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    Ads on the site

    This isn't a complaint and maybe this has been going on for a while but I found it entertaining that there was a UNI banner ad at the top of my Cyclone Fanatic window.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Top banner ad is usually based on your browsing history. Did you follow the Jacobson to Texas A&M saga? That would be enough to pop it up for you.




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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by isuaggie View Post
    Top banner ad is usually based on your browsing history. Did you follow the Jacobson to Texas A&M saga? That would be enough to pop it up for you.
    What you're talking about is spyware. I hope that's not the case.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by cyspike View Post
    What you're talking about is spyware. I hope that's not the case.
    No it is targeted marketing. Get used to it, you are being watched online.


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    Quote Originally Posted by brianhos View Post
    No it is targeted marketing. Get used to it, you are being watched online.
    Is that why this site has been so slow?



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    Re: Ads on the site

    The site being slow is likely due to the multimedia ad at the bottom of the page. My work blocks it, so things are fast here.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by cyspike View Post
    What you're talking about is spyware. I hope that's not the case.
    This happens all over the Internet. It is nothing that CF does. It will happen on most sites that you visit as a result of 3rd party ad networks.

    For example, if you're big golfer and you Google things about golf a lot, there's a good chance that some sort of golf ads will show up on the sites that you visit more than someone who doesn't search for that.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    This happens all over the Internet. It is nothing that CF does. It will happen on most sites that you visit as a result of 3rd party ad networks.

    For example, if you're big golfer and you Google things about golf a lot, there's a good chance that some sort of golf ads will show up on the sites that you visit more than someone who doesn't search for that.
    No kidding, you should see what I get.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    This site crashes my browsers flash plug in every time I'm on it. Can't even watch an imbedded video because by the time it's halfway thru it locks up. Kind of frustrating. I even reinstalled chrome and updated all the new plug ins.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    This site crashes my browsers flash plug in every time I'm on it. Can't even watch an imbedded video because by the time it's halfway thru it locks up. Kind of frustrating. I even reinstalled chrome and updated all the new plug ins.
    If you tend to have a couple tabs open with flash driven ad sites I notice it more.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    This site crashes my browsers flash plug in every time I'm on it. Can't even watch an imbedded video because by the time it's halfway thru it locks up. Kind of frustrating. I even reinstalled chrome and updated all the new plug ins.
    yeah... i think that might be due to the athletixnation ad (the one with the video at the bottom).

    I finally just went and killed that in my hosts file and i havent had a flash crash since.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Another thing for chrome users, install the adblockplus plugin. Its fantastic, plus you can create custom filters where you can just right click on an ad and add it to the list.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisMWilliams View Post
    This happens all over the Internet. It is nothing that CF does. It will happen on most sites that you visit as a result of 3rd party ad networks.

    For example, if you're big golfer and you Google things about golf a lot, there's a good chance that some sort of golf ads will show up on the sites that you visit more than someone who doesn't search for that.
    C'mon Chris. Any ad that displays on this site has to pay for it. That's why this site is free for the rest of us.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by cyspike View Post
    C'mon Chris. Any ad that displays on this site has to pay for it. That's why this site is free for the rest of us.
    Its a package. Its a rotating display of ads tailored to your history in most cases. Im not sure what you arent getting.



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    Re: Ads on the site

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerdaddy View Post
    This site crashes my browsers flash plug in every time I'm on it. Can't even watch an imbedded video because by the time it's halfway thru it locks up. Kind of frustrating. I even reinstalled chrome and updated all the new plug ins.
    Yeah, that's frustrating.

    I just use IE for video now.


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