I don't experience this problem since I switched to FireFox.
I'll still support 1SRC though.
1Src are actually in violation of Google's terms of service for their Google ads because of the fact they use Intellitext. Google AdSense's rules state:
"We do not permit Google ads or search boxes accessing Google search services to be published on web pages that also contain what could be considered competing ads or services. This would include ads that mimic Google ads or otherwise appear to be associated with Google on your site. If you have elected to receive content-based Google ads, this would also include all other content-targeted ads."
The Google ads on this site are content-based (they use the content of the page to determine what ads are served), and so are Intellitext's ads. Hence either one or the other has to go... My vote is for Intellitext, which I am forced to block through my browser since it locks my entire browser up for 1-2 seconds on every page view otherwise.
This is getting too annoying. Recently, I've been getting these pages that have an ad and the link "skip this ad" at the top right. Also, when I visit the front page of 1src. Annoying audio ads keep playing. It's gotten to the point where I just don't want to come here anymore because of the stupid, annoying ads.
Block intellitxt in IE
Ok, I go to www.askmen.com alot, great site. Anways, they have Intellitxt too. Here is the solution to disabling it in IE (by the way, security through obscurity is fleeting...)
Tools -> Internet Options
Click the Security tab
Click on Restricted sites
Add the offending website (www.askmen.com in this case)
Now the side effect of this solution is that the entire site is now in lock-down. I don't really care, as I look at the text.
I'm glad I figured this out as I did NOT want to right my own plugin for this.
IE + Adshield = pretty darn good surfing.
IE= Satan's Helper
Rediscover the web.
I'm just kidding. Satan probably has people to do that for him.
Seriously though, I'm a recent convert, and getting ready to switch my office over to FireFox. At least give it a shot.
I have no problems with AdBlock from Firefox. Works well....
I'm now seeing hijacked links while browsing the forums. If you've ever been to any Yahoo Groups, you know what I mean. Randomly (I assume randomly) when you click on a link, say to look at a topic within a forum, you are taken to an ad instead. In the top right corner of the screen is a link to skip the ad, and you are then directed to your original destination.
I can't stand this crap. I don't click on banner ads for a reason. I don't buy things because of some stupid flashy graphic on a web page. I come to this site for information regarding PDAs and nothing more. I do my research for shopping in other ways, but trust me, never through banner adds, hijacked urls, or intellitext crap!
I notice 1SRC hasn't replied to this thread. Interesting. I also find it interesting that they have yet to correct their Google Ad violation by either removing Google Ads or removing Intellitext ads. It's unfortunate that the only way to make money is through advertising that drives away customers. Could you image what the world would be like if every time you stepped out your front door, an ad flew over and hovered two feet in front of your face until you pushed it away?
I agree with stopping the ilnk keyword ads, but doesn't everybody have those links? I'm pretty sure anywhere you go, over 80% of webpages have those annoying keyword ads, whether Google likes it or not. WHy can't they just cut them out copmletely?
I use IE (because I can't stand how long it takes other browsers to load after those damn annoying splash screens - even with a 3.2 GHz HT processor and 1 GB RAM), and I've never experienced the troubles that other people complain about. Plus, installing a new browser takes too effort: I mean, you have to go to the website, download the file, AND install it. Too much work for my big fat lazy butt.
You should check your computer for spyware/adware. AFAIK 1src doesnt do this. The incredibily annoying intelltext links yes, but not the 'click here to contiune' messages.
Keyword adds, banners and the like dont bother me, and I will click them The intellitext are just horrible.
Checked daily. It's not spyware, and it happens on only one other Site, Yahoo Groups, and I've stopped going there because of the ads. Funny, as I'm typing this response, a damned flash pop-up covered the text entry box on the reply form from Verizon. I hate this crap, and I don't see myself coming back to this Site any more. I can't recall a Site with more invasive pop-ups, sidebars, headers, linked text, etc. as I have seen on this Site. I realize that no one is concerned that I am abandoning this Site, but I am. I enjoyed reading the information posted here, but I'm tired of weeding through the crap to get to it.
It's too bad. There are four ad areas on this Site, and the banner ads are bigger than the logo for the Site. Top billing goes to the ads, not the Site. Who runs this Site now, the owners or the ad delivery agents?
I appreciate needing to cover costs associated with maintaining this Site. I understand. What I don't appreciate or intend to tolerate is the invasion of ads. Ads evolve as marketing trends are discovered, and I see the trend shifting to push ads in your way as you browse this Site. You must pay attention to the ad, whether you want to or not. At least that's the theory.
In practice, this will, in my humble opinion, drive people away, quite the oposite of what is undoubtedly desired. Keep the banner ads, fine. Stop forcing me to respond to ads just to read what I want to see.
Yeah, it's not spyware. I've been to this site on many different PC's and almost every time as I'm browsing, I get at least one of those ad pages that tell you to click on the blue link at the top right of the page to continue. I also get these super annoying flash / popups that play audio. They usually have an on/off button and an "x" out button to close them. This is getting to the point where I just don't want to come here anymore. Joel, YellowRose? You guys see this thread? What u gonna do about all this CR@P?
I've just noticed this intellitext stuff today. If somebody would tell me where Adblock is in Mozilla 1.7, I'd love to turn it off. I find it quite annoying!
Adblock is an extention that you have to download. It should work on Mozilla.
I was afraid of that. The only one I found was for Firefox. Something must have changed in the Intellitext stuff because I never used to see this here.
It says it's for both Mozilla and Firefox.
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