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Topic # 65134 29-Jul-2010 23:10

Why?

Is this a push for subs?

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  Reply # 359028 29-Jul-2010 23:11
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What?



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  Reply # 359034 29-Jul-2010 23:12

heavenlywild: What?


I was in a forum and thats the message i saw, I assumed others had it too. 

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Oh I see. You may want to put up a screenshot:)

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  Reply # 359044 29-Jul-2010 23:19
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Oh I just saw it. Cool!



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  Reply # 359046 29-Jul-2010 23:23


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  Reply # 359058 29-Jul-2010 23:29
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freitasm: 

On the other hand, I have disabled ads in all Apple iOS forum pages so you can load these pages faster... 




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  Reply # 359108 30-Jul-2010 00:29
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I would say due to the high volume of traffic on Geekzone, due to the iPhone4 release, freitasm dropped ads on that one topic to keep the page quick, and server load low.

A better screenshot for those who are subscribers/mods, who don't see ads anyway Cool



SteveON - just a heads up, anything wider than 700 pixels gets cropped down, so keep your images under that.

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  Reply # 359175 30-Jul-2010 05:13
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nate: I would say due to the high volume of traffic on Geekzone, due to the iPhone4 release, freitasm dropped ads on that one topic to keep the page quick, and server load low.


Ads don't put any load on the server, since the scripts run on the browser and are all served by Google.

Ads do make pages a bit slower for users, and seeing we had moments of people refreshing pages at a crazy rate I decided to be a nice guy and make all pages in one specific forum ad free - fast, fast, fast.

I will restore ads on that forum during the weekend.

Can it be used for sponsorships? Absolultely. Is it free now? Unless someone comes along and want to put a message there, it's free, out of my goodness.





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  Reply # 359610 30-Jul-2010 10:41
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An update folks... Telecom is now sponsoring the Apple iOS forum during the launch period. Basically they are covering any lost revenue for not showing ads on those pages - and we are getting hammered.







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  Reply # 359627 30-Jul-2010 10:46

OMG -exciting times aye? I now understand why GZ is the way it is ;)

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  Reply # 360025 30-Jul-2010 15:43
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*** sigh ***

So we go and replace all the scripts on a page with a single text link. And some people make their lives to complain on Twitter that it's not actually "ad free".

Some people...






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  Reply # 360039 30-Jul-2010 15:53

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SteveON: OMG -exciting times aye? I now understand why GZ is the way it is ;)


And "the way it is" is?





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  Reply # 360051 30-Jul-2010 15:59
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It's ad free, but the ad free message is a ad. That's pretty awesome imo :P




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