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Re: Banner exchange

On Tue, 17 Feb 1998, Steve Greenland wrote:

> On 16-Feb-98, 12:03 (CST), Behan Webster <behanw@verisim.com> wrote:
> > I'd just like to share a random thought with everyone.
> > 
> > Would it not be a good idea to raise the visibility of the various
> > Debian and SPI sponsored programs?  There are several free banner
> > exchange systems that people use to advertise such things as the bovine
> > RSA-64 cracking system, on various people's web pages.  at the very
> > least http://www.projects.ml.org/ is now running a banner exchange
> > program.
> I, for one, find the proliferation of banners, logos, and other
> non-content crap on web-pages annoying. I don't look at them, except
> occasionally to note which companies/organizations to avoid. I would
> be very disappointed to find random references to Debian/SPI in such
> locations. Now, a real link, as provided by an interested party, and
> hopefully with a brief description, is always welcome.
> All the above is IMO, of course.

steve, if you don't like banner ads and if you run the squid proxy server,
take a look at my banner blocker.


the web site hasn't been updated in ages, so the version of the
redirector script on there is old (my new one doesn't tie a hash db
file, it generates a perl script to do the redirection whenever the
redir db is updated....*MUCH* faster, and more flexible).  oh yeah, i'm
also using a transparent 1 pixel gif as the substitute graphic now.

one of these days i'll redo the web site. i suppose i should make a
debian package of this too.

i wrote it because banner ads give me the s***s too.  can't stand them,
don't want to see them, ESPECIALLY don't want them flashing and blinking
at me, and don't want to waste bandwidth and time downloading them.

animated gifs are an abomination.


craig sanders

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