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I agree with MrCode, I'm sick of the advertising ****** thinking that I am morally obliged to see their ads. No thanks, the internet if free for now, and I decide what I see and how I see it, not them.
Distribution: Debian Wheezy/Jessie/Sid, Linux Mint DE
I am using Opera and this browser enables my to set preferences per site. For LQ I have disabled plug-ins and animated images, and my LQ pages are still like a 300 years old painting. I am not even aware that something could move here, except for the member of course. And I do see animated smileys, can't understand why that still works.
The others are completely right of course about the nuisance of moving or animared ads, some sites think it is necessary to put 6 or moving ads around and in the text. Strange that quality sites like amazon.com don't need those.
I can't remember, I have the feeling that it may be 1000 posts but don't recall. You could also use your hosts.conf file to block them.
I thought it was more like 100 posts, but definitely don't quote me on that. I believe Jeremy has written more than once somewhere in some thread, what the relationship between posts + ads, so maybe a search can turn it up.
Something else in case anyone is interested: if animated gifs drive you mad, set them (in Firefox at least) so they only animate once, or not at all.
Sorry I can't speak directly about the 'aggressive penguins' as I do not see them..
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Thanks for the feedback. If you're seeing a specific ad that you feel is distracting, please send me a screencap offline and I'll take a closer look. FWIW, you start seeing less ads after your first post. They're decreased dramatically after 10 posts and are pretty much completely disabled before you're in the senior member group.