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Is it just me, or isn't the blinking advertising tainting the SOTW "experience"?

I know the site doesn't run itself and the bills have to be paid and all, but there has been something soothing and simple about the SOTW blues since I've been a participant.

It's like going to a cafe to share (usually) pleasant conversation with some friends and Jacob Silj is at the next table. Here's some help with that one...
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=jacob+silj

It seems to have slowed navigating the site as well - and when clicking around, even the slightest delay becomes quite noticeable. And I'm on cable modem.

The biggest issue I have is the pulsating P. Mauriat ad on the side hogging up my screen width. The "James Carter Plays RooPads" reruns don't bother me so much. I notice it's there - I think it's a fine place to have advertising, and I hope it serves both SOTW and MusicMedic well.

To be clear, I have no problem with anyone advertising here but this is bothering me to the point where it irks me every time I visit.

Ok - now I will shut up.
 

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I don't like having adds that say "only click here if you are 18"

I mean, we can have adds like that but can't let Marty make jokes?

I gues the bills do need paid though.
 

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Nefertiti said:
I missed that one. What add says that?

It was on the other night. I don't know what it was for, but there are only certain things you put the 18 disclaimer on....
 

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Maybe this forum will have a feature where if you donate a certain sum of money, you can turn off advertising... seems fair to all parties
 

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Hey Ed, I just had an idea. I'm not so sure how practical it is. How long does one reface take you? This sort of goes along the lines of the donate a mouthpiece thread. If someone paid harri for a refacing done by you, I'm sure that would help Harri in the bills and maybe some ads could come down?
 

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I have to agree on this one; I have dialup, and any lag can become a huge pain in the @ss.
 

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jacobeid said:
Hey Ed, I just had an idea. I'm not so sure how practical it is. How long does one reface take you? This sort of goes along the lines of the donate a mouthpiece thread. If someone paid harri for a refacing done by you, I'm sure that would help Harri in the bills and maybe some ads could come down?
As long as we're volunteering others for donations, howzabout you send the cash for the refacing to Harri and save EZ some trouble by waiving the refacing job? :twisted:
 

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The Camino browser (for Mac OSX) allows you to select as a preference "Play animated images only once." And for that reason, I hadn't realized all the animated hoo-haw going on till I turned off the feature to see what the problem was.

I turned it back on.
 

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It's actually kind of poor ad etiquette - creates user fatigue, and most professional sites don't go for the endless animated GIF.

A more acceptable approach is to use flash. You can get much better animation, more interesting content, and can finish it with some very mild effects to keep people's eyes drawing to the ad - for example, a company logo with a slight wave to it's background will do the trick there.

Most people have flash installed... and for those that don't you can still have the painful GIF show up.

As a "marketing guy" I must admit it drives me absolutely nuts, and actually turns me OFF the products being advertised.

Pete
 

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I figure we can put up with the ads or lose SOTW. Or those with money to give can give a lot more.
 

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I personally vote for ads with the 18 or 21 years of age requirement. I've never seen any, but those would be better than that dang flashing P.M. to the right. If it's going to be flashing at least make it something us guys want to look at. :)
 

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dirty said:
I figure we can put up with the ads or lose SOTW. Or those with money to give can give a lot more.
I don't have a problem with ads - I have a problem with bad ads.

Pete
 

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When you use Opera browser, you can easily
block ad-content. Right click anywhere on the page,
choose 'block content' from the menu,
select ads that bother you (while holding shift key) and click done.
You'll never see them again.
 

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I seem to have tuned out the Carter and Mauriat ads now though i found them v irksome at first. But the "bottom line" point is surely the one dirty made earlier. The site needs to be financed. If members dug deeper in their pockets then there would be less need for ad revenue. I do agree though that the animated ads are particularly annoying. But ultimately it's for those who run the site to make decisions about how to raise finance, isn't it? And if the advertiser will pay significantly more for an animated ad then...
 

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The only thing that I find annoying is that the page doesn't load until the ad has finished its circuit , a few seconds. Or do I have a slower than normal connection?
Every page viewed x 2/3 seconds = more wasted time on this chair and not in the shed.
 
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