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Websites are overloaded with guff

MichaelWMichaelW Posts: 2,226
edited September 2014 in The cake stop
Is it me, my Firefox, or has the whole Interwebs become an obese mass of slobbering guff, transferring/waiting to download from other sites, before I can even read most websites.

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  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,612
    Do you need some Viagra? Or a larger pen15?

    Or (as the pop up on this site offered me) some horrible football boots?

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • MichaelWMichaelW Posts: 2,226
    secretsam wrote:
    Do you need some Viagra? Or a larger pen15?

    I wouldn't mind too much if it was useful stuff but it is just guff.
  • DavidJBDavidJB Posts: 2,019
    You're not wrong. There has been a massive increase in tracking like traffic and also social media integrations like facebook (so they can track what sites you visit when you're logged in)

    I recommend installing ad-block and never look back...it also makes bikeradar actually usable.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 14,129
    DavidJB wrote:
    You're not wrong. There has been a massive increase in tracking like traffic and also social media integrations like facebook (so they can track what sites you visit when you're logged in)

    I recommend installing ad-block and never look back...it also makes bikeradar actually usable.
    Therefore, if your screen is showing guff, it is because you have been looking at similar guff.
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    pblakeney wrote:
    DavidJB wrote:
    You're not wrong. There has been a massive increase in tracking like traffic and also social media integrations like facebook (so they can track what sites you visit when you're logged in)

    I recommend installing ad-block and never look back...it also makes bikeradar actually usable.
    Therefore, if your screen is showing guff, it is because you have been looking at similar guff.

    That's SecretSam busted then :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • secretsamsecretsam Posts: 4,612
    arran77 wrote:
    pblakeney wrote:
    DavidJB wrote:
    You're not wrong. There has been a massive increase in tracking like traffic and also social media integrations like facebook (so they can track what sites you visit when you're logged in)

    I recommend installing ad-block and never look back...it also makes bikeradar actually usable.
    Therefore, if your screen is showing guff, it is because you have been looking at similar guff.

    That's SecretSam busted then :lol:

    Curses. You pesky kids, etc.

    It's just a hill. Get over it.
  • jgsijgsi Posts: 5,027
    Thing is, total and utter geeks do IT stuff.. thats why websites designed by the socially inept have you typing away and the cursor has decided to do one , so you have to repeat all over again... one socially inept individual has just been shifted from a job he was totally unsuited for into software testing for a holiday airline.. God help us.. we are trying to find out which one... to save many lives
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    As well as The Essential Advert Blocker That May Not Be Named, browsing with NoScript blocks this stuff, most of which seems to be advertising-related or social network integration. The downside, of course, is that many sites don't work properly unless you selectively allow a bunch of sites to run scripts, and quite often these sites in turn depend on other sites you also have to enable, which themselves depend on further sites, which...

    Equally irritating is the tendency to dumb down all websites to look like Windows Metro, with big pictures and minimal text. Even on a tablet (presumably the target market) this can often be annoying, and on a desktop it's pretty horrible, with about half the information content on the screen you used to get. The BBC iPlayer is one of the worst offenders, an excellent site before the new UI designers got at it, while the previously integrated iPlayer Radio has been replaced by a separate, chaotic mess of programme and channel sites with a terrible search tool.
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    secretsam wrote:
    Do you need some Viagra? Or a larger pen15?

    Or (as the pop up on this site offered me) some horrible football boots?

    Why would he need 15 larger pens.

    Surely a bigger co ck would be more useful.
  • ballysmateballysmate Posts: 14,746
    RideOnTime wrote:
    secretsam wrote:
    Do you need some Viagra? Or a larger pen15?

    Or (as the pop up on this site offered me) some horrible football boots?

    Why would he need 15 larger pens.

    Surely a bigger co ck would be more useful.

    Because of the wife's larger fanny...? :wink:
  • RideOnTimeRideOnTime Posts: 4,712
    ballysmate wrote:
    RideOnTime wrote:
    secretsam wrote:
    Do you need some Viagra? Or a larger pen15?

    Or (as the pop up on this site offered me) some horrible football boots?

    Why would he need 15 larger pens.

    Surely a bigger co ck would be more useful.

    Because of the wife's larger fanny...? :wink:

    Who's?
  • This very website is quickly going down the pan too....cant even browse for 5minutes without fullscreen adverts showing!
  • jawoogajawooga Posts: 530
    As has been mentioned, Firefox on a browser is excellent for its add-ons and imho runs Chrome into a close second for versatility, while you might just swap them on speed and memory grounds. However, the mobile version of FF is utter shite: slow, clunky, resizes badly etc when compared to Dolphin that is ace, so I choose to go without the add-ons and suffer the ads on my mobile.
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