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The Betty Crocker rollover ad. 
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Post The Betty Crocker rollover ad.
I understand the necessity of introducing ads to the side, of an increasing variety of styles and placements. The operation isn't free and it's perhaps unrealistic to start charging an entry fee. I don't object to the commercialization of Reelviews in the slightest, and I understand that the ads are carefully screened to keep their intrusiveness at a minimum.

I do, however, have a quibble with one ad in particular which seems to have gotten past the filter: the Betty Crocker rollover ad. This horrific piece of work is programmed to cover the majority of the screen if the mouse so much as grazes one of the border pixels. That egregiousness, while minor, is magnified many times over by the fact that closing the ad does not disable the rollover function. In other words, even after the ad appears, and even after closing it, the damn thing still pops up if your mouse pointer happens to touch it again--which, unfortunately, is a likelihood, given that the pointer is already in position on the "close" button.

Perhaps there is a way to set the ad so that rollovers automatically expand it on a one-time basis.

Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:39 am
Post Re: The Betty Crocker rollover ad.
Is it wrong that I find Ken's problem hilarious? Perhaps it's his mannered reply to this mere "quibble"

Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:01 am
Post Re: The Betty Crocker rollover ad.
It's worth mentioning that my usual answer to other people's problems is to laugh at them and then not help them. So there's that.

Thu Dec 24, 2009 12:07 am
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