Thumbs down to ads!!

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Registered: 10-16-2002
Thumbs down to ads!!
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Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:19am

Well, I saw the highlighted words on the posts and thought they led to something the authors wanted me to see. But noooooo. Just more ads. Like there aren't enough on here already. The drop down one at the top of the page will absolutely run with my screen and it will be scrolling up and down like crazy. Now they are in the posts. I look at ads like this as I do used car salesmen...I don't buy from them either.

Oh, and you can opt out but each time you delete your cookies you have to opt out again! And I have to delete mine pretty often because I don't have a huge amount of cache space. So raspberries to you, iVillage! LOL

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purplesig

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 10:23am

I wondered what that was all about, how terrible!

 


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Registered: 09-10-2008
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 12:47pm

All the ads on ANY site drive me up the wall. After a few open, I get so frustrated I quit the site and switch. Am losing my patience with iV very quickly.

Jacquie

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 1:00pm

I didn't realize that those 'things' opened ads in our posts!


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Registered: 03-26-2003
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 3:42pm

I've been right on top of this situation, girls, busily gathering the info I need to come back and explain to you what is happening.


Following, is a website that refers to this type of ad as 'in-line contextual advertising', and it started March 1st. However, just like the recent system iVillage had where it placed ads

 


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Registered: 11-29-2006
Thu, 03-04-2010 - 4:14pm

Hi Ladies, I just wanted to step in here and let you all know that I've passed along your comments so that all of your voices may be heard.

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Registered: 10-16-2002
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 6:02am

I joined this board somewhere around 2000 or so, Liz, and the gals here have become real friends to me. I would hate to leave also but if the ads get any more invasive how on earth do you post around them? You certainly can't post a link to a picture in your posts. Others will think it is just advertising. If the ads weren't so filled with motion and video they may not be so bad. But in-text advertising is akin to infomercials. High pressure. I go to a game site (pogo) and it will stop gameplay to show an ad. I got so frustrated I finally quit using the site. They say if you pay a fee you get ad-free play. Hmmm then why not do that for everyone?

Oh, different rant. Sorry bout that. LOL

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purplesig

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 9:23am

I agree so totally! The ads are so annoying. I happened to think this morning that we could all go to facebook and develop a 'fans of Geeliz' page and continue our conversations there.

I love my cyber sisters here so very much. You have helped me through so much. Just wish that the advertisers would realize that we intentionally don't read invasive ads and intentionally don't use the product. I read the other ads and appreciate them sponsoring our community.

Thanks, Liz and Stephannie!

~Teresa



 

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Fri, 03-05-2010 - 3:07pm

Guess what, girls! These inline ads have also invaded text in a news

 


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Registered: 10-16-2002
Sat, 03-06-2010 - 8:46am

Well I have chased this screen around for a long time and was finally able to make it stop darting away from me!!! I found one of those in text things in a news article I was reading from the yahoo homepage off of IE. I for one have come up with a solution that will, if nothing else, make me feel better even if it doesn't stop the ads. I am writing an email to each advertiser whose ads interfere with my use of ivillage and let them know I don't like their ads nor will I buy their products. Of course I will be nice about it. But I don't want to be forced to view ads. Particularly ads for things I don't use (certain medications or feminine products) or movies or such.

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