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Topic # 52239 2-Dec-2009 17:58
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How annoying is that MSDN ad on the left.

The word balloons pop out all over the forum threads which I accidentally click on. Quite a sneaky way to get hits I guess but very annoying.

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  Reply # 278809 2-Dec-2009 18:23
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Do you have a screenshot? I do not see anything there.

Are you accusing MF of making people click on adverts? Or the advert provider?

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  Reply # 278815 2-Dec-2009 18:31
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It was there.. saw it yesterday on a PC without a ad blocker ;) Quite an obtrusive ad.




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  Reply # 278823 2-Dec-2009 18:46
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Screenshot of ad with pop-outs on MSDN blog page





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  Reply # 278880 2-Dec-2009 21:57
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I personally approved that ad - because I thought it was original. The baloons only show up if you hover the mouse over the ad, and as soon as you move the mouse out of the way (or click the "CLOSE" button) the balloons disappear.





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  Reply # 278897 2-Dec-2009 23:38
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marmel: How annoying is that MSDN ad on the left.


I know a quick and easy way to get rid of it once and for all Cool



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  Reply # 278902 2-Dec-2009 23:56
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nate:
marmel: How annoying is that MSDN ad on the left.


I know a quick and easy way to get rid of it once and for all Cool


Or I could just use an ad-blocker which would be free.

I don't mind ads as a general rule, without them we would probably be paying for a hell of a lot of web content which is currently free, including this site. I click on a few of the ads here now and then, can't remember if I've gone on to buy anything though.

I just dislike the ads such as the msdn one which are intrusive and require you to click on them to close them down, in fact I would go out of my way to avoid giving business to companies that use those ads.

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  Reply # 278920 3-Dec-2009 06:16
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The balloons do not pop out automatically. You have to put your mouse over it for more than one second, and then they pop out. Then, when you move your mouse away from the balloons, then they dissapear again.

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  Reply # 278923 3-Dec-2009 06:54
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I have to dispute this. Sometimes for me I load up a page and the ad automatically pops out and then some times the ad's popup shows miles across the screen.




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  Reply # 279105 3-Dec-2009 18:48
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c71931f:
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It does it to me on firefox, when it happens.



Well i'm on chrome!




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  Reply # 279355 4-Dec-2009 15:54
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Yep




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  Reply # 279690 6-Dec-2009 09:56
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This is what happens to me. FYI when this happens my mouse hasn't been anywhere near the ad. A quick shake of the mouse seems to make it go away.




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