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Slashdot ads

Chacham (981) writes | more than 11 years ago

Slashdot.org 6

Well, slashdot started with ads, they weren't annoying. When they got annoying, they started subscriptions. Also, Mozilla could be used to block the annoying ones. I found that all the annoying ads were the ones not hosted by slashdot. Now, however, it looks like most ads are theirs. And blocking images from slashdot in genereal makes a lot of things go away.

Well, slashdot started with ads, they weren't annoying. When they got annoying, they started subscriptions. Also, Mozilla could be used to block the annoying ones. I found that all the annoying ads were the ones not hosted by slashdot. Now, however, it looks like most ads are theirs. And blocking images from slashdot in genereal makes a lot of things go away.

What just got me lately, was that they broke a rule. That is, the no human rule. Yeah, there is no such rule, but leaving out humans gets people out of all sorts of complaints. Slashdot, however, hasn't just started with humans, they now have two ads with mostly unclad women in them. In the first one there's very little to see, as you only see her head. This second one shows a lot more.

And here I though slashdot was safe. Oh well. Looks like I'll be blocking all images from slashdot next time I see something like that. It's only a matter of time before they advertise straight out pornography.

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6 comments

it's a wonder they haven't (2)

Twirlip of the Mists (615030) | more than 11 years ago | (#4865420)

I'm really surprised Slashdot isn't running porn ads already. I mean, after all, Slashdot is practically the target demographic for internet porn all by itself. Amazing.

I can't really complain about the ads, though. I use OmniWeb, and I haven't seen an ad in months and months.

Re:it's a wonder they haven't (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#4865583)

I am not familiar with OmniWeb. Could youi explain please?

Re:it's a wonder they haven't (2)

Twirlip of the Mists (615030) | more than 11 years ago | (#4866049)

Best web browser [omnigroup.com] in the world.

Re:it's a wonder they haven't (1)

Chacham (981) | more than 11 years ago | (#4867792)

Ah, a mac thing. Oh well. Thanx for the link.

Try AdBlock (1)

rickymoz (533931) | more than 11 years ago | (#4866056)

AdBlock [mozdev.org] enables you to define strings, including wildcards, found in an image url. Try *slashdot.org/banners*.

Nekkid Chicks!? (1)

MonTemplar (174120) | more than 11 years ago | (#4866890)

Slashdot, however, hasn't just started with humans, they now have two ads with mostly unclad women in them. In the first one there's very little to see, as you only see her head. This second one shows a lot more.

Crap! I've never seen those ones. Maybe I should spend less time reading comments. :)

When the X10 ads show up, you'll know that the End is Nigh... *grin*

MT.
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