Protesting Pop Under Ads

ASAP A Stand Against Pop-under ads!

My name is Joe Jenett. I feel the use of pop-under advertising on the web is invasive and downright unfriendly to users.

I am troubled by the presence of such advertising campaigns on many news sites, portals, and free hosting providers who implement pop-unders on their members’ personal pages. Though I agree that advertising revenue is important, there are other ways to advertise that don’t so blatantly assault users.

Sure – there are ways you can block the pop-under ads, and the popularity of blockers certainly reinforces the fact that the ads are annoying. But it’s the attitude toward users by those who force pop-under ads upon us that I stand most firmly against.

If you have a website and want to support the ASAP! initiative, save a copy of a support button, put it on your own server and link it to this page. As an alternative, you may use a simple text link that says “ASAP!”

They should give an explanation about what pop under ads are compared to all the other general run of the mill spam. Firefox blocks almost all pop up or under ads for me. I nearly forget they exist.

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