Page 1 of 2

I'm getting sick of...

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:25 pm
by Julian Grimm
...These damn Civony ads! The IMVU ones with the bad enough with the kissing lezzies but this is getting ridiculous. I can't go anywhere without seeing a bimbo wanting me to play the stupid game. Is there anything we can do about this.
_________________
The Lord of Ravens
My blog

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:27 pm
by Omote
haha. I agree. My work computer allways looks like it might be on some sort of port site because of those damn ads.

~O
_________________
> Omote's Advanced C&C stuff <
Duke Omote Landwehr, Holy Order of the FPQ ~ Prince of the Castles & Crusades Society

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:29 pm
by Frost
I highly recommend using FireFox with the AdBlock Plus add-on. Those ads (and just about all others) will disappear.
_________________
Lord Frost

Baron of the Pitt
Castles & Crusades Society
The Dungeoneering Dad

Re: I'm getting sick of...

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:29 pm
by gideon_thorne
Julian Grimm wrote:
...These damn Civony ads! The IMVU ones with the bad enough with the kissing lezzies but this is getting ridiculous. I can't go anywhere without seeing a bimbo wanting me to play the stupid game. Is there anything we can do about this.

Yes. Download Firefox and use an ad blocker. I don't see any of these ads.
_________________
"We'll go out through the kitchen!" Tanis Half-Elven

Peter Bradley

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:30 pm
by Julian Grimm
Apparently the ad company behind it thinks all gamers are 14 year old boys.
_________________
The Lord of Ravens
My blog

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:31 pm
by Julian Grimm
I am using the fox I guess I do not have the blocker.
_________________
The Lord of Ravens
My blog

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:31 pm
by gideon_thorne
Julian Grimm wrote:
Apparently the ad company behind it thinks all gamers are 14 year old boys.

Sometimes, I wonder if they aren't being more accurate than they realise?
_________________
"We'll go out through the kitchen!" Tanis Half-Elven

Peter Bradley

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:34 pm
by Julian Grimm
Ahh just got the blocker. Good riddance to the bimbo!
_________________
The Lord of Ravens
My blog

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 4:35 pm
by Julian Grimm
gideon_thorne wrote:
Sometimes, I wonder if they aren't being more accurate than they realise?

We've matured. I mean, I have whole days I don't laugh at the word 'boobs'.
_________________
The Lord of Ravens
My blog

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:27 pm
by Breakdaddy
I've never seen an ad on this site. I guess adblock plus is doing its job.

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:28 pm
by Frost
Yep. It's rather amazing how effective Ad Blocker is at its job... I hardly see ads on *any* site I visit.
_________________
Lord Frost

Baron of the Pitt
Castles & Crusades Society
The Dungeoneering Dad

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 5:30 pm
by serleran
Even if an ad does manage to make it through, you can simply click Block and it goes away. Another good, but sometimes annoying, plugin / extension is NoScript. It can be annoying when you forget that most websites run some type of script and then have to either authorize that one permanently or temporarily, but it certainly cuts down on the annoying stuff like re-directors.
_________________
If it matters, leave a message at the beep.
Serl's Corner

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:01 pm
by Go0gleplex
I dunno...lookin at her is somewhat better than looking at pics of guys. *chuckles*
_________________
The obvious will always trip you up FAR more than the obscure.

Baron Grignak Hammerhand of the Pacifica Provinces-

High Warden of the Castles & Crusades Society

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:39 pm
by Julian Grimm
Look at her on every website you go to. She gets old quick.
_________________
The Lord of Ravens
My blog

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:54 pm
by Treebore
I have Firefox with AdBlock Plus and I am still seeing the adds. Any way to manually filter the things? I know in options you cna add filters, I am just afraid to try it because I would likely end up blocking this whole site.
_________________
The Ruby Lord, Earl of the Society

Next Con I am attending: http://www.neoncon.com/

My House Rules: http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:01 pm
by Go0gleplex
[quote="Julian Grimm"]Look at her on every website you go to. She gets old quick.[/quote]

This is the only site I go to that the particular add occurs on. Though she'd be more attractive as a redhead. *insane grin*
_________________
The obvious will always trip you up FAR more than the obscure.

Baron Grignak Hammerhand of the Pacifica Provinces-

High Warden of the Castles & Crusades Society

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:13 pm
by moriarty777
Treebore wrote:
I have Firefox with AdBlock Plus and I am still seeing the adds. Any way to manually filter the things? I know in options you cna add filters, I am just afraid to try it because I would likely end up blocking this whole site.

It's possible to undo though which makes it well worth the effort!
M
_________________
"You face Death itself in the form of... 1d4 Tarrasques!"

Partner to Brave Halfling Publishing
http://www.arcanacreations.com

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:19 pm
by Frost
Tree, you might simply try uninstalling/removing the AdBlock plugin and reinstalling it.
_________________
Lord Frost

Baron of the Pitt
Castles & Crusades Society
The Dungeoneering Dad

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:28 pm
by Treebore
Frost wrote:
Tree, you might simply try uninstalling/removing the AdBlock plugin and reinstalling it.

Nope, didn't work.
_________________
The Ruby Lord, Earl of the Society

Next Con I am attending: http://www.neoncon.com/

My House Rules: http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:34 pm
by Frost
Ok, that is weird... if you're simply trying to add ads to be blocked, you might try right clicking them. I think there should be an option for that.
_________________
Lord Frost

Baron of the Pitt
Castles & Crusades Society
The Dungeoneering Dad

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:38 pm
by Frost
I think I figured it out, Tree. Again, this assuming you are using Adblock Plus 1.1.

In FF, under the Tools menu, select Adblock Plus Preferences. Then select the Filters menu. Then select the Remove All Custom Filters.

Granted, that is a complete reset.
_________________
Lord Frost

Baron of the Pitt
Castles & Crusades Society
The Dungeoneering Dad

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 7:47 pm
by Treebore
Frost wrote:
I think I figured it out, Tree. Again, this assuming you are using Adblock Plus 1.1.

In FF, under the Tools menu, select Adblock Plus Preferences. Then select the Filters menu. Then select the Remove All Custom Filters.

Granted, that is a complete reset.

I have no custom filters, I have no filters listed. How do I get them?
_________________
The Ruby Lord, Earl of the Society

Next Con I am attending: http://www.neoncon.com/

My House Rules: http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 10:16 pm
by mr_pony
Treebore, if you've got no filters, open up Tools->Add-ons from the firefox menu.

Then click "Options" under Adblock Plus.

Then open, from the Adblock Plus menu, Filters->Add filter subscription.

From there, select EasyList (USA), and confirm by clicking Subscribe.

Now click Apply/OK on the Adblock Plus menu, and you should have working ad blocking.

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:01 pm
by MattyHelms
Sweet - just installed Ad Block and I am a happy man.

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:44 pm
by Traveller
I prefer to use a HOSTS file. Does the same thing as Adblock, but does it regardless of what browser is used.
_________________
NOTE TO ALL: If you don't like something I've said, PM me and tell me to my face, then give me a chance to set things right before you call a moderator.
My small homage to E.G.G.

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:51 pm
by Treebore
mr_pony wrote:
Treebore, if you've got no filters, open up Tools->Add-ons from the firefox menu.

Then click "Options" under Adblock Plus.

Then open, from the Adblock Plus menu, Filters->Add filter subscription.

From there, select EasyList (USA), and confirm by clicking Subscribe.

Now click Apply/OK on the Adblock Plus menu, and you should have working ad blocking.

Worked!

Thanks!
_________________
The Ruby Lord, Earl of the Society

Next Con I am attending: http://www.neoncon.com/

My House Rules: http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:52 pm
by tylermo
The ads don't bother me so much. I'd have to say Civony is the lesser of two evils, My Lord. I have to say, I miss that ad featuring the bar wench with the "huge tankards of ale". Good times, good times.

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:05 am
by serleran
Quote:
I prefer to use a HOSTS file.

Sure, and you have to manually edit it every time you want to add something to block. AdBlock comes built-in with a monster list of things to automatically prevent, which is a major time saver -- rather than build your own database, it has a good groundwork done for you. Also, if you install FF on a USB drive, it will port to any computer, and you don't have to worry about copying and replacing the HOSTS file wherever you go, which may not even be possible depending on the security.

Course, with a HOSTS file you can actually block the site from coming up at all... sort of like a self-imposed URL filter.

So, both have advantages, but the AdBlock way is more user friendly.
_________________
If it matters, leave a message at the beep.
Serl's Corner

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:32 am
by Lord Dynel
Julian Grimm wrote:
We've matured. I mean, I have whole days I don't laugh at the word 'boobs'.

I dare to aspire to where you are now.
_________________
LD's C&C creations - the witch, a half-ogre, skill and 0-level rules
Troll Lord wrote:
Lord D: you understand where I"m coming from.

Posted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:01 pm
by Sundog
Julian Grimm wrote:
Look at her on every website you go to. She gets old quick.

Indeed. Doesn't look like the sharpest tool in the box, either. Still, at least it looks like someone rescued that dopey bloody queen.