Comments: Ads Subtract

Pop ups suck. 'sept when I'm interested in the product. (1%). Course I like my content free so... Bring on the pop ups!

Posted by Trickhorn at January 20, 2004 10:52 PM

I hate pop ups. when i surf i dont want to see things i'm not interested in. I'm surfing for things i want. why in the heck do i want to see some ad. I know it helps the peoples site because they get money for it.
Lets kill them all. kill baby kill.

Posted by Jeff Hebert at January 21, 2004 11:49 AM

What I especially like is a show that paid for by only one or two sponsors, so you have to watch the SAME commercials over and over again. My wife had GOT to watch the American Idol, so it's nothing but Ford and Coke commercials the whole time.

I only have dial-up so I don't do much surfing that isn't target specific. I don't generally have a problem with ads on web-pages, and Mozilla pretty much kills all the browser based pop-ups.

Its the connection specific pop-ups that really get me. They come through the software I use to make the internet connection, and so far I don't know how to stop them. If my sister and mother weren't also sharing this internet connection I'd have fired them a long time ago.

Commercial breaks on the radio are probably the worst. They seem to last forever. I listen to a talk station and I'll bet some of the breaks last as long as 15 minutes. That may be offset by the amount of content before or after the break, but my drive home is only 20 minutes. Sometimes its all commercials.

That's why I have tapes and DVDs! But even the DVD's have commercials on them now, and some of them won't allow you to fast forward through them or skip to the menu.

And what about all these anti-marijuana commercials they've been running that are just plum wrong! "Just tell them that you blew they're chances to go to the championship because you smoked marijuana..." He only blew the chances 'cuz some moron decided to make it illegal. "This stuff grow naturally in the woods, but if you smoke it or eat it, you'll let some little girl drown in a pool." HOGWASH!!!

Posted by Todd Drevers at January 21, 2004 03:53 PM