Random (halloranelder) wrote,

Enough with the ads already!

One of the first things I do each morning is check the news, usually via my iGoogle web page. On that page I have The Age National Headlines, ABC News: Breaking Stories and Reuters: Oddly Enough (for a little bit of WTF in the morning).

This morning all five of the headlines from The Age sounded interesting, so I opened up the actual The Age web pages for each of them for me to read.

However, I couldn't actually read any of the full articles. The reason: the stupid ads.

I'm pretty good at ignoring online ads most of the time. I see them all over the place and can usually just tune them out. However, this morning all 5 of the pages had one of two election ads from the Liberal party, and they pissed me off.

Two reasons. Firstly, they were all animated flash ads that moved really quickly. The constant flicker, flicker, flicker, flicker as I was trying to read the text has already given me a headache from what little I was able to read.

Secondly, it's the usual Liberal fear-mongering campaign, bullshitting on about how interest rates are going to rise under labour, and the Unions will take over, and Labor is a bunch of "fanatics", "extremists" and "learners". I can't wait till this election is over and the bullshit stops for another 3 years.

I just sent a comment to The Age via the Contact Me section about the first of the points, not the second (keeping it impartial). Lets see if I get any sort of response.

EDIT: Thanks to jdhorner for reminding me of the ways to get rid of those blasted things. I already use Firefox, and added the newest version of the Adblock Plus and the Adblock Filterset.G Updater, and now those ads don't show any more.

Woot! Thanks.
Tags: election07

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