If an employer looking at a careers profile follows a link to a featured answer, and is new to Stack Overflow, the site will appear with the standard "drive-by visitor" ads, and the big orange "welcome" bar to the top.

We all know that compared to other sites, this is still paradise, but it would be great to have things completely nice and clean when a potential employer drops by: After all, the featured answer is to some extent part of the résumé.

Could the ads be tuned down to a logged-in 200+ rep user's level for users who have a careers profile in their HTTP_REFERER?

  • What happens if they click a link on SO? They end up on a page with ads because the referrer isn't careers anymore? Apr 7, 2011 at 16:50
  • @Jason yes, any page beyond the initial question would get ads as usual. That's fair game IMO. No need to make it too complex, just a simple referrer check
    – Pekka
    Apr 27, 2011 at 21:17

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No. I wouldn't want to work for someone who doesn't know how to use Adblock Plus

  • 3
    I'm fairly sure that would filter out a lot of good employers.
    – Pekka
    Apr 6, 2011 at 23:51
  • 1
    That really filter a lot of people. -1
    – Jacob
    Apr 7, 2011 at 0:23

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