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  Reply # 303557 2-Mar-2010 08:31
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I guess the "In your face" ads at the top of every page are designed to encourage you to buy Ad free..




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  Reply # 303558 2-Mar-2010 08:32
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No, they are not. But you can guess whatever you want. People have no idea how much it costs to run a website this large.




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Reply # 303562 2-Mar-2010 08:42
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freitasm: No, they are not. But you can guess whatever you want. People have no idea how much it costs to run a website this large.


Thought it was free?

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  Reply # 303564 2-Mar-2010 08:58
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johnr:
freitasm: No, they are not. But you can guess whatever you want. People have no idea how much it costs to run a website this large.


Thought it was free?

(runs and hides under desk)


Just like a mobile network, and their support services ;)

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Reply # 303628 2-Mar-2010 12:28
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old3eyes: I guess the "In your face" ads at the top of every page are designed to encourage you to buy Ad free..


Feel free to send freitasm a sizeable cheque every month to cover the site's monthly bandwidth and hosting bills.  We can then remove the ads.

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Reply # 303630 2-Mar-2010 12:31
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nate:
old3eyes: I guess the "In your face" ads at the top of every page are designed to encourage you to buy Ad free..


Feel free to send freitasm a sizeable cheque every month to cover the site's monthly bandwidth and hosting bills.? We can then remove the ads.


25 cents a month OK?

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  Reply # 303670 2-Mar-2010 13:56
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richms: Dont like the serifed font that is coming up for the list of topics, but I dont like serifs onscreen in general.


I like a change that is a small improvement and doesn't jat.

But I agree about the serif fonts which are generally better suited for reading dense text at smaller sizes.




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  Reply # 303674 2-Mar-2010 14:25
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Its a very nice design.. i sent a nice tweet to @RedJungle earlier telling him that i thought it was nice!




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  Reply # 303698 2-Mar-2010 15:30
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Usually those that put serifs onscreen are using some form of font smoothing which makes them more tollerable. I cant stand font smoothing so have it turned off which I think is why it makes the serifs so big that they touch other letters.




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  Reply # 303853 3-Mar-2010 01:42
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freitasm:
Niel: Nice to see the ads cleaned up (but I block them anyway ;-).


It's your personal option, of course. But shall I just go and close the site, since I have to pay from my pocket for people to use it then?




With any savvy geek audience you can expect a high % of ad blocking and a low % of people every clicking on ads even if they are not blocking them.

Have you seen this presentation?

http://vimeo.com/4244922

Something to think about, I'm sure the principles could be applied to a geekzone somehow in addition to your current ads or subscription business model.

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  Reply # 303857 3-Mar-2010 07:06
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Just because we have a high % of geek users, it does not mean they do not have to show their appreciation. I am not trying to play a guilt card, but just because you know how to circumvent a sites form of revenue, and still get all of the paid features, does not mean you should.
Although, we have a high % of geek users on the forums, we also have a lot of people who are one time visitors, or sign up and never post. A lot of them are probably not geek users, but are people who are looking here for help based on others advice and experiences.

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  Reply # 304188 3-Mar-2010 21:20
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Can the new topic button at the bottom below next/prev area be nuked please? I have clicked it like 5 times instead of reply and the only thing stopping me making an fool of myself has been the lack of a subject when I type and submit.




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richms: Can the new topic button at the bottom below next/prev area be nuked please? I have clicked it like 5 times instead of reply and the only thing stopping me making an fool of myself has been the lack of a subject when I type and submit.


I have also done the same thing many times today.

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  Reply # 304247 4-Mar-2010 01:16
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I like the speed improvement, content displayed before all the add have loaded, heaps better than before. The update = improvement. Nice one.

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  Reply # 304254 4-Mar-2010 06:19
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richms: Can the new topic button at the bottom below next/prev area be nuked please? I have clicked it like 5 times instead of reply and the only thing stopping me making an fool of myself has been the lack of a subject when I type and submit.


Its at the far end of the button row.. surely you will get used to going to the other end? Have not found it a problem myself.







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