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post #91 of 299 Old 12-12-2007, 03:27 PM
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I just tried both the IMDBPro and the normal IMDB home pages and they both look okay to me. I'm using ABP, not sure if that's maiking a difference, but I didn't see any Flash ads.

Might be because I have an account at IMDB, even the normal page shows my login name at the top.

They aren't always there - only when certain movies come out. I believe "The Mist" was the latest one. Before that may have been "1408". It's still annoying on those few occasions when they use them.

PC Magazine uses them too, but theirs creep down the page as you scroll down so you can't get away from them.

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What's next? Actors breaking out of character mid-scene and promoting other shows? A promo for another show next to the yellow line during NFL games?

Well, "Spin City" kind of did this with "Sportsnight" at one point. MJF turned the show on and that was the lead in to Sportsnight. It's not as bad as what you mentioned, though, and it was actually kind of clever.
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They aren't always there - only when certain movies come out. I believe "The Mist" was the latest one. Before that may have been "1408". It's still annoying on those few occasions when they use them.

PC Magazine uses them too, but theirs creep down the page as you scroll down so you can't get away from them.


Well, "Spin City" kind of did this with "Sportsnight" at one point. MJF turned the show on and that was the lead in to Sportsnight. It's not as bad as what you mentioned, though, and it was actually kind of clever.

Those scrolling ones are annoying although I haven't seen them in awhile. If you don't already use it, you might try Ad Block Plus, it's free, it even get rid of the sidebar ads and the sponsored ad bar at the top of the Gmail page.

http://adblockplus.org/en/
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Except each of those threee shows air on different networks.

That was my point.
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NBC's upcoming lineup shows wall to wall reality crap.

And the other networks will follow-suit given the lack of scripted offerings they have to offer.

BTW, is THIS part of "wall to wall reality crap"? (I think this shows the folly of stating unqualified generalizations. And that was just the first example I stumbled on in the recent news thread here.)
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What the hell is the "Battle of the Choirs" bug doing there all the time? I just watched a recorded Conan O'Brien and it was there the entire time.. Man, they are getting annoying.
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Maybe it's an experiment. I hope it fails.

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A reality/game show about choirs (seriously, would anyone have predicted this kind of show a year ago) and NBC is pushing it like it is the next "Friends"
(no offense intended) - if the show tanks in the ratings, maybe NBC will reconsider.
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Hideous. I am glad I get NBC free, otherwise I'd have to cancel it..
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Next shows for NBC:
Mauling of the Men
Fighting of the Females
Chopping of the Children
Gorging of the Goats

HEY, you viewing dumbasses!

NOW!
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(insert name of show here)
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IN 2 WEEKS!


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What the hell is the "Battle of the Choirs" bug doing there all the time? I just watched a recorded Conan O'Brien and it was there the entire time.. Man, they are getting annoying.

It was there during Deal or No Deal also. Not only is it in the bug but it also appears in BIG letters across the bottom of the screen when they come back from commercials. Plus the annoying pop-up animations for some new gladiators show.
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It was there during Deal or No Deal also. Not only is it in the bug but it also appears in BIG letters across the bottom of the screen when they come back from commercials. Plus the annoying pop-up animations for some new gladiators show.

The bug bothers me more. Even with an LCD, I worry about those bright white letters sitting there all through a show. Should the plasma TV folks send their replacement bills to NBC?
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It's now on during The Office.. I am almost tempted to not watch it.
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Should be interesting to see the new bug they have running during "Battle of the Choirs"??
They have to have some kind of promo bug running during all the prime time shows nowadays... it's a law or something- isn't it???

Reminds me of one of my favorite Michael Keaton movies "The Paper" where at the daily strategy meeting of a seedy daily newspaper they're discussing the headline for the afternoon edition and someone suggests "Gotcha!" and the old newswoman quips... "yeah, God forbid we run a headline without an apostrophe after it". I think that's the future of network TV... God forbid they run a show without all kinds of on screen promos running during the program.

"I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...."

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I was watching the SNL thing tonight, but the bug didn't disappear so I change to the NFL game and deleted the few minutes from the Tivo.

Hell, even Fox isn't stupid enough to run that crap about AI during programming.

NBC:Now relying on Broadcasting Choirs

HEY, you viewing dumbasses!

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(insert name of show here)
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One of the neat aspects of Closed Captioning is that in most cases they obscure those bugs.
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Yes, the Chior bug that was on during the entire SNL show was rediculous.

I'll never watch your Chior show NBC! You listening?



I thought not. But I feel better for saying it.

NBC only has two shows left that I want to watch (Office and Scrubs), and when those are done, I'm gone for good. I think I'll just catch the last season of Scrubs on DVD (which is a Buena Vista product), just to irritate NBC. Of course, with the strike, there may not be anything left to watch.

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I'll never watch your Chior show NBC! You listening?

x2

Any show that has to be advertised the way NBC is doing it, doesn't deserve to be watched. I remember MTV doing something similar a few years back with the Video Music Awards. In MTV's case, it was constant animation throughout the entire show where you couldn't ignore it. Never again would I watch a VMA.
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I have a brand new plasma, so I refuse to watch NBC shows with the "Choir" bug for fear of burn in. Also because I find it obnoxious. I switched off "The Office" and "30 Rock" last night.
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I hope George Thomson (Sp?) is reading this thread and is pointing it out to the "higher ups"
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I have a brand new plasma, so I refuse to watch NBC shows with the "Choir" bug for fear of burn in. Also because I find it obnoxious. I switched off "The Office" and "30 Rock" last night.



That's nothing. Look at how they ruined It's a Wonderful Life.
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That's nothing. Look at how they ruined It's a Wonderful Life.

Unbelievable! I just checked my recording of IAWL from last night and saw this crap. I just deleted it. I am so pissed I can't believe it. There's one showing and it's now a complete waste. Screw NBC. They can go to straight to fricking hell.


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+1000

This is beyond ridiculous. Tried to watch "30 Rock," and it felt like someone was standing off to the side pointing a flashlight at my eyes. I had to keep purposely trying NOT to look at it. I'm off to the store to get a piece of black cardboard, and will secure to that corner of the screen. Better to just black out part of the screen than be subjected to that.
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Tried to watch "30 Rock," and it felt like someone was standing off to the side pointing a flashlight at my eyes.

It's funny, because TNT was running a "Closer" animation that actually DID shine a flashlight in your eyes....
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+1000

This is beyond ridiculous. Tried to watch "30 Rock," and it felt like someone was standing off to the side pointing a flashlight at my eyes. I had to keep purposely trying NOT to look at it. I'm off to the store to get a piece of black cardboard, and will secure to that corner of the screen. Better to just black out part of the screen than be subjected to that.

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That bug is so bright it might burn through the cardboard.

HEY, you viewing dumbasses!

NOW!
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That's nothing. Look at how they ruined It's a Wonderful Life.

That's disgusting, putting a bright multi-color bug on a black and white film, what idiots, NBC has completely thrown the idea of class out the window.
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I wonder if this is the effect of NBC's B.S.*?

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I Tivo'd the SNL thing tonight because I thought it was different than a couple of nights ago. Saw that big ass bug, deleted the recording.

HEY, you viewing dumbasses!

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Hideous. I am glad I get NBC free, otherwise I'd have to cancel it..

That's a good one
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I was watching the tonight show on NBC right now and hoping the giant logo was gone, because battle of the choirs was over, and guess what it's back!!!


Now it says "BIGGEST LOSER FINALE Tomorrow 9/8c"

GAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This is getting BAD.

NBC is the BIGGEST LOSER. Plain and Simple.
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