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Old 10-31-2023, 06:37 PM   #21
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Is a fist going to.come out of my screen next and bit ch slap me next? Or will I have a stroke first??
These ads are rectal discomfort times 100000
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Old 10-31-2023, 07:29 PM   #22
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These ads are actively decreasing my level of enjoyment reading this forum. I can appreciate testing them out but my personal feedback would be that they are awful and a detriment to the website.

I hope they don’t stick around.
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Old 10-31-2023, 07:58 PM   #23
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Side ads take up a third of the page on my phone (landscape orientation) and the bottom ad sticks even with the mobile keyboard leaving very little visible space. I purposely whitelisted CP on my pc but if these ads stick, ad block is going back on
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Old 10-31-2023, 08:32 PM   #24
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I had to download an ad blocker browser just to make the site useable
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Old 10-31-2023, 09:09 PM   #25
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Put me in dislike these version of the ads. Especially the bottom. I mostly use the mobile browser and it’s pretty distracting
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Old 10-31-2023, 09:15 PM   #26
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These ads are wretched. Surely the community would pitch in some dollars to help run things. A yearly donation drive would garner a decent amount of cash I would think.

It's annoying enough browsing this forum and its ancient software. These ads might just be the end of my time here.

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Old 10-31-2023, 10:31 PM   #27
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It's so bad on mobile, I use chrome (only way I use the site)

Bottom ad stretches the screen way too wide. Side ad is bigger than the actual site UI

A giant ad that you have to click the tiny x to get to the site? Brutal

I'm pretty indifferent, but I think these ads lower the quality of the site to such a quality you'll see a pretty noticable drop in visits
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Old 11-01-2023, 05:12 AM   #28
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This is what we get for the constant, relentless bickering in threads! We're sorry, Photon!
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Old 11-01-2023, 07:06 AM   #29
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Well at least they aren’t sports gambling ads.

Edit- doh, nevermind…
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Old 11-01-2023, 07:07 AM   #30
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Well, this certainly makes this place exponentially worse.
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Old 11-01-2023, 07:24 AM   #31
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I will pay extra for an ad free experience.

I already do this for Youtube and Hulu. I am willing to do it here as well. Just tell me how.

Also (Bug) - I attempted to thank a post in the Main forum. A full page ad for a Alfa Romeo Tonale came up. I attempted to close it, and got redirected to a page that said "Sutterbrother is not authorized to view this page".

I'm using Chrome.

I attempted to back out, and the CP page reloaded. Would have sucked if I was writing an essay to post or whatnot.
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Old 11-01-2023, 07:37 AM   #32
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I will pay extra for an ad free experience.

I already do this for Youtube and Hulu. I am willing to do it here as well. Just tell me how.

Also (Bug) - I attempted to thank a post in the Main forum. A full page ad for a Alfa Romeo Tonale came up. I attempted to close it, and got redirected to a page that said "Sutterbrother is not authorized to view this page".

I'm using Chrome.

I attempted to back out, and the CP page reloaded. Would have sucked if I was writing an essay to post or whatnot.
What would you be paying for? Serious question. This is user driven content… nobody is on payroll here. It’s not comparable at all to the services you’ve named. They also attract new users all the time, due to the nature of them and the content. This site doesn’t.
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Old 11-01-2023, 07:52 AM   #33
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What would you be paying for? Serious question. This is user driven contentÖ nobody is on payroll here. Itís not comparable at all to the services youíve named. They also attract new users all the time, due to the nature of them and the content. This site doesnít.
He'd be paying to not see ads. Calgarypuck premium! I'd donate to not see the ads that were tested
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Old 11-01-2023, 07:57 AM   #34
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What would you be paying for? Serious question. This is user driven contentÖ nobody is on payroll here. Itís not comparable at all to the services youíve named. They also attract new users all the time, due to the nature of them and the content. This site doesnít.
Correct. I generally try to avoid ads, and am happy to pay to do so. If there isn't a payment option to avoid them, I will generally use alternate means.

Ads are irritating and an invasion of privacy as they track you.

That said - I support this site, and understand it takes money to run it. I would happily provide money directly if the opportunity were to exist.

I would even suggest an annual NPR style fundraiser would (possibly?) outstrip whatever is brought in by the banners here. I could be way off base there, but would love the chance to see how it would do.

The membership of this site is generally old, and generally deeply invested in it. I know for me, it's basically the only social media that I use.
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Old 11-01-2023, 08:19 AM   #35
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Correct. I generally try to avoid ads, and am happy to pay to do so. If there isn't a payment option to avoid them, I will generally use alternate means.

Ads are irritating and an invasion of privacy as they track you.

That said - I support this site, and understand it takes money to run it. I would happily provide money directly if the opportunity were to exist.

I would even suggest an annual NPR style fundraiser would (possibly?) outstrip whatever is brought in by the banners here. I could be way off base there, but would love the chance to see how it would do.

The membership of this site is generally old, and generally deeply invested in it. I know for me, it's basically the only social media that I use.
Same, but for me it has as much to do with the non-intrusiveness of the site as it does the content. And there were already ads. I just don’t use sites that nickel and dime me, I’m not paying to avoid them. I’ll just avoid them.
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Same, but for me it has as much to do with the non-intrusiveness of the site as it does the content. And there were already ads. I just donít use sites that nickel and dime me, Iím not paying to avoid them. Iíll just avoid them.
Iím trying to imagine how well adding brutally intrusive ads and then offering a paid subscription to avoid them would go.

I feel likeÖ not well. But I imagine people will just simply start to avoid the site. If you loved the outdated forum software from 2004, check out the new and improved outdated forum software from 2004Ö now with full screen pop ups!
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I have a premium account to another forum where I either pay either 25 or 30 usd annually for no ads. Interestingly, that's what they claim each user roughly generates in a year with the ads.
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Old 11-03-2023, 12:01 PM   #38
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More feedback per photon’s request: these ads are dog####. Now a video popup that’s as bad as some sketchy gaming site is auto playing on mobile and covering the bottom right quarter of the screen? Add to that the full screen ad that appears periodically? Absolute trash. There has to be a better way to drive ad revenue outside of making the website objectively garbage.

Edit: as I post that a new autoplay video ad came up taking over the entire middle of my screen. Good lord figure it out.
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Old 11-03-2023, 01:13 PM   #39
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These new pop ups and the bottom banner ad are terrible. Unless the goal is to further reduce the user base. In that case they will work great!
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Old 11-03-2023, 01:37 PM   #40
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I see they are back after a brief respite. I had hope that they wouldn't be turned back on.
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