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Topic # 14721 17-Jul-2007 14:02
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Those animated "SpamDunk" ads on Geekzone are REALLY annoying me

How can I turn them off?

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  Reply # 78461 17-Jul-2007 14:44
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If you become a subscriber you have the option of turning on and off all adverts.

However, if they are java script ads then removing Java from your PC should stop then. But then a lot of websites will no longer work for you, ie youtube.

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  Reply # 78463 17-Jul-2007 14:46
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Correction: Javascript ads will need you to turn scripting off on your browser - removing Java will have no impact whatsoever (Java != Javascript).

As for the ads - hmmm. I am sorry to hear they annoy you. The SpamDunk ads will run for this week only. Remember, the advertising is the only way we can keep the site 100% free for you and work full time to bring new features, such as Geekzone Friends.




 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 78467 17-Jul-2007 14:51
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freitasm: Correction: Javascript ads will need you to turn scripting off on your browser - removing Java will have no impact whatsoever (Java != Javascript).

As for the ads - hmmm. I am sorry to hear they annoy you. The SpamDunk ads will run for this week only. Remember, the advertising is the only way we can keep the site 100% free for you and work full time to bring new features, such as Geekzone Friends.


understand the need for the advertising

dont object to the static ads - its the animation thats annoying - especially after I've seen it more than once

found the solution - I've pulled Geekzone from my list of trusted sites (sad, but true) - and turned the security up in the restricted sites so javascript doesnt run.

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Reply # 78471 17-Jul-2007 15:00
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Ad block on firefox works great

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  Reply # 78505 17-Jul-2007 16:36
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Yup, AdblockPlus in Firefox stops all the annoying ads

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Reply # 78517 17-Jul-2007 17:37
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Of course if we all blocked the ads then Geekzone would cease to exist...

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  Reply # 78521 17-Jul-2007 18:08
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i thought the spam dunk ad was funny.

i was blocking flash based banners only using firefox but have fully whitelisted geekzone fully now so all show. Same with the herald, when they finally dumped the stupid "premium content", i opened up the banner viewing again so they could get the revenue in return for the content they provide me.

Geeksome subscriptions are worth the dough and the exchange rate is better than ever so it's cheaper than ever!

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  Reply # 78760 19-Jul-2007 07:24
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Do you still get the revenue if people don't click on them?

Perhaps someone can make a firefox greasemonkey script to apply a css display:none; to them so that they are still "viewed" in that they are downloaded from the server, but aren't "viewed" in that you don't see them Wink

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  Reply # 78771 19-Jul-2007 09:32
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Ads are important for geekzone, It is how the site stays around. I dont think people would pay for the service.
Its no big deal, I think the site is well designed to handle the ads.
I can understand peoples issues with them, I think i have just got used to ads running on site these days.

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  Reply # 78779 19-Jul-2007 10:29
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action55: Ads are important for geekzone, It is how the site stays around. I dont think people would pay for the service.
Its no big deal, I think the site is well designed to handle the ads.
I can understand peoples issues with them, I think i have just got used to ads running on site these days.


The geekzone format annoys me a little because so much of the left side of the screen is taken up by it, most sites have it on the right.

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  Reply # 78780 19-Jul-2007 10:29
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action55: Ads are important for geekzone, It is how the site stays around. I dont think people would pay for the service.
Its no big deal, I think the site is well designed to handle the ads.
I can understand peoples issues with them, I think i have just got used to ads running on site these days.


The geekzone format annoys me a little because so much of the left side of the screen is taken up by it, most sites have it on the right.

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Reply # 78781 19-Jul-2007 10:33
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As you should now be aware, Geekzone is not most sites

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  Reply # 78783 19-Jul-2007 10:39
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bradstewart: As you should now be aware, Geekzone is not most sites


Is that a good thing or a bad thing in this case...?

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  Reply # 78784 19-Jul-2007 10:45
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Always a good thing

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