Stupid Survey

April 6, 2010 at 05:15:12
Specs: XP SP2, 4 gigs
Why not take a survey on the stupid, annoying survey window that pops up all over the place?

Do you people sit up mights trying to think of ways to annoy us?

Geez, get a life will ya?

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon


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#1
April 6, 2010 at 06:35:46
Hey,

This ad started running yesterday and you are only supposed to see it once. Do you have any cookie settings that restrict how you accept/get them? Anyone else besides jam and XpUser4Real having this issue?

Justin


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#2
April 6, 2010 at 07:51:20
I see it everytime I click on anything on this site, very annoying. I will not be participating in the surver, I come here to try to help people, not waste my time, let me know when it`s over, then I`ll come back.

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#3
April 6, 2010 at 07:56:16
The ad is real intrusive and I don't think we should have to alter our browsers in order for it to dissappear.
What will they come up with next?

I come here to try to help people, not waste my time,

I totally agree with that statement. I even did the damned survey just to shut it up and it still loads even though my browser accepts cookies.

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#4
April 6, 2010 at 07:59:04
I'll have to keep an eye on things because I use more than one system, but I can say for sure that I've seen the huge "Take this Tom's Guide survey" and the little floating "One Question Survey" boxes appear more than once.

It's possible that I've only seen each specific one once on each machine, but to be honest, I don't read/track them so I can't say for sure. All I ever do is get slightly pissed and then look for the "Skip Survey" or "Close" button.

I can say this for sure: I will never, ever, ever respond to the surveys, or even read the associated ads, so it's a waste of resources to offer them, at least in my case.

Bottom line is this: If an ad takes over my browsing and causes me to take some action to make it go away, there is no possible way that it will get my business. When I want to buy something, I'll go looking for it. No pop-up, slide-out, mouse-over or floating ad is ever going to get me to say "Hey! I want that!"

In fact, the exact opposite happens. It's more like "Get out of my face, I want nothing more to do with you."

But, hey, that's just me.


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#5
April 6, 2010 at 08:15:14
Couldn't and didn't say it better myself, DerbyDad.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon


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#6
April 6, 2010 at 08:27:27
Hey,

I have gone ahead and made a change so that logged in users really shouldn't see it multiple times.

Did that work?

Justin


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#7
April 6, 2010 at 10:09:33
Thanks Justin, that worked for me.

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#8
April 6, 2010 at 10:17:38
I also rip out and throw away all of those "index card" ads and stiff page ads that you find in magazines.

You know, the ones that prevent you from flipping through pages without stopping at the ads.

When I pick up a magazine at home, the very first thing I do is clean it out - without reading the annoying ads that got stuffed in there.


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#9
April 6, 2010 at 12:17:03
Worked for me too. Thanks.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon


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#10
April 6, 2010 at 14:57:38
The best way for regular users is to set youselves up to not see any form of advert or survey on here. Over a time period I've managed this in both IE & Firefox. In summary:

IE: Hosts files and eDexter and/or using Restricted Sites (using the detected advertising source data).

Firefox: Even easier, just use Adblock.

Not only do I no longer see any adverts or pop-ups whatsoever on here but as an aside most of them have vanished from other websites too.


What's the time?


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#11
April 6, 2010 at 16:25:10
This is a semi-professional site. We shouldn't have to do that in the first place.

Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich.

Napoleon


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#12
April 6, 2010 at 17:02:40
Well, I guess the ads pay for the site but I doubt it will go broke because I don't happen to see them LOL.


What's the time?


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#13
April 9, 2010 at 03:25:38
The instant surveys has screwy results. The percentages don't
add up.

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#14
April 10, 2010 at 06:13:20
Firefox: Even easier, just use Adblock.

NoScript does well too(as most ads are javascript based).

I live in a warm climate and have a machine that is fairly sensitive to the extra heat caused by sustained processing(despite having a huge 3rd party heatsink). I can actually hear the difference some of these ads make(variable fan control). Needless to say it's quieter with noscript......


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#15
April 11, 2010 at 10:44:13
I am missing something here. The ad. I have opened and closed the home page here many times logged in a few times even rebooted my computer and I get no pop up survey. Yeah I get the ads around the page that I usually don't pay any attention to but no pop ups.

Likely


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
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#16
April 11, 2010 at 11:51:42
I have opened and closed the home page here many times logged in a few times even rebooted my computer and I get no pop up survey.  

It only does it for a select few of us.Afraid you don't qualify. :)

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#17
April 11, 2010 at 14:31:45
It only popped up for me on the 6th and then again a few minutes ago.

Apparently I'm semi-qualified?

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#18
April 11, 2010 at 14:40:33
So what have I done to be totally unqualified then?

I shall just sulk....


What's the time?


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#19
April 11, 2010 at 21:25:28
I don't know if I should feel left out, discruntled, or lucky. Guess I am just not part of the snobby cliques lol.

Likely


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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#20
April 12, 2010 at 06:20:49
Next thing there will be a new helper status "Survey Member". What's the betting they've been slipping bucks to someone.


What's the time?


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#21
April 12, 2010 at 08:33:09
"I am just not part of the snobby cliques lol."

And that's why. With that attitude you'll never see any of the "special" ads some of us get.

So there.

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image


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#22
April 12, 2010 at 09:40:32
Hey Larry; did you do the survey? I gotta wonder how many of us did.

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#23
April 12, 2010 at 13:26:43
No. I tend to skip those. Would be interested in hearing if others found them valuable.

Could be just me and few others who find them annoying. And I'm not a typical consumer, so you couldn't judge their effectiveness by me.

I think computer viruses should count as life. I think it says something about human nature that the only form of life we have created so far is purely destructive. We've created life in our own image


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#24
April 13, 2010 at 21:30:54
Oh boy someone thinks I am special *giving rasberries to seawatch*. I juat got the bloomin survey not once but twice. Before I logged in and again after I clicked my first thread. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it. lol

Likely


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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#25
April 13, 2010 at 21:35:53
That survey thing will deter new users from posting. It is extremely annoying when a person is not signed in and goes anywhere on the site. Everything that is clicked on has that survey crap jump up in your face.

I think that the survey crap should be stifled once and for all. After all computing.net is the most organized tech website online ;-)

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#26
April 13, 2010 at 21:38:30
I couldn't agree more but I am a nobody that doesn't make the rules so what I want is of no concern to anyone.

Likely


I want to go like my grandfather did. Peacefully in his sleep. Not screaming at the top of my lungs like the passengers in his car.

(\__/)
(='.'=)
(")_(")


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#27
April 15, 2010 at 00:50:34
I think I missed that intrusive ad because I never saw it.

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#28
May 13, 2010 at 14:12:08
I think the survey is no longer on computing.net
Thanks goodness....that was a real pain!

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#29
May 13, 2010 at 16:55:10
Agreed - better without it.

Google is NOT the only Search Engine!


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