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    Phoronix: That Piece Of Crap Hewlett-Packard Ad

    If you've been annoyed over the past ~18 hours by a Hewlett-Packard ad appearing on Phoronix that's hijacking the pages for at least the US traffic, I've been beyond annoyed by this bloody ad as well. It should be hopefully fixed soon...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=OTkwNQ

  • #2
    Sorry, but I had to turn on ABP for this site because of those obtrusive ads. I'm glad to know you're going to fix it. Let us know when it's fixed so we can turn off the "scum" and support your site again.

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    • #3
      Is premium fixed yet?

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      • #4
        I'm not a fan of premium subscriptions nor advertisement in any way. I would like to see Flattr on this site (I already requested it here) which would be a nice donation option. The internet should be free of ads

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        • #5
          The HP ad should now be gone!
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            +1 for Flattr - I think it allows us to reward good articles

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            • #7
              I honestly don't think I have EVER seen Michael this mad... Although, he sure has a right to be, and I admire his use of the f-bomb in an article

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              • #8
                Was it a Adobe Flash Ad? Since I haven't seen it at all lately and I'm not using Flash or a Adblocker...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by onny View Post
                  I'm not a fan of premium subscriptions nor advertisement in any way. I would like to see Flattr on this site (I already requested it here) which would be a nice donation option. The internet should be free of ads
                  +1

                  or a voluntary donation system via Paypal (if not already set up)

                  Ads should be small and unobtrusive plus being silent (no sound or flashing ads) plus being easy to close. Doesn't Phoronix work closely with the ad delivery companies in setting the content to be delivered as well as screening out malicious ads?

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                  • #10
                    Michael, I will disable AdBlock for your website on one condition - you promise that there will be no Flash ads.

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                    • #11
                      It's up to you

                      I am an Ad block Plus user and will never disable it for the sake of your site. The tracking that ad-serving companies do is unacceptable to me and to anyone who understands the ridiculous invasion of privacy involved.

                      I only recently discovered your site and added the RSS feed, reading the occasional article and sharing it with friends. If you would rather not have 'scum' users like me on the site, just let me know in a reply to this thread and I will remove your feed from my reader and never return.

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                      • #12
                        What Ad?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by birdie View Post
                          Michael, I will disable AdBlock for your website on one condition - you promise that there will be no Flash ads.
                          I choose to use FlashBlock, even when I turn off ABP to support the site. I still load a few ads each time I visit the homepage, but some ads are just too obtrusive/annoying and a huge waste of bandwidth. Thankfully, Michael got that ad pulled or I would have had to resort to using NoScript.

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                          • #14
                            I'm a premium user who has to visit the main page in order to click "Forums" so I can login every 15 minutes, so you're damn right I'm going to use AdBlock or other "scum" to block the ads that I paid to get you to take away in the first place.

                            Even if I didn't pay premium though, I'd continue to do whatever the hell I damn well please with my computer, thank you very much. Thankfully the Internet is not (yet) a DRMed platform where content moguls can force unwanted advertisements down your throat; the freedom we have to decide what content we want to see (and waste our bandwidth on, because many of us are capped due to the same aforementioned content moguls) is in the hands of the users.

                            You'd think a site that promotes an operating system driven by free culture would understand the importance of allowing users the freedom to choose to opt out of shit like this. And frankly, even on a good day when you don't have full-screen HP ads, the remainder of the ads on this site are still extremely damn annoying.

                            How's that for a cuss-filled rant, Mike? Grow up, seriously.

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                            • #15
                              Adblock Logic



                              There's some truth in that...

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