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Reasons why you hit 'back' instantly.

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1:07 pm on Mar 17, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You see several huge java applets loading.

I hit back before my browser crashed from 10 java applets trying to load at the same time.

Shame, they were #1 for what I was looking for! What a waste!

Jon

3:46 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Red print on black background (unreadable) or the reverse
which is equally unreadable.
If the webmaster is that clueless, I don't need the rest of his stuff.
4:01 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.php or similar in the URL.
4:04 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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.php or similar in the URL

Question: Would you include .cgi as an "or similar"?

5:04 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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CeM:
Paragraphs of page content marked-up as a <hx>eader.

How do you tell, or do you read pages by viewing the source code only? (Now that's hardcore ;))

larryhatch:

.php or similar in the URL.

Why on earth would you do that?

7:53 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Actually, she hates shopping

Encyclo, guess what is staring at you [dict.die.net].

<harumph...>

No "contact" button in main nav.

8:41 pm on Mar 19, 2005 (gmt 0)

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How do you tell, or do you read pages by viewing the source code only? (Now that's hardcore ;))

lol...good point, encyclo.

I suppose I should have said when whopping chunks of text are presented bold and at a 20px font size. While this can of course be achieved through various other methods (CSS, graphics), I believe it is most commonly the result of content that should be in a paragraph tag being placed in a <h>eader in an attenpt to entice SEs to give it more weight. This is just my perception, of course.

Nonetheless, it irks me.

cEM

2:56 am on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I'll put up with a lot if I think the information I want can be found there. I draw the line at "unsavory" pictures (but then I normally turn pictures off altogether when visiting unfamiliar sites).
10:13 am on Mar 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"unsavory" pictures - Hey I didnt think my photo was on the web.....
3:16 am on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Any site that says "you must install (insert malicious plugin here) to view this page".

Sites that have popups that evade Firefox.

Spam/spyware ridden sites.

Sites with dicussion of illegal activity.

6:28 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Religious sites, Political sites, Blogs of any kind.
8:24 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"If you're interested in purchasing this domain..." and pretty much all of the above.

>sound
This is the worst. I think it was some horrible easy listening music that repeated over and over and over which prompted me to find the mute in my preferences...

9:57 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Animated banners with realistic cockroaches crawling across them. I am SO gone.
10:05 pm on Mar 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Animated banners with realistic cockroaches crawling across them. I am SO gone.

You must be kidding. Don't you EVER try to hit one of the little beasts to win an Ipod? ;)

3:51 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Animated banners with realistic cockroaches crawling across them. I am SO gone.

You must be kidding. Don't you EVER try to hit one of the little beasts to win an Ipod? ;)

You've GOT to be kidding.... BOTH of you! PLEASE tell me you made this up....

7:26 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hello encyclo:

.php or similar in the URL. [-LH]
"Why on earth would you do that? " [-enc]

Sour grapes. At least one site has a phony 302 redirect to mine,
URL is something like scrapersite.com/link.php?id=123

A header check verified the 302. Clicking on that page immediately brought up mine.

I know there are lots of good reasons for php coding.
The downside is how easy it is to abuse.

I never seem to see these dirty tricks on straight html pages. - Larry

7:31 am on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"Animated banners with realistic cockroaches crawling across them."

This is no joke. I can't use Firefox at work, only MSIE.
Without the pop-up blocker, I get the cockroaches when I visit my hit counter site.
If it isn't roaches, its zombies, werewolves, crooks, you name it.
I never click on the critters. -Larry

12:36 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You've GOT to be kidding.... BOTH of you! PLEASE tell me you made this up....

Yes, I made it up. I never click the crazy things regardless of what they say I'll get for free. Actually, like larryhatch, I almost never see them, only on "those rare, unfortunate occasions."

Don't tell me you've never seen those ads with the cockroaches crawling across them? Very realistic-looking and gross, the slimy little monsters. But, either the FlashBlock or Nuke Anything extensions eat them all very quickly! ;)

1:12 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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the slimy little monsters

Actually, cockroaches aren't slimy at a...oh, wait, maybe you meant the people who make those obnoxious ads. ;)

cEM

3:18 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You've GOT to be kidding.... BOTH of you! PLEASE tell me you made this up...

Nope. I was telling my boyfriend on Saturday after visiting a site that had it while I was eating that they immediately lost my business. Saw it again the next day on a different site and was gone from there too. I don't care what they say I'll win - that freaking banner is realistic looking and creeps me out. Can't we shoot kittens? ;-)

10:02 pm on Mar 22, 2005 (gmt 0)

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"I never seem to see these dirty tricks on straight html pages"

All my sites except one process html extensions through php. It's a very good practice, since that means you can change the programming language you use at any time running the site without changing your urls and breaking links etc. Plus I just like how it looks, users see what they expect to see. You can do that with anything, or deliver the pages with no extension. Look at the home page on WebmasterWorld and this page for example, .htm.

3:06 am on Mar 23, 2005 (gmt 0)

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No, MatthewHSE and chrisnrae, I've never seen them, thankfully.... I ONLY surf with FF though, over a year now.... and before that on IE I had about 3 diff popup blockers....
6:24 am on Mar 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I actually (depending on my level of boredom) will click on those flash things and try to "shoot the hoop" or "blast the runaway rooster" then immediately click out or close the browser when the ad activates. Those games are fun... kinda, I just wished you could play them without the risk of opening a billion ads. =)
2:36 pm on Mar 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Hordes of tiny country flags linking to Babel Fish translations

Oh, what a swell idea!

now running off to add this feature to all my pages...

(muffled snort)

9:08 pm on Mar 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Sites that look like they do nothing but have links to other sites. I think they are called scraper sites.

Or if your looking for local news and I accidentally click on a place like Topix which has 98% irrevalent news.

12:45 am on Mar 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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For me too it's those tower ads showing a cockroach climbing all around. You know, 'kill the cockroach and win a free iPod'. I just can't stand cockroaches.
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