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Everybody has to earn a living ---

I know advertising pays the bills around here, but am I the only person irritated by that bank ad that causes the whole page to scroll up and down just as I'm about to click on something? They're not likely to see any of my business.

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You're not the only one... pisses me off too!
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"Everybody has to earn a living."
I agree, and yet...
firefox + adblock plus + noscript.
Pissing people off doesn't seem like a good way to "earn" a living.
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???? Not seeing this on Google Chrome.......

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A click a day, keeps the bad-ads away

I cant stand intrusive ads; passive banner ads are ok. These scrolly things are somewhat annoying, but not as bad as the adverts presented last month. Like spam and cold calling, I simply refuse to shop places that use this tactic.

However, on a site like sailnet where the ads can be very well targeted, the ads can even add value to the readers while giving our hosts a higher return. If we frequent some of the advertisers, perhaps our host wont be as pressured to further support their business model...
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I know advertising pays the bills around here, but am I the only person irritated by that bank ad that causes the whole page to scroll up and down just as I'm about to click on something? They're not likely to see any of my business.
What always amazes me is an advertiser's notion that any publicity must be good publicity. What ever happened to focus groups? I can't imagine that the consensus of one would be anything other than - this pisses the user off so much that they are now less likely to buy your product.

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Yes, the new ads are VERY annoying. Just one more reason why I like the anything-sailing dot com forums - no advertising!
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Yes, the new ads are VERY annoying. Just one more reason why I like the anything-sailing dot com forums - no advertising!
Must.....bite.....tongue. Heh-heh.

I'm only seeing the annoying Expand-O-Ad when I first come to the site. No big deal. It's kind of like one of those annoying games where the button you're trying to click moves away from the cursor. As long as i don't have to deal with it on every page - no worries.

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I use Internet Explorer, Firefox, and recently tried Safari. I am on Sailnet a lot. I have never seen these annoying ads. Maybe I'm just lucky?

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Thanks, Smack, for taking the high road.
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