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Old 10-27-2008, 02:52 PM   #1
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Our friends over at M.net decided to raise a little more cash, so they have implemented that innane key word clickable link marketing in the text of the threads. So, when someone types "tire" or something, it will be highlighted and direct you to an avertiser that sells whatever widget was linked to that keyword. Makes for annoying reading. Although, you can get around it by subscribing. I already subscribe to the best Miata site, can't see subscribing to another.

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Old 10-27-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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they did that once before and people hated it so much they took it away. oh well. I will not be forced to pay. I'll post up whatever firefox add-on gets rid of it.
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they did that once before and people hated it so much they took it away. oh well. I will not be forced to pay. I'll post up whatever firefox add-on gets rid of it.

I FAIL because I have IE at work. No firefox for me.
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they did that once before and people hated it so much they took it away. oh well. I will not be forced to pay. I'll post up whatever firefox add-on gets rid of it.
Thanks. You made mt.net a million times better for me. I subscribed and nothing changed other than my name is blue.
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upload a funny avatar so we can laugh and giggle.
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I think his is "pop-a-wheelie" sig image is already funny It looks just like a hard launch at the drag strip
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they did that once before and people hated it so much they took it away. oh well. I will not be forced to pay. I'll post up whatever firefox add-on gets rid of it.
1. Install Adblock
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10

2. Go to Tools > Add-ons, press options on Adblock, select remove ads, add
" *.kontera.com/ " as a new filter, press done.

3. Refresh page, no more bullshit in text ads.
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Ha, Adblock already blocks it for me. I'm not seeing any green underlined words with firefox.
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I already had adblock plus... so I disabled it and still didn't see em.

and then I tried in IE7 and saw like two but only on the forum index, none in posts.

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1. Install Adblock
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/10

2. Go to Tools > Add-ons, press options on Adblock, select remove ads, add
" *.kontera.com/ " as a new filter, press done.

3. Refresh page, no more bullshit in text ads.
Now post that up on M.net..

Gary is such a tool...
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Now post that up on M.net..
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how long before I'm banned? LMAO
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not long, about a year ago when he first added all the ads he said he'd ban anyone he found using such devices.
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not long, about a year ago when he first added all the ads he said he'd ban anyone he found using such devices.
We'll see if it's true, he already responded to my thread
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We'll see if it's true, he already responded to my thread
Saw that. Thank you for adding some WIN to this thread!

EDIT: They didn't waste any time removing your helpful suggestions.
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was this in the water cooler? i banned myself from access.
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was this in the water cooler? i banned myself from access.
That's two times today that you missed out on the fun. You need to unban yourself to be able to share the joy.
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was this in the water cooler? i banned myself from access.
Yes it was in the water cooler, I essentially copied and pasted what was above but added "Install Firefox" Gary came on in roughly 3 minutes with:

We prefer if you would become a supporting member of the site - that also will block the Kontera links.

This site is supported strictly by advertising. If you block the ads, and refuse to support the site, basically, you're helping to drive the site out of business, while continuing to use our resources.

then edited my first post with this:

Note from the Management: We've removed the content of this post as we really don't want to encourage people to steal our resources.

after I said:

"Yea but that way is no fun"
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Note from the Management: We've removed the content of this post as we really don't want to encourage people to steal our resources.
How is that stealing?

Gary & his band of monkies are seriously fucked in the head.
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Speaking of annoying bullshit on forums...

I hate the "recent threads" column that comes up when you go to mt.net. It's worthless and takes up a lot of the screen. Nobody uses that column. Why must it be there?

Also, every page at the top says "Remove advertisements today by clicking here and subscribing. Only $3.50 a month" (note per month would be better and needs a period to end the sentence) For crying out loud I AM A SUBSCRIBER! Why must I have to see this on every page?
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How is that stealing?

Gary & his band of monkies are seriously fucked in the head.
He has a perfect explanation :



As far as I'm concerned, blocking advertising is theft of service. It costs us money for you to view the site. Contrary to the opinion of some, the Internet is not the same as broadcast TV or Radio. With TV or Radio, there is no incremental cost for 1 additional viewer. But with the Internet, there is. Each additional reader uses CPU cycles, bandwidth, disk space for logs, etc. We've already taken a major hit over the past few years due to adblockers that have caused our delivered banner impressions to drop, despite a rise in readership.

So - I'll say again - adblockers are theft of service. Please either support the site, or put up with the ads.
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