Incredibly Annoying Ads

vbimport

#1

What’s the deal with this? When I click on an article I get a page with an ad that I have to click through to read the article.

Is this temporary (I hope)?


#2

Get a Pop-Up blocker.


#3

The problem is that it’s not a pop-up. It’s an add that you HAVE to click through before you can read the article.

It must only do it once per IP or something, but it’s incredibly annoying.

It’s an ad coming through tribalfusion, which is one of the CDFreaks advertising services.


#4

they need to make money somehow. Do you think it would be better to pay to become a member here or just view a few ads. It’s been discussed here http://club.cdfreaks.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=62135 before.


#5

This seems to be the latest advertisement technology and they are called full page ads. I knew our advertising company was testing them out, but actually I didn’t know they did it also on our page. I just checked and the last week the total amount of these advertisments was below 0.08% (!!!) (which comes down on about a whopping total of 1000 ads) of all advertisments shown. (we show millions a week)

The new advertisement formats are introduced because more and more people are installing anti advertisement software. This might help you in the short term, but I’m afraid this will become a real war between anti ad software and the advertising companies/websites which likely end up with all ads being more and more intrusive, or in the end only a few websites that will be able to survive.

I think we have a reasonable advertisement policy and for now we won’t be taking action to block these ads. Of course if their frequency goes up a lot and are shown a couple of time a day to all our users, we will take the appropiate measures. Now you just seem to be one of the unlucky ones, I can do nothing else then apologize for the inconvinience this might have caused!


#6

Not seen them yet anyway…


#7

If you want to have no bother from annoying ads , but do like to give cdfreaks some cash then download Flash Toggler which gives YOU the control on flash. The link will still and cdfreaks will get its hits (and money)


#8

I just got this off of CDFreaks.com, very inappropriate advertising! It blocks you from reaching a link that you select.


#9

Originally posted by DoMiN8ToR
Now you just seem to be one of the unlucky ones

Have got them three or four times the last two days. The real annoying part is that it totally stops loading the page.


#10

Originally posted by dansmug

Have got them three or four times the last two days. The real annoying part is that it totally stops loading the page.

The same goes for me too, just seen them the last 2 days… I just reload the page, and it is gone…

But it does not bother me… I rather have this kind of ad. then pop-ups… :slight_smile:


#11

But it does not bother me…

You don’t mind having some unknown programmer taking over your browser? Pop-Up stopper fixes 99% of this crap, but this new type of thing is different. I find it objectionable in the extreme.


#12

Originally posted by rdgrimes

You don’t mind having some unknown programmer taking over your browser? Pop-Up stopper fixes 99% of this crap, but this new type of thing is different. I find it objectionable in the extreme.

My comment was ment in an ironic way (Notice the smilie :slight_smile: )

Maybe the best way to get rid of all ads is to stop surfing the web :wink:


#13

These are nothing compared to what some sites do to get some money. Before now I have had more ads poping up that I can shut down and until recently sites such as VnuNet used these mad “Flying” flash adverts that you had to chase around the screen to close:a.
I don’t mind these ads, if it keeps CDFreaks alive then what the hell, at least there not ads for some bizzare porn site or to see if I want a bigger penis:bigsmile:


#14

This Ad got very annoying with me also and I kept being thrown out of CD freaks completely if I clicked the back button!

The simplest way to avoid this ad (works for me):

Run Notepad

Click File->Open

Enter:
Windows XP: c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
Windows 2000: c:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

Add the following line to the bottom of the file:
127.0.0.1 a.tribalfusion.com

Save the file :smiley:

If you have a proxy based connection (or satellite DSL like I have):

Proxy based LAN connection:
On your browser, click ‘Tools’->‘Internet Options…’
Click the ‘Connections’ tab
Click on ‘LAN Settings…’
In the box, click on ‘Advanced…’
In the box ‘Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with:’, enter: a.tribalfusion.com

Dialup modem with satellite DSL (I have Europeonline 768kbps :wink: ):
On your browser, click ‘Tools’->‘Internet Options…’
Click the ‘Connections’ tab
Click ‘Settings…’ beside the list of connections.
Click the ‘Advanced…’ tab beside the proxy port box.
In the box ‘Do not use proxy server for addresses beginning with:’, enter: a.tribalfusion.com

Since I gone through this, I still get the regular banners, but not that very annoying full screen commflash ad from tribalfusion. :confused: I have started seeing also this on Afterdawn and thats when I decided to blocked the server address.

Update (09-Jul-2003): I see that many sites are now using that Tribalfusion advertisment service. In case anyone asks, I do follow ads I’m interested in and have followed previous ads I found interesting on this CDFreaks too. I just don’t tolerate these new methods of advertising. If an Ad box uses a tribalfusion Ad, I get the following message in the box now (sample taken from Howstuffworks site) :stuck_out_tongue:


#15

Concerning the full-page ads;

there is an option on the top right of the screen; < skip this ad >

push this and the ad will go away…