Monday, May 16, 2005

F**k You! Amigo

One of the most intrusive and offensive popups on the Latvian web is the thing that the mobile phone card company Amigo has put up on www.one.lv. It blocks you from signing into you e-mail account with some flashing picture of Amigo's evil little mutant dwarf. The little m**therf**ker has shown up every time I try to access a one.lv account here in Cannes (where I am on "vacation" with my filmmaker wife, hence almost no posts until after May 20). I have a regular LMT subscription, but this piece of shit has totally put me off from buying an Amigo card should one of my grown sons come to Latvia and need a local phone card. I'll get them a Golden Fish (Tele 2) or an Okarte instead.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

use tab,
and afterwards enter - u won't have to wait!

and why do you blame amigo for the ads system developed by one??
this is not the first ad that blocks access to one.lv..
as a regular user you should have noticed that, shouldn't you?

karuuzo said...

Use proxoimitron (http://www.proxomitron.info/) and forget about AD's, popups, etc.

m:)

bush said...

you probably just don't get the point.
there are ads and there are annoying ads. this one belongs to the second group. instead of making more people use amigo, it frightens them away.

Vilx- said...

Dunno what you are talking about! I also use one.lv regularly, but I have NEVER seen such a popup. I use Opera, with all popups enabled. And now, just to be sure, I also openend it up in IE and FF as well. no popups anywhere. Nor have there ever been.

Sandis said...

Yup.. I noticed it too.. those kind of things are really anoying and we have all the right to blame One.lv ... I'm sure guys at Amigo also have to blame One.lv for disapointing result of their campaign...

Anonymous said...

I think we all wanna hear from Jouris somethin about TeliaSonera shopinng in IT area (Microlink) in light of recently published "Lots of things happening" on Siemens and Microlink possible future relations

[e`rix] said...

Adblock helps in these situations :D I have no popups, banners, adds in iframes in allmost all sites I visit regularely

dynamit said...

both amigo and zelta zivtina have used such ads on one.lv. one.lv is afterall a free web service which needs to make some money to support it. btw, one.lv is running much fewer banner ads than inbox.lv, delfi.lv or even draugiem.lv.

Juris Kaža said...

dynamit,
I don't mind ads, I have found some of those on delfi, etc. useful. But you can have your ads placed so they are notice, or you can have them intrude and make you remember the advertiser (or the web ad manager) as being a total fucker.

Guigo said...

Juris, one.lv is kinda awkward, especially when it comes to viewing attachments, change the mail ;)
btw, quitting their service will cost you .35 Ls, it's what they charge you if you decide to terminate your account :D

Ruffian said...

These same thing is with Toxic, but not in one.lv