The Pantene Ad is Dreadful

oldbat2beMarch 4, 2013

Especially dislike experiencing it multiple times in a row. Not a good consumer experience.

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ellendi

I agree.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 6:58AM
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debrak_2008

When it hits I close the browser and leave gw for a while.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 7:22AM
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kaysd

I typed up a 3 paragraph post on Lighting a few days ago, then a stupid ad froze the screen when I tried to submit. After 30 minutes, I had to shut down IE to fix the problem, so I lost everything I had typed.

I am never buying Pantene again. All of the changes have made GW less fun. I'm noticing a lot fewer responses to threads these days.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 7:49AM
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sprtphntc

pantene ad is so intrusive...it ran 3 times in a row - after i would click on a thread...had to leave GW

really do not like the new format either....

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 7:54AM
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mpagmom

Ditto. Ads on the side are fine. Ads covering the entire screen are not.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 8:07AM
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Debbi Branka

Me too.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 8:32AM
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juliet11

If you use Mozilla Firefox as your browser and get the Adblock Plus add on you won't see any ads. I use that and it works great for me on GardenWeb - no ads. It's free.

Here is a link that might be useful: Adblock Plus

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 8:41AM
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Kathy Rivera

And when I'm on my phone, the X won't work to close it! VERY annoying!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 8:53AM
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Circus Peanut

Why aren't you using AdBlock on your browser? No ads on GW at all.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 9:20AM
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suburbanrancher

Agree, it also made every link I clicked on go to the Pantene website! I made sure the pop-up blockers were on and that took care of it.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 9:24AM
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hobokenkitchen

It blocks the whole page on my iPhone so I have to shut down gardenweb and reopen in another window. : (
So annoying!!

I wouldn't mind glitches if I thought they listened and would fix the problems.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 9:25AM
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Kek10

Totally agree on the Pantene ad!! Clicking on the links and going right to the Pantene website is the worst - I am starting to wonder if they hacked GW.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 9:57AM
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mermanmike

I agree these ads are crazy frustrating. Juliet--I just downloaded that ad blocker you linked to. Amazing--it downloaded in seconds and didn't even restart Firefox before it started working. Literally seconds later and I don't see any ads on GW, including in the sidebars! Thank you!!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:09AM
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rkb21

It's terrible. When I was on my phone, I had to click off 4 times to avoid the pop-up :(

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:10AM
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annkh_nd

Juliet, you are my new best friend! No ads!

This must be what Heaven is like.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:25AM
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Linelle

Pantene is a wretched product.

My laptop and desktop (OS X) are ad-free. iPad, not so much. I can deal with ads down the side in the vertical third that is designated for that. But over what I'm viewing or writing? Totally unacceptable!

Has anyone heard directly from GW on this?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:33AM
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writersblock

Linelle, for the iPad you can try the Atomic browser, which helps some. Personally I don't think it's worth it since it's a sub-par browser otherwise, but it does let you stop some of the worst ads.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 10:50AM
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Linelle

Thanks, writersblock. I kinda hate having to change browsers just for GW. I'll just confine by GW time to my laptop. I'm a latecomer to the iPad and, while it's small and relatively light and you can read books on it, it doesn't hold a candle to my laptop. I need a real keyboard!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:37AM
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suzanne_sl

I wonder if the ad companies ever tote up the loss of goodwill for their product?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:37AM
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writersblock

> I need a real keyboard!

There are plenty of cases with keyboards or you can use a bluetooth keyboard, but after you get used to it you may find that it's easier to type on the ipad than to lug a keyboard around. I find that after typing on the ipad for a while I get annoyed that my computer keyboard doesn't have a .com key. :)

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 11:56AM
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brickeyee

AdBlock

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:02PM
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Karenseb

Thanks for the Adblock plus. It works very well.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:19PM
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deedles

ditto adblock. ditto pantene being an awful product.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:23PM
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writersblock

I see nobody in this thread has mentioned that mac users who prefer safari to firefox can install glimmerblocker (glimmerblocker.org).

EDIT It installs as a system preference so it stops ads in all your browsers (haven't tried it with chrome, so I don't know how it works there).

This post was edited by writersblock on Mon, Mar 4, 13 at 12:36

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:31PM
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breezygirl

I'm on an ipad with the "block ads" option in Settings turned on and instill getting the Pantene ad. Thought about Atomic, but don't want to mess with that just to view GW.

I'm turned off enough lately with all the "improvements" made on Black Monday that I'm not visiting or posting as often anyway. Like Kay mentioned, I'm also seeing fewer postings on threads.

Opening the ipad to GW every morning and evening used to feel like a special treat for me, a quiet and fun escape from real life with kids. I'm not enjoying it nearly as much now with the visual mess I see on the forum. I still don't like the font, the white background, the thread title colors, the tiny photos, and the ads that now invade my screen.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:31PM
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bacin0

Will NEVER buy a Pantene product after this!!

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:41PM
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sanjuangirl

I could not believe that they would allow such an invasive ad. It covered all of the posts and I couldn't close the ad once I got taken to it by clicking on a completely unrelated link
Does anyone know how to put ad block on Google Chrome, which is the browser I'm using?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 12:50PM
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Linelle

writersblock, I have a Bluetooth keyboard and have tried it with my iPad. It's kinda meh. I'm an old-school speed typist so typing ".com" with four keystrokes is nothing to me. :) Cutting and pasting is a pain with the iPad. Next month I'm traveling to Israel for three weeks and I'm taking both my iPad (books mostly) and my laptop for real stuff.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 1:46PM
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debrak_2008

Anything to use if you have IE on a laptop?

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 3:18PM
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debrak_2008

Forget IE. I just changed to google chrome. I really don't like chrome but will use it just for this site. I added adblock. They are all gone!

You know I never minded the ads before. I understand that is how this site is kept free. It just got out of hand.

So now no ads. Brilliant business strategy.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 3:44PM
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catbuilder

Ads were totally covering the posts on my computer before they changed the format. I couldn't ready anything. Now I don't have any problem. Except yesterday with Pantene.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 3:53PM
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