Crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?

  • Thread starter EL
  • Start date
  • #1
EL
Science Advisor
547
0

Main Question or Discussion Point

Why is there so much crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
EL said:
Why is there so much crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?
There is a magic trick that makes them disappear, you only have to send a
meager sum to Greg, and hey presto all gone. :biggrin:
 
  • #3
EL
Science Advisor
547
0
wolram said:
There is a magic trick that makes them disappear, you only have to send a
meager sum to Greg, and hey presto all gone. :biggrin:
Well, the one who pays most must be right! :biggrin:
 
  • #4
EL
Science Advisor
547
0
So Greg, how much do I have to pay?
 
  • #5
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
How did you know i paid Greg, 80,000,000 turkish lire? or was it more.
 
  • #7
EL
Science Advisor
547
0
Yeah, but then I cannot save everyone else from it! :tongue2:
 
  • #8
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
EL said:
Yeah, but then I cannot save everyone else from it! :tongue2:
But you wouldn't deprive Greg of his pea nuts would you, look at his avtar,
without pea nuts he may become extinct
:rofl: :rofl:
 
  • #9
58
0
well, if I did propose a way to get rid of the ads here, would it be against the forum rules?
 
  • #10
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
klusener said:
well, if I did propose a way to get rid of the ads here, would it be against the forum rules?
I think the way Greg does it is best, but i am sure he would be open to
realistic ideas.
 
  • #11
1,085
6
klusener said:
well, if I did propose a way to get rid of the ads here, would it be against the forum rules?
Probably, but I would guess that quite a few people already have :smile: With firefox you can even block out the yellow stripe at the top of each thread. Not that I would know anything about that :biggrin:
 
  • #12
58
0
yeah, that's what i was going to propose, using the adblock extension in ff. Normally, if you just block the iframe it comes back again, the next time you visit pf, but if you go into the options and just type in http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com [Broken] in the preferences, no google ads ever show up on the browser again.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • #13
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
klusener said:
yeah, that's what i was going to propose, using the adblock extension in ff. Normally, if you just block the iframe it comes back again, the next time you visit pf, but if you go into the options and just type in http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com [Broken] in the preferences, no google ads ever show up on the browser again.
You must really hate paying taxes :rofl:
 
Last edited by a moderator:
  • #14
1,085
6
klusener, you don't even need to install adblock to block out a big chunk of ads. Personally I have heard that people can use a css file to block out a big chunk of ads (like 99% or so). I have heard too, that one can check out a "critic of google" (a company that "watches" google :smile: ) on how to block out google ads with this css file. Also, to remove objects, I use, I mean, I have heard "remove it permanently" is a good firefox extension for doing this kind of thing. Although adblock probably works well too.
 
  • #15
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
mattmns said:
klusener, you don't even need to install adblock to block out a big chunk of ads. Personally I have heard that people can use a css file to block out a big chunk of ads (like 99% or so). I have heard too, that one can check out a "critic of google" (a company that "watches" google :smile: ) on how to block out google ads with this css file. Also, to remove objects, I use, I mean, I have heard "remove it permanently" is a good firefox extension for doing this kind of thing. Although adblock probably works well too.
I hear that ducks are water tight too :biggrin:
 
  • #16
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
But seriously if you can afford it you should support PFs, it is a tiny amount
to pay for you get in return, where else could you go for such a wealth of
information and good company :biggrin:
 
  • #17
honestrosewater
Gold Member
2,105
5
wolram said:
But you wouldn't deprive Greg of his pea nuts would you, look at his avtar,
without pea nuts he may become extinct
:rofl: :rofl:
:rofl: I thought elephants ate peanuts.

Just out of curiosity, how much would you guys be willing to pay to get rid of the ads? You're already going to some trouble to avoid them - would you be willing to just pay some money and save your time?
 
Last edited:
  • #18
1,085
6
I would rather pay to support pf (in general, the idea) than to remove ads. Also, to remove ~99% of ads only takes about 2 seconds. It just requires putting a css file into a specific folder.
 
  • #19
EL
Science Advisor
547
0
Well, I'm not really bothered myself about the ads. It's just that new people comming here may be confused. If they are non-physicists they may believe the ads are good stuff. If they are physicists they may get the impression this whole site is crackpot.
Anyway, I can understand that Greg needs money...
 
  • #20
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
honestrosewater said:
:rofl: I thought elephants ate peanuts.

Just out of curiosity, how much would you guys be willing to pay to get rid of the ads? You're already going to some trouble to avoid them - would you be willing to just pay some money and save your time?
Thanks Rose a little support at last, i am not sure what Greg eats, may be
non subs, but no he would soon tire of the little bones :rofl:
 
  • #21
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
EL said:
Well, I'm not really bothered myself about the ads. It's just that new people comming here may be confused. If they are non-physicists they may believe the ads are good stuff. If they are physicists they may get the impression this whole site is crackpot.
Anyway, I can understand that Greg needs money...

crackpot here, EL wash your mouth out with soap and water
and fizzysists are are to blinkered to notice the adds :rofl:
 
  • #22
EL
Science Advisor
547
0
wolram said:
and fizzysists are are to blinkered to notice the adds :rofl:
Well, I did! :tongue2:
 
  • #23
wolram
Gold Member
4,267
557
EL said:
Well, I did! :tongue2:
Blast, are they evolving into self aware beings, no impossible :biggrin:
 
  • #24
honestrosewater
Gold Member
2,105
5
EL said:
Well, I'm not really bothered myself about the ads. It's just that new people comming here may be confused. If they are non-physicists they may believe the ads are good stuff. If they are physicists they may get the impression this whole site is crackpot.
I think that's a good point. Someone mentioned the other day that you can PM Greg about any questionable ads, and he can block them.

Yes, woolie, I'm always behind you. I like the view. :biggrin:
 
  • #25
Gokul43201
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,051
17
Will people seeing any crackpot ads please post the url's here so Greg can remove the ads ?

Thanks !
 

Related Threads on Crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?

  • Last Post
Replies
19
Views
4K
  • Last Post
3
Replies
51
Views
5K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
3K
Replies
32
Views
3K
  • Last Post
Replies
8
Views
1K
Replies
32
Views
9K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
1K
  • Last Post
Replies
4
Views
3K
Replies
5
Views
586
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
2K
Top