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Steven P.    13,590

These have been disabled again for members, guests can still follow this guide to opt out!

We have implemented in-text advertising back on the site, times are hard and with all the stuff we're giving away, rising costs, having to pay Tim for these new themes means we have to offset it somewhere!

While it doesn't bother me at all, I can imagine some people will be red faced about Neowin expecting income for the service we provide, below are instructions to disable them should you wish to do so.

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Hover over a link, and click the ? mark

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A new page will open: http://www.vibrantmedia.com/whatisIntelliTXT.asp?ipid=1210&cc=nl&server=neowin.us.intellitxt.com click the disable tab shown above, and then click to disable.

Its that simple.

Tier2 subscribers do not see these ads.

Added poll by popular request.

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+Human.Online    8,294

I was gonna suggest, the minimal cost of it, why not just join as a Tier 2? :)

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Carbon Fiber    48

While it doesn't bother me at all, I can imagine some people will be red faced about Neowin expecting income for the service we provide, below are instructions to disable them should you wish to do so.

Me neither :)

In fact we have to thank you for the ads so there are more prizes ;-)

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Jan    402

Thanks Neobond!

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+Frank B.    7,151

I have no problem with enabling text ads as long as it helps the site. Disabling them is easy enough.

You ought to pin this thread though in order to avoid reactions like this one.

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Steven P.    13,590

Alright.

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Sub_Zero_Alchemist    29

The text ads doesn't bother me one bit and besides I have no problem with them [Nice to See the Option though] and it helps the site. :yes:

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RoomKid    15

Totally understand here, wont be removing it since it really doesn't bother me.

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Descartes    130

Huh? I'm sure I've seen those on Neowin before. (oh, right... my reading fail)

Anyway, while they do bother me a bit, as opposed to regular banners, I'll still try not to disable them :p

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Jimmy0    38

There's also a Tier 2 subscription if you guys want them disabled whilst also helping out Neowin! ;)

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Calum    819

If I don't disable them, will Neowin earn more money? If so, I'm leaving them. They don't really bother me.

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Vice    1,593

So let me get this straight.. You had these in-text ads originally on the front page and for guests. Then you asked users why they adblocked Neowin and the majority of them said due to the in-text ads. So you removed them to get people to stop using adblock, or atleast to whitelist Neowin.

Now you've decided to ignore that feedback and bring them back and this time even subject logged in signed up users to them also?

Obviously this doesn't affect me as I'm a Subscriber-2 but I think you are harming the longevity of the site for a quick few bucks.

Also what was wrong with the old theme you only just got it in the first place. :blink: Wasteful Spending much.

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Jan    402

So let me get this straight.. You had these in-text ads originally on the front page and for guests. Then you asked users why they adblocked Neowin and the majority of them said due to the in-text ads. So you removed them to get people to stop using adblock, or atleast to whitelist Neowin.

Now you've decided to ignore that feedback and bring them back and this time even subject logged in signed up users to them also?

Obviously this doesn't affect me as I'm a Subscriber-2 but I think you are harming the longevity of the site for a quick few bucks.

Also what was wrong with the old theme you only just got it in the first place. :blink: Wasteful Spending much.

The new theme is great, it's much nicer.

Why go to Windows 7 when you have 98?

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Steven P.    13,590

Some good arguments, but we have responded to a few issues with the theme update.

Also there are people who don't mind them, so the happy medium is to show people how to opt-out, meaning the ones who don't have an issue with them can see them.

We also have paid staff on the team already, so not improving development of the site is even more wasteful. Some people might not be aware, but some staff are actually paid monthly for their contributions.

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+M2Ys4U    97

I don't mind ads but these... these I cannot stand. I suspect it won't help the downward trend in stats we're seeing.

I take it the opt-out is cookie-based and that I'll need to opt-out on every device/browser I use? :(

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Steve B.    467

I don't mind ads but these... these I cannot stand. I suspect it won't help the downward trend in stats we're seeing.

I take it the opt-out is cookie-based and that I'll need to opt-out on every device/browser I use? :(

At least you can opt out, there's no option for me at all! :angry:

EDIT: Looks like the option is disabled if Adblock is enabled. I just disabled it for that site and it showed up.

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Calum    819

At least you can opt out, there's no option for me at all! :angry:

EDIT: Looks like the option is disabled if Adblock is enabled. I just disabled it for that site and it showed up.

Jeez, why get so angry when, even if it had been disabled for you, it obviously wouldn't have been disabled on purpose?

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Andrew Lyle    336

At least you can opt out, there's no option for me at all! :angry:

EDIT: Looks like the option is disabled if Adblock is enabled. I just disabled it for that site and it showed up.

There isn't an "opt-out" option, that is for sending information to Vibrate for targeting ads. If you have adblock enabled on vibrant.com, it won't give you the option to disable ads

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Steve B.    467

There isn't an "opt-out" option, that is for sending information to Vibrate for targeting ads. If you have adblock enabled on vibrant.com, it won't give you the option to disable ads

That's what I meant, I figured it out now.

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amon91    41

I'll leave them on. I always like to support sites that give me content for free, that's why I never block/disable ads.

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Calum    819

I'll leave them on. I always like to support sites that give me content for free, that's why I never block/disable ads.

I feel the same way and I'm glad to see you do as well.

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stevember    138

How do I upgrade Tier 2.

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Steven P.    13,590

How do I upgrade Tier 2.

Donate €10 send proof and it's done manually.

There isn't an option to auto-upgrade.

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+Gary7    7,372

I was gonna suggest, the minimal cost of it, why not just join as a Tier 2? :)

Since I have -0- income and no health care, I cannot afford it.

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Steven P.    13,590

Since I have -0- income and no health care, I cannot afford it.

Theres an app Obama for that. :p

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