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Old 04-22-2011
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Please Get Rid Of That Inmarsat Ad!

It drops down every time a mouse wanders across it, and then sometimes it just WON'T GO AWAY so you can't access the top of the page you were on, either.

This is just plain bad programming from their ad agency, the damned thing just associates a good product name with a PAIN IN THE BUTT.

Who the hell thinks of these things?
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AdBlock Plus and Firefox are your friends. Embrace them and save yourself the heartache!
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Obviously, this site is funded by ads and sales. I'm good with that, otherwise, we would pay. I try to buy some stuff from Sailnet to help.

I will admit to installing an Adblock add-on to my browser to fix the problem you describe. It's not only frustrating but substantially slows the site down.
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Minne, i don't mind ads. But an 800# misbehaving gorilla isn't going to generate business for the advertiser, and in the long run, it will hurt both the advertiser AND the web site. So it isn't funding the site, it is poisoning it.

They just need to change the code from "OnMouseOver" to "Click Here". And until then, whoever supplied the ad needs to be prohibited from writing ANY web code, much less inflicting it on any web site.
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I don't mind them either, but this sort of behavior is why I found a solution. It's happened before.
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Yep. Ads, what ads?
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