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Explorer Destroyer

Submitted by justin on April 25, 2006 - 8:51pm

In this post, I will talk about a new campaign to destroy IE.

I'd like to start off by saying that I wholeheartedly agree with what these people are trying to do. IE is the bane of any internet user's existence and the malware you can get just by using it is tremendous. The premise behind the Explorer Destroyer campaign is to make money referring people to Firefox with Google Toolbar as per Google's bounty system. People can make one dollar for each they refer. Some of the plans that Explorer Destroyer has is as follows

Three settings: Gentle, Semi-serious, and Dead-serious

When you install the script on your site, you can decide how much force you want to use to convince your users to switch away from the dark side:

Level 1: Gentle Encouragement Rating: $$
Visitors using IE see a message encouraging them to download Firefox (with a download link) running across the top of the page.
Level 1 Demo >> (the demo will pretend you are using IE)

Level 2: Semi-serious Rating: $$$$
Visitors using IE get a friendly splash page encouraging them to download Firefox. There's a download link, and a link to continue on to your site.
Level 2 Demo >> (the demo will pretend you are using IE)

Level 3: Dead serious Rating: $$$$$$
You've never considered blocking IE users from viewing your site, even though you hate IE with a passion that burns hotter than Hades. Now you have a practical excuse to do what you've always dreamed of. IE users will see a friendly message stating that they need to download and install Firefox to view your site. This script will do the most good and make you the most money. Can you handle it? (At least try it for a day to see how good it feels.)
Level 3 Demo >> (the demo will pretend you are using IE)

I might recommend a Semi-serious approach for PortableApps and PortaSoft Blum



This is the same guy that posted about portable starcraft, a couple months back. It does work, but it takes some trimming and modding.
However the end result is about 127 megabyte file, of the latest starcraft version. No-CD runs on battlenet from any computer.
give me your email, and we can talk about how to do it.

besides, we might even get it on this site.

its only 127 megs!!!

Ryan McCue's picture

its not Explorer I hate, it's its lack of standards support.
R McCue

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

Ryan McCue's picture

Did you mean extensions/themes?
Modern Pinball is the only thing holding me back from upgrading to
R McCue

"If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate."

Well, that, and things like about:config, user.js, etc. I've no idea of how to get into the IE engine. Oh, I know it's generally not such a good idea, being so deeply tied into Windows and whatnot, but I would still love to tweak it...(not very smart, am I? lol :D)