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Topic # 198630 17-Jul-2016 08:49
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I use Add Block Pro by default on the web, but I thought I would help Geekzone by turning it off. Not that I ever click on the adds anyway, but still the thought was there.

 

Man what a shock In a forum thread I counted 11 advert blocks, the square one in the Messagebox, currently advertising Jucy, just overly intrusive. 

 

 

 

Sorry Geekzone but the addblocker came back on, there is just too much of an assault on the eyes. Somestime the persuit of money just ruins the users experience.


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  Reply # 1593771 17-Jul-2016 09:02
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Twenty five bucks a year (just over $2 a month) is very little to help support this site and make the ads go away. smile


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  Reply # 1593796 17-Jul-2016 10:13
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Somestime the persuit of money just ruins the users experience.

 

 

 

you mean the pursuit of money to pay for the running of the forum? because without that money there wouldn't be a forum at all


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  Reply # 1593845 17-Jul-2016 11:59
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I actually didn't notice there were that many on a page until you quoted that number. I don't think they're that intrusive at all. I've seen a lot worse...


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  Reply # 1593957 17-Jul-2016 14:53
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Where are these ads?

 


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  Reply # 1594567 18-Jul-2016 16:10
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DarthKermit:

 

Twenty five bucks a year (just over $2 a month) is very little to help support this site and make the ads go away. smile

 

 

 

 

I frequent a few forums and find it a bit laughable that the "geek" one is the most outdated. 

 

I currently use an ad blocker because the visual assault is almost painful - quite happy to pay $25/yr but not for a forum that doesnt even take you to the latest unread post in a topic.

my 2c smile


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  Reply # 1594570 18-Jul-2016 16:18
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illicit:

 

 

 

not for a forum that doesnt even take you to the latest unread post in a topic.

 

Clicking the blue box with the green arrow on it should take you to the last unread post.


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  Reply # 1594573 18-Jul-2016 16:20
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A dammed good site run by an individual and a small group of volunteers for the pleasure of many and help for a lot, $25 is a small price to pay towards the costs of hosting, maintenance, administration and development.





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  Reply # 1594586 18-Jul-2016 16:38
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meesham:

 

 

 

Clicking the blue box with the green arrow on it should take you to the last unread post.

 

 

My goodness, I just learned something. :)





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  Reply # 1594589 18-Jul-2016 16:40
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illicit:

 

 

 

[snip] not for a forum that doesnt even take you to the latest unread post in a topic.

 

 

huh? Yes it does.


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  Reply # 1594667 18-Jul-2016 18:00
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illicit:

 

DarthKermit:

 

Twenty five bucks a year (just over $2 a month) is very little to help support this site and make the ads go away. smile

 

 

 

 

I frequent a few forums and find it a bit laughable that the "geek" one is the most outdated. 

 

I currently use an ad blocker because the visual assault is almost painful - quite happy to pay $25/yr but not for a forum that doesnt even take you to the latest unread post in a topic.

my 2c smile

 

 

 

 

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:)

 

 





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  Reply # 1594676 18-Jul-2016 18:42
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meesham:

illicit:


 


not for a forum that doesnt even take you to the latest unread post in a topic.


Clicking the blue box with the green arrow on it should take you to the last unread post.



Now that we've cleared that one up it's time for you to pay your money so you don't see ads.

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  Reply # 1594679 18-Jul-2016 18:53
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I have zero tolerance for any advertising on any website.

 

NO exceptions. 

 

I love this site, so I subscribe to it.  smile





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  Reply # 1594681 18-Jul-2016 18:56
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I subscribe but chose to keep ads turned on.

 

I wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to go shopping. 





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  Reply # 1594701 18-Jul-2016 19:37
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kiwifidget:

 

I subscribe but chose to keep ads turned on.

 

I wouldn't want to miss an opportunity to go shopping. 

 

 

You are a sick puppy.

 





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  Reply # 1594841 19-Jul-2016 08:44
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meesham:

 

illicit:

 

not for a forum that doesnt even take you to the latest unread post in a topic.

 

 

 

Clicking the blue box with the green arrow on it should take you to the last unread post.

 



Now that we've cleared that one up it's time for you to pay your money so you don't see ads.

 

 

 

Unfortunately there's more to it than that one example


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