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Old 08-06-2009, 05:58 AM   #1
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Is there a way to turn off the animation in the Adobe Flasyplayer ads on this site, (I guess I mean in my computer for just specific sites)? Those things slow the stupid computer down.

I'm using Firefox BTW.

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Tools -> Addons -> Plugins

Click on one of the items that says flash (either this PC doesn't have it installed or it's hiding) and then hit the disable button. Then close all Firefox windows and start it again. No more flash.

Also, goto addons.mozilla.org. Then search for AdBlock Plus. Get that, get another one that makes it easier to block flash objects (can't rememer what it's called). Don't get the "filterset.g" thing, it's not worth the d/l time. AdBlock Plus will block 90%+ of the ad's while still letting you play flash games and view youtube (unlike the above suggestion, which won't let you do anything Flash related until you re-enable the plugin).
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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Default Re: Flashplayer ads

[QUOTE=gibvel;1493317][FONT="Comic Sans MS"][SIZE="3"][COLOR="black"]Is there a way to turn off the animation in the Adobe Flasyplayer ads on this site, (I guess I mean in my computer for just specific sites)? Those things slow the stupid computer down.

I'm using Firefox BTW.

Just go to the Firefox add-ons and get Flashblock, it lets you turn Flash ads off and on when you want, I agree, the Flash adds on this site really slow it down.
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Old 08-06-2009, 12:48 PM   #4
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Bless you!! Thanks, guys!!
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Old 08-06-2009, 04:57 PM   #5
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Bless you!! Thanks, guys!!
Adblock Plus must work on the ads on this site because I didnt even know what you were talking about "Flash Ads" cause I've never seen one here.
Firefox/Adblock Plus.... The absolute minimum for surfing.
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While this does work (even I've used Adblock Plus before), consider disabling it for this site.

Advertising helps pay for this site (and may others) and its forums. Advertising works by ad views. Blocking the ad = no ad views -> less revenue for saturnfans.

I know I've answered many of my questions via this forum and saved thousands of dollars on labor costs (over a grand alone on my self-clutch job!) when working on my car, and its an invaluable resource to me. I dunno what I'd do without the site....maybe get rid of the Saturn?

Just a thought, and my 2 cents Maybe you could put the money saved on car parts into a new computer fund? Virtually anything you buy these days (even the $300 desktops) will run ads without breaking a sweat.
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Old 08-06-2009, 10:14 PM   #7
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I second the recommendation for Adblock Plus. I see internet ads pretty much nowhere nowadays, and subscription to any of the most popular automatic blacklists also blocks a wide array of other internet nasties like drive-by downloads, redirect scams, etc.

I don't consider myself much of a loss for internet ad revenue anyway; I spend exactly zero dollars on products purchased through any form of Internet advertising, and I don't plan to change that anytime soon. I purchase based on need and research, not on impulse and advertising.
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Old 08-07-2009, 07:27 AM   #8
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While this does work (even I've used Adblock Plus before), consider disabling it for this site.

Advertising helps pay for this site (and may others) and its forums. Advertising works by ad views. Blocking the ad = no ad views -> less revenue for saturnfans.

I know I've answered many of my questions via this forum and saved thousands of dollars on labor costs (over a grand alone on my self-clutch job!) when working on my car, and its an invaluable resource to me. I dunno what I'd do without the site....maybe get rid of the Saturn?

Just a thought, and my 2 cents Maybe you could put the money saved on car parts into a new computer fund? Virtually anything you buy these days (even the $300 desktops) will run ads without breaking a sweat.
I understand that and I know that ads on the site have some value, however when I have to wait 30 sec. to 1 min. before I can pull down the "mark all posts read" button, EVERY SINGLE TIME I GO TO A FORUM, because the stupid Pizza Hut ad takes a min. to finish it's stupid flash animation then that's too darn much.

Keep in mind, I'm only disabling the ads with the stupid flash animation. There are other ads that come up just fine without animation. Maybe the ad makers should wise up and can the animation that would make me happy!
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Virtually anything you buy these days (even the $300 desktops) will run ads without breaking a sweat.
A super-computer won't help much if you're on dial-up, like 40% of the US I'm on satellite myself, still relatively slow compared to DSL/cable/3G, none of which are available/reliable where I'm at.

+1 on hating flash, even when using someone's high speed connection. It provides no value IMO and is used by lazy advertising companies/ web developers as a substitute for good, clever, informative advertising (all "flash," no substance )
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Adblock Plus must work on the ads on this site because I didnt even know what you were talking about "Flash Ads" cause I've never seen one here.
Firefox/Adblock Plus.... The absolute minimum for surfing.
If you ever see the pizza hut or the pepboys ad, you'll see a flash ad in action.
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If you ever see the pizza hut or the pepboys ad, you'll see a flash ad in action.
Oh, I've seen flash ads before and they're nothing but a pia! And on the note of turning on ads just for this site... thanks but I'll pass. I've bought several items from the sponsor here and I never click through ads ever. Probably cause I hardly ever ever see any.
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While this does work (even I've used Adblock Plus before), consider disabling it for this site.

Advertising helps pay for this site (and may others) and its forums. Advertising works by ad views. Blocking the ad = no ad views -> less revenue for saturnfans.

I know I've answered many of my questions via this forum and saved thousands of dollars on labor costs (over a grand alone on my self-clutch job!) when working on my car, and its an invaluable resource to me. I dunno what I'd do without the site....maybe get rid of the Saturn?

Just a thought, and my 2 cents Maybe you could put the money saved on car parts into a new computer fund? Virtually anything you buy these days (even the $300 desktops) will run ads without breaking a sweat.
This is why I wish Charlie would create a separate "Sponsor links" page. That way, if you want to visit, say, RockAuto, and want Charlie to get the link credit / ad revenue for it, you go via that link, rather than just your bookmark or hand-keying it. This would be a plus for Charlie as well, as he'd know better which sponsors people actually patronize. Call it "user-directed marketing". And yes, before you ask, I requested it once in the Suggestion Box. Other forum sites sponsored by makers/sellers of related products have sponsor links pages, and some even have sponsor-based forums, where someone from the sponsoring enterprise with a little time on her/his hands surfs and answers questions and joins discussions about their products.

Yeah, I understand the site needing ad revenue, and I like the idea of getsaturnparts, RockAuto, etc., supporting it, and that's why I do business with them. But I'll never follow a Pizza Hut banner ad link, or the Mormons, or Verizon, etc; why should I have to look at it, and esp. why should I have to wait for it to load?

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Yeah, I understand the site needing ad revenue, and I like the idea of getsaturnparts, RockAuto, etc., supporting it, and that's why I do business with them. But I'll never follow a Pizza Hut banner ad link, or the Mormons, or Verizon, etc; why should I have to look at it, and esp. why should I have to wait for it to load?
Same could actually be said for the spammy/misleading Google ads. I've heard of people getting ripped off through them.
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This is why I wish Charlie would create a separate "Sponsor links" page.
Exactly!! I'm a member of a few forums on Delphi for my bike that do that very thing. And believe me they're clicked many times every day, with everyone's referrals. And it's hard for everyone to remember them all. They could be grouped into different categories too.
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