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Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« on: December 06, 2016, 12:03:15 pm »
This is an ad I got today on AOL mail. I'm sure it's legit. (saying I'm the 1.000.000th visitor...)


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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2016, 12:04:41 pm »
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 11:59:38 pm »
Nothing beats fake download buttons. When you go on a website and there are 5 download buttons, it's very hard to figure out which one is the right one. Sometimes, fake ones provides the same file, but bundled with malware and other junk.


The above ad was annoying back then too. Other annoying ads are the following:
-Pop-ups that appears when clicking anywhere on the page, which circumvents ad blockers and pop-up blockers.
-Ads with hover sounds. On Myspace there was a smiley ad once with extremely loud sounds that rivaled scary pop-ups in jumpscare potential.
-Alert box-based ads, especially the ones that appear when closing down the tab.
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2016, 04:26:14 am »
Eh, kinda why we never wanted Google AdSense here. We had a no ad stance until we discovered Project Wonderful was vastly superior.
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2016, 04:36:27 am »
Google Adsense is decent, but it has its issues with questionable ads sometimes. Sound ones are generally rare, but I bet most people would have disabled them with adblock, so no revenue at all.
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2016, 04:50:07 am »
Yeah. Convincing people to turn AdBlock off would be more important, and you know like me the obnoxious warnings about it are even worse than the ads themselves on certain sites. Even then, the number of ad views is a pretty useful metric in Project Wonderful as it's shown on our page on there and their search engine.
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2017, 06:03:55 am »
By the way, Juju once linked me to some Quebec-based video website with a guy doing weird stuff with his car. Not only the site blocked Adblock users completely, but once I unblocked it, it greeted me with 4 ads in a row. If you are gonna be d***ish enough to block Adblock users, at least have the decency of not making the user's experience miserable when they enable your ads. Usually I don't browse websites that blocks Adblock users, but such stunt is gonna make me want to visit the site even less.
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 07:49:47 am »
jup, for the German BILD newspaper (more tits than news, seriously, dont read that s***!!) is completely blocking adblock users as well, even deactivating it doesnt help in most cases <_<
I pretty much refuse to use any site like that  :P
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 07:57:22 am »
If you check the options of your AdBlock/uBlock or something, you might see anti-adblock killers, you might want to enable that, it does the job for most sites, including the one DJ mentioned 2 posts ago.
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Re: Most annoying (and trustworthy) ads
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2017, 04:17:27 am »
Hm I should check if my Adblock has this. I use Adblock, not Adblock Plus, so it has fewer features.
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