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Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by peter grimes, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    I'm dealing with it by blocking ads.

    If sites want any revenue from me, they need to deal with it by selling me something.
     
  2. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    Your not really "Dealing with it" though, the site still gets no money. Nor do I see why they should bend to your will to get the money that really is rightfully theirs. I am sure there are reasons not to offer donations or selling things.
     
  3. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Too bad for your point of view that I'm in control of the situation.
     
  4. s.bernbaum

    s.bernbaum Mostly lurking

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    Another vote for Ad Blocker! It also works on Safari, BTW.
     
  5. Voyhkah

    Voyhkah Political Activist

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    Ok, that's all well and good, but can the admins do something about this? They seem to have been strangely silent the last few days...
     
  6. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator Supporter

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    As currently implemented, takeover ads ARE allowed, with some restrictions:
    1) PG-13
    2) no auto-sound
     
  7. Genocidicbunny

    Genocidicbunny Bug squasher

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    This kind of poo poo is exactly why people don't whitelist websites in adblock and the like. It's one thing to display ads, its another to annoy with them. Hopefully running these kinds of ads ends up costing money instead of bringing more in.
     
  8. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    We should just make people fill out a marketing survey every five threads they open for continued access.
     
  9. Hygro

    Hygro soundcloud.com/hygro/

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    Well, the autosound seems to be violated here. One of the things I like about CFC is that it's a break from the fast-paced, video part of the internet. Oh well.
     
  10. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    Spoiler :

    Is this allowed?
     
  11. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot Emperor

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    I would not worry about this site. I do not know the exact numbers but I think the revenue per month on a forum this big should exceed $ 20,000. That should probably be sufficient to cover the running costs and make the owner a rich man. :)

    On nearly every website, ads have become so intrusive and disturbing with animations that I just have to block them. To me it's like trying to read a book while some stranger is screaming to your face. I can't handle it and I must block them or stop using the Internet.
     
  12. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

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    Okay, these aren't takeover ads, but I'm getting "erection problems" ads. Isn't this forum meant to be family friendly? They're pretty tame, but still.
     
  13. Skwink

    Skwink FRIIIIIIIIIITZ

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    Well we still got a problem with #2.
     
  14. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 Thought Bubble Thinker Supporter

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    These have seemed to have stopped...for now.

    EDIT: Nevermind, they've popped up again. Please get rid of them, they're annoying. :(
     
  15. rugbyLEAGUEfan

    rugbyLEAGUEfan Deity

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    Well families tend to be more friendly if dad doesn't have erection problems
     
  16. Padma

    Padma the Inbond Administrator Supporter

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    Surely, you jest! :eek: TF is lucky if this site makes enough per month just to cover costs.

    We don't mind if you use an ad-blocker. Even TF does most of the time. ;)
     
  17. Sonereal

    Sonereal ♫We got the guillotine♫ Supporter

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    Yes. How dare sites make money indirectly by offering a service and having ads to support that service.
     
  18. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    Do you not think these two comments may be linked?
     
  19. Sir_Lancelot

    Sir_Lancelot Emperor

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    Sure not! :) Try Google Adsense Revenue Estimate Calculator. Set site category "Gaming" or "Social Networking" and daily pageviews is between 400,000 and 500,000.

    You can search for other calculators too. Tip: One of these services - widestat.com - has a poor reputation because it is associated with spam. I just say it because it might be the top search result you get if you search for a calculator.
     
  20. Flying Pig

    Flying Pig Utrinque Paratus Retired Moderator

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    I have AdblockPlus installed but it's not blocking that extremely irritating full-page 'watch the trailer now' advert - while I appreciate that it's the site's right to advertise to promote revenue, can't help but think that one is a bit too far into turn-off territory.
     

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