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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    Have you seen the latest advertising scheme? Go to http://www.cnet.com
    I'm afraid we'll see more and more of these. I don't think there's going to be an easy way to block these ...

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=14;threadid=5668;start=0#54771 date=1038844409]
    Have you seen the latest advertising scheme? Go to http://www.cnet.com
    I'm afraid we'll see more and more of these. I don't think there's going to be an easy way to block these ...
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    Dude! Warn a brother before offering a link, mmkay? Wow, that was one large ad!

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    [quote author=NGene link=board=14;threadid=5668;start=0#54753 date=1038827810]
    You walk into a shop. Without warning you, someone in that shop tries to throw a load of ads to your face. You don't let the bastard throw those ads at you. Then you're not allowed to go into the shop because you're stealing the money they get from throwing ads at their customers' face.

    Why do people on the net do things they'd NEVER do in real life?
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    I can't speak for the rest of the world but they do it in the US because the government has proven they have no control over anything.

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    [quote author=cloverm link=board=14;threadid=5668;start=0#54771 date=1038844409]
    Have you seen the latest advertising scheme? Go to http://www.cnet.com
    I'm afraid we'll see more and more of these. I don't think there's going to be an easy way to block these ...
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    Holy flaming banshee batman! that things HUGE! and makes you wait to go the the main page! Hmm, time is money, this ad takes up my time, therefore they are stealing my money!

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    This kind of stuff won't last forever. It will render the web unusable and undesirable as a marketplace simply by annoying users to tears. Things may get worse before they get better, but how can this kind of crap go on without people regarding the web as being too annoying to use?

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    Easy, stay away from those sites ......

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    [quote author=Compunuts link=board=14;threadid=5668;start=0#54832 date=1038906975]
    Easy, stay away from those sites ......
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    Not so easy, first of all, you need to know which sites to stay away from! Once you've had your eye balls and bandwidth assaulted, then you can stay away from those sites.

    What I see happening in the future is this: websites will start to block users of browsers that are known to have filtering/blocking software built-in or added on. They'll get you to watch what they want you to, whether you want to or not. If not, you probably will not get the content that you desire.

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    Re:Blocking pop-ups? You're a thief!

    Well, what sites would have to start doing that before you gave it up and threw in the towel? I can't see google ever doing that (I mean, they don't even have banner ads) and then there's my online banking (who say I should be using IE anyway (but konq works)) and then a few forums like this one (forums are only as strong as their people, if LJR tried ads like that we'd flock somewhere else, history would repeat itself.) So, I don't think I'd personally change browsers, I think the sites I find useful would probably be the ones who didn't go overboard on the ads.

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    I'm with vvx. It would have to be a pretty damn important site for me to install another browser to try to use it. I don't think any site in the world could make me use IE. So I'll be leaving sites like that behind. That's why I quit bothering with porn sites. WinMX (installed on my mother's computer of course) takes care of that for me. Unfortunately I'm a diamond in the rough. Most other people don't care about ethics and dignity so I'll get left in the dust. But I expect most of you feel like I do.

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