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# 215296 20-Jun-2017 20:25
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Is there a way to block a certain ad, while still allowing all others?

 

I've been finding the flashing Vodafone ad highly annoying.


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  # 1804327 20-Jun-2017 20:31
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Paid subscription cheap as chips per year

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  # 1804384 20-Jun-2017 21:10
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Ads seem strange on forums to me...
As its the users who provide the valuable content.

Paying to remove the ads so you can provide the content without annoyance just seems odd.

Sure there are costs, but couldn't donations / affiliate links cover that?

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  # 1804385 20-Jun-2017 21:13
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mattrix: Sure there are costs, but couldn't donations / affiliate links cover that?

 

 

No. 

 

We already give a subscription option, which at $25/year is really cheap. 

 

 





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  # 1804388 20-Jun-2017 21:24
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Maybe you should consider this.

Thumbs up on a post mostly mean its valuable content.

You could not show ads to users who are above a certain ratio of posts vs thumbs up. Eg. 10% (1 in 10 users post has a thumbs up)

This encourages good content and rewards it.

Just a thought:)

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  # 1804390 20-Jun-2017 21:29
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@pom532: I've been finding the flashing Vodafone ad highly annoying.

 

 

I've blocked Vodafone ads now. 





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  # 1804404 20-Jun-2017 22:21
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mattrix: Ads seem strange on forums to me...
As its the users who provide the valuable content.

Paying to remove the ads so you can provide the content without annoyance just seems odd.

Sure there are costs, but couldn't donations / affiliate links cover that?

 

 

 

And I just went to the link in your sig...  won't be looking again after your adblocker pop-up.

 

 

 

LMFAO!

 

 


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  # 1804406 20-Jun-2017 22:24
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@blakamin:

 

@mattrix: Ads seem strange on forums to me...
As its the users who provide the valuable content.

Paying to remove the ads so you can provide the content without annoyance just seems odd.

Sure there are costs, but couldn't donations / affiliate links cover that?

 

And I just went to the link in your sig...  won't be looking again after your adblocker pop-up.

 

LMFAO!

 

 

Hypocrisy is what's called.





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  # 1804407 20-Jun-2017 22:26
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freitasm:

 

@blakamin:

 

@mattrix: Ads seem strange on forums to me...
As its the users who provide the valuable content.

Paying to remove the ads so you can provide the content without annoyance just seems odd.

Sure there are costs, but couldn't donations / affiliate links cover that?

 

And I just went to the link in your sig...  won't be looking again after your adblocker pop-up.

 

LMFAO!

 

 

Hypocrisy is what's called.

 

 

Understatement of the day!!!!!


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  # 1804408 20-Jun-2017 22:27
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Mine is a blog.
I make all the content.
Not the users.
Huge difference.

Any other forums with ads you guys can point out?

Update.
After a Google.
It appears lots of kiwi forums do.
I'd never struck it before so must just be me!
I stand corrected.

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  # 1804411 20-Jun-2017 22:34
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Many, many forums with ads. 

 

You obviously have no idea what are the costs involved in running a large website. Until you realise what's involved in terms of time, resources and hard cold cash then I rather not have this discussion.

 

Also you have posted many link drops to your personal site. Where you run ads. So don't come here preaching something but doing something different. This is not your platform.





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  # 1804413 20-Jun-2017 22:42
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mattrix: Mine is a blog.
I make all the content.
Not the users.
Huge difference.

Any other forums with ads you guys can point out?

Update.
After a Google.
It appears lots of kiwi forums do.
I'd never struck it before so must just be me!
I stand corrected.


Pretty much any decent (and some not so decent) photography forums I've visited. Not difficult to find.

I subscribe to the two I frequent (neither in NZ), and accept the advertising on those I don't visit often or post in. It costs real money to run a good forum.




Keep calm, and carry on posting.

 

 

 

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  # 1804414 20-Jun-2017 22:46
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mattrix: Mine is a blog.
I make all the content.
Not the users.
Huge difference.

Any other forums with ads you guys can point out?

Update.
After a Google.
It appears lots of kiwi forums do.
I'd never struck it before so must just be me!
I stand corrected.

 

To be perfectly honest your site is more of a portfolio than a blog. Portfolios don't run ads - take a site I run as an example (of which gets millions of hits a month) https://charlimarie.com where this a portfolio, blog etc and she doesn't run, or want ads on it as it could ruin her own self image. My own personal site has no ads or even trackers either and gets for some reason thousands of hits a month according to my server logs.

 

This is what you call an acceptable personal cost as it may lead to other projects and that is a bigger payment than running ads and potentially ruining your own personal self image.

 

Geekzone is a large site where ads are required, same with gpforums else they wouldn't exist.

 

I bet despite your best attempts to get people to whitelist your site (with using blockadblock) you still use an adblocker yourself on the rest of the internet.





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Some of the largest forums in the world:

 

  • reddit - has ads
  • IGN boards - has ads
  • XDA Developers - has ads
  • 4chan - has ads
  • Ars Technica forums - has ads
  • Macrumours - has ads

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  # 1804511 21-Jun-2017 10:36
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Yeh, it was a bit of "brain fart" on my part.

*waves white flag and retreats back into cave*


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