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Tryno  
#1 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 1:52:50 AM(UTC)
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Ok  ENOUGH already with the damn ad that flashes on and off at the bottom of the screen.  Clicking hide just gets rid of it temporarily.  Either do away with it all together or leave it up.  Popping on and off is VERY irritanting.   
simonsays  
#2 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 2:02:24 AM(UTC)
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for me it's a block box (pop up blocker). the problem is that it appears over the text/reply box. So I accept that folks want to make money to support their site... but isn't that what Federal Daily is? Basically, Federal Soup is a linked content provider. (our posts get displayed). If anything, I should be getting a cut and not attempts to be advertised to.


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#3 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 2:30:39 AM(UTC)
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I've been surfing the internet since '95 and I don't think I've every purposely clicked on an advertisement, even if something directly relates to me. An obtrusive popup? I am guaranteed not to click on it. 

Fed1969  
#4 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 3:12:55 AM(UTC)
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It needs to be cancelled.
oktoots  
#5 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 4:51:52 AM(UTC)
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Totally agree. It's hard enough to get the pages to load and then try and post, then you get hit with a stupid ad that flies away only to return. I was very surprised to see that at the bottom of the page. Get rid of it, if you dare.
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#6 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 5:01:59 AM(UTC)
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In defense of the Banner ad though for the 2012 Federal Employees Almanac, this was the only employment hand book ever issued to me. There was a Union Contract available but it was 20 years old. I loved my Almanac! If the Banner goes away soon consider getting one!

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pissfir  
#7 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 5:29:05 AM(UTC)
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It's a huge grey box on my computer.  Very annoying.

Auroras  
#8 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 5:48:19 AM(UTC)
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I think the new pop-up ads are a nice commercial touch to the forum.  Thumbs Up 

Dragonfly5280  
#9 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 6:26:05 AM(UTC)
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Thanks for your posts on the pop up ad on FederalSoup.com. We are testing this feature across our websites and need the feedback of our visitors. We have heard you loud and clear! We will be testing several functions over the next few weeks and hope that you will continue to let us know your thoughts.

Federal Soup is an important part of Federal Daily and we appreciate your participation.

Kristi Dougherty
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Auroras  
#10 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 6:31:13 AM(UTC)
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Dragonfly5280 wrote:
Thanks for your posts on the pop up ad on FederalSoup.com. We are testing this feature across our websites and need the feedback of our visitors. We have heard you loud and clear! We will be testing several functions over the next few weeks and hope that you will continue to let us know your thoughts.

Federal Soup is an important part of Federal Daily and we appreciate your participation.

Kristi Dougherty
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Thanks Kristi!  Keep up your good work on this forum. 
Fed1969  
#11 Posted : Friday, March 09, 2012 11:21:55 AM(UTC)
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Thank you.  It is gone.
simonsays  
#12 Posted : Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:44:01 AM(UTC)
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you sure about that? I still get it with each refresh and each forum click. 

oktoots  
#13 Posted : Saturday, March 10, 2012 8:10:42 AM(UTC)
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Yep, it's back again. Kind of like a virus you can't get rid of, like Auroras.

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Tryno  
#14 Posted : Sunday, March 11, 2012 8:52:03 AM(UTC)
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oktoots wrote:
Yep, it's back again. Kind of like a virus you can't get rid of, like Auroras.

 
Gone for me - the ad not Auroras - and shame on you oktoots insulting a poor virus that way :)
 
oktoots  
#15 Posted : Sunday, March 11, 2012 10:08:32 AM(UTC)
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I meant bacteriaLOL

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karen1920  
#16 Posted : Sunday, March 11, 2012 9:25:34 PM(UTC)
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Gov Exec made changes to its electronic format which DHS now considers an IT security threat and thereby blocks the site.  I hope the same does not happen with Federal Soup.
Dragonfly5280  
#17 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2012 1:18:47 AM(UTC)
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Hi again -

The ad is now "cookied" to show intermittently based on the visitor activity. We feel this is less intrusive to your reading and posting but still allows you to see messages of interest or value to you. Please be aware that if you clear cookies you will see the ad more frequently.

Thanks for your constructive feedback - keep it coming!

Kristi


mtfed  
#18 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2012 3:40:26 AM(UTC)
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This pop-up ad is the most annoying thing EVER!  And for me, it's just a grey box.  But evertime I open up a topic, it pops up.  Then when I go back to the main menu, it pops up.  Every TIME!!  If this is to continue, I will probably finally walk away from this forum.  I have put up with the worst of the trolls because of the great information I have learned on this site.  But I think this new pop-up ad will be the straw that breaks this camel's back.
We'll see if it continues through the week.  If the ad is still "poping-up" then I will probably pop out.
I hope you take this feed back to heart and adjust this annoyance.....
Thank you,
jbAngry
GoHuskers  
#19 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2012 3:59:47 AM(UTC)
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Totally agree with what mtfed and others (except for that troll "Auroras") say - get rid of this annoyance.  If it is absolutely necessary to include advertising, why not just stick it in the upper right corner next to the Federal Daily logo?

FSUGuy  
#20 Posted : Monday, March 12, 2012 4:40:26 AM(UTC)
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That stupid grey box keeps appearing at the bottom of my screen. I click Hide, but it just keeps coming back. There are no ad displays. The animation and fact that it covers text in the reply window is what bugs me. If you want ads on this site, fine. BUT AT LEAST INCORPORATE THEM WHERE IT DOESN'T BLOCK TEXT.
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