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  1. #11
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    Hehe my ads were at least legible. One for IE8 (I think, after I got this ad I turned on AdBlock) and a previous one for visual studio 2010....which I already own.

    I'm in Canadia using FF/Ubuntu

  2. #12
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    I was seeing it here on a recent-ish build of chromium on Ubuntu 9.04 and I'm in Canada. (so I temporarily turned on adblocking... now I can't reproduce it as I'm only getting vertical ads)

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    No ads seen with adblock. If I see any, I'll be sure to report them to one of the adblock lists teams, don't worry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susikala View Post
    No ads seen with adblock. If I see any, I'll be sure to report them to one of the adblock lists teams, don't worry.
    Lol... this is somewhere between funny - and arrogant (not only reduce Phoronix ad revenue, but rub it in his face as well)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig73 View Post
    Lol... this is somewhere between funny - and arrogant (not only reduce Phoronix ad revenue, but rub it in his face as well)
    I laughed too :x I like the idea of supporting sites like Phoronix with ad revenue in principle but there are simply too many intrusive adverts (as seen above, though not intentional - but this kind of problem happens) on so many sites that it's hard to justify not using adblock.

    Personal pet hates:
    1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IntelliTXT move your pointer across one of the 200 ads in the article text and can't read anything. Move out of the way of one and you invariably hit another - truly hideous. Makes copying a line from the article an absolute nightmare, too. This one is so bad that I actually stopped visiting some sites because of it (pre adblock).

    2) flash ads with pulsating disco lights in the middle of the damn text, invariably pushing all the content out of the way to give you a seizure instead.

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    Looks like the culprit is narrowed down... Seems to be largely the ad as shown in poofyyoda's post. Now to hope my account manager and other ad contacts are working on Friday night like I

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodlum View Post
    Personal pet hates:
    1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IntelliTXT move your pointer across one of the 200 ads in the article text and can't read anything. Move out of the way of one and you invariably hit another - truly hideous. Makes copying a line from the article an absolute nightmare, too. This one is so bad that I actually stopped visiting some sites because of it (pre adblock).
    If you are logged into your forum account, one of the free benefits is that you shouldn't see Kontera ads anywhere at all on Phoronix. To see no ads of any kind, subscribe to Phoronix Premium - http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=phoronix_premium

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    Quote Originally Posted by susikala View Post
    No ads seen with adblock. If I see any, I'll be sure to report them to one of the adblock lists teams, don't worry.
    No worries, I've already been developing safeguards for if/when I get tired of AdBlock usage, I flip the switch and the test result graphs begin being served through Adobe Flash -- and for those without Flash -- through JavaScript and SVG... And being hosted off my primary ad providers network.

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    I have the same one as poofyyoda, Canada.

  10. #20
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    Wow. I disable adblock+ to see what is going on. And I am greeted with two flash video ads, and large google ad image at top.

    And you wonder why people block ads!?!?

    And why when I disable adblock+ do I see firefox connecting to about a dozen different servers? Sounds like a good/easy way to get malware.

    I trust phoronix.com
    I do not trust ad servers.
    Come up with a way that the ads are hosted on phoronix server and you review each ad and I'll allow them to be shown.



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