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Old 06-11-2003, 10:38 PM   #1
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Interesting Snapshot from the LinuxQuestions Slackware Forum


<Link to snapshot removed>Interesting market push from Microsoft. I'll keep the snapshot up until June 22, 2003. I don't fault the web hosts, they need the money to help bring linux to the masses.

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Old 06-12-2003, 08:22 PM   #2
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Hmm....

I don't get it. Was the page not loaded fully yet?

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Old 06-12-2003, 08:39 PM   #3
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It was an animated add from Microsoft. I used a screen capture program to show that the add was on this linux site and caught the Microsoft name as it scrolled.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 09:20 PM   #4
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Ahh...

OK. We see tons of those ads and posts regarding them too.

 
Old 06-12-2003, 09:30 PM   #5
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whitehat, why don't you just turn the banner ads off? Your a contributing member.
 
Old 06-12-2003, 10:38 PM   #6
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Mine are off. I'm telling the other guy (shepper) that we've seen a ton of those ads
 
Old 06-13-2003, 01:11 AM   #7
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What's curious though is that at least earlier today, sometimes these ads seemed to cause everything below them to not get loaded (as seen in the screen shot referenced in the original post). Maybe it was just a weird transient condition, but at least for me, as I checked in on LQ a couple of times this afternoon, the page would only get as far as the banner and then it would stop. Hitting the page reload button had no effect. This was more of an annoyance than anything but it was a bit peculiar. Did anyone else experience similar behavior? I'm running Mozilla, haven't made any changes to my preference settings, and I don't recall seeing this in the past. As I say it was more irritating than anything else, but during the occasional free moment during the day I like to check into LQ, and got kind of bummed out by seeing this partial page load phenomenon. -- J.W.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 03:11 AM   #8
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moved to a suitable forum - Website Questions and Suggestions
 
Old 06-13-2003, 08:20 AM   #9
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J.W.,

It happened to me also. I am in the process of having the ad removed.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-13-2003, 05:53 PM   #10
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This is happening to me right now. I can't view the forums from my Red Hat 8.0 system with Mozilla 1.3.

I am currently posting this from my W2K machine with IE 5.5.

I go to www.linuxquestions.org and press the 'forum' button, that page starts to open, the Logo comes up, the blue navgiation buttons come up, then the Microsoft Ad, then NOTHING after that.

I thought the site was under attack from some Microsoft dweeb.

regards...
 
Old 06-13-2003, 06:27 PM   #11
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Well, I just became an Contributing Member.

Now, all I have to do is login directly from the home page, and no more ad worries or locked-up pages, apparently.


regards...
 
Old 06-13-2003, 06:36 PM   #12
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I am in the process of having this ad removed (or fixed). I apologize for the problems it is causing.

--jeremy
 
Old 06-14-2003, 11:07 AM   #13
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Jeremy,
Just FYI, the MicroSoft ad "recognizing Jtech" has appeared in about 99% of the pages I've viewed here in the last couple of days. I don't know if there is some mechanism you have that allows advertisers to pay more for more exposure, but I just thought I'd mention this.
 
Old 06-14-2003, 12:44 PM   #14
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Yep only the ad loads for me sometimes to, this is the only site. It has only been happening for a few days.

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Old 06-14-2003, 01:13 PM   #15
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Quote:
Originally posted by moses
Jeremy,
Just FYI, the MicroSoft ad "recognizing Jtech" has appeared in about 99% of the pages I've viewed here in the last couple of days. I don't know if there is some mechanism you have that allows advertisers to pay more for more exposure, but I just thought I'd mention this.
Jemery said that the advert was actually specifically targetted at this site, that'll be microsofts clever tactics. Did also generate a fair amount of money (as far as ads go).
 
  


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