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What level of ads is acceptable?

I don't mind them
22
16%
If they were cycling related they'd be ok
5
4%
If they were after the last post on a page they would be okay
24
17%
If they were cycling related and at bottom of page, they would be ok
76
55%
If these ads stay in any form, I go
12
9%
 
Total votes : 139

01 Feb 2012 14:10

doolols wrote:*sigh* *drums fingers*


don´t wear your fingers out. there are no magic answers coming....
No, I am not a Moderator on CyclingNews - stop bothering me! :D

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01 Feb 2012 15:15

Martin318is wrote:don´t wear your fingers out. there are no magic answers coming....



Nope. Now just a once interesting forum now clearly on the way down.
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01 Feb 2012 20:07

this is still a disaster.

sort it out

i find it genuinely staggering that a misstep this big has been and not reversed.

my usage of the forum has shrunk incredibly in the last couple of weeks.
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02 Feb 2012 01:26

lancaster wrote:my usage of the forum has shrunk incredibly in the last couple of weeks.


You and many others, it seems:

http://boardreader.com/fp/CyclingNews_Forum_11718543/Professional_road_racing_11625029.html

Remember the "Unoccupy the forum" day (Jan 16th)? "Activity" (by whatever means that is measured) dropped to 229 that day in the Professional Road Racing forum.

The past three days' figures have been 245, 239, and 247. And that's without a special movement under way. These figures can be verified by the people that control the webserver, and by anyone who has access to the webserver's statistics.

How long before 'those in the know' realise what's happening, and take steps to stop it before the activity figures drop even further? And I wonder how many of us who are still here have Adblock running, so we don't even see the stupid ads any more?
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02 Feb 2012 01:38



Tha Cafe stats are also not to be sneezed at by those in authority. The lion's share of Cafe posts are from me in BoB. Once that hits 2m, my contibution will be vastly reduced.

http://boardreader.com/fp/CyclingNews_Forum_11718543/Cafe_General_11626309.html
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02 Feb 2012 02:57

Scott SoCal wrote:Nope. Now just a once interesting forum now clearly on the way down.


It is a stretch to say the ads have made the forum less interesting. If anything, things became a bit MORE interesting for a bit. Although less visits required to the BoB thread wink wink.

And the forum on the way down because of the ads? Doubt that.

If anything, the fact that it is the off season and even more important - HWMNBN not getting indicted - made the forum go downhill for many waa.

Lot of anger too. To be expected. Comes after denial.

But as the new season begins and more and more people accept the HWMNBN situation, the forum may become more "interesting" to those that have lost their interest. Hang in there guys. Tough it out. GRRRR.
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02 Feb 2012 05:12

Polish wrote:It is a stretch to say the ads have made the forum less interesting. If anything, things became a bit MORE interesting for a bit. Although less visits required to the BoB thread wink wink.

And the forum on the way down because of the ads? Doubt that.

If anything, the fact that it is the off season and even more important - HWMNBN not getting indicted - made the forum go downhill for many waa.

Lot of anger too. To be expected. Comes after denial.

But as the new season begins and more and more people accept the HWMNBN situation, the forum may become more "interesting" to those that have lost their interest. Hang in there guys. Tough it out. GRRRR.


Yea, I agree.

But the part everyone is missing out on is if any forum really makes it to big hit (click hits) status, they get ads added to get some money out of it. Sure everyone is keen on having a website for their favorite hobby but the moment it really makes it it also becomes a chore to run and no one can keep such a thing alive on one persons donations. They can't resist the google hit counter or word counter fee's in their favor. Why spend any money when the site can go free for the originator? Especially when the majority of the members never fork over a dime or penny to use it.

Then there's some that think their free post is so quality they are providing the substance to keep it alive and its so important that it should pay for their membership, nope!
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02 Feb 2012 06:03

doolols wrote:You and many others, it seems:

http://boardreader.com/fp/CyclingNews_Forum_11718543/Professional_road_racing_11625029.html

Remember the "Unoccupy the forum" day (Jan 16th)? "Activity" (by whatever means that is measured) dropped to 229 that day in the Professional Road Racing forum.

The past three days' figures have been 245, 239, and 247. And that's without a special movement under way. These figures can be verified by the people that control the webserver, and by anyone who has access to the webserver's statistics.

How long before 'those in the know' realise what's happening, and take steps to stop it before the activity figures drop even further? And I wonder how many of us who are still here have Adblock running, so we don't even see the stupid ads any more?


An ad-free cycling forum is a happy cycling forum. :D


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02 Feb 2012 07:37

ElChingon wrote:Yea, I agree.

But the part everyone is missing out on is if any forum really makes it to big hit (click hits) status, they get ads added to get some money out of it. Sure everyone is keen on having a website for their favorite hobby but the moment it really makes it it also becomes a chore to run and no one can keep such a thing alive on one persons donations. They can't resist the google hit counter or word counter fee's in their favor. Why spend any money when the site can go free for the originator? Especially when the majority of the members never fork over a dime or penny to use it.

Then there's some that think their free post is so quality they are providing the substance to keep it alive and its so important that it should pay for their membership, nope!


Meanwhile, passionate supporters of other forums give a donation to keep it running because they understand that ads suck.
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02 Feb 2012 08:48

bicing wrote:Meanwhile, passionate supporters of other forums give a donation to keep it running because they understand that ads suck.

and they are given the choice to do so, rather than the ads simply appearing without warning.
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02 Feb 2012 08:50

bicing wrote:Meanwhile, passionate supporters of other forums give a donation to keep it running because they understand that ads suck.


Yep. No one minds some ads - most of us understand the need to try and generate some income.

Remember the poll? When the overwhelming majority accepted / voted for ads at the bottom? But here we are, weeks later, and that has been ignored. So, not only do we have the annoying ads where we specifically don't want them, our requests have been ignored. Several weeks ago now, Daniel seemed to be taking notice, but ll that has happened is that some of the ads have changed in nature, and the images have bene removed from the inline ads. And they've added more at the bottom!

Really, when you've got a team of volunteers running your operation, isn't that just slapping them in the face. If I was an admin or mod on here, I'd be seriously thinking whether I wanted to give up my precious, free time to support an organisation that so blatantly doesn't listen and doesn't communicate.
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02 Feb 2012 19:03

bicing wrote:Meanwhile, passionate supporters of other forums give a donation to keep it running because they understand that ads suck.


thirteen wrote:and they are given the choice to do so, rather than the ads simply appearing without warning.


Yea, a box that nags you every page like a bum on a corner with a tin cup is a great improvement :D :D :p
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02 Feb 2012 19:17

ElChingon wrote:Yea, a box that nags you every page like a bum on a corner with a tin cup is a great improvement :D :D :p


...funny you should say that...so just for fun, and/or to humour me, please listen to the following song...I promise you'll get a good giggle...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWYXg3DfE_E

Cheers

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02 Feb 2012 21:07

ElChingon wrote:Yea, a box that nags you every page like a bum on a corner with a tin cup is a great improvement :D :D :p


Well one page, and there is a button to hide it. ;)
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02 Feb 2012 21:40

If they have gone to these types of ads then they must be desperate. Next stop, ads for pr0n sites. I for one am hoping for lots of hot asian chicks.
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02 Feb 2012 23:12

TeamSkyFans wrote:Well one page, and there is a button to hide it. ;)


Just like ad block here. Except not one page. :cool:
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02 Feb 2012 23:40

Polish wrote:It is a stretch to say the ads have made the forum less interesting. If anything, things became a bit MORE interesting for a bit. Although less visits required to the BoB thread wink wink.

And the forum on the way down because of the ads? Doubt that.

If anything, the fact that it is the off season and even more important - HWMNBN not getting indicted - made the forum go downhill for many waa.

Lot of anger too. To be expected. Comes after denial.

But as the new season begins and more and more people accept the HWMNBN situation, the forum may become more "interesting" to those that have lost their interest. Hang in there guys. Tough it out. GRRRR.

Pretty much- there might be an influx when the wider public hears more on HWMNBM.
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03 Feb 2012 02:01

Ulle Relaxes wrote:Pretty much- there might be an influx when the wider public hears more on HWMNBM.


Can't wait for the new HWMNBM to fall as well.
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03 Feb 2012 02:37

Polish wrote:
If anything, the fact that it is the off season and even more important - HWMNBN not getting indicted - made the forum go downhill for many waa.



Again with this. Only a small section of the forum cares about riders from the ****ing 90's.

The vast majority of the forum talk about real riders in the here and now, so the fact that some rider in some case few people are paying attention to, has gone one way or the other makes little difference and certainatly won't account for such a fall in posts.
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03 Feb 2012 03:01

Who are you? Cornelius Fudge from The Ministry of Magic? HWMNBN is a real threat to the world of magic and cycling.
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