double-acting steam cylinders
reinforced foot-long piston rods
over-specced lubricated glands
I wonder if there's much crossover between engineering and mechanophilia advertising niches...
"Mouseover to play Tetsuo: The Iron Man!"
Today instead of Evony clone ads, I got Good Samaritan Society and Southwest Airlines. (recently looked at flights and not sure why the other)
Go on clean IE and get Evony clone ads. Good thing to show first time readers.
Just disabled AdBlock to see if I had anything different from the other day. Nope. Battlefield 4 banner right across the top of the site, and another one between the first and second articles. Then from the top right:
Battlefield 4 ad
Respond to our gibber section
Battlefield 4 ad
Read our finest words section
Battlefield 4 ad
Oh, and all for the fucking Xbox 180 version. So, 5 ads for the latest game of a franchise I don't play, on a console I'll never own. Fantastic!
On top of that they're all animated which makes my browser chug whenever I scroll near them, so *AdBlock engage*!
At least they aren't running those annoying, "local Mom angers dermatologists by discovering weird trick to remove wrinkles" adds that were everywhere a while back. I never understood the psychology of those things. Why would anyone buy that a local mom discovered a miracle cure for aging? You'd think that an appeal to expertise would be more successful (e.g. "dermatologist discovers trick to reduce wrinkles").
Now, though, all internet adds are imitating the fucking annoying blogging trend of reducing everything to a top 10 list. So now it's like all internet adds are imitation "Cracked" articles (i.e. Top 8 ways to prevent a heartattack, top 5 reasons video games are bad for your health).
I actually understand why they are doing that in this case, though, as most of those adds are featured on blogs, so they are trying to fool people into believing that they are just different articles on the blog rather than advertisements. Anything to get people to click, I guess.
In terms of internet advertisements, I really kind of miss the flash game ones that where everywhere 5 years ago......it's odd how internet advertising moves in trends and fads.
Also: I think waaaaaaay too much about this shit.
I'm currently getting a Firefall flash video on the right side that auto-plays which is really annoying while trying to read an article.
I don't have a problem with the static backgrounds but if that thing stays I'm gonna have to turn adblock back on.
That snake tongue thing is creeping me out a bit.
I'm currently getting flash videos which autoplay and when you mouseover them, audio is activated VERY LOUDLY. This, I do not like...
Me too, except in my case the flash videos play with sound on automatically. Don't even have to mouseover. This is too much to bear.
I get them as well. I never really felt bothered by ads, especially on RPS and i even saw a few actually having something to do with my interests.
But these autoplaying videos are crap. I open articles in new windows and often have plenty of tabs and browsers open. And i normally do not wear my headset while reading, so i often will not even realise they are there when i open them but when i later want to play or skype, i put on my headset and all i hear is advertisings. And it takes a while too find the offending site. Guess it finally is adBlock time for me.
I don't like adblocks because I like sites I visit getting paid. This is all based on the understanding that the sites I visit don't start shouting at me in loud volume.
Really not a fan of autoplaying videos.
Hm, I got some "play a sexy game (18+)" and "sexy bikini babes"-ads in germany.
I wouldn't care on another site, but on RPS I do. It's just wrong.
RPS is one of the few sites I whitelist in adblock and ghostery.
This morning the ads were different ones, but now I got this:
Hit up this very thread to make sure that wasn't just me. I cannot imagine RPS has approved these Tynon ads.
Wolverine ads for me:
Hm, here there are still ads that lead to a site with this content:
I'm not sure: does RPS know? Do they care? I guess I use adblock again and forget about it.