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Dec 4, 2008 06:13 PM


It's too tacky for words.

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  1. Okay I thought I was the only one...hate it.

    1. Not to mention that it is a link to an unknown location (no tool tip or description when you mouse over).

      Edit: Accidently clicked on it and was taken to

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      1. re: hannaone

        Seriously? It's not like we have ENOUGH Wendy's banner ads - now those gold side banner frames are sending you there as well?

        I understand the need for revenue, CH PTB, but enough is ENOUGH with the ads.

        1. re: LindaWhit

          How about those survey requests that slowly glide in from the left side of the screen (I've tried to click it off before it actually settles into place, to no avail... you have to wait for the long and slow glide to complete before you can banish it). Then if you try to scroll it off the page while it's gliding so you can continue reading, it follows you. You literally have to be annoyed for 5 seconds (I think it's worse on my widescreen LCD than on my 4:3 screen). Advertising that annoys is never effective... the whole point of advertising is to make it invisible so that the message is better tolerated. Those gliding surveys do the exact opposite.

          Mr Taster

          1. re: Mr Taster

            Yeah, when I first read about them, I didn't understand what people were talking about. But in the last few weeks, I've had to deal with about 5 of those gliding surveys.

            You can gah-ron-TEE I'm not going to click on the damn survey and answer it when they're that annoying!

      2. Atrocious. And I hate the hidden outside links. You try and scroll down and next thing you know it's a magic internet ride to... Wendy's? A foodie website that transports you to fast food. Ironic, no?

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        1. re: lynnlato

          One more excellent reason to utilize Mozilla / Firefox with their Adblock downloaded. No more pop ups. No more ads morphing out of their spider holes. Try it and you will be transported to only those things you actually WANT to see.

          1. re: Servorg

            Agree for the most part - however, one thing I've noticed with the Adblock in Mozilla/Firefox is that when your cursor hovers over the above Chowhound link to get the menu to pop down, the now "gray screen" ad covers the links from the Cookware link down. Doesn't seem to do that in IE (meaning the pop-down menu overrides the ads in IE, not the other way around as here in Firefox with Adblock).

            1. re: Servorg

     do I get this? flash ads have been freezing up my screens for a while now....on many sites, not just here.

              edit: NM found it.

            2. re: lynnlato

              The funniest part is that in the pre-corporate chowhound, the founder Jim Leff posted an ethics statement on the front splash page:

              Ethics Statement (from Alpha Hound Jim Leff)
              I guard my anonymity and my opinion cannot be bought. I always pay my own tab, and this site will never contain food advertising. May I eat nothing but Wendy's for the rest of my life if I ever offer less than purely objective chow advice.

              Courtesy of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine:

              Mr Taster

            3. Another vote against the ugly gold frame from me. It's unappetizing.

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              1. re: Anonimo

                I think it's kind of kitschy - fun.

              2. OMG.......that was so funny when I read the title to this thread.

                I totally agree. Tacky, is correct.