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Old 01-27-2007, 11:43 AM   #1
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H&R BLOCK Banner Ad

Someone please, please, PLEASE tell me that this STUPID banner ad from H&R Block isn't going to be here for the next 4 months????? PLEASE????

Because it not only delays the site while it downloads & flashes, but also appears - for me at least - at both the top & right in the middle of the screen.

And I DO have pop-up deletion software. This is the only time I've had to deal with pop-ups in ages. What's even worse is that you can't even close the sucker - you have to reload the site's main page & try to work fast to get to where you want to go before it appears again.

If H&R Block thinks it's doing itself any favors with this stuff, forget it. I rather eat worms & die than use them after such irritation.


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Old 01-27-2007, 11:44 AM   #2
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Strange, I'm not getting any kind of H&R banner.

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Old 01-27-2007, 11:57 AM   #3
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I don't see it. I guess I should be thankful!
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #4
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Oh it's there all right, and it keeps the Search dropdown from opening - it looks like it tries to open behind the banner. I did a screenshot I'll try to post here.

Well, it's kinda small, but you may be able to see that the H&R Block banner is right under the dropdown listst that you use to navigate the site.

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Old 01-27-2007, 12:00 PM   #5
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I see it, and I have pop ups blocked! don't much care for it, either.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:05 PM   #6
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I run Firefox and have an adblocker extension downloaded - I don't see any ads EVER.

These ads, however, are a way to help pay for the site. There's not much that can be done unless Andy wants to change this to a site where we pay to have a membership. A site is not free and those are the two options to keep it up and running. Sorry about the ad though.

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Old 01-27-2007, 12:08 PM   #7
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It's a commercial world. Money makes it go 'round. (I also find it annoying but...)

...it's a small price to pay for having this site available.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:22 PM   #8
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I agree with Kitchenelf and Andy as well. Yes ads can be super annoying, but they are a necessity if this site is to remain free.

Firefox would take care of that for you though. It is a better browser than IE and it is free. You will never again see another ad if you use it.
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:23 PM   #9
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it`s also not a bad advert for Firefox either! :)

I use it also and can`t see the sucker (thankfully).

edit: YT shouts "SNAP" at GB and makes him pick up all the cards :P
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Old 01-27-2007, 12:31 PM   #10
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I do understand the need for ads, but this is the first time an ad here has definitely interfered with enjoying the site.

For me at least, it pops up sometimes right in the middle of the site & stays there, with no way to close it, & I can't click on any thread. And as BlueCat pointed out, it also successfully manages to block the site menus.

This hasn't happened with any of the other banner ads DC has had in the past, & like I said before - H&R Block is NOT making any friends here - lol!!!

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