I'm not sure if there is a right place to put this, but I'm really not a fan of the talking ads that are popping up on my sidebar today while using COTH. I have no problem with ads, after all I don't pay to use this service. I often click on the interesting ones because they are horse related and cool. But a talking ad for Mucinex? Yuck. Not to mention it scared the bejeebus out of me when it came on.
How are people supposed to sneak onto COTH at work without getting caught if the ads start talking??
I don't have a desk job, thankfully, but the ads are annoying.
Firefox + Noscript=No talking ads. I can select the ads I want to enable from the sources I trust (for instance, I can see the Outdoor hub, the Dover, the Smartpak-and I do patronize those advertisers that have the less obtrusive ads)
Michael: Seems the people who burned me want me for a job.
Sam: A job? Does it pay?
Michael: Nah, it's more of a "we'll kill you if you don't do it" type of thing.
Sam: Oh. I've never liked those.
It's not a bad idea to hear each other's take on what helps or hurts people's ability to use COTH. for me, I'm on a very bandwidth-restricted system. As in, we pay for every MB used, and not cheaply. If the ads start running a bunch of video and sound, the cost of checking COTH goes way up from me and that would restrict how many times I come on to see threads - and ads. I've been watching the vid-and-sound thing with some worry as to how much of that there will be.
Those of you checking COTH from cell phones in particular, do you have that problem?
So that's where that came from. I had a few windows open at the same time, and couldn't locate it fast enough to close by looking through the other pages. I never thought that it would have come from COTH. And I got the Mucinex ad, too... yuck.
Thanks, Kookicat for that tip. Just started using Google Chrome regularly this week, since IE finally took a turn for the worse and stopped working when I clicked on links. Pages actually load faster using Google Chrome as well, on my slow Hughesnet access.
But he thought, "This procession has got to go on." So he walked more proudly than ever, as his noblemen held high the train that wasn't there at all. H.C.Anderson
Just put the mute on this morning. Because at 5:50 am, after staggering with that first cup o' joe to sit at the computer and opening multiple windows (weather, news, Coth) my coffee damned near went flying when Mucinex started blaring at me!
Holy crap was that unexpected, LOL!
You jump in the saddle,
Hold onto the bridle!
Jump in the line!