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#31 rbet

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:27

Well, I don't click on the ads much... maybe once in two or three days... but I don't block them either.


#32 Unksi

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 12:29

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

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I think its about everything that is related on blocking ads.

#33 pixated

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 13:10

Well since forums don't wait for ads any longer the load speed is fine now so I've got no probs with the ads. Good work on that Neobond. ;)

#34 Eli

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 13:11

I did block ads on Neowin for like 3 days to get ride of the error messages. But I felt bad. It was almost like I was kicking my kids out of the house to make life "quieter".

After a while, the site feels dead and you miss those kids.

So I brought them back. :D

But only because I love you Neobond...no one else :ninja:

#35 vetRadishTM

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:18

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.

Profile and Sig options will also be removed (seeing as we have to pay for all that extra bandwidth on sigs).

Dont disrespect me guys because I'm fed up with it. Mods will be told about this new policy forthwith.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to work out that this revenue keeps us online.

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It's a shame that a certain number of members had to bring it to this, after explaining how Neowin survives with ads.

But it was needed (Y)

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#36 vincent

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:30

Good decision neobond, like Radish has stated it is kind of sad, but in the long run its good.

#37 Deaf Spacker

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:40

If a member blocks ads and tells staff about it then that member can be warned for blocking the ads? Neobond I understand that you need ads to survive but warning a member for blocking ads?

As far as I'm concerned its their computer and if they block ads its their choice. There is no disclaimer when you register saying you cannot block ads etc.

#38 Hurmoth

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:41

Ads are a little annoying, but I comletely understand the need for them. I think Neowin has done a great job intergrating them into the layout, so they really don't cause any problems. If you don't like them, just ignore them. How hard is that?

All I can say is long live Neowin (Y)

#39 insanekiwi

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:36

If a member blocks ads and tells staff about it then that member can be warned for blocking the ads? Neobond I understand that you need ads to survive but warning a member for blocking ads?

As far as I'm concerned its their computer and if they block ads its their choice. There is no disclaimer when you register saying you cannot block ads etc.

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people who tell others how to block ads here will be warned



#40 Caleb

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:38

Well, those who block ads aren't going to click then anyhow, so how are they harming the site ?

By whitelisting Neowin, but yet, not clicking any ads you aren't really helping...

#41 Deaf Spacker

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:45

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This includes members who gloat about blocking ads.

#42 golazo

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:45

how dare you neobond, we should be able to admit that we use adblockers (even though i don't) i just find it childish that you will be warning people who do so, very unprofessional. that's my 2cents and ill probably be banned now lol

#43 Rapier

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:46

You guys could do something like http://environmentalchemistry.com/ does.
If you are found blocking ads on their page then you simply won't be able to view the content, why waste your bandwidth on someone who is kicking you where it hurts.
Its jusy an idea, good or bad that is for you to decide !

Edited by Rapier, 25 October 2005 - 14:51.


#44 insanekiwi

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 14:49

This includes members who gloat about blocking ads.

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then just don't?

btw i had to look up gloat. it's quite an exquisite word. might wanna rephrase that for us non-native english speaking people.

gloat  Audio pronunciation of "gloat" ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (glt)
intr.v. gloat·ed, gloat·ing, gloats

    To feel or express great, often malicious, pleasure or self-satisfaction: Don't gloat over your rival's misfortune.


gloat

n : malicious satisfaction [syn: gloating, glee] v 1: dwell on with satisfaction [syn: triumph, crow] 2: gaze at or think about something with great self-satisfaction, gratification, or joy



#45 Deaf Spacker

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Posted 25 October 2005 - 15:00

then just don't?

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I never said I do :p I just think warning a member who blocks ads is excessive, its their computer so they should be able to browse however they want to.