I'll admit that I'd forgotten about popup adverts when I wrote that response, but at the same time I don't consider that as correct use.SoulPriestess wrote:Flash has been abused by so many webmasters that any addons which block it rightfully do so. Flash is used to load popups, annoy the living fuck out of a visitor, and even in some cases hijack the browser or system. (The latter has been fixed, but it's happened before)
If a site that I visit has Flash, I generally assume that in most cases, I'm missing nothing by unblocking it.
Using Flash, Java Script, Active X or anything else to manipulate the browser in ways the user has no control over is, imo, improper use.