Eliminate Expedia

Apr 18th, 2004, 10:31 AM
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Eliminate Expedia

Post a reply if you want Expedia to cease to exist on Fodors. Maybe numbers count! FYI-when it pops up click on one of their down arrows then close window!
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Apr 18th, 2004, 11:05 AM
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May we presume that also means you will be willing to pay a membership fee equal to the lost revenue to Fodors occasioned by the removal of Expedia's sponsorship of the site?
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Apr 18th, 2004, 11:10 AM
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How about -

Eliminate stupid posts
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Apr 18th, 2004, 11:37 AM
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Or get a pop-up killer! I have one, and haven't had a single pop-up.
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Apr 18th, 2004, 11:56 AM
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Email the editors. Don't post here. It really is the MOST irritating thing.
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Apr 18th, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Travelot,
How would you like to pay your membership fee?

Bandwidth is NOT free and advertisements make this possible. GET OVER IT!
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Apr 18th, 2004, 01:57 PM
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I agree that advertising is a small price to pay for so much free information. Many sites that used to be free are now charging a membership fee so I wouldn't complain.
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Apr 18th, 2004, 01:58 PM
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What pop ups? My son installed something and I have not seen one in over a year.
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Apr 18th, 2004, 02:06 PM
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I never get them either...mine are missing thanks to my anti-virus (+) program. It's worth its weight in platinum!
 
Apr 18th, 2004, 02:13 PM
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To clarify I don't have a problem with advertising. I do have a problem with pop ups that run over me when reading or posting! Sorry Expedia staff that my post created such negative reactivity on your part!
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Apr 18th, 2004, 02:54 PM
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I agree that we have to accept advertising. However, I strongly dislike the ads that jump up and actually obscure the thing that I'm trying to read. That's going too far, IMHO.

I send Expedia a message about how much I disliked their roll-over ads on this site. I received a reply that basically said that they just wanted to inform me about exciting new offers from Expedia, blah, blah, blah. They also suggested that I could use a popup blocker from www.panicware.com. I tried installing the popup blocker and guess what? IT DOESNT STOP THE EXPEDIA ROLLOVERS!!

So far the only thing that has helped me is to use Netscape instead of Internet Explorer. I have yet to see the nasty Expedia rollover when I use Netscape.
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Apr 18th, 2004, 03:34 PM
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Learne how to spell
E L E M I N A T E...people are more likely to take the literate seriously.
 
Apr 18th, 2004, 03:35 PM
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And I promise to L E A R N how to spell L E A R N !
 
Apr 18th, 2004, 03:45 PM
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Singletail....

You better go back and learn how to spell E L I M I N A T E

Where did you get Eleminate from?
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Apr 18th, 2004, 04:23 PM
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Never enter a Spelling Bee and dare to boast of winning unless you can actually spell!
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Apr 18th, 2004, 07:14 PM
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LOL. That spelling post was very ILLUMINATING. POTATOE anyone? Great followup posts.
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Apr 18th, 2004, 07:16 PM
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ttt
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Apr 18th, 2004, 07:22 PM
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Switch to Netscape. I've never seen a popup on Fodors. I have a popunder on the NY Times but they are easy enough to close when you close the article.
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Apr 19th, 2004, 03:38 AM
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Pop ups? We don't have no more stinking pop ups!
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Apr 21st, 2004, 03:24 PM
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Those ads are annoying for sure. Get the popup blocker from Ads Gone, it's the best. You can download it and install it right away and then they'll mail you a CD for use later on. www.adsgone.com I don't get the expedia ads at all, and didn't know what everybody was complaining about until I logged on at work...with no popup blocker...and AGH! What a pain. They have the right to advertise. We have the right to block 'em. Well worth the small investment! Trish
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