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Re: [Y-Mail] Fast firing Ads

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  • too_much green_tea
    I spent some time trying to recreate the rapid-firing I had before but couldn t, and the distinct periodic CPU usage spikes of yesterday are gone today also.
    Message 1 of 5 , Jun 1, 2006
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      I spent some time trying to recreate the "rapid-firing" I had before but couldn't, and the distinct periodic CPU usage spikes of yesterday are gone today also. I hope both of those were just glitches.

      There are also other changes - dragging the scroll-bar to read message seems to fire less ADs than yesterday (still annoying), but using the keyboard/mouse-wheel continues to result in one AD per event, meaning you get a new AD each time you press the up/down arrows, or each time you scroll with the mouse-wheel.

      The marketing bunch in Yahoo! REALLY don't get it, do they? On traditional media (like TV), ADs need to be interesting and flashy and colorful to attract attention, otherwise the viewers will wander to the kitchen, the bathroom, or simply switch to another channel. On computers, however, the users ARE already doing something else, may it be searching, emailing, or reading to name a few. Fast switching flashy ADs can only serve the purpose of annoyance.

      Text ADs on text pages are way more effective than graphics. The key is to blend in, not to stand out. Being forced to change the frame of mind from reading text to interpreting graphics often generates more negative sentiments than positive, not to mention if those graphics blink ALL THE TIME.

      I mean, does Yahoo's marketing really think those over in Google are just a group of stupid idiots?

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      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Matthew Martin
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Thursday, June 1, 2006 7:57:58 AM
      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Fast firing Ads

      Guess I'm lucky. I don't get the rapid fire ads. In fact, I don't think I've seen it switch while on the page.

      I do get, however, a 'Page cannot be found' momentarily in the ad window when I clear out a folder. Lasts there for about 3 seconds, and then an ad loads.


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: too_much green_tea
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 5:43:25 PM
      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Fast firing Ads

      Do they have a bandwidth budget for ADs that they MUST consume to maintain revenue? This "rapid-firing" is making the interface so irritating that I can actually see myself stop using it in the future. Nevertheless, like Nancy said, it seems when there's a compose tab open and in focus, the AD switching slows down.

      If you often keep the mail window around for long periods like I do, you may want to try that trick.

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      ----- Original Message ----
      From: mannar
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 2:53:11 PM
      Subject: Re: [Y-Mail] Fast firing Ads

      i dunno how many of you noticed the ads kept on changing for every sigle click in the UI....jus click while highlighting a portion message in the mail,the king kong sized ads are ever ready to change...

      ----- Original Message ----
      From: too_much green_tea
      To: Y-Mail@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2006 4:06:10 PM
      Subject: [Y-Mail] Fast firing Ads

      Wow ... the ADs are switching so fast that I couldn't click on them even if I wanted.
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