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I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« on: October 11, 2006, 02:32:23 PM »
:lol: Not that I have any say in it ;)
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2006, 02:34:01 PM »
Shrink your window and scroll over... :lol:
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2006, 02:34:32 PM »
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Shrink your window and scroll over... :lol:
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2006, 02:36:50 PM »
I'll gladly remove the ads, where do I send the invoices for the site?

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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2006, 02:52:25 PM »
Kraut-Sled Enterprises....:)
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2006, 04:11:36 PM »
Jay, instead of the side, are you able to put them into that section that says: would you like to advertise, etc up top?

Also so you know, looks like you need to put a <BR> or <P> after messages part (before recent posts) up in the quick link section
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2006, 04:21:11 PM »
I can put the ads just about anywhere I choose, there is more to it than revenue.

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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006, 04:27:40 PM »
they don't bother me so much, i pretty much ignore the left side of the site anyway.

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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2006, 04:35:23 PM »
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they don't bother me so much, i pretty much ignore the left side of the site anyway.

You're probably one of those people that gets up to go to the bathroom during a commercial break. THIEF! PIRATE!
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2006, 05:07:20 PM »
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You're probably one of those people that gets up to go to the bathroom during a commercial break. THIEF! PIRATE!

And he puts an <f> and together simultaneously in the direction of his television.
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2006, 05:43:02 PM »
I totally do, I hate ads, and ignore them.  Commercials are great for getting desert, drinks, bathroom breaks, let the dog out, etc.  They are not there to sell me on stuff, they are there so I can get up and do stuff without missing anything on my show.

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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2006, 05:51:02 PM »
That is what is great about downloading all the tv shows and/or renting them when they come out on DVD
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2006, 05:59:07 PM »
Well the next step is to just embed the ads in the threads, I'm sure you all would love that, so at this point, unless you guys want to buy some advertising space, the ads will be wherever they are mst beneficial for both advertising and for SEO purposes.

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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2006, 06:07:02 PM »
They don't bother me where they are at.  I barely even notice them.
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« Reply #14 on: October 11, 2006, 06:13:59 PM »
honestly, the best thing to ever happen to ads on the intertubes was Google's text-only method based on site content.
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #15 on: October 11, 2006, 07:06:38 PM »
I just use the adblock extension for Firefox.
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Re: I'll speak my mind- don't like the ads on the sidebar
« Reply #16 on: October 11, 2006, 07:26:50 PM »
I know change is hard for folks to come to grips with when it is something they aren't used to, namely ads.

If I were in this for the money, this site would either not exist, or be so covered with advertisements and other garbage to generate every penny it could.

The Google ads and paid advertisers (currently only Randy) keep this site going. Do what you will to avoid the ads, don't click them, it;s your choice.

If you see some thing useful, then by all means, click it. You don't get a whole lot for an ad and Google only pays out when you get to $100 or more. It takes a long time for that to happen.

So it is still a losing proposition for me, but if future returns can help offset current costs then I have something to look forward to.

Now before it is brought up again, I will never seek donations for the site (again). People were very generous back when we had to, but I don't really agree with the practice as it can create problems.

I will always keep the site going as long as it has a value to the community so never fear. However the bills have to be paid and there is a lot of time and effort into something that generates no income for me, so I need to cover the costs somehow that doesn't impact my standard of living.