by Mike Masnick

What Do You Hate Most About Websites?

from the popups,-apparently dept

A new study looks at the biggest complaints from web surfers about certain sites and comes out with very few surprises at the top of the list: popup ads, sites that require registration and sites that require you to install some software before you can view them. In other words, intrusive and annoying stuff that gets in the way of the visitors viewing whatever content they came to view. This should be quite obvious, but apparently too many sites still haven't figured it out. It's also interesting to note, that many of these problems are being solved by third parties. Popup blockers are pretty standard and Bugmenot handles the registration issue on most sites. Still, the users who are impacted by these things say it makes them much less likely to ever return to the sites in question.

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    Anon, 29 Jul 2005 @ 1:04am

    Re: Bugmenot

    Bugmenot Tip... use a web enabled cell phone to access it. Better yet, bookmark it for easy access. Your employer probably subscribes to some knee-jerk list subscription that blacklists anything even hinting of technical discussions too (those linux guys are hackers!).

    Sites are always deleting accounts. More are always added. This has been true of it since day 1. Smart sites are learning that Bugmenot is helping them, not hurting them, by weeding out fake information registration sign ups. The NY Times recently even affirmed this in one of their own stories (link available to that story from site).

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