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. 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
  2. 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

  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.

  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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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  13. Stupid feature! Please remove.

    Comment by aikijim — February 8th, 2010 at 9:58 am
  14. 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!

  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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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