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  • I think, "Great, I'm glad they brought this to my attention."

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  • It annoys the @#$% out of me and makes me want to just exit the web page.

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    When you visit a political web site for some information and it pops something up in front of what you're reading, how do you feel about that?
    I haven't had a pop up in a long time.
    Adblock ftw!
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    I detest them, and the people who do them.
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    needless to say, i don't buy products advertised in an intrusive and annoying way.
    Same here, just as a matter of principle.

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Yep - I'm with the bailout crowd - I get a single popup and I'm out of there and likely won't come back.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    I never see them, they're all blocked. I can't tell you the last time I saw a popup of any kind.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    When you visit a political web site for some information and it pops something up in front of what you're reading, how do you feel about that?
    I haven't had a problem with ads or even pop ups on political websites. I use firefox and ad-block plus.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    My wife loves them, as long as they are mine.

    But, seriously, I voted in favor of popups because everybody else voted against them.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    I not only hate pop-ups, I hate the fact that YouTube makes me watch commercials now. I got so used to the idea of "free internet" the last 15 years that I am completely and hopelessly spoiled from here on out. I am grumpier than my Grandpa, and that man split wood by hand until the age of 80, just out of spite.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    Pop-ups lasting more than 4 hours are a serious medical condition.

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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    My wife isn't fond of good morning pop-ups.
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    Re: How do you feel about popups?

    I have Addblock and Flashblock installed and the most annoying so far are those that pop up at the end of the scroll.

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