Dear MSNBC News Site
I was at MSNBC’s website earlier today, and came into something that really upset me. It’s that stupid pop up thing that they have on their articles. You get like 7 seconds into reading the article and boop, this stupid thing pops up into your face trying to get you to agree to something.. What ever it is. Who reads that? We all look for the “not right now” or “close” or “no thank you” option and move on to the article we were reading. Don’t we?
Why is it suddenly okay to do a pop up again? Why is it okay to put this annoying message in our face trying to get us to agree to something or buy something, again?
Years ago that became so annoying that most advertising affiliate companies decided to make people agree not to make pop ups on their site because they didn’t want to be associated with that tact. Now, here we are again.. Dealing with the pop ups.
Sure it’s not a new window, it’s an applet. but that doesn’t make it better. It makes it annoying again.
Well I for one am boycotting MSNbC. A one man stand against websites that try and “aim for the original agenda” by redefining the trash they shoveled at us before. So I alone will never go to MSN websites. but yeah I will continue to use Microsoft updates untill windows 7 is no longer supported. I will then move to Linux because there is no way I am upping to windows 8 or anything that could potentially eventually force me to “enjoy those useful apps”.
Here’s the message I just posted in one of their articles.
That stupid pop up you do right when we get 8 seconds into reading your article, makes me not want to read your article.
In fact I didn’t read this article after that. I searched for a spot to comment and tell you that you are a piece of internet trash for doing that.
We dealt with your stupid popups from 94 through to 98 when you were the “first to give the readers what they want” by being the first news site to stop popups. and when Yahoo continued. Now you call them aps as if we enjoy this crap.
KNOCK IT OFF!
We survived pop ups before by ditching sites like yours. Don’t make us do it again.
It won’t be long before virus writers exploit this popup just like they did the last few.
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