[thechat] Google now sports pop-up adds

Madhu Menon webguru at vsnl.net
Wed Oct 10 10:42:54 CDT 2001

At 08:49 PM 10/10/2001, you wrote:
>bruce -
>not getting that here.. using moz.9.4 on win and linux and not seeing
>any pop ups.. do you have any wacky activex shit if you're using IE?

My guess is that Bruce probably had multiple windows open and one of the 
other sites he had opened did a delayed pop-up on him. So it appeared like 
Google sprang it instead. :(

Hey, hang on. I've not seen a delayed pop-up on a site yet (you know, where 
the pop-up appears 5-10 seconds after the page has loaded). Folks, please 
promise me that you won't give this idea to anyone else lest the morons 
decide to unleash this on us. As it is, the pop-up that was once considered 
only something that porn sites (and clueless sites) had, returned with full 
force with more and more "respectable" sites sporting them. (sigh)

Interestingly, I was visiting http://www.pcfonts.com/ and in a listing of 
sites with free fonts, I saw a field called "pop-up free" :)

Now if only Google would add that to their site listings :D


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