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    Pop-up / Ad blockers...

    I'm fed up with playing 'click the cross' so....

    Which do you use/reccommend?
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    Firefox

    Firefox 1.5 Beta is available now and that has an 'advanced' pop-up blocker which may help more

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    firefox here too but googletoolbar does one too, my mum uses that at work cos she doesnt believe me that firefox is the best browser EVAR

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    agreed maxthon or Myie as it used to be called is a great browser with built in popup blockers and loads of other features (apart from using IE as its base of course)

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    Firefox doesnt block them all for me though...obviously the coders are thinking up new tricks
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    firefox blocks the pops and norton internet security blocks the ads for me

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    firefox :-) no need to run memory eating other programs (or space and i'm sure privacy invading things like google toolbar) when firefox will do the job nicely

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    Interesting isn't it

    Meaning at the end of the day - HEXUS has a cost to run, and I find it some of our most regular readers block our adverts?

    We could offer a solution - where you pay a subscription? Would this work for you guys?

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    Firefox doens't block all popups for me either... Infact I think my Firefox installation is decidedly shonky as there's a lot it doesn't do properly Oh well.

    I don't have it blocking ads on web pages though... No point IMO
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    You can block pop ups I don't mind about them.

    However - the webpage blocking adverts I think is unethical - You don't rip them out of magazines before reading them do you?

    We should make HEXUS break if you block them

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    I'll give an excellent example here of how NOT to use pop-ups.

    Go to the sky news websiite.

    EVERY time you change the page a big FLASH horrible pop-up appears and takes up quite a bit of room on the page.

    *shakes fist* that's how to annoy people with 1 easy sweep - I've now reverted back to BBC News instead of Sky

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    Quote Originally Posted by David
    Meaning at the end of the day - HEXUS has a cost to run, and I find it some of our most regular readers block our adverts?
    I only block the google ads, and the ones that highlight text and make them links.

    I have no problems with banner/tower ads, but ads that break my reading with underlines &/or coloured text annoy the hell outta me.

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    I don't block banner ads as I find that immoral and sometimes I find a banner ad useful, I don't even really mind pop ups that much it just gets on my nerves when the same ad pops up when you click on another page on the same website...

    I especially will not block banner ads as it helps to keep sites like our beloved heXus free, that said a subscription (god forbid) would encourage quality posts for the same reason why in escense conscription produces a lower quality military I'd explain why but its horrifically off topic...

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