• (cs) in reply to Guilty
    Guilty:
    Ok, you made me feel guilty and now i've disabled adblock for tdwtf.
  • David Walker (unregistered)

    Where's Irish Boy? Some readers might like to look at him....

  • dude (unregistered) in reply to Rob
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  • Dotan (unregistered)
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  • (cs) in reply to jeff the axe murderer
    jeff the axe murderer:
    If using firefox, paste this into the address bar, all one long line:

    javascript:u=['http://2.content.bustedtees.com/d1/bt/a/4/bustedtees.ea2fd9bac6b86a832ca2ddb4c4dbb460.jpg','http://5.content.bustedtees.com/d1/bt/1/7/bustedtees.e457d461a1eaaa71b8a91ad7f1de7559.jpg','http://7.content.bustedtees.com/d1/bt/f/8/bustedtees.f0f0158f5a0671a2d89d49081df37d27.jpg','http://9.content.bustedtees.com/d1/bt/d/a/bustedtees.7b1f501d205e2d0bc0c7581a1f6234c5.jpg'];i=0;e=document.getElementsByTagName('img');for(var%20j=0;j<e.length;j%2b%2b){e[j].src=u[i%2b%2b%254];}e=document.getElementsByTagName('iframe');for(var%20j=0;j<e.length;j%2b%2b){e2=document.getElementsByTagName('img');for(var%20j2=0;j2<e2.length;j2%2b%2b){e[j2].src=u[i%2b%2b%254];}}undefined;

    Note from Alex: That is disturbing....ly awesome

    I can't install FF - don't have admin permissions @ work and have safari/osx at home - what does this do?

  • Vartan (unregistered)

    And we have proved that 100x zoom is greater than 100x zoom.

  • MisterJustAGuy (unregistered) in reply to jeff the axe murderer

    This does not work for me in FF on Linux, but it does in Windows. Nice trick.

  • MisterJustAGuy (unregistered) in reply to MisterJustAGuy

    Sorry, this was in reply to 201470, don't know what I did to make it not quote it.

  • jeff the axe murderer (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
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  • (cs) in reply to David Walker
    David Walker:
    Where's Irish Boy? Some readers might like to look at him....

    http://www.bustedtees.com/irish/male

    Warning: if you are a guy who has been obsessing over Irish girl, suddenly seeing a guy in that same shirt might make you gay.

    CAPTCHA: none, cause I'm registered, bitches!

  • Stephen Bayer (unregistered)

    As far as celebrities that would visit this site, some of those listed, I would not have figured as a peruser of TDWTF. Paris Hilton can read?

  • September ain't over yet (unregistered) in reply to jeff the axe murderer
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  • trf (unregistered)

    I am excited to see a startlogic banner, but curious why you have one if you arent hosted there.

  • Railoc (unregistered)

    I never used Adblock specifically so I can give ad revenue to sites I frequent. Ads don't really bother me.

    Flash ads and popups, however, piss me off. So I always use a flash blocker and a popup blocker.

  • Israeli reader (unregistered)

    Hi,

    Great approach. I visit this site, well, almost daily, and was pleased to see your sane and honest approach. IMHO those adds seem just right, no visible "obnoxious" factor. I actually do click some of them, mainly technical/computer stuff; some of it I was actually glad to find. Keep up the good work :)

  • ebenblues (unregistered)

    Adblock Plus allows you to whitelist ads for certain sites only, so you can use adblock, but still support certain sites.

    Alex, I disabled adblock for your site. Thanks for actually thinking about the effects of ads on user experience.

  • i know (unregistered) in reply to trf
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  • Weyland (unregistered)
    If using firefox, paste this into the address bar, all one long line:

    Works just fine in IE aswell...

  • Eric J ay (unregistered)
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  • Christopher (unregistered)

    Good god - that JS for replacing all imgs with Irish girl is fantastic.

    Sir, I am in your debt!

  • Christopher (unregistered) in reply to Christopher

    Oh - meant to mention that it works in Opera as well as Firefox.

    Cross platform genius.

  • Nobody (unregistered)

    Tried disabling adblock, found the animation in the ad on the left annoying and re-enabled.

  • TomE (unregistered) in reply to jeff the axe murderer

    No worky for me on ff3 halp?!

  • (cs)
    * Text-Only Google Ads - When there's no hand-picked banner ads to display, I'll fill in the gap with text-only ads from Google. While that means that we'll still see things like “Industrial-Strength Steel String”, their algorithm may occasionally pick out a cool product or service.
    Yeah, right. "MUMPS / Cache Programming". Doesn't this remind you some article?
  • Bobby Obvious (unregistered) in reply to Nobody
    Nobody:
    Tried disabling adblock, found the animation in the ad on the left annoying and re-enabled.
    That's the problem with website advertising. Nobody can grasp the concept that a dozen bouncing, moving, flashing adverts is so distracting that you can't focus on the sites content, which is the only reason you go to a site in the first place. Thank goodness for Adblock.
  • facilisi (unregistered) in reply to jeff the axe murderer

    Good thing we're all fluent in JScript and know that that's safe.

    But it is awesome. >.>

  • SomeCoder (unregistered) in reply to Bobby Obvious
    Bobby Obvious:
    Nobody:
    Tried disabling adblock, found the animation in the ad on the left annoying and re-enabled.
    That's the problem with website advertising. Nobody can grasp the concept that a dozen bouncing, moving, flashing adverts is so distracting that you can't focus on the sites content, which is the only reason you go to a site in the first place. Thank goodness for Adblock.

    No, I think they understand it and to them it's a win. They WANT you to be completely distracted by the ad. That means you are looking at it and could possibly click it.

    Yes, marketers = pure evil

  • (cs) in reply to TomE
    TomE:
    No worky for me on ff3 halp?!

    Are you opening a new tab to paste that link ? you need to leave this page open for it to work.

    It shouldn't be disabled, but the stupid thing to check is to make sure you have Javascript enabled.

  • John (unregistered)

    AddBlock disabled.... I'll hapily click an ad or two for a good cause. Keep up the good work!

  • (cs) in reply to facilisi
    facilisi:
    Good thing we're all fluent in JScript and know that that's safe.

    But it is awesome. >.>

    Wash your mouth! That's JavaScript

  • Prosthetic Lips (unregistered) in reply to Trevor
    Trevor:
    For the first time, I bothered to figure out how to add an AdBlockPlus rule. Rule added.

    I, also, added you to my extensive whitelist. Hmm, all total, that makes ... ONE!

    Alex, you should feel privileged. Of course, my magnanimity is in response to the great site. So, keep up the good work, and here's to many more funny (or not-so-funny) articles!

  • Prosthetic Lips (unregistered) in reply to snoofle
    jeff the axe murderer:
    If using firefox, paste this into the address bar, all one long line:

    [too much javascript snipped]

    Note from Alex: That is disturbing....ly awesome

    That has become my new favorite bookmarklet -- right up there with "view passwords" and "zoom images in". Thanks, buddy!

  • (cs)

    I run abp but I pick and chose what I block. Yesterday I came extremely close to blocking your top banner, so I think your post is quite timely. I've noticed problems with ads for a while now and I praise you for addressing it. Thanks.

  • TRWTF Troll (unregistered)

    The real WTF here is that there are more TDWTF readers then there are celebrities and scientologists combined.

    Though, seriously, I have added TDWTF to my ABP whitelist (the first site to ever achieve such a distinction). however if I start seeing a massive number of animated ads I will probably start blocking again.

  • Hogan (unregistered)

    I tried to open ad left side, and it was opened in the same iframe as was ad.

  • MiPS (unregistered) in reply to ParkinT
    ParkinT:
    Hey!! I am from Omaha! May the Scientology greater gods and demons of 'ology' bestow the worst luck and misfortune on you, your family, their families, my family, the Simpsons...

    And here I was going to bet that the lone Scientologist was MasterPlanSoftware ...

    Maybe Alex miscalculated and there are 2?

  • Ad Blocker (unregistered)

    Ah.. the begging business model. Good luck with that.

  • David (unregistered)

    What about doing donation advertising? I don't know if it exists, but maybe ads for the RedCross and such... its not money but it could be used as a tax write off by you.

    So:

    handpicked adds donation adds google text adds

    There has to be something out there, you can pretty much donate everything else these days.

  • Chucara (unregistered)

    Thanks a lot, jackass - now where will I get my Pokémon cursors? Thta was the sole reason I visited the site. You just lost a customer!

  • TroelsL (unregistered)

    I think your ads need more animation and color. I love that ad where the robot chases your cursor and moves in front of the text you're actually reading.. Do that! No wait! TWO of those!

    Oh, and if you could have the background change colors every few seconds so we'd be able to see the ads no matter what color they were that'd be great too.

    Seriously though, I hadn't noticed the ads (because I have Adblock Plus), but I do remember the one in the articles being in the way, while the others weren't so bad.

    Turns out whitelisting this site is really easy, so congrats on being the only site on my whitelist.

    For those interested to know, you just right click the ABP logo at the top right corner of your screen. (Next to the google search field)

  • Matt (unregistered)

    Bring back the beanbag girl

  • James (unregistered)

    I think the rough rationale behind the christmas add is that christmas is scheduled a day or two before the winter solstice to precede pagan celebrations. While I live in the US, I actually know that the winter solstice is coming up for people in the southern hemisphere. Or it could be for one of the 5 people who do their shopping before the annual cattle drive.

  • SP1 (unregistered)

    Last!

    CAPTCHA: Xenu

  • (cs)

    That is the best Venn diagram I have ever seen. Thanks, Alex.

  • Irish you were drunk, too (unregistered) in reply to jeff the axe murderer
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  • UltraRoflcopterX (unregistered)

    I like your Venn Diagram; it really clears up misconceptions I had about your readership. I think it was prepared by the same person that made the so-called IQ test though. In addition to the Scientologist from Omaha that will be commenting soon, I must complain that you have two sectional enlargements that are both labeled '100X Zoom'. I looked at the pixels and they are definitely different zoom levels. I know because I have seen alot of pixels before.

  • AnonCowHerd (unregistered)

    How could anyone hate you?!

    It's impossible! Impossible, I tell you!

  • pokeymans (unregistered)

    WTF is your problem? Pokemon cursors rock.

  • Abi Surd (unregistered)

    I read your website in my reader and visit the website only so often. Hence I have rarely seen these ads. So even without ad block blocking your ads I am ad free.

  • Anónimo (unregistered)

    Scientology is campaigning all over the internet lately. Looks like the marcabian fleet of hackers on steroids is actually having some effect on them.

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