I hate Tina

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by evil, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  2. Nny
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    Nny

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    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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    del
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    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)
     
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    Darwin

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    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
     
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    haiggy

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    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... :eek: :rolleyes:
     
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    MacFan25

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    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. ;)
     
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    bennetsaysargh

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    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.
     
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    RubberChicken

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    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:
     
  11. arn
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    arn

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    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
     
  12. thread starter macrumors 6502

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    excellent. thanks arn for doing a great job with the site.
     
  13. Nny
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    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
     
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    RubberChicken

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    Woohoo! :)
     
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    virividox

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    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
     
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    MoparShaha

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    What banner ads?

    Ah, the perks of contributing....:)
     
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    baby duck monge

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    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
     
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    To bring a little love to the table, I love Homestarrunner.com
     

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