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Midnitesun
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0 posted 12-08-2001 02:27 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Ron,  I would rather pay an anuual subscription to post here than to be subjected to that flashing red banner. It actually causes a visual disturbance, and a whole body reaction close to a spasm or seizure. Maybe I am the only one affected by this. The other banners do not "attack" me thusly. Is there any way I can bypass them??? I am serious, this one banner disturbs me almost to the point of not being able to post after I see it.
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1 posted 12-08-2001 02:52 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

It's driving me nuts too...and I'm close enough to walk!  
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2 posted 12-08-2001 03:35 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Oh man it's annoying.....I even clicked on it thinking it would stop..it didn't....
Midnitesun
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3 posted 12-08-2001 04:00 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thanks, Serenity and DeVine one! I was beginning to think it was just me! Please, Ron, can we 86 that horrible banner?
Can I just send you a Pips subscription and not be subjected to all these other distractions and visually offensive ads?
Carol Luna
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4 posted 12-08-2001 04:15 PM       View Profile for Carol Luna   Email Carol Luna   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Carol Luna

It is probably the most irritating one yet but you know I bet any faithful Passions Poet would gladly pay a monthly fee if needed and isn't that a nice thought to know!

Carol Luna
~give me peace, no matter what the cost~

Titia Geertman
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5 posted 12-08-2001 06:14 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

Do you take Dutch money too???

Oh no, I keep forgetting, start january we don't have 'Dutch' money anymore.

Do you take Euro's too???

Titia

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6 posted 12-08-2001 07:05 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Titia, save me some of that Dutch money   If Ron doesn't take it, I will. Euro dollars now, huh? Changes in the world again.
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7 posted 12-08-2001 09:07 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I'm sure if I wrote to our ad network, I could convince them to remove an annoying banner. No problem, there.

But I have a request, too. There's a poem in Open with 7,852 bytes in it that needs an edit from the author? Would someone please tell them?

(Hint. I haven't seen a flashing red banner. Just a little bit more information would make it MUCH easier to find.   )
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8 posted 12-08-2001 09:42 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Thank you for your time, Ron. The banner in question has a message "if you see this flashing you have won" or something like that anyway.
And a poem with so many bytes? Ouch, that is a lot of space to chew up for one poem!
Any more hints as to where it might be found?
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9 posted 12-08-2001 09:50 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

LOL - the 7,852 byte poem was a joke!  

It was supposed to dramatize how difficult it can be to find something with too little information.

I just loaded IE (which often gets different banners than my usual Netscape), and went through about 20 pages. Seems like the only banner loading for me is the one for matchmaker.com. Still haven't seen the flashing red one yet. Before I can do anything, I need to find out who it belongs to. I have a tendency to "tune out" the banners, but now that I'm watching for it …


Midnitesun
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10 posted 12-08-2001 09:59 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, you bit me that time. I was flabbergasted by the byte number.
I'll click on that banner next time I see it. It was there this morning. Thanks for the joke, and your patience and concern. but I'm serious about the donation, even though I am currently out of work, I run a tight enough ship that I can always shake a dollar loose. (How many bytes did I just use up?)  
No need to reply, thanks for your time.

[This message has been edited by Midnitesun (edited 12-08-2001).]

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11 posted 12-09-2001 07:55 PM       View Profile for Siofra   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Siofra

ROTFL@Ron and Midnitesun

Umm..I know that banner is annoying, but I'm thankful for them because they provide a means for Passions to be here.   Let me be the first to disagree about the fee to this place! I'd rather click the banners!  

I am many.

Titia Geertman
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12 posted 12-09-2001 08:31 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

I'm with you Siofra, banking Euro's into Dollars is not such fun, for it would cost me twice the amount you will be paying.

I'll click the banners a bit more Oké?
I'm good at clicking you know since I have a clicking penmouse  

LOL Titia


A rose is a rose is a rose...I guess...
Want to use the pics on my website? Just let me know. http://communities.msn.com/Titiasplace  

[This message has been edited by Titia Geertman (edited 12-09-2001).]

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13 posted 12-10-2001 01:33 AM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

LOL, Titia, you have been clicker trained! Actually, removal of that one banner would really be more than enough for me. I love this site, and if necessary, I'll rush past that flashing stop sign so fast it'll make your head spin....like it does mine right now.
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14 posted 12-13-2001 11:34 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Here's another one..

this is the link we're sent to:
http://www.theuseful.com/pitch_win.htm
Sudhir Iyer
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15 posted 12-13-2001 12:15 PM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

PdV... that link doesn't even stop at one... when you close the newly opened window, it throws another one at you.... and another... pretty darn annoying... I must say... I just did say that!

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16 posted 12-13-2001 01:09 PM       View Profile for Midnitesun   Email Midnitesun   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Midnitesun

Yes, DeVine and Sudhir are right! I "captured" the annoying one, and it is Useful.com, and it links together at least three if not more banners, and keeps coming back at you with spam emails. I had to request my addreess be removed at least 10 times already from all those connecting links, and I still got another new one this morning! And they all seem to originate from that one not-so-useful-to-me link. Thanks Ron, for your anticipated intervention.  
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17 posted 12-15-2001 07:35 PM       View Profile for Alyssa   Email Alyssa   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alyssa

The red banner is for "making money at home" or sumthing
yep it was blinking and blinking..

[This post has been created by Alyssa, be joyous she has graced you with her pressence!!!]

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http://www.provenformula.com/burst/index.asp?v=burst&bid=2


It's flashing in Mother Earth's thread in the Alley..right now..as we speak.
 
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