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Old 09-18-2007, 03:00 AM
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Default In-Line Text Ads from Kontera

<img border="1" src="http://www.pocketpcthoughts.com/images/web/2003/kontera-contextlink.gif" alt="" /> <br /><br />I'm a bit over a week late with this announcement, so please forgive the tardiness: recently we switched from using Vibrant Media's IntelliTXT in-line product to using a similar product from Kontera. I know that some of you, specifically those of you who read by moving the mouse cursor across the text, don't like seeing these things pop up. I wanted to explain how to disable them: hover over one of the double-green underlined words, then click on the question mark that's inside that window. You'll be taken to a &quot;What is ContentLink&trade;?&quot; page, and down at the very bottom of that page you'll see a link that you can click on to disable it from appearing again on this domain. It does this by placing a cookie on your machine, so if you use multiple computers or if you routinely purge the cookies on your system, you'll need to re-visit that page. <br /><br />If you're not bothered by the Kontera ads, I'd certainly appreciate if it you could let them appear - you don't need to click on them to support us (though that's appreciated of course), just let them load. The funds from Kontera go toward paying for our two servers, bandwidth costs, and of course my bills so I can continue to run Thoughts Media as my full-time job. Thanks as always for your support - I couldn't do this without you, our community, supporting this site.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:33 AM
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OR...

Even better is to just do this below, so that crap(*see below) doesn't leave anything on your system, AND will speed things up a little for other sites.

In Internet Explorer go to:
Tools\Internet Options

Go to:
Security\Restricted Sites

Click the "Sites" button and enter in the following information:

*.kontera.com

Click Add then close and refresh your browser.

DONE!

The best thing is that you can do this for any site, not just here. It's affective on all sites that use Kontera. I have a list that I add to my restricted sites on my systems. Seems to speed IE up.

Now any site that uses that crap will not have them dispayed, thus stopping that crap that is "In-Line Text" or what I like to refer to as more crap that you don't need on the internet.

*replace crap with the S word.



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Aaron

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Old 09-18-2007, 04:06 AM
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Servoisgod: You don't think these free sites are actually free to maintain, do you? It shouldn't bother you to have an occasional word green-linked. Hell, you don't even have to click it if you don't want to, but don't take away the site operators' profit, please.

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Old 09-18-2007, 08:04 AM
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The TM sites are getting whored up a bit. Not as bad as other sites tho.

I'm getting used the huge ads. But the pop-up surveys and the 2 or 3 second delay before the page unfreezes becuase it is being scanned for ad words is getting to make my browsing experience unpleasant.
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Old 09-18-2007, 03:00 PM
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Servoisgod: You don't think these free sites are actually free to maintain, do you? It shouldn't bother you to have an occasional word green-linked. Hell, you don't even have to click it if you don't want to, but don't take away the site operators' profit, please.

Peace.
Nope, I sure don't. In fact I know they cost quite a bit depending on how much traffic that runs through them.

A few of my opinions:

1. I hate having something forced upon me. (Ads, In-line text, flash crap...)
2. The site owner offered the suggestion of turning it off. If they didn't say it was ok to do, I wouldn't have offered it.
2a. I offered a better solution to those that want it.
3. My browser speed has since become faster, thus making me happy.
4. Other sites seem to be able to function and remain up and operational without In-Line text. So there are other ways.
5. It's the Internet and I choose how I like to us it.

So with that said, the information is there for those that want it.


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Old 09-18-2007, 04:35 PM
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I'm getting used the huge ads. But the pop-up surveys and the 2 or 3 second delay before the page unfreezes becuase it is being scanned for ad words is getting to make my browsing experience unpleasant.
I've tested all my sites on all my systems and I haven't seen this delay you're talking about - it's either a slow CPU that can't execute the Javascript, or some sort of other local problem (an anti-virus scanner checking scripts before they run?). I checked the sites on all my systems, and I can scroll up and down while the Kontera script is scanning the page - so I don't think the problem is something inherent to Kontera.

I suggest you follow my instructions and disable it - that's why I asked Kontera for the option.
 
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Old 09-18-2007, 04:45 PM
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I hate having something forced upon me. (Ads, In-line text, flash crap...)
Actually, nothing is being forced on you - you're making it sound like my site has hijacked your browser home page. You're choosing to come here, access my server, use my resources, read the news, and be a part of this community.

Being ticked off that a Web site you're choosing to visit is showing you ads would be like going into a store and being angry at the music they're playing - it's part of what you get when you walk in the door. If you don't like it, there are other stores.

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It's the Internet and I choose how I like to us it.
Attitudes like this always make me chuckle because if there was no advertising 95% of the Internet would vanish overnight - then where would you go? The only sites left would be the big corporate sites that make their money in the physical world and could afford to underwrite their ad-free Web sites. Not every site out there can use the Wikipedia model of surviving off donations. I'm extremely grateful that people like you are in the small minority.
 
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Old 09-19-2007, 02:58 PM
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Jason,

The first quote of mine that you used doesn't refer to your site in general. It's all over the Internet. My system is running fine and nothing on your site is affecting my computer. Sorry if I was misleading you to believe something otherwise. My point was that no matter where you go on the Internet, you get ads or pop-ups or whatever. So I take my own measures to "fix the glitch".

The second quote I am referenced as making is something that I see from your point. However, I have been using online communities since before there was an "Internet" or as people perceive the Internet today. Sites (BBS or what have you) have always been around for people to get information that they want. Trust me, I would be able to get information from somewhere if I needed. If 95% of the sites went down tomorrow, I wouldn't be affected. Plus, think of all the SPAM that all those sites gather from people and get sent out from their advertisers! I bet SPAM would dramatically drop as well? You don't actually think that those people that gather your information just hold onto it? hmmm...

Anyways, I use the Internet as I chose and that's fine because you know what? I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me! Stuart Smalley reference there for those that did get that.


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Old 09-20-2007, 03:14 AM
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Hmmmm....I clicked on the link and the hyperlinks disappeared. but only when I am at the redirected SPT site with a long extension after the URL. Before you ask, I am able to receive cookies and do so just fine.

So if I visit the site and disable the links...then exit my browser or just go to a different site then back to SPT...the links are back.

But in a related note...the site still has an initial lag when loading the page, even with the links disabled. It momentarily freezes so I cant scroll down to see what the culprit is exactly. But I do notice the PPCT, SPT, and DMT headlines at the top of the page freeze as well before they are loaded, so I dont know if the lag is related to them. But I didn't accuse any ONE THING of the lag anyway as I dont really know what it is.

So it seems the problem I am having isn't the Kontera links but something else. Again, either the ads that are loading or maybe the headlines. So I could just keep the Kontera ads active...and disable when I feel they are getting annoying, which is usually when I browse the site more heavily.

Lastly, the Survey pop-up keeps coming up, even though I keep saying NO-THANKS.

For the uncivilized, I'm just trying to be helpful with CONSTRUCTIVE feedback, as I always do. So no name calling, please!
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Old 09-20-2007, 06:41 AM
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Lastly, the Survey pop-up keeps coming up, even though I keep saying NO-THANKS.
Can you explain what you're referring to here? I can't think of anything on our site that should "pop up" asking about a survey.
 
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