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Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Tim S, 10 Feb 2009.

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What do you think about text ads?

  1. I don't mind them and I might find them useful

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  2. I'll accept them if it means even more content

    39 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. I would block them and blacklist all other adverts on bit-tech

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  4. I hate them and would visit the site less as a result

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  1. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    I don't know if it's just me but I've yet to see one of the intelliTxt ads or out folding banners. Bit-tech is whitelisted of course, first thing I did when I installed AdBlock Plus. Not that I do mind being left out though. :D
     
  2. whisperwolf

    whisperwolf What's a Dremel?

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    Its amazing I didn't think it was possible but the Empire at war top banner ad thingy is actually more annoying than the repugnant intilitext ads. Always gets triggered when I try to open new tabs in chrome or click on any buttons in my bookmark bar, Its really in an annoying location.
     
  3. Oclocker

    Oclocker What's a Dremel?

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    i used to read hexus reviews until they started these goddamn awful things. never read a review there since they started. Funnily enough when it was announced that Dennis publishing bought Bit-tech, I thought it won't be long before the bean counters wanna ruin bit-tech as well! at least an opinions been asked first its the road to ruin imho.
     
  4. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    It finally happened...

    [​IMG]

    Time to prepare AdBlock it seems. :sigh:
     
  5. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    There's been a few things that I'd quite like to have read recently, but I haven't. Because I'm still not going to the main site until these are gone.
     
  6. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    Time to toddle off and see how to block intellitxt then. I didn't think it would come to it tbh, but hey we're in a recession and that.

    Right, that's that done then. All other adverts appear.
     
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  7. *mat-ster*

    *mat-ster* What's a Dremel?

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    WTF....................!


    WHY bit-Tech why................:wallbash::wallbash::wallbash::wallbash:......:miffed:......:sigh:
    do you guys even give a **** anymore or what.....?

    GET RID OF THE ADDS - NO one wants them and no one even looks at them.....

    Be more original to get more cash for example

    * Create a forum page dedicated to advertising, so if you want to see whats new you can have a look..... this is just INSANE.

    EVERYONE HATES TEXT ADDS
     
  8. specofdust

    specofdust Banned

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    It's a shame Dennis decided to do this. A real shame. My eyes won't be seeing any more bit-tech ads from here on out. This was one of the very few sites I didn't add to my blocklist - because I knew it tried to get ads that were generally useful to the user, and because it tried to make the advertising relatively unannoying and non-intrusive. That attitude seems to have gone, and with it, my respect.
     
  9. *mat-ster*

    *mat-ster* What's a Dremel?

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    Go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865

    With Firefox download and install Adblock Plus

    then insert bit-tech.uk.intellitxt.com into the filter

    Goodbye to green underline and unwanted add window. :thumb:

    Works well on Hexus and HardOCP - obviously you will need to type in
    hardocp.us.intellitxt.com
    hexus.uk.intellitxt.com
     
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  10. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Or just *intellitxt.com ;)
     
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  11. *mat-ster*

    *mat-ster* What's a Dremel?

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    Doh...:blush: Yeah thanks.....:thumb:

    Check that = "The post of the Beast" - LOL
     
  12. Techno-Dann

    Techno-Dann Disgruntled kumquat

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    I'm sorry, Bit-Tech, you're off my whitelist. You folks have always been good about selecting non-annoying banner ads, and even the background image ads were rather well done, but intellitxt is beyond evil. Until that goes away, consider yourself adblocked.

    (will be writing an E-mail as well)
     
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  13. murtoz

    murtoz Busy procrastinating

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    Same here... just installed an add blocker, purely because of the STOOPID intellitxt on bit-tech. Dennis... you are losing revenue as all other adds are now blocked (I sometimes even clicked one of them too!)
     
  14. Rocket_Knight64

    Rocket_Knight64 Minimodder

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    Has some one turn up the frequency dial a notch over there?

    I now blacklist at home but browing the site at work nearly EVERY page (from all sections) had text ads. I have a carp mouse at work that does not track too well and you only have to brush (not stop on) them to activate and they stay for ages (with nothing relevant).

    Please. They ruin the look and feel of the site, hog resources and nobody who would visit Bit-Tech would ever intentionally click through. We arnt |\|00bs.
     
  15. *mat-ster*

    *mat-ster* What's a Dremel?

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    Shame looks like thay have been told by the new Lords and Masters.........
     
  16. RTT

    RTT #parp

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  17. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    Result!
     
  18. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    Brilliant News :)
     
  19. cpemma

    cpemma Ecky thump

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    Everyone moaning obviously is. It's easy enough to blacklist just intellitxt if it bothers you. Learn to use your hosts file, even Linux and Apple users have them.
     
  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Wow, they DO listen. :)
     
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