Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Selling out

Danasoft has a .jpg generator that echo's your IP address and does a IP lookup to figure out your ISP. You could also put up to ten sayings on your .jpg and they would randomly rotate on the graphic. Up until a couple days ago, I thought it was kinda cool, so I included it in my signature on several forums.

A couple days ago, I noticed that my signature had an advertisement in it. I thought that maybe my signature had been hacked and I was just going to create another one. But then I saw on the Danasoft website that you could create a .jpg without advertisements by clicking a certain link.

Granted, everytime my .jpg is displayed, I'm using some of their bandwidth. But the part that really miffs me is they dropped these advertisements in without notifying anybody. Needless to say, I ripped the graphic from all the forums in which I participate. That's 3000 less views they'll be getting every day...

1 comment:

Noons said...

that's the bit that really upsets most, isn't it: the sudden imposition of spam without a warning.
had they spammed the intention to spam for a while, things might be different.

ah well, there is probably a marketing type somewhere, counting hits and feeling very content.

for a while...