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Mr Taster May 3, 2013 01:50 PM

Jeebus H. Criminy. It's driving me nuts. That grey banner ad at the top--

Just as you're about to click on your profile page, ZAP. The banner appears out of nowhere, and your click lands on that-- whisking you away to an annoying Facebook ad.

I've already accidentally clicked on the stupid thing 3 times. (I know some smarmy marketing guys are high fiving themselves as they read this rant). Yeah, victory. You putzes.

I know those clicks are paying your bills, Chow dot com. But it's at the price of my sanity. I need you to stop it. Now.

Mr Taster

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  1. foodieX2 RE: Mr Taster May 3, 2013 01:53 PM

    Ad block is your friend and its free. I see no ads except for the "from Chow and sponsored partners" row at the bottom of the page.

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      Mr Taster RE: foodieX2 May 3, 2013 02:02 PM

      Wow. I should have done that years ago.

      Thank you foodieX2. And thank you, smarmy marketing putzes!

      Mr Taster

      1. re: Mr Taster
        foodieX2 RE: Mr Taster May 3, 2013 02:21 PM

        I know, I had a huge head slap last year when someone told me,

    2. Samalicious RE: Mr Taster May 3, 2013 02:27 PM

      The other night after I read Charles Yu's post on Char Siu in Hong Kong I got a banner ad for an Asian dating service, which I thought was pretty awesome.

      1. Breadcrumbs RE: Mr Taster May 3, 2013 05:37 PM

        I agree w you Mr Taster and I'm sure it's no coincidence that the button to click to the Samsung ad is directly above the profile name.

        I installed adblock on my macbook but I'm going to have to do so on my ipad too.

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          magic RE: Mr Taster May 4, 2013 11:11 AM

          About 10 times for me now.

          It's not even accidental at this stage.

          I KNOW I am clicking my profile page link well before the banner loads, yet it STILL directs me to the Facebook ad.

          Terrible. Come on, CH, don't be such bozos.

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          1. re: magic
            magic RE: magic May 8, 2013 08:10 PM

            It's STILL up there, acting all disruptive.

            I'm getting a Windows phone.

          2. tcamp RE: Mr Taster May 7, 2013 06:35 AM

            Wow, I didn't even notice it until you mentioned it. The strawberry slushie margarita thing on the right is what catches my eye every time.

            1. Gio RE: Mr Taster May 7, 2013 06:39 AM

              With AdBlock and my screen zoomed out to cover the monitor I only see the threads/discussions.

              1. jrvedivici RE: Mr Taster May 9, 2013 06:20 AM

                Actually I started a thread similar to this yesterday, thanking everyone who told me to download an ad-blocker. Do it my friend, you will thank us!!!

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