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What's the most annoying type of ad?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Syterion, Aug 7, 2005.

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  1. Interstitial ads

    10 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. Pop up ads

    10 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. Floating Ads

    30 vote(s)
    47.6%
  4. Regular ads

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  5. Game ads

    1 vote(s)
    1.6%
  6. "Winner" ads

    7 vote(s)
    11.1%
  7. Giant Radioactive Monkey Ads

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  1. amadeus

    amadeus Civ2 / Law and Order!

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    Those flash ads that drop down when you move your cursor over them and it's impossible to find the genesis of it so you can get rid of it. Ads with sound are also bad, but I've disabled sound for MSIE, so I don't get those.
     
  2. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    Can I choose "all of the above"? I hate ads, period.
     
  3. madviking

    madviking north american scum

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    Those say that you're the 1,000,000th visitor (something like that). Its REALLY stupid to get it twice... :lol:
     
  4. Fundamentality

    Fundamentality WEE A PLANE!!!

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    I hate Floating ads....
    It took me a minute to figure out how to close this ads when I first saw it...
     
  5. Japanrocks12

    Japanrocks12 tired of being a man

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    I hate the pop-up ads.
     
  6. EzInKy

    EzInKy Excentric

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    The question would have been better phrased "which ad bothers you the least". About the only ads I can tolerate are Google ads, and I really never did mind the old top of the page static banners that much either. As far as the others though, such as flash, pop-ups, forced full page views, I find them as obnoxious as that idiot who dresses in a riddler suit on TV screaming to buy his money grubbing book. Its no wonder ad blockers have become as popular as television remotes.
     
  7. Gr3yL3gion

    Gr3yL3gion Voice of Madness

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    Ads are evil. I hate all kinds of ad.
     
  8. Tank_Guy#3

    Tank_Guy#3 Lion of Lehistan

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    Some of the game ads are interesting for about 3 seconds then I start to hate them.

    But what I really hate are floating pop-up ads, though they aren't as much of a problem with my new computer.
     
  9. Chieftess

    Chieftess Moderator Retired Moderator

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    "Winner Ads", with "floater ads" at a close 2nd. (my mom actually fell for a winner ad once... :lol: )

    Then there's the ads with a 'dancing' flamingo (atleast it stops if you mouse over it), and this gingerbreadman that looks like he's doing something other than being stuck... Those are annoying too. Oh, and don't forget those "click ads", though rare, where they appear on the screen just as you click on something, making you click the ad instead. Another type is the off-screen ad (pop-up variant), which fills up just enough space that the borders and close window are outside the viewable area of the monitor.
     
  10. MarineCorps

    MarineCorps Explosion!

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    :( I'm not an Idiot.... :(

    I floating ads are the worst. Pop up ads are blocked by so many programs now that they aren't as big as a problem
     
  11. Fetus4188

    Fetus4188 Deity

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    floating.. or ones with sound..
     
  12. Babbler

    Babbler Deity

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    Interstitial ads irk me. They are the bane of my existence. The rest of them annoy me, but does not really agitate me. I mean, if I click a link, I want to enter it RIGHT NOW.

    But most web ads pail in comparison to the annoyance of other media. Consider spam and telemarketing. Also, made by big pharma tend to be sicken in and of themselves and those garish and tacky furniture ads (seem like there is always a "sale").
     
  13. general_kill

    general_kill Deity

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    i'm a sucker for the game ads. thats good avertising imo. i just cant stand that damn ninja keep shooting those ninja stars at me!

    but the popup ads are the worst because they require the most hassle to get rid of. it really takes away from my concentration.
     
  14. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Trekkie At Large

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    Ads with sound that doesn't go away if you click on the link. I'll play one of those shooting ads or even tolerate pop-ups, but ads with persistant sound are the very spawn of Satan.
     
  15. Plexus

    Plexus Architeuthidae puericomedentis

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    Intersitial ads; Firefox simply can't block them.
     
  16. Turner

    Turner Deity Retired Moderator

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    Interstitial ads. My browser gets the rest of them, usually.
     
  17. stormbind

    stormbind Retenta personam!

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    Hijack adds, because they are the most difficult to block, but pop-ups are vile if you cannot block them :sad:
     
  18. Evil Tyrant

    Evil Tyrant Eccentric Dictator

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    Any add annoys me, but the window adds that block the screen are most annoying. :mad: :gripe: [pissed] :ar15:
     
  19. Chairman Meow

    Chairman Meow Class IV

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    Sonds like some people need an adblocker... I rarely see any ads...
     
  20. Pyrite

    Pyrite Emperor

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    Undoubtedly floating ads
     

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