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How do I get over the urge to install an ad blocker when looking at the following image on Stack Overflow?

http://ads.stackoverflow.com/ads/case-of-the-mondays-careers.png

Is it likely that posting a comment on meta.stackoverflow would cause it to go away? Or spontaneously add support for down voting particular ads?

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marked as duplicate by ChrisF, fretje, alex, jmfsg, Ether Apr 10 '10 at 17:39

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For "Case of the Mondays": meta.stackexchange.com/questions/36079/… For voting on ads: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/24643/… –  random Apr 9 '10 at 14:58
    
If you notice it, it must be working. From that perspective, I doubt complaining about it will help. –  tvanfosson Apr 9 '10 at 15:03
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@tvanfosson: It's not working if you have to fight the urge to install an ad blocker every time it gets in your face! –  fretje Apr 9 '10 at 15:24
    
@fretje -- it depends on what you mean by "working" -- for ads, that generally means getting noticed. I don't intend to mean that it's good, just that it appears to make you pay attention. From an advertiser's perspective getting such complaints might actually be viewed as a positive thing. –  tvanfosson Apr 9 '10 at 15:32
    
@tvanfosson: From an advertiser's perspective, yes, from a site owner's perspective, not so much. –  fretje Apr 10 '10 at 16:36
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It sounds like you have a case of the Mondays! –  Ether Apr 10 '10 at 17:38
    
@Ether: Even though I hate the ad, I couldn't help but LOL at your comment. –  Andrew Grimm Apr 12 '10 at 23:31

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sudo install an ad blocker. Help rid the internet of annoying adverts.

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You could add a specific filter to your ad-blocker or page-styling extension that blocks that particular ad. Then, no worries - you can still see other ads on Stack Overflow, and you won't have to look at that ad.

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Get 200 rep. No more annoying ads.

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They still show up in the sidebar. –  tvanfosson Apr 9 '10 at 15:01
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Even with extra rep, Ms. Monday will still show up - it's a sidebar ad, which we all get the pleasure of seeing. –  Jared Harley Apr 9 '10 at 15:01
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@tvan But those aren't annoying. –  jjnguy Apr 9 '10 at 15:02
    
@Jared I never notice side bar ads unless I am looking for them. –  jjnguy Apr 9 '10 at 15:02
    
I don't notice either of the other adds as well. Buty this one is "Looking at you"! –  jsbueno Jul 9 '10 at 15:54

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