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Sky Banner ad and Firefox probs??

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Liam @ Prog AV, Sep 6, 2005.

  1. Liam @ Prog AV

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    Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this or if I have a problem with my machine!! I use Firefox (burn explorer BURN!) so use each tab to open a different subforum (usually ten or so). Have done this for ages now but have recently noticed a big slow down on my machine (99% resources to Firefox.exe...) whenever I have aat least a couple of forum tabs open. Yesterday it happened on my laptop so I figured I've been done by a virus and it's now spread to the lappy, until I realised the website I was on also had a Sky TV side and top banners. Just to satisfy my curiosity could someone confirm to me that their system is fine running multiple forum windows and that I'm just going mad???

    Thank you for reading.
     
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    You aren't going mad, I use Mozilla to browse the forums and I've found that they often don't load / take ages if I open multiple tabs with subforums. I thought it might be the AV Forums server not liking mulitple connections from the same IP address but now you mention the Sky banners (all Flash Based!) :rolleyes:
     
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    Well the Sky ones are all flash so it's not surprising that they eat up your resources. :(
     
  4. Liam @ Prog AV

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    So i'm not mad. But there's no adblocker button like I normally get with flash banners. This is a joke, it's taking me so much longer to just browse a handful of forums let alone post anything!!! Right Sky - you just made the list LOL!
     
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    Aha - Firefox extensions you are my hero!! "Flashblock" - click button (which replaces banner) to load flash objects.

    Ner ner ner ner Sky, I can't see you anymore :D
     
  6. Stuart Wright

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    I am shortly going to be adding a nag pop-up to all people blocking banners. It is despicable LEECHING to be using the AV Forums while blocking banners.
    Please turn banner off for the forums. Liam, I am amazed that you would consider publishing information which will stop people from seeing YOUR banner! :thumbsdow :rolleyes: :suicide:
     
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    Stuart, I personally don't use banner blocking software on the site but flash banners can be a real problem especially for those with older computers. Would you please consider only using gif or other image banners on the site?
     
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    I'll turn it off Stuart. Pain in the jacksie anyway cos so many sites I browse are Flash LOL!

    But, 3 flash processes PER WINDOW makes it very difficult for a heavy user to browse these forums. The 20kb filesize limit is great for animated gifs (which aren't blocked, and which don't slow my quite fast machine down), but I think you've got to consider a limit to how much processing these flash banners takes up.

    Sorry if I caused a pain in your backside (again). I must be top ten most annoying member at the moment with all this Rule 7 malarky. Although it does remind me of a Bill Hicks line which will probably haunt me forever:

    "If you're in advertising... sales or advertising....... kill yourself."
     
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    No, flash banners are way more attractive and produce better results for the advertisers.
     
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    :oops: :suicide: it was just a suggestion/request not an order
     
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    Completely agree. And lawyers ;)
     
  12. Liam @ Prog AV

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    Yeah I kinda do too, but at the same time I do both sales and some marketing here....
     
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    Thanks for letting me know about that extention Liam :thumbsup:

    Managed to stop loads of websites from stealing my bandwidth with their crappy flash ads now! :D Not this one of course! :thumbsup:
     

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