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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by mikie46, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. mikie46

    mikie46 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I realize they want to advertise but do they have to stick it in my face everytime i click on a thread link? :rolleyes:
     
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  2. mikie46

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    Can they make it any larger? Its not even the standard 468x60. Its even bigger than that. WTH.
     
  3. xbox360gurl70s

    xbox360gurl70s Elite Member

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    the piggy is so cute. hehe

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  4. Gogeta

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  5. FatherCarbon

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    I don't mind it, I'm even downloading it. Banner could be a bit smaller though. :rolleyes:
     
  6. wakkaoaka

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    i totally agree with you... but a pink tutu addon on that piggy addon would be nice. tra la la la la.

    btw, im using maxthon 2.1.5 and download piggy is just an image to me, no link.
     
  7. The Scarlet Pimp

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    install 'adblock plus' -- that is what i use to block images.
    (for firefox and seamonkey)
     
  8. lewi

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    I dont see how this is actually a paid advertisement as the program is free to download.... doesnt make a list.... so the program must have something else in it thats blackhat and earning the owner a commission on all purchases (only valid thing i can see)....

    harro or alex care to enlighten us?
     
  9. WizGizmo

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    I have to agree with mark1993 who said, "True , but BHW is a forum and this is how forums make cash."

    Since most of us voted on Diamond Dave's recent poll to keep the forum membership free (myself included), I think that putting up with a paid banner here or there, (no matter what size it is) is a small price to pay, considering the amount of useful free info and stuff we are getting here. After all, it isn't coming out of our pockets, right? . . .

    That's my story and I'm stickin' to it. :)

    "Wiz"
     
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    Yep, AdblockPlus is a must. Took me 10 seconds to block the piggy. Sorry piggy :p
     
  11. scubaslick

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    How can you be a marketer and not be FASCINATED with other people's ads?

    I don't watch TV, I watch commercials and tolerate the sappy, unfunny shit in the middle called programming.

    You people are weird. I love the pig. I may adopt him.
     
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    In my best Homer singing voice> spiderpig, spiderpig, does whatever a spiderpig does.
     
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    I still dont see the point in the ad, I cant even click on it
     
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    I clicked on it but it ran through
    Code:
    http://anonymizeit.com
    So how are they even getting credit for the click???
     
  15. gimme4free

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    My mouse doesnt show that its a link, i cannot click on it, im using IE7
     
  16. FatherCarbon

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    I am curious as to how it's being monetized. I swear there better not be any malware elements involved. Doing something like that to your own forum members is TOO blackhat. :

    I installed it but for the life of me I can't find the pig when I go to youtube.
     
  17. vivalafeva

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    yea i found it annoying at first, but now im startin to like the little guy. Anyway if it gets annoying just block it.
     
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    yeah adblock stops them right in there tracks yeah its a little to big to be honest before it got blocked
     
  19. knowledgeblast

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    I hate that pink annoying banner at the top of every thread I click....once should be enough. It is really distracting and I just wish it could be removed as an experiment gone bad. I was happy to see this thread as I was just thinking to myself how incredibly annoying the dang banner is.

    My 2 cents
     
  20. vivalafeva

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    Maybe its daves site?

    The message you have entered is too short