LINUXGAMES

Linuxgames.com Wants You!

March 28th, 2002 by michael

… to whine endlessly, and with such self-righteousness and wit, about how much you hate pop-up ads. Because Lord knows you’re paying us for the privilege of serving you, and there are no ways to disable those ads, anyway.

Have a great day!

26 Responses to “Linuxgames.com Wants You!”

  1. mrluisp Says:

    Nice story. I hope you feel better after venting.

  2. Dweebs Says:

    Sheesh,

    Talk about whining.
    Isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black?
    “to whine endlessly, and with such self-righteousness”

    –the ever whining, Dweebie.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Till I switched machines and used a fresh copy of Mozilla, I was wondering what folks were griping about.

    Clue #1: If you don’t like popups, disable popups!

    Clue #2: If you like popups but not on linuxgames.com, disable popups for linuxgames.com only!

  4. geekd Says:

    This site has popup ads? When ever I look over a windows users shoulder when they surf the web, I am constantly amazed at the horrible horrible ads, from popups to the much hated eye blasters.

    I use Mozilla with pop up adds turned off. eye basters only work with IE, so I am surfing un-fettered.

    Take control of your web experience. Use Mozilla, and turn off the distractions.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    …from a marketing point of view. Nobody reads them. People viewing them on a modem close the window before the content even loads. The click-through rate is pathetic.

    If you want people to notice on-line marketing, give them information that they are actually [i]interested[/i] in and relate the marketing message to that information.

    Does that sound like a radical idea? Then you should fire your marketing department and hire some people with a clue.

    Yours, someone who makes a large amount of money from online marketing.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Ads or no ads we still love you…
    big hug.
    Baaang!

  7. Anonymous Says:

    What ads? None here, aside from a blank white space at the top, and certainly no pop-ups. It’s all filtered somewhere between here and there.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    excellent way to reach customers, and everyone loves to talk about them

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Someone should combine Junkbuster (which is GNU GPLed) with Konqueror, Mozilla, etc.

    Put an end to all web ads for everyone.

    I use it as a proxy and it’s great.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Uh oh. Somebody must have sent a [i]really[/i] bad nastygram about those ads to the poor LinuxGames staff. Next time, think twice before whizzing in Michael’s proverbial breakfast vegan tofu flakes.

    [b][/b] For every mail I receive about about pop-up ads… I shall [i]kill you[/i].

    w00t!

  11. theoddone33 Says:

    “Brilliant”

  12. Jebus Says:

    Jebus doth command thee to stop haiku-in’.

    Please. :^)

  13. Anonymous Says:

    You too can Haiku!
    Use a 5-7-5 pattern
    to rephrase a post

    w00t!

  14. Anonymous Says:

    My name is joe and i hate pop ups..

    um.. actually, i don’t care, i just come here for news, and close the popups soon as i see them :)

  15. Anonymous Says:

    When one of you comes up with something as useful as a bear
    that shits prime numbers you let me know.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    I haven’t seen a popup ever on this site… Probably because I disabled them in Mozilla!!!. (Mozilla Rules!!!)

  17. chunky Says:

    Dirty mozilla users, all burn in hell. Do your filtering in your cache, then all the IE users in your house can benefit also.

    All the ads actually on this page say “I ate an advert”, and popups simply don’t exist.

    For reference, I find http://www.zip.com.au/~cs/adzap/ more betterer than JunkBuster.

    Gary (-;

  18. Anonymous Says:

    I never view pop-up ads. I’ll view in-line ads. I’ll view layered ads. But never pop-up ads. There too much trouble.

  19. SQLBoy Says:

    Simply uncheck “Allow Popups” in Mozilla. Problem solved.

    Also, after sending the add you should send a cookie letting your site know the user already recieved the add because they come up no matter what link you click on. Its just not cool to keep spawning windows like that and is unclueful as well.

  20. Anonymous Says:

    Pop-up Stopper Pro rox!

  21. bobcat Says:

    How much bandwidth does LG use? Real hosting services are ungodly cheap for a gig or two per month. File hosting would have to go away though. That is….Unless this site makes money, then maybe it could afford to host files still. Reguardless, I’d switch to a real host. It’s not that hard, I’ve done it a couple times.

  22. clump Says:

    I disable pop-up ads in Mozilla. I can surf to my heart’s content without anything coming at me. Now, I do see a problem with this. I do enjoy Linuxgames immensely, and I recognize they get revenue from ads, however I think by disabling pop-ups I am harming them. IE, LG doesn’t get my pop-up impression. On the other hand, it sends a message to UGO that pop-ups aren’t effective. [br]
    I disable pops.
    This may hurt Linuxgames, oh
    Ask and I will stop. [br]
    Awaiting the post
    From The Odd One Thirty-Three.
    He follows clump, yup.

  23. Anonymous Says:

    lynx rocks (no, I don’t mean the bulky Atari handheld or the OS)

  24. Anonymous Says:

    How about this: A Junkbuster-like proxy that also auto-clicks on ads (which it hides). All it needs to do is issue a GET command and then close the connection. Click-throughs through the roof! Hooray!

    There’s no reason for me to look at ads. I can’t afford anything they’re advertising anyway!

  25. Anonymous Says:

    I would not mind the ads at all, if it were not for the fact that some of the ads I get here have been so heinous. Most of the time when I come here, I am using IE on windows 98. I do not have much choice in the matter. Some of the ads that I have gotten here are disgusting and exploitative.
    I am not talking about the X10 ads. What I am talking about, for example, are the ads where they put a fake titlebar at the top of the ad, complete with minimize, maximize and close buttons. If you hit the close button, you are actually clicking on a link. It is a dirty trick, but it is not so bad if you have half a brain, and it is very easy to spot, especially if you are browsing in a different OS with different titlebars or are using a different theme. However, there was one ad that was coming up here at one point that managed, in windows only, to actually hide the real titlebar. Now that is a disgusting, dirty trick.
    Then, how about the ad that was not really an ad. It was either using the Internet Explorer “install on demand” feature, or just managed to pull off a window that looked just like it. It told you that, to view content on the page, you had to download a particular plugin. Clicking ok would download and install the plugin. There are plenty of people out there who would click ok and not even think about it, and there are others who would automatically click first and then think about it second. The plugin was Gator, a known piece of spyware. It is also buggy and reduces system stability.
    Recently, there has also been a fun popup that continually updates the window position, crawling up the screen in front of everything else. Very obnoxious.
    That is my objection to the popups on this site. Many of them are using dirty tricks. I mean, for crying out loud, Gator is a trojan. Does that seem appropriate?

  26. Anonymous Says:

    & no pop-ups.

    ;-)

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