That's it.... I'm boycotting the X Games

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7/29/2008 8:41 AM

Simply because of the worst promo campaign ever. Those damn expanding ads on this site suck. They're annoying, intrusive, they crashed my browser... and the content is immature at best and subliminally subversive at worst. FUXG.

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7/29/2008 8:49 AM

Okay, you can boycott them...but you can also sneak by here and peek at the coverage from X. I'll be there all days. wink

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7/29/2008 9:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2008 9:02 AM

Ok spodeboy..

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7/29/2008 9:05 AM

He is right Gibby, its one thing to have ads that flash and annoy, but those expanding things are a pain inna azz.

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"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

7/29/2008 9:06 AM

That's what she said.

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7/29/2008 9:06 AM

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

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7/29/2008 9:08 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

Better living through science.

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7/29/2008 9:11 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

nice info, thanks.

unfortunately, when I get a break at work and check in, I am forced to use an IE-equipped 'puter...

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7/29/2008 9:16 AM

I'm not boycotting anything , but the XGames ads suck and that darkmane is horrible.

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7/29/2008 9:20 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2008 9:20 AM

Agreed.

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7/29/2008 9:30 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

Pdub wrote:

nice info, thanks.

unfortunately, when I get a break at work and check in, I am forced to use an IE-equipped 'puter...

Are you using IE7? The pop-up blocker installed in IE7 works great.

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7/29/2008 9:33 AM

crowe176 wrote:

That's what she said.

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"The public sucks. Fuck hope." ~ George Carlin

7/29/2008 9:35 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

And no ads whatsoever = unemployed GuyB and no content for you.

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7/29/2008 9:39 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

GuyB wrote:

And no ads whatsoever = unemployed GuyB and no content for you.

you could always go back to TWMX???

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7/29/2008 9:40 AM

google toolbar works great...no pu's and no ads

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7/29/2008 9:46 AM

those ads are annoying, I am so tired of advertisements, On TV a 1 hour and 30 minute movie takes 4 hours to watch. That is just too much.

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7/29/2008 10:02 AM

rockcrawlerdude wrote:

you could always go back to TWMX???

And I'd want to do that why, exactly? smile

The ads only expand if you roll over them. I'd say we're trying to encourage more accurate and responsible mousing. wink

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7/29/2008 10:31 AM

GuyB wrote:

And I'd want to do that why, exactly? smile

The ads only expand if you roll over them. I'd say we're trying to encourage more accurate and responsible mousing. wink

Well it's working,dammitgrin

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God Bless Motocross.

7/29/2008 10:33 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

GuyB wrote:

And no ads whatsoever = unemployed GuyB and no content for you.

That's some serious "pwnage"...for the dunbasses!!

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The message posted above is most likely my opinion and shouldn't be taken as fact....

7/29/2008 10:34 AM

What do you think pays for this place? I'll take the ads any day so long as we can post here, see cool pictures and get the latest information.

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7/29/2008 10:36 AM

Steve, I ain't mad at Vital for taking the money, I'm pissed at ES/EXPN for coming up with this highly annoying campaign.

And come on, you know those expand-a-ads are designed to respond to common mousing moves... like when I mouse to the right to get to the scroll bar, or when I mouse up to get to the address bar. Tell your ad reps "girls in bikinis, good... X Game play-villains, not good..."

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7/29/2008 10:38 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2008 10:38 AM

Hurricane, I'm not complaining about ads in general, I'm complaining about a specific campaign. Don't get it twisted.

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7/29/2008 10:38 AM

The Hurricane wrote:

What do you think pays for this place? I'll take the ads any day so long as we can post here, see cool pictures and get the latest information.

x2...and have the BV!

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The message posted above is most likely my opinion and shouldn't be taken as fact....

7/29/2008 10:59 AM

The campaign is in direct response to the MOTO-X WORLD fan no shows, the marketing agency was at a lost on why the fans pulled a no show, the result was Darklame, a reverse psychology ad campaign, most don't remember this but VW marketed the first bug with an ad of the bug with the words "lemon" under it, makes no sense but it worked, so ad people do this stuff because it has worked before, I worked at and ad agency for 15yrs so I know the drill, in defense of VitalMX, they're not the enemy on this one, but I do have to say that Darklame was a miss, but don't blame GuyB or the Athletes for their dreck. :-)

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7/29/2008 11:07 AM

ayearinmx wrote:

firefox + adblock plugin = no ads whatsoever

jndmx wrote:

Better living through science.

That did work for RC!

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7/29/2008 11:09 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/16/2016 7:49 PM

YouMoto;
You don't really think those ads are in response to low seat turnout at the Navy Moto X event do you?

Event tickets mean dick to TV, they want folks at home on the couch tuned in.

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7/29/2008 11:10 AM

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7/29/2008 11:19 AM

jndmx, it's not really my opinion, it's a formula that agencies use, it sounds wack, but the couch crowd saw that the stands were empty and that means on a psych level that it wasn't worth the watch, so it's no about the sales, but the perception of the excitement of an event.

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7/29/2008 11:21 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/29/2008 11:25 AM

Pdub, I'm glad to see you've joined my side, and proven my campaign effective.

Obviously my message reached you, and the X Games athletes are not worthy of your attention.

As for the rest of you? Feel the wrath of my blowdryer.

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7/29/2008 11:22 AM

Darkmane wrote:

Pdub, I'm glad to see you've joined my side, and proven my campaign effective.

Obviously my message reached you, and the X Games athletes are not worthy of your attention.

As for the rest of you? Feel the wrath of my blowdryer.

STFU, newbie.

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