Confirmed: Annoying advertisements

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by hansrijf, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    I think the advertisements on the website of OSNN lately claiming I am the millionth visitor of the site are quite annoying. The next day I am the 999.999th visitor and when I return the following day I am still the 999.999th visitor... Maybe the counter is incorrect?

    Specially the flashing is very annoying, to me anyway.

    I know the site has to get funding, but are there no other companies that want to advertise on the site?
     
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  2. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    You could become a subscriber and not see any ads.
     
  3. hansrijf

    hansrijf sh! it stinks Folding Team

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    And how would I do that?
     
  4. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    What ads?

    I never see any on the front page or the forum.
     
  6. ejn74

    ejn74 Folding Master! Political User Folding Team

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    Adblock plus on Firefox works well also!
     
  7. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    I personally think keeping Adblock enabled on sites (especially forums) that you visit often is kinda crappy. Its the only way the bill gets paid each month, besides the people that are paid subscribers.
     
  8. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Don't it though. :p

    Plus if you were the 1 millionth visitor, ya don't get anything anyway.
     
  9. X-Istence

    X-Istence * Political User

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    Don't know if that is one of the perks of being a news poster, but probably, so no ads on the forums or frontpage for you!
     
  10. fitz

    fitz Just Floating Along Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    yes.. I remember the ads disappeared when I was a news poster (Despite the fact that I had not yet become a subscriber).
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    News Posters and Mods are perky. Admin... well they izz Admin. :)
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Part of the reason I don't feel inspired to fix them, although they seriously need looking at I'll try and do it tonight. Would love nothing more than cool adverts but if you are on a tech site and want tech ads (ie cool game ones, movies etc.) but all your tech users block them you are kinda stuffed.

    I know one of the advertisers directly as he use to run techconnect, maybe i can work out a deal with him to show me cool adverts.

    I hate flashy ads that tell you that you are the millionth visitor, I will never knowingly give popups to members (and even guests at the moment!) and I will do my best to strip out ads that play annoying sounds when you don't want them to.
     
  13. AllWeatherGal

    AllWeatherGal Not Just for Fair Weather Political User Folding Team

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    Bargain pricing, too.
     
  14. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Glad to hear it was painless and thanks for supporting us! :)