Ridiculous Advertising on StarTribune.com

Star Tribune homepage with obnoxious Denny Hecker advertising WTF, Denny Hecker? Not only was this obnoxious background on display, a video — with audio — automatically started to play as well. I rarely visit the Strib’s homepage. I go through individual articles, and I was subscribing to some of the RSS feeds for a while before I decided I couldn’t handle the volume. Stuff like this makes me most definitely not want to visit startribune.com at all. That’s seriously annoying.

UPDATE: It’s all about the Vikings now. Slightly less obnoxious. Maybe because of the better contrast between the news part and the purple background. And there’s no auto-starting video and audio.


UPDATE #2: More on this at MPR.

6 Comments so far

  1. Mike (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 6:32 am

    Damn that is annoying and ugly.

  2. DaveP (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 7:09 am

    In spite of all their problems, I find the Pi-Press-Patch a lot less annoying. I also generally surf with plug-ins disabled and my speakers off. Otherwise life is just too annoying.

  3. Sarah (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    It was enough to make me go elsewhere for my news this weekend.

  4. taylor (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    I bet the STrib made a killing on that shit, though.

  5. dan (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 8:28 pm

    I hate to geek out on you, but you really have to try Firefox + AdBlock extension + FlashBlock extension. This trio will make your surfing experience quieter and more peaceful.


  6. Erica (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 9:26 pm

    I hate to geek out on you — Oh, please do!

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