Goodbye from him....

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by gothic, Jun 14, 2004.

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  1. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    I have been a member for well over a year, and a regular visitor.
    I have now, however, decided to call it a day!

    I will not be returning.....

    UNLESS THOSE DAMN ADVERTS GO..!!!!!!!
     
  2. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    dont go...
    whats the specific issue with the banners?
     
  3. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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  4. Lee

    Lee OSNN Proxy

    What adverts, I don't see ne.
     
  5. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Always the caring one...
     
  6. PseudoKiller

    PseudoKiller Zug Zug

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    dont like threats and I dont respond well to them either... Its one thing to talk about an issue but to say its my way or the I am gone is immature and childish. Will he stomp his feet also ?? Does he offer a solution, like paying for the server and or the bandwidth?? I dont have the patience for ppl like that.
     
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  7. gothic

    gothic LinuXPert

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    I spend my life trying to avoid those annoying, pathetic attempts to sell. I honestly thought that here was one safe haven. I can quite happily handle the odd small advert, but when they are on virtually all the pages, and plastered all over the place, then they become "in your face" and to be avoided at all costs!!
     
  8. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Sad to see, but I still think we have less advets than many sites in our category.
     
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  9. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    I agree with PK. You don't make ultimatums, its not how its done. The adverts a necessary evil and besides, they don't intrude at all, i barely notice them (other than when i click one each day)
     
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    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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  11. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Not that I see you often gothic, but it will be sad to see you go
     
  12. PseudoKiller

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    enlightening... :p
     
  13. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Well have you tried using a Browser that blocks ADs entirely?

    Like, say... Mozilla or Firefox. And install the AD Blocker Pop-Up extension.

    And please done say that you shouldn't have to do that because if you are on the web you're gonna find it everywhere and you WILL need a browser that blocks them out. Unless you tollerate them elsewhere... but not here. Which then I think it's kinda lame. But that's just me.

    So why don't ya try that before goin off... Hmmmmmmm???
     
  14. PseudoKiller

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  15. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team


    Hey! Take that thing out my ass! :p
     
  16. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah, bottom line is that the adverts can be blocked, not sure how as I don't do it myself, but the way I have structured the site, they can be removed without affecting the layout and causing weirdness.

    While I would like people to display the ads, perhaps even click on them, as it is my only site income - they can be easily disabled.
     
  17. PseudoKiller

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    dont worry ... you will only feel a little discomfort
     
  18. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    Errr what ads? I only see 1 at the top of each page,how is that too many may I ask? :rolleyes:
     
  19. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    exactly there are very few ads, how else is the £50 a month + licences going to be covered?
     
  20. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    1) The ads are some of the most unobtrusive ads out there, especially for a tech oriented site. (Except for the random page rank thing up in the left had corner, what's that about???)

    2) There was a discussion about this along time ago. Where were you then?

    3) Would you rather have a few easy ads (that are easily disabled), or have this become a paid member ship site?

    Gothic, you've had some good input on this site, it always is sad to lose a valuable member, but if you've already made up your mind, there's nothing we can do to stop you.
     
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