Good God what happened to the Anandtech homepage?

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Advertising gone yuck..

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Not only that it induced a popup to iBuyPower.com. Seriously? A step too far I say...

I had to check on IE because I usually use FF4 + ABP. Had to see if it was really this bad or if it was punishment for running ABP :D

For the record I'm ok with banner ads, those flash RAM ads they've had for years, and even smart text in their articles. Redoing the whole background? A little sketchy...

Edit: Maybe it wasn't a popup. Click anywhere on the background and it links you to iBP. Perhaps that's what happened.
 
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Zen0

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It doesn't show up in Safari unless I maximize the screen... strangely enough.
 

aphex

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'An overclockers wet dream'? Really? Of all the ads to feature on the main page, THIS one gets picked to be plastered all over it?

Wow. Is there any decency anymore?
 

SKORPI0

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Haven't visited that page in ages. Love the growing number of reviews lately, just like the old days. I agree with the ads, but how do you expect AnandTech to make some $$$. Looks like I'll visit more often now. It would be nice to compare with other tech review sites. :thumbsup:
 

Anubis

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wow, it wasn't like that earlier today when i was at work

lol no script blocks the image in FF but you can still click on the frame
 

Sephire

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Those ad frames on the side is way beyond annoying. Many more websites has that kind of advertising. I hope Ad block can do something with it in the future.
 

zerocool84

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Haven't visited that page in ages. Love the growing number of reviews lately, just like the old days. I agree with the ads, but how do you expect AnandTech to make some $$$. Looks like I'll visit more often now. It would be nice to compare with other tech review sites. :thumbsup:

Exactly, without those ads we'd have no place to make fun of Trident and Neckbeard.
 

Glitchny

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Meh I really don't spend a lot of time clicking and/or staring at the background so not really an issue to me.