TextAd request: show us the urls? October 22, 2001 11:02 AM   Subscribe

TextAd request: show us the urls?
posted by o2b to Feature Requests at 11:02 AM (9 comments total)

i like to know where i'm going before i click. would it be possible to add the url of the target site into the 'title' attribute of the ad's link?

usually i get the info from the status bar, but one reason i don't click a lot of ads is because i never know where i'm going -- the status bar almost always shows the address of the ad server, not the target site.
posted by o2b at 11:06 AM on October 22, 2001

I'm adding this now (I mentioned it in the bigger thread on ads).

There, done.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:16 AM on October 22, 2001

I tried to buy a TextAd, but the PayPal process is U.S. only. We Canadians would love to give you some money Matt.

From what I understand, PayPal is capable of international transactions. Any idea why Canada is excluded? I want to give you money!
posted by stevengarrity at 12:00 PM on October 22, 2001

Strange. I have gotten at least one international payment today. If I remember correctly, there was a problem with mastercard agreeing to work with paypal in Canada, and I thought they had fixed those problems, but I guess not?

posted by mathowie (staff) at 12:52 PM on October 22, 2001

I'm in Canada and my payment went through just fine.
posted by mw at 12:54 PM on October 22, 2001

I tried to help someone from Canada set up a PayPal account on Friday. It didn't work. I tried again today, with no luck.

It worked for me about a year ago.
posted by websavvy at 1:03 PM on October 22, 2001

Could you also put the URL in the title attribute (for us Opera users)?
posted by gleemax at 1:08 PM on October 22, 2001

(The JavaScript won’t work for some browsers and those of us who disable JS.)
posted by gleemax at 1:11 PM on October 22, 2001

You guys are right, it does work for Canada. My bad. It turns out that the default page is U.S. only, but if you go create an account (which I needed to do anyhow) you can do so for any country.

Pardon the confusion. Thanks.
posted by stevengarrity at 2:48 PM on October 22, 2001

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