December 12, 2009

Stickr feature at GOTD

Hello everyone:)
Today (or tonight, for some of us:) we started a new feature testing. As you can see, there is a new widget called Stickr Slider visible on the left side of our website.
This feature, provided by our partners at Stickr.com, allows you to leave your feedback on our website using customizable notes, and we mean – literally – you can stick a note on the GOTD website:)
There are more interesting things this widget is capable of, of course, so you can check Stickr.com to find out more.
And we would be glad to hear from you with a Stickr notes:)
Yours,
GOTD team

117 Comments »

  1. Legit Popups? lol… need random sticky notes colors though for the holidays…

    Comment by Shawn — December 12th, 2009 at 11:49 pm
  2. I am viewing your site using Chrome. There is no widget showing. It is 7:15am UK time.

    Comment by Mamie — December 13th, 2009 at 2:17 am
  3. Honestly, I find it to be an unnecessary intrusion on the website. You already seem to have multiple methods of expressing opinions on various softwares, this just seems like another one.

    Comment by mc2w — December 13th, 2009 at 3:03 am
  4. I hate the stickers. They are in the way and hard to kill.

    Comment by Eldon DeKay — December 13th, 2009 at 3:14 am
  5. This “stiker” thing is making it so I can’t download the GOTD. Is there some way to turn it off?

    Comment by Pseudonym — December 13th, 2009 at 3:20 am
  6. Between the way the Stickr bar hovers over the page and especially the way the Stickr javascript screws with the way the browser handles text selections, I’m afraid I’d have to say I find it rather annoying.

    A way to disable it would be greatly appreciated.

    Comment by Jim Stone — December 13th, 2009 at 3:20 am
  7. Stupid feature… you should allow your viewers to turn it off if they don’t want this garbage on their screens.

    Comment by junkprogram — December 13th, 2009 at 4:03 am
  8. If your browser offers some form of content blocking, just add http://stickr.com/* to the list if you don’t like it, and it will be as though the feature was never added. :)

    I have nothing against Stickr, but having a bar hovering at the edge of the screen and miscellaneous buttons appearing does tend to get somewhat annoying. It might be useful on a social network type of site, but I don’t really see it being of much use here.

    Comment by Cryo — December 13th, 2009 at 8:25 am
  9. Do not like this at all. That’s why there is a comment section.
    I tried to search Google on how to remove this and could not find a solution. Help!

    Comment by Sarge — December 13th, 2009 at 9:51 am
  10. My browser keeps aborting the download page thanks to stickr…have to say I hate this so far!

    Comment by buccochris — December 13th, 2009 at 10:22 am
  11. A Stupid, rather annoying feature which is an unnecessary intrusion on the website, Get rid of it or give some way to turn it off.

    Comment by Derek — December 13th, 2009 at 10:29 am
  12. to turn off the stickr device just place *.stickr.com in Internet Explorer restricted zone.

  13. Maybe a coincidence but IE will not open GOTD site

    Comment by bad — December 13th, 2009 at 11:02 am
  14. I turned it off with AdBlock Plus extension in Firefox.

    Comment by Stickr Stopper — December 13th, 2009 at 11:19 am
  15. I’ve posted my problem on the Forum.

    GOATD, please read it.

    Comment by Snoops — December 13th, 2009 at 11:54 am
  16. Your new popup is causing my computer to not load your GOTD page any longer. It starts to load but then a window will popup and say IE can not load the requested page. You need to dump the new Stickr junk so people have access to your webpage.

  17. I’m g=having trouble accessing the GOTD website now. I get a message that IE can’t the website, operation aborted. Is this due to your new sticker? (I’m using IE 7.)

    Comment by AZGamer — December 13th, 2009 at 12:16 pm
  18. I blocked the *.stickr.com on all 3 of my browsers.
    I had to add BlockSite to Firefox.
    IE & Opera had the ability to block.

    Comment by Mike — December 13th, 2009 at 12:56 pm
  19. Get rid of it !!!

    Comment by P Baker — December 13th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
  20. Perhaps this is why IE shut you down every single time the site loaded yesterday and then again today until I retyped the URL rather than using the stored one. I love this site, even though I don’t download a lot from it, but this may well be a dealbreaker.

    Comment by Dee Wheat — December 13th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
  21. i don’t like it either

    Comment by mer2329 — December 13th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
  22. My vote is to get rid of it. Websites these days have so much pop-ups/mouseovers that they are becoming as bloated as a new computer. I come to a website to look at the content without having to maneuver around all the junk.

    Comment by mkss55442 — December 13th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
  23. Last night in the middle of something my computer decided to go to sleep. After that Zap2it changed my TV listings and couple of things forgot their password. If it has anything to do with the appearance of Stickr I don’t know. I wish we were warned that it was coming.

    Comment by Dobromilka — December 13th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
  24. I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT !!!!!

    PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN BLOCK IT !!!!!

    THANK YOU.

    Comment by HATE IT — December 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
  25. Would be nice to get to the download of the gaotd program but for some odd reason it keeps telling me that it’s aborted. I suspect your sticky notes are preventing me from getting there. Darn! This was one program I would have enjoyed owning.

    Comment by Judy — December 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
  26. Just another pop up to be blocked in my opinion

    Comment by IHatePopUps — December 13th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
  27. Unnecessary, intrusive, blocks the screen, looks like the site has been hacked. This is a terrific way to run users off the site quickly.

    How can it be disabled? Do we need to use “no-script” in Firefox to block it or is there a disable feature?

    Comment by Rob — December 13th, 2009 at 7:17 pm
  28. Thumbs down.
    ..I’m sorry, but I go way back… when 28.8 pages loaded faster than stuff now. All the extra stuff we get in ads, spyware, macromedia, flash, animated gif.. EATS the bandwidth. **I** pay for ads by having to buy faster connect speeds to give me the bandwidth to use the internet ‘normally.’

    Comment by geedeepee — December 13th, 2009 at 7:22 pm
  29. Not seeing the widget in Firefox I’m using.

  30. Internet Explorer – operation aborts- will not open any page other than home page and this page.. all others abort.. Fortunately it isn’t just me..
    What is the solution?

  31. SOLUTION:

    1. Start using Firefox
    2. Download Adblock Plus
    3. Press ‘Ctrl’ + ‘Shift’ + ‘E’
    4. Click on ‘Add filter…’
    5. Type in: http://stickr.com/*

    Why I hate it?
    I’m a ‘selection reader’. I select parts I want to read with the cursor.
    And with Stickr enabled I always seem to target the post-it note.

    Comment by TheBigB — December 14th, 2009 at 7:12 am
  32. Hate it. Haven’t been able to open the GAOTD site since you started this. I will try the blocker people recommend but shouldn’t have to!

    Comment by Linda — December 14th, 2009 at 11:34 am
  33. And today, even though I did not get the popup, I still had to manually type the URL again as I got the “abort” message using the one in my history. How about this? Quit “improving” this site and put it back like it was. I normally send half a dozen people a day here, but that won’t happen again until and unless things quit “improving” and go back to the point where I can actually get here without jumping through hoops.

    Comment by Dee Wheat — December 14th, 2009 at 12:56 pm
  34. I spoke too soon. I do now, after having clicked on the link back to the site, in fact have the popup and today, unlike yesterday, I now cannot simply “X” it out. One more day of this and not only am I gone, but I will advise the people in the six groups that I own not to return and I will even go to *shudder* Facebook and MySpace and Gather and any other social networking site I can find and urge everyone who reads my postings, which seems to be an embarassing number of people, not to come here either.

    Comment by Dee Wheat — December 14th, 2009 at 1:02 pm
  35. I just wasted 20 minutes of my time trying to figure out who downloaded this thing to my computer…your new comment system seems to be working, dont mess with it…

    as for stickr – DUMP IT

    Comment by MC — December 14th, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  36. Wow. That is really annoying.

    I’m supposed to download an add-on to Firefox just to block this one feature of one website? No.

    Comment by hex1213 — December 14th, 2009 at 1:56 pm
  37. The new feature is pretty annoying. The ‘sticky notes’ are popping up everywhere obstructing the view.

  38. It there any other way to disabled it in Firefox without downloading adblock plus????

    Comment by HATE IT ! — December 14th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
  39. Hate the intrusive little Stickr. It follows me if I leave the GOTD page to another site.

    I set up blocking through a previous GOTD giveaway, a-squared, and now it no longer appears regardless of which browser I use.

    There should at least be a way to disable it and prevent further intrusion without having to use ad blockers and such.

    Comment by TMcHerr — December 14th, 2009 at 4:14 pm
  40. Have to agree with the majority.. neat application, but definitely not liking it on a web page. AdBlock Plus to the rescue once again.

    Comment by Nobody — December 14th, 2009 at 5:06 pm
  41. To get rid of the stickers on firefox use adblock plus element hiding helper. Just set it up. You have to tap ‘w’ (wider) until you see
    {div, id: yousticker_com}
    somewhere outside the sticker you selected. This will hide all stickers.

    Comment by ants — December 14th, 2009 at 5:11 pm
  42. This is an unnecessary intrusion. I don’t like the sticker feature and would appreciate a way to disable it. I have tried #31 solution and it works very well. Kudos to you “TheBigB”, thank you for sharing this bit of wisdom.

    Comment by slinger69 — December 14th, 2009 at 8:47 pm
  43. Thanks BigB, its actually a wonderful fix until the GOTD team realizes this probably isn’t the best feature…

  44. This “Stickr” widget causes difficulty in using your site for those using IE. It results in IE 6 through 8 inclusive to abort the loading of your giveaway page. I vote that your use of this widget be killed.

    Comment by Jim — December 15th, 2009 at 1:18 am
  45. Thank you TheBigB for the solution!

    Comment by freebird31 — December 15th, 2009 at 2:54 am
  46. Please get rid of this annoying feature.
    Looking at the comment above I don’t think there’s anything else GOTD-team can do: the feature is counterproductive in all possible ways!!

    Comment by lpvmc — December 16th, 2009 at 5:13 am
  47. I can not believe that GOTD team has purposely fixed this widget to this website. It is truely annoying and I cannot seem to eradicate it. This very closely resembles malware to me and I’m just getting more PEED-OFF every day I see it. So, I hate to say it, but either it goes away or I do. Sorry to be that way but I didn’t ask for it and I don’t want it. It should have a way to disable it.

    Comment by no more bs — December 16th, 2009 at 11:09 am
  48. Kill it. Bury it. Dance on the grave. Who thought this useless intrusive piece of junk was anything resembling a good idea? Oh well, at least it can be defeated. Just another example of the slow steady deterioration of this site.

    Comment by ds5929 — December 16th, 2009 at 1:48 pm
  49. Now stickr works good with IE!

    I like stickr!

  50. So far so good. Still can’t see it in my version of Firefox (2.0.0.20). :P

  51. I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT !!!!!

    PLEASE TELL ME HOW I CAN BLOCK IT !!!!!

    Had to disable javascript NO THANKS~!!
    It is truely annoying and I cannot seem to eradicate it. This very closely resembles malware to me and I’m just getting more PEED-OFF every day I see it. So, I hate to say it, but either it goes away or I do. Sorry to be that way but I didn’t ask for it and I don’t want it. It should have a way to disable it.

    THANK YOU.

  52. I also dislike Stickr. If people put comments about programs in stickr notes, then I have to read through all of the notes in addition to the regular comments section. Buttons and notes popping up are very annoying, it makes the whole site much harder to use, more clicks, more bandwidth. I don’t see the point. They don’t make it easier to find things or communicate or learn about a program.

    Stickr is definitely a solution in search of a problem. I hope the people at stickr.com can find a good use for the technology they created.

    Comment by MrDave — December 18th, 2009 at 1:51 pm
  53. I used Adblock Plus to kill everything coming from the stickr server. Couldn’t see the web page contents without hiding all the notes and not a one was worth the time it took to hide it. Flush the stickrs ’cause they stink.

    Comment by diana — December 18th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
  54. Please GEt RID OF IT. Waste of screen real estate, one more thing to crash, just worthless.
    GET RID OF IT

    Comment by bloughmee — December 18th, 2009 at 11:08 pm
  55. i have had a lot of slow load time on giveawayoftheday.com since the implement of the stickr addon to the site and i am about to just quit coming here all together cause for me to be having the slow page pull on dsl is a sad fact indeed. I love this site and hate that this new feature has caused so many problems.

    Comment by Knight — December 19th, 2009 at 5:40 am
  56. I’m not keen on this. The notes all have to be closed manually, one at a time, after they appear, and they aren’t worth reading anyway.

    Just because you can offer this feature, it doesn’t mean you should.

  57. It is a help and not a problem for those of us who refuse to use the browser (microcrud) and use alternates.
    Of course, these complaints above are the same ones used against myspace, facebook. stumble, etc.

    Comment by erik — December 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
  58. I _HATE_ the damn things. This is likly to make me stop reccommending the site to new users. Get rid of it, please.

    No need, no use, boring, stupid trivial comments pushed obtrusively into my face. Does that help you to understand my feelings?

    Comment by TerryISO — December 20th, 2009 at 3:38 pm
  59. I equate it with spam. An unwanted and unnecessary item that you can’t get rid of.

  60. I did not legally agree to allow this feature. Visitors should be asked if they wish to have this intrusive feature added. How do I disable it?

    Comment by jon chalk — December 21st, 2009 at 3:29 am
  61. The 26 second video tutorial is a waste of time. What does thing do besides generating an irritation factor of %100.

    Comment by Pseudo — December 22nd, 2009 at 3:23 pm
  62. Absolutely the single most annoying thing I have ever seen on a website to date! Useless!

    Comment by Alan — December 22nd, 2009 at 10:59 pm
  63. Unfortunately it just started showing up for me. I am adding my voice to the others. Drop the annoying piece of crap. If I want to add something annoying then I will, but do not shove the crap on people.

    Comment by C.N. — December 23rd, 2009 at 3:32 am
  64. could anyone tell me how to remove it?

  65. This is how I disabled sticker in the 3 browsers I use:
    IE Tools/Internet Options/Security select Restricted sites then the Sites button.
    type *.stickr.com in the add box & click add.

    Opera Tools/Advanced/Blocked Content click add type stickr.com beside the http://

    I did this for Fire Fox:
    Tools/Add-ons in the search box type BlockSite.
    Highligh BlockSite & select Add to Firefox.
    In the window that comes up Install Now.
    Restart Firefox.
    Then Tools/Add-ons then BlockSite Options button .Click the add button .
    type stickr.com in the add box beside the http://.

    Comment by Jack — December 23rd, 2009 at 10:36 am
  66. I just emailed the Sticr yesterday begging for a way to get rid of this annoying flap of idiocy on the page. I just discovered the link in the right corner of GAOD’s download page today, and believe me I will be doing whatever is suggested to remove the exasperating, aggravating, irritating, nuisance. Whoever thought that while evaluating and reading comments, users would actually like a bazillion stick-it notes flashing up and across the page anytime your cursor gets in the vicinity of this irritant, must have been very disturbed or at best, displeased or peeved with regular visitors to this site. Thanks but no thanks.

    Comment by Terry — December 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 am
  67. Probably the most stupid ‘feature’ ever. Four Popups all over the page when I’m just trying to read. Had to close each one individually.

    A HUGE THUMBS DOWN!

    Comment by Steve — December 23rd, 2009 at 2:07 pm
  68. How do I disable these in Chrome?

    Comment by Steve — December 23rd, 2009 at 2:07 pm
  69. to block stickr in firefox, you may go to https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865 and install adblock plus. more instructions are found on the site.

    Comment by dave — December 24th, 2009 at 2:47 am
  70. Please remove stikr – it’s annoying, intrusive in that it gets in the way of the text I want to read, and unnecessary, since we already have multiple ways to leave comments for all to read on the website.

    Thanks, thats my comment done!

    Comment by Peter — December 24th, 2009 at 5:35 am
  71. I will try again to give instructions for blocking sticker in 3 different browsers.As requested by several who posted here.
    For #64 :
    IE Tools/Internet Options/Security select Restricted sites then the Sites button.
    type *.stickr.com in the add box & click add.

    Opera Tools/Advanced/Blocked Content click add type stickr.com beside the http://

    I did this for Fire Fox:
    Tools/Add-ons in the search box type BlockSite.
    Highligh BlockSite & select Add to Firefox.
    In the window that comes up Install Now.
    Restart Firefox.
    Then Tools/Add-ons then BlockSite Options button .Click the add button .
    type stickr.com in the add box.

    Comment by Mike — December 24th, 2009 at 10:18 am
  72. Remove it please.

    Comment by amy — December 26th, 2009 at 3:10 am
  73. I hate Slickr. It’s very annoying as I don’t and won’t use it. I don’t want it. It’s just one more thing that’s slowing down my IE8 browsing. Don’t ever force something like this on your clients; it makes me want to block the entire GOTO site and stop the GOTO emails forever.

    My vote is to REMOVE IT.

    Comment by Logmeonto — December 26th, 2009 at 9:48 am
  74. Honestly, until you give us an option to disable these very annoying stickrs, I will stop visiting this site unless the daily email tells me about a great giveaway.

    Comment by calebstein — December 26th, 2009 at 11:44 pm
  75. How many of us have to tell you, site developers, how horribly annoying this piece of crap called stickr is before you mercifully remove it from this site? It’s nothing more than a popup that needs to be killed.

    Comment by chrisbaker — December 26th, 2009 at 11:59 pm
  76. Well now. This brings this iffy site down another 3 notches. It’s always been a nice place to slum once in a while, but f–k it with this obnoxious “feature” to deal with. “I don’t close” Reminds me of something AOL would do to everyone and call a feature. But that was like 1994. Now we don’t have to put up with this stuff anymore. We aren’t clueless 15 year-olds who think AOL is the Internet and pop-ups are good for us anymore. Stickr is obnoxiousware, and I don’t go for pushy software.

    Comment by Nick — December 27th, 2009 at 10:35 pm
  77. I don’t see anything like what is described on the page, (today is 12-30-2009);
    Using IE8.
    Am I doing something wrong?, or did all of the “flak” (above) change some minds about putting the “Stickr” add-in on the site?,
    Or is it an option, and how would I turn it on to see if I wanted to leave it on, or if I felt it too intrusive? (like apparently so many others have, judging from the first 75 or so comments)?

    I’ll have a look at the “Stickr.com” site to see what I find there; knowing me, the answer to my question is already answered there! :P

    Anyway, thanks for your great site and the software offers! Some have been real lifesavers to me!

    Comment by Jeff — December 30th, 2009 at 3:16 pm
  78. @74 (me): I was able to remove it by telling my browser to load this site without active content.

    Comment by calebstein — December 30th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
  79. firefox 3.5.6 adblock plus seems to keep the stikr thingy at bay. i’ve never seen it on this site and hopefully never will according to all the posts. sounds a bit juvenile, yet could potentially be a good tool if used properly and were made controllable by the victims.

    Comment by buyerbeware — December 31st, 2009 at 9:11 am
  80. this is really a cool feature, I am first time visitor and instantly I could know feedback about any software on their respective pages itself… nice one… luckily it didn’t give me any problems.. I am using Chrome.

    Comment by Vishnu — December 31st, 2009 at 9:25 am
  81. Don’t like it at all. Have just installed a blocker simply to get rid of it!

  82. Thank you Jack for comment 65.

    Comment by Stephen — January 1st, 2010 at 9:09 pm
  83. I also do not like this “feature” thrown at us without the option to disable it.

    I followed #31 and this took care of the “problem”. Thanks to TheBigB!

    GAOTD: If you even read these postings, you can see that numerous people are not in favor of this “feature”. I’m sure there are many more who feel the same way, but haven’t taken the time to post their comments here.
    My suggestion, as others have mentioned, is to allow a quick and easy method for one to disable this “feature”. For those who like it, they can continue to enjoy it.
    And I do have a question for you GAOTD —- is this a sign of things to come on your website?

    Comment by Gil — January 2nd, 2010 at 7:12 am
  84. Giveawayoftheday I’m very disappointed that you think you have a right to force visitors to have this stuck to the screen. I’m afraid your stickr feature will cause you to lose frequent visitors and this could very well be the end of Givawayoftheday if you don’t listen or respond to the upset posters here and either completely remove stickr or give visitors a way to disable the feature.

    Comment by Kevin — January 4th, 2010 at 2:11 am
  85. AS you can see, pratically all of us hate STICKR. Pls get rid of it.

    Comment by Jeff — January 4th, 2010 at 9:34 am
  86. TO THE GOTD TEAM:

    Which mindless and immature idiot among you decided to inflict this garbage on your loyal following. It really is ‘client abuse’.

    In ten words: stupid, noxious, uninvited, unwanted, in your face, annoying, intrusive junk.

    Still don’t understand what people are telling you? GET RID OF IT.

    Comment by WhatNext — January 4th, 2010 at 9:59 am
  87. This “sticker” thing is the most annoying webpage hang on program, I have ever come in contact with! HOW DO YOU SHUT IT OFF!

    Comment by Ray Jones — January 4th, 2010 at 1:30 pm
  88. Most annoying and intrusive. A right ***** nuisance.
    Please dump it ASAP.

    Comment by Anoyed user — January 4th, 2010 at 3:01 pm
  89. Thanks 31,
    Ad-Block was hit and miss until i pasted http://stickr.com/ to the list.
    What a horrible thing to obscure GAOTD with..

    Comment by Paul Grenfell — January 5th, 2010 at 6:46 am
  90. I hate Stickr. There hasn’t been a single giveaway worth this annoyance.

    Comment by Stickr Hater — January 5th, 2010 at 8:40 am
  91. hate it! i go to a lot of trouble to get rid of all these darn intrusive popups that cover up what i really want to look at. get rid of them. i’ve blocked them as per the comments above – i hope.

    Comment by wayne kroncke — January 5th, 2010 at 12:31 pm
  92. To the GOTD team

    Please terminate your partnership with Stickr.com

    Reason :- Read ALL the comments on this thread.

    Thx

    Comment by Danny — January 5th, 2010 at 6:49 pm
  93. i adblockplussed stickr.com/*
    now it doesnt annoy me anymore

    Comment by dfgsdfg — January 6th, 2010 at 11:48 am
  94. It is extremely annoying, I can’t believe that you are calling this a new “feature”, it is an ad, plain and simple, please remove it.

    Comment by Chris Wade — January 7th, 2010 at 11:52 am
  95. Blocked! Finally! That sticker thing is more than annoying!

    Comment by Casey — January 8th, 2010 at 1:51 am
  96. I hate this obnoxious feature. PLEASE turn it off!

    Comment by drdigital1 — January 10th, 2010 at 1:08 am
  97. Don’t come here often. What a rude shock to find the Stickr popping up annoying comments. I thought my computer had been hijacked. Why is this piece of junk still here after the overwhelming negative response? Doesn’t GAOTD respond to visitors? Find a less annoying way to pay for the site.

    Comment by mike in seattle — January 10th, 2010 at 10:05 pm
  98. Get rid of this annoying stickr software. It’s like animated gifs.

    Comment by dfgd — January 11th, 2010 at 11:09 am
  99. Thx to The BigB: Stickr is now history on my PC!!!
    Good ridance too!!!

    Comment by TumbleWeed — January 12th, 2010 at 4:09 am
  100. I agree, this stickr thing is very annoying and gets in the way. Please remove it.

    Comment by Maniac — January 13th, 2010 at 6:59 am
  101. Like so many, I was caught off guard by the stickr addon sudden appearance. Very annoying. Covers up what I’m trying to read. Have to close each popup one by one. Please remove it. Big vote for NO!

    Comment by notafan — January 14th, 2010 at 4:52 am
  102. How to remove stickr in ALL browsers for Windows XP (Vista and 7 may be a little different with regards to the path)

    First find your HOSTS file
    It should be located in C:\WINDOWS\system32\drivers\etc

    Double click on the file and open with notepad.

    The file should be similar to the following, the difference being the last line which when added should block stickr.com on all browsers. FF IE8 and Chrome confirmed.

    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a ‘#’ symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost
    127.0.0.1 stickr.com

  103. Totally useless! It kept getting in the way all the time. Whatever possessed you to put such a stupid “feature” on this site? Are you trying to piss off the very people you are trying to contact and connect with?

    It’s totally pointless, and very off-putting.

    All through these posts I was looking for a reply from GOTD folks to say, “Okay, enough already! We’ll remove it!” But you haven’t said so. For me, I got rid of it — I wonder when you guys will? Why should everyone have to put up with something that is both annoying and almost universally DESPISED??

    Comment by Tranmontane — January 16th, 2010 at 11:15 am
  104. Isnt it bad enough these days with all these annoying and very irritating survey popups………..
    BIG THUMBS DOWN!

    Comment by BOB — January 17th, 2010 at 11:48 am
  105. I agree with the majority here regarding this useless stickr feature crap. This needs to be removed. Should have never been added at all.

    It’s annoying, gets in the way, causes problems when trying to interact with the site, childish, and is nothing but a pain to work around.

    We have to deal with ads on the site as is, don’t add more to it and call it a “feature”. We shouldn’t have to install extra things to block useless crap that you have the option to simply remove or disable.

    I’m just curious if any of the site admins, mods, site staff have read or monitor the stickrs. I suppose if you’re trying to focus on immaturity and bring in children to occupy the site, this would be how to do so.

    Personally I can think of many other mature ways to improve this site and none involve the stickrs or anything like it.

    This only causes a nuisance to those that come here to try and support this site the way it was meant. I’ve seen and noticed the drop in the activity on the site since you’ve added this….at least the type that was meant to be here. I’m sure others have as well.

    Many have complained, many have basically begged to have this removed…yet all is ignored.

    As requested countless times….Remove the unwanted stickr “feature”.

    Comment by Orchid — January 17th, 2010 at 4:41 pm
  106. Stickr, How to Get Rid of

    I got rid of Stickr in giveawayoftheday.com. I am using Internet Explorer 8, Windows XP, 2:

    In the Menu Bar at the top of the page (where it lists File Edit View Favorites Tool Help) click Tools, then click Internet Options (at the bottom of the drop down menu).

    In the menu that then opens, click the “Security” tab, then click “Restricted Sites”, then click “Sites”:

    In the window that opens enter there is a box that says “Add this website to the zone:”
    Clear any entry from this box and then enter in the box:
    http://stickr.com/*
    or *.stickr.com
    and click Add and then click Close.
    If you had http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/ open during this process. Stickr will still appear. You must close and restart http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/. Then Stickr will no longer appear.

    Comment by Ken — January 18th, 2010 at 3:08 pm
  107. Awful feature, turn them off please! I had to adblock the stupid scripts to make GAOTD bearable and when I did click on stickr to see what it was about I had to “Register”, ugh….

    Stickr.com is slow to load, the features are intrusive and actually totally useless, bloated, confusing, one of the worst implementations of code I have ever seen.

  108. I consider it a little intrusive, but can ignore it.

    However, as you have persisted with this, could you explain what you envisage for it – what type of comment or information do you expect users to write in these notes? Or was it just a ‘let’s see what happens’ experiment?

    Comment by Stephen — January 20th, 2010 at 4:59 am
  109. stickr.com is a major annoyance. It stops Firefox here completely, with a rotating circle, for up to a minute, while “stickr.com loads”. Please get rid of it. Bill

    Comment by Bill — January 22nd, 2010 at 7:18 am
  110. The stickr appearing is new and extremely annoying for me using Safari. I really don’t feel comfortable altering my Host file. Is there a way to get rid of it otherwise in Safari? I have just spent half an hour trying to find that out and am not at all happy about it. I am new to your website Giveway, and appreciate it, but not enough to put up with this annoyance.

    Comment by Bec — January 24th, 2010 at 8:47 am
  111. Absolutely HATE stickr please remove… so annoying that I will have to give up gaotd soon it it isnt removed.

    Does anyone know how to remove this in Safari? Please let me know.

    Comment by harrrrrrr — January 28th, 2010 at 8:44 pm
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  113. Stupid feature! Please remove.

    Comment by aikijim — February 8th, 2010 at 9:58 am
  114. Cyrus is correct if you open your hosts file with notepad and add this entry:

    127.0.0.1 stickr.com

    You will never be bothered by anything from stickr.com again.

    This is the closest thing to uninstalling it there is.

    My 2 cents worth? I think that I and nobody else should have control of my computer or my browsers.

    If your computer is on a domain with MS ISA server you will need to ask your Admin to block stickr.com.

    Have fun!

  115. Thanks Ken #106, fixed for IE8.

    Shame on GAOTD for forcing us to find unusual ways to get rid of your crap.

    Comment by Bill — March 22nd, 2010 at 6:31 pm
  116. I am so happy to have found this post. Thank you, google…

    The hosts file tip works great for Firefox users. Finally, this site is bearable again.

    GAOTD, I hope you’re getting boatloads of cash for forcing such an annoying “feature” on your users. Virtually makes the site unbearable, and had greatly reduced my visits here. Thank God I’m now able to rid myself of it.

    Comment by wryly — March 25th, 2010 at 9:06 am
  117. Contrary to what many are saying. I found stickr very useful and innovative. I dont know whats the fuss there is. If you dont want stickr then remove the plug in and your account for that matter.

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