Crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?

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

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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:
 
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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:
 
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So Greg, how much do I have to pay?
 
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How did you know i paid Greg, 80,000,000 turkish lire? or was it more.
 
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Yeah, but then I cannot save everyone else from it! :tongue2:
 
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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:
 
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well, if I did propose a way to get rid of the ads here, would it be against the forum rules?
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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.
 
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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:
 
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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:
 
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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?
 
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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.
 
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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...
 
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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:
 
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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:
 
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wolram said:
and fizzysists are are to blinkered to notice the adds :rofl:
Well, I did! :tongue2:
 
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EL said:
Well, I did! :tongue2:

Blast, are they evolving into self aware beings, no impossible :biggrin:
 
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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:
 
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Will people seeing any crackpot ads please post the url's here so Greg can remove the ads ?

Thanks !
 
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honestrosewater said:
Yes, woolie, I'm always behind you. I like the view. :biggrin:
Is there a way to be behind each other :confused: :devil: :biggrin:
 
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wolram said:
Is there a way to be behind each other :confused: :devil: :biggrin:
Sure, but it looks like you're having enough fun by yourself. :tongue2:
 
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honestrosewater said:
Sure, but it looks like you're having enough fun by yourself. :tongue2:

Where do you find this stuff :rofl: It is no good though mine is not wicked :tongue:
 
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wolram said:
Where do you find this stuff :rofl:
Through an ad on PF. :biggrin:
It is no good though mine is not wicked :tongue:
Okay, then, you keep your pose, and I'll stay in this one. (No, that isn't me.)
 
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Through an ad on PF. :biggrin:
Okay, then, you keep your pose, and I'll stay in this one. (No, that isn't me.)

Blimey, me ead gaskets just blown, that is a WB
 
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Will people seeing any crackpot ads please post the url's here so Greg can remove the ads ?
Apparently you do not see the adds. There are very many crackpot adds. It would be too much to post the url of every seemingly crackpot add. There are just too many. For example these are the the four links on top of the main page that I get now (I guess that only one of them is not a crackpot add):

(1)
Slide Shows for Physics
MathType for science and math presentations - free download!
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?adurl=http://www.dessci.com/googlemt&sa=l&ai=Bxgfs9kQEQ8z-K7PIiwGjnJyjAb-DxAal2r-SAcCNtwGwkB8QARgBIKOl9wEoBEDMEEiJOVD6udieApgBs4-ItAGgAarVuP8DqgEKNDcyNTgxNDEzNLIBFXd3dy5waHlzaWNzZm9ydW1zLmNvbboBCTcyOHg5MF9hc8gBAdoBHWh0dHA6Ly93d3cucGh5c2ljc2ZvcnVtcy5jb20v&num=1&client=ca-pub-6580726045122001 [Broken]

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Anti-Relativity.com
Examine the experimental evidence against relativity.
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=BBZF49kQEQ8z-K7PIiwGjnJyjAaL2ngmmv9GqAcCNtwHQhgMQAhgCIKOl9wEoBEDMEEiEOVCDh52aB5gBs4-ItAGqAQo0NzI1ODE0MTM0sgEVd3d3LnBoeXNpY3Nmb3J1bXMuY29tugEJNzI4eDkwX2FzyAEB2gEdaHR0cDovL3d3dy5waHlzaWNzZm9ydW1zLmNvbS8&num=2&adurl=http://www.anti-relativity.com&client=ca-pub-6580726045122001 [Broken]

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Relativity Challenge
Did Einstein make a math mistake? You be the judge!
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?sa=l&ai=BnDTW9kQEQ8z-K7PIiwGjnJyjAf6a-Au86YGwAcCNtwGQsAoQAxgDIKOl9wEoBEDMEEiLOVCA45ao_P____8BmAGzj4i0AaoBCjQ3MjU4MTQxMzSyARV3d3cucGh5c2ljc2ZvcnVtcy5jb226AQk3Mjh4OTBfYXPIAQHaAR1odHRwOi8vd3d3LnBoeXNpY3Nmb3J1bXMuY29tLw&num=3&adurl=http://www.relativitychallenge.com/index.htm&client=ca-pub-6580726045122001 [Broken]

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Physics & Consciousness
Quantum physics and the human mind Podcast & mp3 by Dr. John Hagelin.
http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/iclk?adurl=http://mum.edu/podcast&sa=l&ai=BsaUc9kQEQ8z-K7PIiwGjnJyjAYjF7gqAgayyAcCNtwGA2zUQBBgEIKOl9wEoBEDMEEiEOVCCs9bKBJgBs4-ItAGgAbKq9P4DqgEKNDcyNTgxNDEzNLIBFXd3dy5waHlzaWNzZm9ydW1zLmNvbboBCTcyOHg5MF9hc8gBAdoBHWh0dHA6Ly93d3cucGh5c2ljc2ZvcnVtcy5jb20v&num=4&client=ca-pub-6580726045122001 [Broken]
 
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Yeah, it would be much simpler to post all non-crackpot ads! :wink:
 
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These are the 4 at the top of my page now
Relativity Challenge
Did Einstein make a math mistake? You be the judge!
If the Law of Attraction
hasn't worked for you, I know why. Three things that must come first.
Physics & Consciousness
Quantum physics and the human mind Podcast & mp3 by Dr. John Hagelin.
Is There An End To Life?
Find Out If There's An End To Life. All Your Questions Answered.

Only #3 might not be crackpot, and that's only because I don't know what it is.
 
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Thanks gerben !

Smurf, could you throw in links to those websites as well ?
 
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These are the 4 at the top of my page now
Relativity Challenge
Did Einstein make a math mistake? You be the judge!
If the Law of Attraction
hasn't worked for you, I know why. Three things that must come first.
Physics & Consciousness
Quantum physics and the human mind Podcast & mp3 by Dr. John Hagelin.
Is There An End To Life?
Find Out If There's An End To Life. All Your Questions Answered.

Only #3 might not be crackpot, and that's only because I don't know what it is.

I would consider John Hagelin to be a "crackpot", even with his physics Ph.D. Why? When you invoke supernatural and mysticism as part of physics (yet, you can't define and measure these), then you have over-reached and gone beyond what science is.

http://bobpark.physics.umd.edu/WN03/wn070303.html [Broken]
http://bobpark.physics.umd.edu/WN03/wn032803.html [Broken]
http://bobpark.physics.umd.edu/WN99/wn040999.html#3 [Broken]

Zz.
 
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