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#16 x-byte

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 08:30

i never have found the need to block ads on neowin as they are not in the way and work with the site design
this is a good desicion on your behalf neobond  :happy:

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My too.. I never notice the ads anyway.

The only reason people block ads is not the ads itself but the slowness of them. Most of the time it takes 10 seconds for me to load a page in Neowin, and I've tracked it down to the ads server. With no ads pages load instantly.

I disabled my adblock, but you are only hurting yourself with this since the ads slow things down considerably (at least for me they do).

Will v5 have a option to subscribe and have a site without ads? That would be a good solution.

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Neowin ads are not very large or slowing the site very much. I've even had good enough speeds on a 56k modem.

I don't see how it will hurt them when it is the ads that pay for the site.


#17 pixated

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:02

The ads are small true, but the server takes ages to respond when the site is really busy .. which is most of the time these days. I've got nothing against the ads, they're just so damn slow for me.

#18 fanboynz

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:18

out of interest, If I bought a proper subscription would the ads disappear?

#19 OP Steven P.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:26

we are going to include an adless option with the update :)

#20 fanboynz

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 09:53

Ok, a little O/T, I'd like to pay for a couple of years direct via cc. Any plans to offer such an option, paypal isnt really my thing.

#21 insanekiwi

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:21

very good idea. i know we support the site by loading and clicking the ads.

#22 mr.pingu

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:34

the site does seem to go slow sometimes, whether its the ads or not i dont know, but they havent done any harm to me so i leave them there, hell i even clicky on them occasionally ;)

#23 Chode

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:35

From now on, people who tell others how to block ads here will be warned and moved into a flood control group with a minute wait. This includes members who gloat about blocking ads.

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Just some clarification, Neobond. Does this mean:

1) People who tell others how to block Neowin's ads?

or

2) People who use Neowin to discuss general ad-blocking?

Edited by Chode, 25 October 2005 - 10:41.


#24 Sensayshun

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:48

I've turned adblock off for you. But only because I love you neobond :hug:

edit: I'll evem make a thing of clicking them every now and then. That's how much I love you.

Edited by Sens, 25 October 2005 - 10:53.


#25 BigCheese

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 10:49

Just some clarification, Neobond. Does this mean:

1) People who tell others how to block Neowin's ads?

or

2) People who use Neowin to discuss general ad-blocking?

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I think its like this. Example topic:

Person 1: There is a horrible ad on Neowin, please could the admins do something about it.

Person 2: I just block ads. No fuss :)

#26 OP Steven P.

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:03

I think its like this. Example topic:

Person 1: There is a horrible ad on Neowin, please could the admins do something about it.

Person 2: I just block ads. No fuss :)

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yep :)

#27 +M2Ys4U

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:27

But we can talk about generic ad-blocking?

"Get adblock, it's a really useful tool for those who hate those stupid flashing adverts"?

I mean, I'm all for keeping this site going, but I couldn't live without adblock (FYI: No I don't block Neowin's ads).

#28 vetMax™

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:30

this has got to be one of the stupidest posts ever.

how dare you talk to us like that.

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Um, he can talk to us anyway he likes as its his site.

Neobond has my full support. I think in the long term Neowin is going to have some extra bandwidth to play with :p

#29 greg098

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 11:35

I actually use the links/adverts on the right side all the time...

#30 Chode

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:16

yep :)

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So topics/discussions such as this are still permissible as long as no specific point is made of blocking Neowin's ads, correct?