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Crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?

  1. Aug 17, 2005 #1

    EL

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    Why is there so much crackpot-advertising at the top of the main page?
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2005 #2

    wolram

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    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:
     
  4. Aug 17, 2005 #3

    EL

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    Well, the one who pays most must be right! :biggrin:
     
  5. Aug 17, 2005 #4

    EL

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    So Greg, how much do I have to pay?
     
  6. Aug 17, 2005 #5

    wolram

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    How did you know i paid Greg, 80,000,000 turkish lire? or was it more.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2005 #6

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  8. Aug 17, 2005 #7

    EL

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    Yeah, but then I cannot save everyone else from it! :tongue2:
     
  9. Aug 17, 2005 #8

    wolram

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    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:
     
  10. Aug 17, 2005 #9
    well, if I did propose a way to get rid of the ads here, would it be against the forum rules?
     
  11. Aug 17, 2005 #10

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    I think the way Greg does it is best, but i am sure he would be open to
    realistic ideas.
     
  12. Aug 17, 2005 #11
    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:
     
  13. Aug 17, 2005 #12
    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 in the preferences, no google ads ever show up on the browser again.
     
  14. Aug 17, 2005 #13

    wolram

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    You must really hate paying taxes :rofl:
     
  15. Aug 17, 2005 #14
    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.
     
  16. Aug 17, 2005 #15

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    I hear that ducks are water tight too :biggrin:
     
  17. Aug 17, 2005 #16

    wolram

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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:
     
  18. Aug 17, 2005 #17

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    :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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  19. Aug 17, 2005 #18
    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.
     
  20. Aug 17, 2005 #19

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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...
     
  21. Aug 17, 2005 #20

    wolram

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    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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