here I am, happily watching some Grenadier with my headphones, to suddenly get this drum&bass over the top, much louder than anything else, that took about 5 mins to find the offending tab :mad:
     
  15. eva01 macrumors 601

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    Best not be my avatar thats all i know

    Yachi ^__^
     
  16. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    WORKS!!

    No more annoying bouncy Apple or Mr T or any of the other animated Avatars.

    Of course if theres a way to make only the 1st frame of an animation display and therefore leave it as a static image i would be much happier with that.
     
  17. CompUser Guest

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    Why would you ever want to get rid of my avatar? :confused: :p :cool: :) :rolleyes:
     
  18. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    I don't even know if you're being sarcastic or not. :p

    I [heart] people who don't [heart] Bonnie Tyler.

    Don't worry, I'm behind you. I pity the foo who doesn't like your avatar.
     
  19. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again... Camino has a feature that allows you to play an animated image only once.
     
  20. combatcolin macrumors 68020

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    Cool, might download it and give it a go.

    Although used to Firefox now.
     
  21. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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    PithHelmet for Safari will also allow you to play an animated image just once or twice if you like.
     
  22. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    I just think my avvie is so annoying.
    My friend just made it for me with GIMP.
     
  23. scem0 macrumors 604

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    I think it's possible that some might find my new avatar annoying.

    It's very... awkward.... I think. :)

    e
     
  24. amateurmacfreak macrumors 6502a

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    Aw. I love it. Very Zen. :)
     
  25. tpjunkie macrumors 65816

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    Heh, it's been a while, but does my 'tar make the list of blocked ones?
     

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