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Old 08-15-08, 03:53 PM
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Ads inside of posts are back



http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=537731

It makes it seem like I personally endorse whatever comes up. Not only do I not appreciate that, but if the advertisers knew who was "endorsing" them, they wouldn't appreciate it.
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Old 08-15-08, 03:57 PM
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It appears to only be affecting the less desirable posters. I haven't seen these ads yet.
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Old 08-15-08, 04:21 PM
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were you logged in when you saw the ad? i dont see any
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Old 08-15-08, 04:37 PM
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My understanding is that the ads are much more subtle, and appear inside the posters message seamlessly in a posting style that closely matches their usual candor.

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Old 08-15-08, 04:57 PM
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were you logged in when you saw the ad? i dont see any
I guess I was. That's weird.. lurkers see different things than we do? Strange.
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Old 08-15-08, 06:53 PM
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I guess I was. That's weird.. lurkers see different things than we do? Strange.
Correct. If you aren't logged in, you see ads. If you are logged in, you don't see ads. It's not that we want to hose lurkers, it's that we want to give you special treatment. There are always going to be ads on just about every website. It's either ads for everyone or ads for the non-registered people.

For the record, this has been the policy for a couple of months and is nothing new since the upgrade. What has changed is the first post ad, which is replacing an ad in a break between the second and third post. It was decided that this would be less intrusive to the lurkers. Believe it or not, that's an upgrade.
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So can we have avatars yet? I've got a killer screencap from Troll 2 I would like to use...
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So can we have avatars yet? I've got a killer screencap from Troll 2 I would like to use...
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showpost.ph...5&postcount=86
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Old 08-15-08, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
Correct. If you aren't logged in, you see ads. If you are logged in, you don't see ads. It's not that we want to hose lurkers, it's that we want to give you special treatment. There are always going to be ads on just about every website. It's either ads for everyone or ads for the non-registered people.

For the record, this has been the policy for a couple of months and is nothing new since the upgrade. What has changed is the first post ad, which is replacing an ad in a break between the second and third post. It was decided that this would be less intrusive to the lurkers. Believe it or not, that's an upgrade.
Sounds fair to me.
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Old 08-15-08, 08:00 PM
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Glad it won't affect me as long as I'm logged in, but if it was my first time visiting a site and I saw ads in the first post it would also be my last time visiting the site. Hope it doesn't hurt the site long term by keeping out new blood.
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Old 08-15-08, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
For the record, this has been the policy for a couple of months and is nothing new since the upgrade.
It's probably just that I haven't been "logged out" in years.
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Old 08-15-08, 08:24 PM
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Glad it won't affect me as long as I'm logged in, but if it was my first time visiting a site and I saw ads in the first post it would also be my last time visiting the site. Hope it doesn't hurt the site long term by keeping out new blood.
People have become more and more accepting of ads throughout the years. Everybody hates them, but most of them realize that websites cost money to run. Also, the % of people who get to this site via links and search engines that end up registering is fairly low. It's a metric that's worth being concerned about, but the site's content will always keep people coming back. You guys are a pretty solid group, and there isn't much of a risk in the community failing because of ads, as long as it's kept within reason. If this site were brand new or much smaller, I'd completely agree with you.

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It's probably just that I haven't been "logged out" in years.
I'm sure many people here haven't. The upgrade changed the format of the cookie, so it forced most people to have to re-login.
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Old 08-15-08, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
I'm sure many people here haven't. The upgrade changed the format of the cookie, so it forced most people to have to re-login.
It was a booger trying to remember my password!

Thanks for all the quick responses, IB-Dick.
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Old 08-16-08, 10:27 AM
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Originally Posted by IB-Dick View Post
I'm sure many people here haven't. The upgrade changed the format of the cookie, so it forced most people to have to re-login.

But like I mentioned in the other thread, apparently the new cookie format isn't working.

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Old 08-16-08, 11:17 AM
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I'm sure many people here haven't. The upgrade changed the format of the cookie, so it forced most people to have to re-login.
so that's what happened. i noticed the ads when i came back the day after the upgrade, but, i was not logged in due to the cookie change. i have not noticed an since logging back in. thanks for the info!
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Old 08-16-08, 06:05 PM
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I thought they amped up the ads too before I noticed I hadn't logged in first. Nice screen name, IB-Dick.
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Mozilla Firefox + addons NoScript and Flashblock = no ads
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Mozilla Firefox + addons NoScript and Flashblock = no ads
= violating the terms you agreed to when you signed up.

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Better ban him since you have no way of making sure he'll stop.
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Old 08-18-08, 09:50 AM
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^Probably more people on DVDTalk block ads than will admit.
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Old 08-18-08, 11:44 AM
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Better ban him since you have no way of making sure he'll stop.
Sure we can! It's pretty simple. We have his IP logged. All we have to do is see if he's loading ad images in the server logs.
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Old 08-18-08, 06:38 PM
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Perhaps a more productive use of Internet Brands' time would be creating a way for users to pay for a no-ads version of the site.
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Old 08-18-08, 08:17 PM
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Perhaps a more productive use of Internet Brands' time would be creating a way for users to pay for a no-ads version of the site.
Regarding the forum, if you're logged in you have a free ad-free version of the site. Obviously, that's not true for the rest of the site but it's better than nothing.
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Old 08-18-08, 09:23 PM
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is it possible to make it so that bob dole's viagara ads always show up in my posts?
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