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Pop-up windows

Would you feel very bothered by a pop-up window at the J-Forum?

  • Definitely, forget the idea!

    Votes: 12 85.7%
  • Doesn't bother me.

    Votes: 1 7.1%
  • I'm not sure about it.

    Votes: 2 14.3%
  • Depends on the pop-up.

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters


Unswerving cyclist
14 Mar 2002
I contemplated about using pop-up windows at the forum, asking people to register. These windows would be closing automatically after x seconds and would only affect unregistered users. I am aware of the fact that a lot of users feel bothered by pop-ups and close them without viewing them...

I'm still undecided, what's your opinion?
I have never ever read a pop-up, I close them as soon as they appear mainly due to the reason that they never reflect the site or page that I'm visiting ( I dont go visiting that much???), but if it reflected the forum and to register here it could prove to be a vaulable addition, I voted"I'm not sure"
Thomas I know that didnt help at all,but if I go visiting some sites tonight I'l be a little more wiser and I'l get back to you
No way, If people want to register then they will do so, without pop-ups. I don't know many people that even let them open before closing them. They chew bandwidth for no good reason.
I agree, pop ups don't work. I've never let one load, except for those X10 cams or whatever that do it in the background...

If anything, guests getting a popup will think registered users get them too and be put off by it.
Thanks for the feedback! I already gave that idea up.
I've just registered yesterday, but why do I still see that popup window titled "Welcome!"? It says:
Welcome to the
Japan Reference Page!

Since this is your first visit, we hope you will enjoy our site. Please do not forget to sign up to our newsletter. Also take a look at the Japan Forum, our online community.

Thanks for visiting!
Certainly, this is not my first visit anymore...
Hm, either you have deleted and/or disabled cookies or you're visiting from another work station.
I've already skipped the idea of using popups, since I'm generally not very fond of "aggressive marketing". It's satisfying to know that visitors sign up because of content, not because of smart Javascript tricks.
Here we go, I'm going to kick the dead horse... :)

I don't think pop ups are a good idea. I kind of get a bad feeling about sites that has popup windows. I use popup stopper to copletely halt popup windows unless I allow it. They are just a nuisance.

Uhnhuh. Kicked the dead horse. 😏
I'm not so fond of Opera, as it still does not render tables correctly. In case I have to enter "dangerous terrain" by visiting dubious sites with pop-ups or self-installing scripts I resort to Phoenix, a scaled-down Mozilla derivative. I just love the tabbed browsing options Mozilla offers.
yup, ur right ... but i've been using it since the version 3, so ... i've seen it evolving :D
the version 6.05 works fine on almost every site
the big advantage is that it can handle 8 connections to a site (ie & moz can only use 4)

but i still have mozilla in case ;)
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