Jakon Neilson knows the score
Interesting find (and a very useful site!). I'm surprised more people don't hate blinking text, and ads that automatically play a sound. I get extremely frustrated if something's blinking too much, so I leave the page if I can't scroll the offending ad off the screen. And I HATE things that play sounds. If I'm not listening to music at the time, I MIGHT not leave the site right away, but I probably will not return.
In a similar vein, these bad advertising techniques are creating quite the dilemma for web developers and such, too, becuase even non-intrusive ads (which in an ideal world would be an effective way to pay for operational costs) are being blocked by users who've had too much. maybe more sites will start charging for access to information (subscriptions). Similar to how you have to pay more for cable or satellite than for just a tv with rabbit ears. Many news and magazine sites already do it.
In the meantime, bad ads are good business. Ugly ads and spam hardly cost anything to produce, and yet they still draw in enough people to make a few dollars Maybe we should punish the people who follow these annoying ads and buy stuff
Edit: I do follow ads that are on professional, reputable sites, and link to similar ones, if they're relevant to what I feel like checking out at the moment. I'm a moody surfer
Magwheel - Chairer of the Bored