Author: Joe Marcus Clarke
Date: 16-06-03 22:02
Dan Langille wrote:
> Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > Dan Langille wrote:
> > >
> > > Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > > >
> > > > Ads suck becuase they take up bandwidth
> > >
> > > And they pay me much needed cash. Users rarely do that....
> > How much is BurstNet paying you?
> It varies from ad to ad. But the amount is not relevant to
> this discussion. The ads are not going away.
I was curious from the standpoint of how much it would cost if I were to pay the fees.
> > > > and now, apparently do things like this.
> > >
> > > The ad problem may be the symptom, but we know the
> problem is
> > > browser specific.
> > Yeah, but the browser affected is used by about 80% of the
> > FreeBSD users. This bug affects Mozilla, Firebird/Phoenix,
> > Galeon, and Epiphany. Between all of those, you're talking
> > the bulk of your FreeBSD user base. For that reason alone,
> > you should be concerned about using your user base.
> Have I given any indication that I am not concerned?
Well, your initial responses were a bit abrupt given the fact that so many users appear to be running into this. Perhaps I misjudged given the black-and-white nature of print.
> > > > Maybe you need a new ad source.
> > >
> > > *cough* Maybe you need a new browser? ;)
> > Read above. FP is an invaluable service, and you can't
> > isolate so much of your user base.
> Suggesting a change of tools, either at the server or at the
> client, is not a solution. Let's stick with facts and work
> towards isolating the problem.
> For starters:
> - the problem affects only Mozilla browsers
> - the problam appears to be related to one ad and one ad only
Not 100% sure about this...
> Can anyone correct or add to the above?
The problem also occurs on the non-Flash ad (i.e. the image ad). For example, if I launch straight Mozilla (which doesn't have the Flash plugin), I get the same ad, and the same behavior.