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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-21-2011, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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Harley Davidson 'No Cages' sidebar ad.

I'm a frequent lerker of this site, I would just like 'whoever' to know that the "Harley Davidson: No Cages" AD has forced me to block the forum sidebar Advertisements, and you might want to let whatever service serves the Ads know about it.

When your cursor crosses over the Harley Davidson ad, it pops up a flash window that gets bigger until you close it. It's pretty bad on a netbook, which is what I am browsing with. It blocks a significant portion of the screen, including the reply window. Whenever I go over to use the scrollbar, the friggin ad pops up, and I have to scroll up to close it, and whenever my cursor crosses the Ad again, it pops up again. Over and over and over again. Normally ads either stay in their space, or they stay closed after you close them the first time.

I just thought you would like to know this as I actually do click some of the Ads on this site about products and services that apply to me. Such as accessory, parts, or riding gear sites. That one has forced me to leave the page, download the ad-blocker extension, and selectively remove the sidebar ad space because it was interfering with my reading and operation of the website.

Just to be clear, it's not the Ad content, it's just the obnoxious manner in which the Ad content was attacking me.

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I learned how these ads work when I posted a similar question on this very website. I came home one day, fired up kawasakiversys.com and all the ads were for Ann Taylor, a women's clothing line. Turns out the lovely Mrs Bones was doing some shopping and my netbook was handy so she used it.

That said, I haven't come across the expanding style ad snarky was describing. That'd piss me off as well.


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I learned how these ads work when I posted a similar question on this very website. I came home one day, fired up kawasakiversys.com and all the ads were for Ann Taylor, a women's clothing line. Turns out the lovely Mrs Bones was doing some shopping and my netbook was handy so she used it.

That said, I haven't come across the expanding style ad snarky was describing. That'd piss me off as well.
That may explain why I keep getting ads for viagra.

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That may explain why I keep getting ads for viagra.
Viagra? really? What does Viagra do?
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I'm thinking the no cages ad might of been a fluke. I had never seen another ad on this particular site that was that annoying, and I haven't seen that one come back today. I'm know that ads are generally context specific, particulary google ads. However, I know that content managers that some sites are based in also sell ad space and/or cycle between providers. I didnt think that one was an adsense ad because google ads generally strive not to be 'really ****ing annoying', but I could be wrong. I just thought it was worth mentioning because bad ads can cause you a loss of revenue. Especially on a site where you don't offer a premium membership. (at least not that I'm aware of)
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