Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 448.
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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Date: Thu, 11 Dec 2003 14:04:51 +0000
From: Humanist <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: FW: Pop-ups netiquette.
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From: "Dr. David Harrison" <email@example.com>
Date: Wed, 10 Dec 2003 10:59:15 +0000
Common netiquette on the issue of links to sites that have pop-ups is
usually to stick something like "(Pop-Ups)" after the link. Some sites have
multiple pop-ups, others have animated gifs taken from third party servers
that specialise in that sort of thing. These can take a while to pull,
especially when they hail from an outsourced third-party server, and then
longer to download if the user has a dial-up connection. A slow advertising
be disguised as the former.
AFAIK, GeoCities pop-ups are harmless (but annoying). Online, small
annoyances and delays seems to be more annoying than they probably are.
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