Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by squelcht » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:24 am

it just sucks.

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by LoopStationZebra » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:33 am

meh. Another article in which someone thinks HTML5 is going to save the day.

When and if HTML5 ever crawls up from the basement of the 5 geeks who have been working on it, it will be exactly 1.5 seconds later when someone will create a popup ad script that will beat any popup blocker - not unlike some of the more robust standard HTML ads that still break through.

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by shuutobi » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:32 am

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by davepermen » Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:39 am

adblock+ ftw. adblockfree on firefox and chrome since firefox 1.0.

i just hope html5 ads will be blockable just as easy, else, i'd say, html5 ads are fucking up MY internet.

other than that, html5 is quite awesome. i enjoy working with it. definitely the best time for developing html yet. html5, css3, javascript are quite a cool team nowadays. i never cared about flash. the only thing i did was, once, an animated banner for an event. i found out how to fade text+images, so it was just quite simple. but, thanks to that, not that annoying as other ads.
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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by vicz » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:59 am

+1 for Adblock, also on Mac Ghostery, Glimmerblocker .

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by garyboozy » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:27 pm

flashblock here. good.

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by Digital_Damage » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:00 pm

really? They went to YouTube to complain about the ads?

How the hell do they think YouTube makes money?

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by beats me » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:17 pm

Digital_Damage wrote:really? They went to YouTube to complain about the ads?

How the hell do they think YouTube makes money?

It's not the fact that there is ads. It's the fact that the format of the ads are fucking up the site and user experience.

I don't have a frequent problem on my home computer except when I hit up some video sites it sometimes never gets to loading the video and it's stuck loading some bullshit flash ad. On my work computer which is extremely handicapped by IT I'll go to some news content site and it will take FOREVER to load the page, and none of what is lagging is actual news content. I'll watch the little loading dialogue box in the bottom left corner of IE and it will be a never ending parade of loading.ad.bullshit…..Done…..loading.ad.morebullshit….Done…loading…. Half the time it will just freeze up the browser.

I don't have problems with ads because I know they generate revenue for the site, but it shouldn't be at the cost of making your experience complete crap.

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by djsynchro » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:40 pm

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Re: Flash ads are fucking up the internet.

Post by sporkles » Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:55 pm

Since soooo many ads are Flash based, Flashblocker + Firefox has improved my browsing experience immensely.

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