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    Dear Boston.com Forum

    AUTO PLAY ADS ARE FROM THE DEVIL. I DON"T WANT TO HEAR THEM OR HAVE THEM SPREAD OUT OVER THE TOP OF MY PAGE. SERIOUSLY BAD ADS!!!!!

    I have 3 windows open on 3 different discussions and have 3 ads playing/overlapping. You cannot be serious. I guess I'll go check what the Herald Forum's ad situation is...
     
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    Re: Dear Boston.com Forum

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    [QUOTE]AUTO PLAY ADS ARE FROM THE DEVIL. I DON"T WANT TO HEAR THEM OR HAVE THEM SPREAD OUT OVER THE TOP OF MY PAGE. SERIOUSLY BAD ADS !!!!!
    Posted by jedinate[/QUOTE]

    If you have a Mac, install ClickToFlash. It stops the auto-downloading of all flash in web pages. Great plug-in.

    They may have something similar for Windows, but I don't know of anything specifically.

     
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    Re: Dear Boston.com Forum

    In Response to Re: Dear Boston.com Forum:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Dear Boston.com Forum : If you have a Mac, install  ClickToFlash . It stops the auto-downloading of all flash in web pages. Great plug-in. They may have something similar for Windows, but I don't know of anything specifically.
    Posted by EnochRoot[/QUOTE]

    It also messes up the scripting on a lot of pages.  Safari blows.  Just use FireFox.

    With FireFox, use the following add-ons:
    -AdBlock
    -NoScript

    Between those two, you shouldn't ever see an ad again.  If you do, right click it and add it to your computer's saved list of blocked ad sites.  With NoScript, you can give permissions to boston.com but block ad servers like tacoda et al
     
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    there is a place in hell reserved for whoever started the whole audio ads on webpages.

    If you have a website and want daytime traffic during the week you shouldn't allow ads like that.  I don't know how many times i've scrambled to mute the speakers.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Dear Boston.com Forum : It also messes up the scripting on a lot of pages.  Safari blows.  Just use FireFox. With FireFox, use the following add-ons: -AdBlock -NoScript Between those two, you shouldn't ever see an ad again.  If you do, right click it and add it to your computer's saved list of blocked ad sites.  With NoScript, you can give permissions to boston.com but block ad servers like tacoda et al
    Posted by NickC1188[/QUOTE]

    I haven't had a problem with scripting. Do you actually use Safari? Safari 4 was the first (and to my knowledge only) browser to score 100 on the acid test. I know FireFox has many supporters, but I personally don't like the interface and it is prone to viruses.  Does FireFox need an add on to block pop-ups? 

     
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    In Response to Re: Dear Boston.com Forum:
    [QUOTE]there is a place in hell reserved for whoever started the whole audio ads on webpages. If you have a website and want daytime traffic during the week you shouldn't allow ads like that.  I don't know how many times i've scrambled to mute the speakers.
    Posted by mikec645[/QUOTE]

    <insert porn surfing joke here>

     
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    I haven't hit an autoplay today, after hitting one on every post, last night. Maybe someone heard.
     
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    It's true enough that advertising can be annoying (and a pop-up blocker that interrupts me to remind me that it's blocking the pop-ups isn't much of an improvement), but realistically, somebody has to pay for this forum. I'm willing to put up with a certain amount of mild annoyance so long as as the product is otherwise free. The day the Globe starts asking me to pay to peruse this nonsense will be the last day you hear from me.

     
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    Re: Dear Boston.com Forum

    Not to mention when you're trying to watch TV and they run an animated promo obscuring half the screen featuring the latest group of tough, street-smart, sexy law enforcement individuals marching menacingly in slow motion down a dark corridor.
     

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