This topic was created by Barry Rueger.
Friggin Giant Ugly Microsoft Ads!
Dear God! I know that ads pay the bills, and have no issue with them, but I refuse to put up with a GIANT godawful Microsoft ad that takes up literally HALF of the browser window!
Either find a way to nuke these things or write me off after many years as a loyal reader.
Re: Friggin Giant Ugly Microsoft Ads!
If I have guessed correctly, the offending ad has a minimise button and is frequency capped - and is part of a campaign that finishes in a couple of weeks. But yes it is annoying. I will forward your comment to ads team.
I have hit that minimize button at least twenty times over the last few days, and the damned thing keeps coming back every time a page is loaded or refreshed. That's with Chrome on Mint Linux.
Funny thing is ...
... do Microsoft and ElReg's marketers really think that annoying people who run Linux is going to make them give up on FOSS and start using the
clusterfuck KitchenSinkWare[tm] provided by Microsoft? Methinks it has quite the opposite affect ...
Hint: The "User-Agent" so-called "request header" exists for reason. Yes, I know, it's easily faked, but anyone with enough clues to claim to be running Linux when they are actually running an Apple product (or any other OS, for that matter) don't give a rat's ass about Microsoft's marketing, and never will.
The marketing mindset never ceases to amaze me.
Thanks guys - that much better. Now if Quickbooks would run under WINE I could ignore Microsoft entirely!
Back in my day...
...the re-colouring of The Register's homepage to suit the whims of MS marketing only happened for one day...April 1st.
I actually run windows and I'm still disappointed with El Reg selling their soul like this. For shame!
Souls for rent
We changed the masthead colour in 1999 or 2000 for a Compaq campaign - and the motto - biting the hand etc. - to "Renting our souls to Compaq for a week."
And look where it got them.
Re: Souls for rent
I take it that they didn't read the small print in the contract then?
I just tried visiting the front page on a non-adblocked browser, and there was a friggin' floating window spamming about a "survey" (I use the term loosely) travelling jerkily across the screen. Catching the damn thing to close it was really obnoxious on such a coffee-starved Friday.
..and you wonder why people block ads?
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