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Old 09-25-01, 06:04 PM
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Those ADS are HUGE!

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Those new ads ... the DVDs ... are HUGE! Can you make them small? If you gots to pay the bills, you gots to pay the bills.
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Old 09-25-01, 06:12 PM
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Sorry the ads are so big, but we've got to pay the bills.
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Old 09-25-01, 06:33 PM
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Yeah they're a little bigger but he moved the Forum Jump and the Price Search so it's not really taking up any more room. I think they stand out more than they did before. It's all good.
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I think he is saying, he's gots to pay the bills.
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I used to root for the Bills

Now I just try to pay bills

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Old 09-25-01, 08:46 PM
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Now I gotta go into the Other Bargains and get a bigger monitor to compensate... warn us about things like this!!!

But I guess I'm gonna buy through the links above...

Thanks Geoff... no seriously. (I needed an excuse to get a bigger monitor!)
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I was a little shocked & it might take a few days to get used to, but I think it's fine. I couldn't always tell what was being advertised with the smaller pics. Sometimes I clicked out of curiousity; sometimes I avoided.
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Old 09-25-01, 09:47 PM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
Sorry the ads are so big, but we've got to pay the bills.
no biggy. can members still paypal you money?

I have cut down on my online purchases since prices suck. however I still find deals here and would like to send you some money from time to time.

or i guess i could just pay more for a dvd every now and then if not. who pays you the most?
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Old 09-25-01, 09:55 PM
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I think getting three Simpsons ads at once is kinda overkill.
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try to refresh. The only time there were 3 simpson 'ads' was when I was testing things out.

I try to make sure that all the ads are different. so you don't get more than one of the same.

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Old 09-25-01, 10:02 PM
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OK good, I actually only got them this afternoon when everything was in flux.
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Originally posted by Chest Rockwell
Yeah they're a little bigger but he moved the Forum Jump and the Price Search so it's not really taking up any more room. I think they stand out more than they did before. It's all good.
This is the most important thing, that the header size remains just about the same since the other things were moved.

Bigger images meant sacrificing space elsewhere, so overall, there's about the same amount of administrative stuff on top.

Besides, give it a few days. You won't even remember that the images were any other size.
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Old 09-25-01, 10:23 PM
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For those who are curious. The old ads used to be 63X90 the new ones are 100X140 or 125X125 (a more standard size) Also I managed to compress some of the verticle space around the forum jump box and the price search box and found a place to put them both on the same line.

I compared the vertical space between the 2 and it's pretty close, The new one is a little taller but only by a few pixels.

Any time we make a modification to the forum & ads it's with an eye towards balancing the needs and wants of our members and what we need to do to pay for the site. I actally think the forum jump is better placed now than it was and the box shots/ads are much more clear.

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Old 09-25-01, 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by gkleinman
I actally think the forum jump is better placed now than it was and the box shots/ads are much more clear.
The Forum Jump does not appear on my Mac in Netscape... I'll check in Explorer...

UPDATE: Works in Explorer on the Mac, but still no go in Netscape

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Old 09-26-01, 01:21 AM
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I really like having the Forum Jump closer to the posts. Less need to scroll back up to jump to another forum (I skip around a lot).

But it is going to take some getting used to.
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Old 09-26-01, 09:03 AM
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I have an idea. Make this like slot machines. If you get 3 ads for the same DVD, you win the DVD.
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I like the new ad size. It was often difficult, if not impossible, to read the titles of the dvds. Although this often coherced me into clicking the dvd in curiosity, I'll probably click on them more often since I now know their title.
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Old 09-26-01, 12:16 PM
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The only complaint I still have is that 4 out of 5 times I notice an ad I'm interested in as I'm changing pages, but of course if I go back it's not there any more, so I gotta reload a couple times. But that's probably just because I'm "special".
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Old 09-26-01, 12:49 PM
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The forum is loading slower than normal, is that because of the larger ads?
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The forum was running slow the past 24 or so hours because of the Nimda Virus. While our servers aren't infected, we have been the target of Denial of Service attacks from Nimda infected systems.

We have put countermeasures in place and so things should be running better now.

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We should start a Paypal drive for a new server, I know its been thrown around before, but I know I'd be willing to chip in.
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Old 09-27-01, 10:32 AM
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no forum jump

I can see the words "Forum Jump" under the DVDTalk Forum logo, but there's no list of forums to jump to. Is this just me?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 09-27-01, 03:31 PM
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Geoff, would there be enough room to add a "DeepDiscountDVD" or "DDD" to the set of links at the very top? Right now, none of the individual links is on the first line, perhaps if you added a few hard spaces (whitespace) after the "Help Support DVD Talk by shopping through These Links", then there would be enough room on the 2nd line of links to fit in DeepDiscountDVD.
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Old 09-27-01, 03:49 PM
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Re: no forum jump

Originally posted by Danger1313
I can see the words "Forum Jump" under the DVDTalk Forum logo, but there's no list of forums to jump to. Is this just me?
Same here. I am using Netscape on a Mac. And I just checked on my PC too, and Netscape there doesn't show the Jump menu either.
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Old 09-28-01, 09:51 PM
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The Forum Jump does not appear on my Mac in Netscape... I'll check in Explorer...

UPDATE: Works in Explorer on the Mac, but still no go in Netscape
It works now... thanks!
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