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    Default It's The End Of The Month, New Ad Testing

    Phoronix: It's The End Of The Month, New Ad Testing

    For those of you not Phoronix Premium subscribers, between now and the first of May, when you visit a new article or news posting you may be greeted by a landing/welcome overlay screen with an advertisement courtesy of SAP. While this may not be the most ideal for browsing, this ad will only ever appear once per IP address and can be easily closed using the link that says "Close Window", or you can also visit the advertiser. It's that simple and will not infer with any other browsing experience...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=ODE5OA

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    I understand. Hope this system will work out for you and bring in the always needed cash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkyHiRider View Post
    I understand. Hope this system will work out for you and bring in the always needed cash.
    Yeah, for running this ad for two days, alone it should bring in at least 20% of what is normally made in a month off of all the ads. So that means more articles and hardware reviews can come

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    it's impossible to close with noscript.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoshi314 View Post
    it's impossible to close with noscript.
    Hmm, for now then to those that use noscript, refresh the page and it goes away.

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    Problem is ... premium subscribers are also affected by this (until they log in).
    Please consider my suggestion @ http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=12

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    I *currently* run Ad-Block on this site for one reason, and one only: the quasi-hyperlinked words in articles which then pop-up a small-ish (flash) ad. With my habit of highlighting text as I read they prove extremely annoying, and I have not found the applicable thing to block so that I can white-list you. Just a FYI; and good luck with fund-raising.

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    It's invasive, but I understand it.
    At least it's not one of those javascript ads hijacking the browser scroll.

    Hope you make enough money for your business.
    Plus, I like SAP stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugmenot2 View Post
    I *currently* run Ad-Block on this site for one reason, and one only: the quasi-hyperlinked words in articles which then pop-up a small-ish (flash) ad. With my habit of highlighting text as I read they prove extremely annoying, and I have not found the applicable thing to block so that I can white-list you. Just a FYI; and good luck with fund-raising.
    If you're logged into the forums, don't the Kontera ads go away when browsing the main site?

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    I saw the ad before the announcement. I'll just "me too" that it makes the page un-readable if JavaScript is not enabled (such as in Thunderbird as a RSS reader, which defaults to JavaScript turned off). I would have had the same issue browsing the site with Firefox, as I run NoScript as well, due to the amount of malware that gets injected via banner ads and hacked web sites these days.

    Good to see that the ad will only be displayed once per IP address, but I didn't know that when the ad first displayed for me.

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