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#1 Philip Brampton

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 01:47 PM

Happy New Year to all.
I am surprised no one has mentioned it.
I am refering to the adverts in the left hand column when reading posts.
Not wishing to see adverts when i am trying to read questions and answers.
Is it possible to turn off such distractions.Also i have not seen any mention for the Google desk top tool bar.It is to my mind a useful addition to the desk top.
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 06:23 PM

As of right now there is unfortuantely no way to turn off the adverts. I hope to implement such an ability in the future. I had to do this in order to increase exposure to our sponsors ads as the costs of maintaining this site continue to grow :thumbsup:

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 06:28 PM

Grinler im sorry to say that I have never gave anything. I really dont have much money and plan to start my own site to help in the fight.

But its a good idea I think to have them there! More exposure for sure......

But there is a program that might block the adds! But bad part is its made for going into sites you dont trust which could contain porno I use it but it kills all images and puts little x's over them.

It also only works in IE........

#4 Philip Brampton

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:01 PM

Thanks Grinler,i figured it had something to do money.However the sooner they are turned off the better.They are a B---dy nuiance.

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:07 PM

I know they are annoying..its annoying me as well!

I am starting to get used to them now though

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:21 PM

As I read & post, the left column is blank.
Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't.
Haven't really paid much attention to 'em.
I guess I should.
I currently have some Firefox features disabled.
Regarding ads at this site.
I have learned from clicking on them, occasionally.

I also tend to favor what google does, as I have seen it grow to be a positive influence on the Internet, in general. :thumbsup:
patiently patrolling, plenty of persisant pests n' problems ...

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:45 PM

Funny,everybody has picked up on the "Adverts"thread but nobody has mentioned anything about the Google Deskbar.Come on somebody say something.

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 07:53 PM

nobody has mentioned anything about the Google Deskbar.Come on somebody say something.


I use it.
I wouldn't if it wasn't providing some measure of protection if/when I open/ IE is automatically opened for me.
Firefox provides all I need presently,
and google has some features that may prove valuable from time to time.
For that reason I tolerate a toolbar, when typically I don't.
One opinion.
Thanks for the question, philip, as always ... topics of the computing use nature are always WELCOME
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Posted 02 January 2005 - 08:29 PM

Thanks.I am glad someone is awake.
Good Night

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Posted 02 January 2005 - 11:49 PM

Yeah that was next phawgg! I dont see them almost any of the time!

Im blessed!

Anybody want to buy this pc to be blessed too lol?

But on a serious side if I dont see them almost none and most here see them only half the time then they prob were better at the top?

Yeah its very anoying the banner on the side blank or full.........

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 12:02 AM

I just noticed them or the space when it's empty. It doesn't bother me. I just wasn't sure it was supposed to be there. I was searching high and low for a 'size' option on my Google Toolbar. :thumbsup:
Speaking of Google, did anyone happen to watch 60 Minutes earlier tonight? The 2 creators were on. It started off as a homework project and today those 2 guys are worth $6 billion each! The things they are working on now are amazing. It seems Bill Gates and Yahoo are so 'bothered' by the wealth of these 2 young men that they are now releasing their own Toolbars and better search engines.
It's funny. Two to three years ago, I wasn't impressed with Google at all. But now, it's all I use. Great toolbar and search engine, IMO.

If I had PayPal, I'd donate to help defer costs as well. If there was a PO box or something, maybe we could get more to donate. Just a thought.

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 04:46 AM

Dear Cowsgonemadd 3
You obviously have a very special machine.
I agree.If we have to have adverts,then they should be unobtrusive.
Top of the page will do,if we have to have them at all.
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Posted 03 January 2005 - 05:34 AM

Dear Texasangel 67
When you are of Microsoft's size it is difficult to grow.The times of innovation have long gone.All you can do is use the cash mountain to make acquisitions,eg GIANT.
I would have thought GIANT would have had a more exiting and better future by themselves.
GOOGLE on the other is relativly small and will grow very quickly,they are full of innovation.This is why,i believe,GOOGLE will have it's own operating system in the very near future.
That's my two pennyworth for what it's worth.
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Posted 03 January 2005 - 08:28 AM

If I had PayPal, I'd donate to help defer costs as well. If there was a PO box or something, maybe we could get more to donate. Just a thought.


There is a PO Box in our support us page now. Please though do not think I expect people to send me donations because of this message though.


I agree.If we have to have adverts,then they should be unobtrusive.
Top of the page will do,if we have to have them at all.


Well I am not sure how I agree with that. All costs from this site come out of my pocket other than the revenue that I receive from adverts like the google ads. So if I place them in such a way, that may be annoying at first, to alleviate these costs so people can still get free content, then I do not think I should have to change anything. Regardless, I will see what we will do in the future. For all I know this is not the best place for them anyway. It is just a test run

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Posted 03 January 2005 - 10:37 AM

Yes indeed! My view on the google adds is they give to less for each sale. I like affiliating better....

Might want to try that with CJ Grinler?




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