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Old 11-05-2002, 12:23 AM   #1
fragglehorn
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MS Banner Ad on LQ?!?!?!


Funny thing happened when I logged on tonight... I saw a banner ad for WinXP hyping Media Player 9. Here! Am I the only one that thinks this is somehow out of place?
 
Old 11-05-2002, 12:25 AM   #2
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haven't seen it... but I would agree... however, they can't help some of the banners, I would think that they participate in a click/link exchange.
 
Old 11-05-2002, 12:29 AM   #3
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There was a thread on this a while ago, Jeremy doesn't put the ads up on here himself, whoever he is hosted with does, i'm sure if Jeremy had a choice he wouldn't have em but hey, if you click on it, just think that microsoft is helping the open source community

Cheers

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Old 11-05-2002, 07:58 AM   #4
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Originally posted by GT I.N.C
There was a thread on this a while ago, Jeremy doesn't put the ads up on here himself, whoever he is hosted with does, i'm sure if Jeremy had a choice he wouldn't have em but hey, if you click on it, just think that microsoft is helping the open source community
I believe the ads are rotated and generated thru burstnet, so most of the time Jeremy doesn't have any control over what ads are placed, but if he see's one that he doesn't like, he can have it removed and never shown again.

If you ever see a banner ad that pops up a new window, please report it as he has instructed they never have those types here. This is a popup-free ad site.
 
Old 11-05-2002, 09:37 AM   #5
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I doubt you'll ever see a RedHat ad on the Microsoft website but that site isn't setup like that MS pays for it here we are all volunteers trying to learn & sharing what we have learned. It does seem a little bit odd that there would be a MS ad here but hey if it helps to pay the bills & keeps this site open then I will accept that. This site is great & I really like the idea of NO POPUPS OR POPUNDER ads I don't mind the banner ads but the popups annoy me.

Bubba169
 
Old 11-05-2002, 09:55 AM   #6
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I see no ads...
Every page i open on LQ shows no ads, and continues to load for 3 mins, after which i get a error such as "timeout connecting to server burstnet.com"
Heh, i guess im just lucky, i can't connect to the ad exchange site
But then there are a couple of other sites i cant connect to as well. someones knows if this is my ISP's problem, or something i screw up, BTW it doesnt work in windos either, so its not a firewall issue...
-NSKL
 
Old 11-05-2002, 05:08 PM   #7
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But then there are a couple of other sites i cant connect to as well. someones knows if this is my ISP's problem, or something i screw up, BTW it doesnt work in windos either, so its not a firewall issue...
-NSKL
If it's happening in windows & Linux I'd say it's your ISP, the way I see it is if it dosent work in windows OR linux, it just dosent work
Get a phone number for a free ISP and dial into that and see can you access something you couldnt from your normal ISP, if you do that you will know exactly what the problem is.
It's a good thing your getting blocked from ads, but getting blocked from other things Hope that helps

Cheer's
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Old 11-05-2002, 07:02 PM   #8
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actually, I have never seen an ad here either. I wonder why?
 
Old 11-05-2002, 07:23 PM   #9
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I had to jump around a bit but I don't see any ads either. Except maybe the front page, but that was a banner ad for LinuxQuestions. Never gave it any thought. I use mozilla, might that make a difference?
 
Old 11-05-2002, 07:45 PM   #10
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I use mozilla and see the ads regularly. If I see an MS ad (or any ad I don't like) I'll usually login and remove it. This does mean you may see it for a day or so. I auto reject all popups, popunders, flashing banners and those warning message ads (although a few of the later seem to make it though now and again).

--jeremy
 
Old 11-05-2002, 08:19 PM   #11
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so why do I never see any ads then? o.O
 
Old 11-05-2002, 08:25 PM   #12
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Ironically I am now getting the ads. Odd.
 
Old 11-06-2002, 12:26 AM   #13
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I don't get the ads I have the box in my user cp checked to not see then since I have the choice (as a contributing member) Actually, sometimes when I am at work I'll change that setting to see the ads, so I can click on some for the site, but at home I like to surf like this, makes things much faster.

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