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#93408 - 03/29/08 10:08 AM Backpacker Magazine site
300winmag Offline
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Registered: 02/28/06
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I have given up on the Backpacker Magazine website. I'm tired of the Circuit City (and other) pop-ups and the constantly changing, confusing format where the forums access is virtually a hide-and-seek game.

Too bad, it COULD be a nice website if the "Web Designers" were interested in making it useful instead of a "cute" advertising gimmick.

I still subscribe to the magazine but the website is trash.

Eric
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#93409 - 03/29/08 01:45 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: 300winmag]
Trailrunner Offline
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Sorry you had such a bad experience there.

I bookmarked the forums directly and that link always takes me directly there with no fuss. As for popups, I don't get any. Probably because I'm using Firefox with the blocker on.

I still prefer this site though.
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#93410 - 03/29/08 02:19 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: 300winmag]
phat Offline
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Seriously consider installing a copy of firefox, and install "noscript" - you can then selectively allow javascript only when you need it. Gets rid of most of the annoying stuff.

You should be careful with all that stuff anyway - browser attacks are becoming a lot
more common.
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#93411 - 03/29/08 06:43 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: 300winmag]
sarbar Offline
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Yep! I have AdBlock Plus and see none of it <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif" alt="" />
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#93412 - 03/30/08 08:07 AM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: Trailrunner]
Fiddleback Offline
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Loc: Northern Rockies
Quote:
Sorry you had such a bad experience there.

I bookmarked the forums directly and that link always takes me directly there with no fuss. As for popups, I don't get any.


Me too. I rarely see or go to the rest of the site. And I don't get any pop-ups either. I use IE6 with its standard (MSN?) pop-blocker.

The forums themselves are quite good and a favorite of mine.

FB
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#93413 - 03/30/08 04:08 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: 300winmag]
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Sorry you feel that way. It really is a great forum over there. I have a pop-up blocker so I never see the ads. Also, I have a direct link to the forum bookmarked so I don't have to go to the main site to access the forums.
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#93414 - 03/30/08 11:15 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: Fiddleback]
300winmag Offline
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Yeah, I am going to go back to AdAware & I'll just bookmark the forums to avoid all teh intro crap. Thanks for the advice guys.

But still, BAckpacking Magazine's site is FAR more commercialized than it was a few years ago. Plus the webmaster's redesign is not attractive or user-friendly.

Grumpy Old Man, Eric
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#93415 - 04/01/08 03:31 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: 300winmag]
chaz Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1149
Loc: Tennessee
Yeah. I don't minding surfing but having to become technicaly savy to navigate the site is something I don't have time for. Didn't someone say that computers would eliminate paper? I still like to acctually hold a book or magazine in my hands and just read. When I'm finished with each current issue, I pass em along to someone else.

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#93416 - 04/01/08 03:38 PM Re: Backpacker Magazine site [Re: 300winmag]
chaz Offline
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Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 1149
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Better to be grumpy and old than just grumpy. I count my lucky stars that I've made it this far without too much incident. Reaching old age is, in my opinion, a form of art.

Chuck...

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