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hootie17
07-18-2002, 09:19 PM
i personally hate the ad, i realize they have to pay their bills, but that specific spot if realy annoying.

Overlord
07-18-2002, 09:22 PM
I have Ad-Muncher. And even that doesn't get rid of it! We'll probably get used to it over time though.

hootie17
07-18-2002, 09:57 PM
i don want to get used to it>!

most of the reason i use this forum is b/c not many people (compared to most forums liek forum planet) use it.

ads show alot of people r here

Overlord
07-18-2002, 10:04 PM
You have to take into consideration that MagicBox is a big site. It's closing in on 25,000,000 hits! The forums are bound to get bigger. Not really a bad thing. The boards will always be moving, or at least more frequently then before.

Keeping up forums does cost a lot of bandwith.

hootie17
07-18-2002, 10:13 PM
i understand what you are saying, i accept the ad

fair enough

Black Ace
07-19-2002, 03:44 PM
Actually I believed forums is one of the most visited area's of a site. Take IGN for example, it gotten so much traffics that they made it Insider only and leaving a spam board for the non-insiders.

hootie17
07-19-2002, 09:40 PM
i think that is a good idea, for people who have been on the boards long enough, we shouldn't get ads.

Seska
07-19-2002, 11:30 PM
...you could just download a simple utility like pop-up stopper. It.. er.. well.. stops your popups!

The only drawback on this is when a ceratain webpage links to other pages that require a window to be opened. But most popup stopper programs usually allow you to skip the popup stopping by pressing shift, then clicking the link. You open a new window.

I use that, and Ad-aware to get rid of spyware on your system that could be making the popups to... pop up!

Pop quiz: how many times in this post does the word "pop" pop up?

Overlord
07-20-2002, 12:10 AM
Are threre really a lot of pop-ups on the main page? The only one I ever got was the "Win a Xbox!" one. Ad-muncher gets rid of post pop-ups and that big Lycos one here( Does MagicBox still have it? ). You can also use the "Opera" browser to stop pop-ups. But it stops ALL pop-ups. Including Java timed ones. So it's not that great.

Sesshoumaru
07-20-2002, 01:45 AM
I use Tweak-XP...does ALOT besides just block some ads. But yeah...it does that too.

hootie17
07-20-2002, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by Seska

...you could just download a simple utility like pop-up stopper. It.. er.. well.. stops your popups!



it is not the popups that bother me, it is the one that is in the middle of the page on EVERY SINGLE PAGE, it just seemed, for me, to come out of no-where.

8 times it "pops" up.

Seska
07-23-2002, 07:38 AM
Do a search on a program called pop-up-cop. It fixes a lot of annoying things, like getting your screen resized, having those dialog boxes pop up that say crap like "CLICK OK TO MAKE WWW.LESBIANLOVERS.COM YOUR HOMEPAGE!!!". HOwever, do note that it only works on IE.

ITs like a plugin that settles on your toolbars, and theres a handy slider that regulates how many features it should disable depending on how annoying the page is. I ahvent had any problems since I installed it.

hootie17
07-24-2002, 03:50 PM
Originally posted by Seska

Do a search on a program called pop-up-cop.

DOes it cost anything>?

Seska
07-24-2002, 04:40 PM
You can run it for trial for like 21 days. If you are a jaded, sarcastic, kill-the-system, fight-the-power, Anarchistic freak like I am, then yes, there are ways around paying.

Theres freeware popup stoppers, one of them is called "Pop up stopper" (doh!), but its nowhere near as good as Popupcop.

Black Ace
07-24-2002, 05:15 PM
I use www.panicware.com for a free pop up killer.

Pikachu
07-24-2002, 08:21 PM
Originally posted by hootie17


it is not the popups that bother me, it is the one that is in the middle of the page on EVERY SINGLE PAGE, it just seemed, for me, to come out of no-where.

8 times it "pops" up.

Middle of the page? I've never seen it, which page or ad are you talking about? Never seen these before and I'm not using any popup filters.
???

Darren
07-25-2002, 08:25 AM
You guys really havent taken into consideration what the "go get" is for using these free pop up stoppers,

1. They take your email so you can get mail SPAM

2. They take your computer stats (harddrive info ETC...) and send them back to the company.

THIS IS CALLED SPY PROGRAMS DONT USE IT!

Overlord
07-25-2002, 08:31 AM
Well, make sure you use ad-aware if you add any new programs. It'll sniff out any Spy-ware and delete it.

Do you use it, Darren?

hootie17
07-25-2002, 03:03 PM
Originally posted by Pikachu


Middle of the page? I've never seen it, which page or ad are you talking about? Never seen these before and I'm not using any popup filters.
???

Call Wave is the ad now, it used to be that free online casino thing.

Darren
07-25-2002, 07:20 PM
I am not going to use it ntil I get my new computer
???

Rubeus
07-26-2002, 10:26 AM
Try the Norton Internet Security, it filters out most of the ads and also stop torjans.

xXx Beaver xXx
07-31-2002, 05:10 AM
the add sucks my sweet lemon flavoured a$$ at night time, its all wet and gooey. :crazy:


I wish we could have the International Porn Advisory Board Membership Add banner, we would make so much $$$.




- Triple X Beaver :spin smil

Overlord
08-03-2002, 08:12 AM
Well, we would make a lot of money if we had those kind of banners. But then there would be a age restriction on the boards

Whats wet and gooey?

xXx Beaver xXx
08-03-2002, 09:08 AM
u dont wanna know whats wet and gooey, ask hootie about father joseph.




- Triple X Beaver :spin smil