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Get rid of thoes jump out boxes or lose me

wewwew Jun 1, 2014 09:28 AM

I'll march on this one, either they go or I go

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  1. c oliver RE: wewwew Jun 1, 2014 09:39 AM

    Is this some kind of ad you're referring to? I had complained for years til I finally installed Ad Blocker Plus. Never see such things any more.

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      andimal1 RE: wewwew Jun 1, 2014 09:50 AM

      I, too, have Ad Blocker Plus (free Google app) and don't ever have any pop-ups.

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        wewwew RE: andimal1 Jun 2, 2014 01:30 PM

        Thanks to both c oliver and andimal1

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          rudeboy RE: wewwew Jun 3, 2014 07:48 PM

          Ditto, I'm glad I ran across this......

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        hyperbowler RE: wewwew Jun 3, 2014 11:31 AM

        Those rarely pop up but are extremely annoying. When you have a Chrome browser expanded beyond the width of the Chowhound screen, and there the gray background columns surrounding it, an ad for "In the hall" "Shop equipment" slides underneath/behind the ad and into the gray section and then back over the original ad. It's like two screen shuffling over one another.

        1. jrvedivici RE: wewwew Jun 4, 2014 10:51 AM

          I really don't understand the attitude of the OP. "Either they go or I go" well lets see, they are the paid advertisers that keep this site free for all of us to use and appreciate. You are a contributor to this free venue who is complaining about how it's kept free.............hmmmm not a hard decision for me to make on who to keep.

          Why do so many people think that Chow is accountable to them or owes them some kind of explanation for their actions? I don't get it honestly.

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            hyperbowler RE: jrvedivici Jun 4, 2014 12:12 PM

            I don't agree with the "Either they go..." but I think it's important to point out irritating ads. If the ads are annoying enough to prompt people to start using Adblock, those ads are ultimately causing Chow to lose revenue.

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              c oliver RE: hyperbowler Jun 4, 2014 02:11 PM

              Please note that I've agreed you AND junior. Both good ponts.

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                rudeboy RE: hyperbowler Jun 4, 2014 03:19 PM

                I'm glad I installed Adblocker. I don't mind ads, but when they get in the way of the content and make you take action, it's really irritating. I get more upset at the company than anything, and if nothing else, it makes me not want to trade with them.

                It's almost impossible to play Angry Birds anymore.They put a banner on the top right, so when you are trying to boomerang the green bird, you can't even see where he is.

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                EatFoodGetMoney RE: jrvedivici Jun 4, 2014 02:32 PM

                What I really don't get is this: Who is actually out there clicking on ads?
                Boggles my mind. In all my years of interwebz I've never clicked on an ad ever, not even one time, even before I had adblock.

                I have a theory that most people who click ads are 50 or older, so probably a lot of folks on this site.

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                  Samalicious RE: EatFoodGetMoney Jun 4, 2014 02:58 PM

                  # 1 is 65+
                  # 2 is 18-24
                  # 3 is 35-44
                  # 4 is 55-64
                  (video ads)

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                    JoanN RE: EatFoodGetMoney Jun 4, 2014 03:10 PM

                    I have a friend who’s a Web site designer and he told me about a study done by an advertising agency (this was a few years ago) that indicated that (1) women click through ads 2 to 1 over men; (2) those women tend to come from lower income households than the average Web user; (3) they tend to be less educated than the average user; and (4) are more likely to live outside of the major metropolitan areas. Not surprisingly, these people click most frequently to enter sweepstakes or in the hope of getting something for free. Doesn’t sound like the typical Chowhound demographic to me. I’ll bet even those of us without AdBlock click through infrequently if at all.

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                      EatFoodGetMoney RE: JoanN Jun 4, 2014 03:18 PM

                      None of that is surprising, other than that women click 100% more than men, that's definitely interesting.

                      I'm glad everyone isn't like us though, or we'd be paying to use websites haha.
                      Kinda like how irresponsible borrowers get their rates jacked, and those high ass rates are what keep our (responsible folk) rates low. It's like the opposite of pooled risk. I love it because I directly benefit from others mistakes, it's usually the opposite.

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                        jrvedivici RE: JoanN Jun 4, 2014 07:26 PM

                        Sounds like what I already knew about life, women are the root of all evil.

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                          Jerseygirl111 RE: jrvedivici Jun 4, 2014 07:52 PM

                          Hey! < blows raspberry>

                          What's amazing to me is that there are still people that fall for the King Mobutu needs your bank acct # email scam but they do.

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                      almond tree RE: jrvedivici Jun 4, 2014 09:46 PM

                      "they are the paid advertisers that keep this site free for all of us to use"

                      We CHs are the unpaid writers who provide the content that attracts the paid advertisers. So, yes, Chow has some responsibility to keep the site attractive to us.

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