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    More Cheesier Than Ever Cheesehead's Avatar
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    About.com About as Annoying As Can Be
    Everytime I go to an about.com site, their little drop-down bar is constantly bee-bopping down over the text. Does anybody else find this annoying? I deliberately avoid their site if possible.
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    Prince of Content Vinny O'Hare's Avatar
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    sign up for their emails you wont have to go to the site as much. Their small business lessons emails even though they are based for Canadians is the best stuff I have read online. I am an about.com junkie why very simple its a content site!

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    I guess the drop down bar just gets on my nerves, especially those you can't close. I just tried their site again and the drop down was not there - Either they read this forum or they have this set up not to act on the second visit.
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    I HATE that stupid bar of theirs, too! I also try to avoid them. Not only do they have the very-annoying-bar, but there seems to be no frequency capping on their popups/unders.

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    Fortunately, they're not the ONLY content site on the net!

    But it's glad to know that I could add more annoyances to my c*ntent sites and still get at least one visitor
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    Prince of Content Vinny O'Hare's Avatar
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    If we could make that floating bar and put adsnse on it we would all be rich lol

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    Yeah, 'cause the people would be so desperate to get away from it that they'd click, LOL!

    A quick Google check shows that it's a DHTML/JavaScript trick. You can buy a software that'll do it for $29.95 (per site) or just hound-out how they did it from some script site... So it really wouldn't be too hard to get the people clicking away in desperation, hee hee!
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    I agree its too much of an annoying thing scrolling with the page. Everytime I visit about.com I try to find a way to get rid of it but till now no success. I dont know why such an informative site with good contents have to do such a thing. I have read few articles there, advising webmasters on dos and donts of web designing. i wonder nobody has told them to stop that annoying thing.
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