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    Stay classy, Mashable. Stay classy.

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    1. LordO 59 months ago | reply

      Hasn't Mashable had this for quite a while? I seem to remember seeing it last year.

    2. allankcrain 59 months ago | reply

      You know what I need to make? A web game where you have to navigate a page of text without triggering any of these stupid popup thingies. Sort of like a web 2.0 "Operation".

    3. Gregory Wild-Smith 59 months ago | reply

      You know what though...?

      That could actually be kind of neat and cool if it was implemented better. The execution sucks ass and I bet it just pops up on mouse over (rather than explicit click)... but I can actually see the potential for a decent and actually useful implementation of that sort of thing.

    4. Matt Moriarity 59 months ago | reply

      If it's a rollover thing, then toss this in with Flash under "things I'm glad the iPad/iPhone don't support so I don't have to deal with them"

    5. Viper007Bond 59 months ago | reply

      LordO: Yeah, it's not anything new.

    6. Alan H. 59 months ago | reply

      Worst thing about Blippr: Interrupts “Blu-ray” so that “Blu:)” links to a gaudy Windows twitter client (that, confusingly, is spelled and styled almost exactly those new e-cigarrettes).

    7. Christina E Warren 59 months ago | reply

      Alan - YES the Blu-ray breakage thing kills me! (and for full disclosure, yes, I'm employed by Mashable, which owns Blippr) However, since I think I'm the only one who ever writes about Blu-ray, I'm probably the one who is responsible for making it break. Sorry about that. But I do love my Blu-ray.

    8. boxofjack 59 months ago | reply

      The "=D" emoticon makes it look like there are little blue penises all over the page.

    9. superchinkie 59 months ago | reply

      And we've decided this is a bad thing?

    10. ericmacx 59 months ago | reply

      Horrible. Terrible! Please, make it stop!

    11. Swift1996 59 months ago | reply

      No, we can't make this into a cool thing. It's a bunch of flipping ads that make reading the text of the article a minefield. Come on, pop-up blockers screwed one kind of spam ads, and this is nothing but an equally annoying way to screw with your reader's mind. But hey, they pay you money to make your reader's lives a living hell.

    12. ManicDee 59 months ago | reply

      It's =D like =D bloody =D Yahoo! =D except =D I =D actually =D want =D to =D smile =D while =D banging =D my =D head =D against =D the =D desk =D

    13. dainiusblynas 59 months ago | reply

      What value does it bring to readers? Nothing, in my opinion. But shit like that sometimes is on Mashable. I remember seeing once 3 or 4 posts in a row each one titled "10 best tips how to advertise on social networks". It probably increases their raw number of pageviews and uniques, but what about quality, that repeat visitors do care???

      To clarify: posts were not titled the same, but only in a similar manner, like 10 best tips on X, 5 best tips on Y and so on. That kind of titles attract visitors somehow, maybe it's SEO related.

    14. akievsky 59 months ago | reply

      Kill it with fire!!!

    15. Thorzdad 59 months ago | reply

      Set your filters to*

    16. Lee Gillen 59 months ago | reply

      I have never noticed it... I think the main reason is the sites I look at don't have it. Which brings up a good conclusion, any site worth reading doesn't use this shit.

    17. ManicDee 58 months ago | reply

      Why instead of the venerable

      Run your own thttpd instance which serves up that lovely "site unavailable" page. Not all countries have companies addicted to offering "unlimited except when its not" broadband ;)

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