Appearance is everything

Discussion in 'Site News & Suggestions' started by redunderthebed, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Having ads and pop-ups is rather crap.....people do not like them especially when they are intrusive.They make the forum look dodgy and crap.

    Not to mention Pop-ups are the scum of internets universe.

    Whilst i understand that server bills need to be paid surely there is more creative ways than whoring yourselves to online casinos etc.

    One forum i go onto cuts out the ads as soon as you login.

    Maybe that could be a compromise?
  2. Forum Ad Advertisement

  3. M Two One

    M Two One Guest

    Do you have your pop-up blocker on? I never get these ads.
  4. I've never once had a pop-up from this site. And the other ads are pretty spaced around - I don't find they interfere with the viewing the content of the forum.
  5. Laetca

    Laetca Guest

    Maybe it's because I use FireFox, but I don't get pop-ups either. And the other adds aren't all that bad. At the other site I mod, we once had it set that every second post in every single thread would be made by google, containing google-adds.
    Now THAT was annoying.
    But unless you actually pay attention to them, I don't think anyone actually notices the advertisement here.
  6. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    I didn't think we had popups here, I use both Firefox and Internet Explorer when I'm in work and I've never had popups, besides you usually get the bar at the top of the screen which tells you that a popup has been blocked.
  7. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Well I can basically say we DO Not have pop up adverts on this site, i am in charge of advertising and use IE and Firefox and have never once experienced any popups, maybe you should check your machine for spyware first before coming on here and having a rant about popup adverts...

    We need advertising to survive, if we didn't myself, dan and mite would all be even more broke than we are now... So unless you want to donate £14 a month to the forum, the adverts won't be going...
  8. Just to add to the theme, never had a single pop up from this site either. I'd rather die than use them!

    As for the adverts at the top, it's a neccessity I'm afraid. We need the revenue (and for what the ads are, we get a good deal) to survive. Me, Charlie and Mite are young men in England at a crucial time of our lives, every penny counts.
  9. Dmx#1

    Dmx#1 Guest

    I never get pop ups with firefox and IE. I think you've been d/l too much porn.
  10. Caledfwlch

    Caledfwlch Guest

    I don't think he is actually talking about our forum, guys.
  11. speaking of ads, i demand one of the admin staff, lead by example, click on the banner, and see what the free gift, for genuinly being either the 1,000,000th or 999,999th person to visit the site.
  12. Congratulations, you're the 283rd member.

    Your prize is that admin sit back and watch YOU click it!
  13. getofmeland

    getofmeland Guest

    Its all income to keep this place open, the people who provide our ads have changed their provider, so unfortunately these are here...

    So unless you know someone willing to pay me £2000 a year for advertising then I will consider it :)
  14. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Some of the tarts in the ads are genuinely nice looking lasses who I'd be 100% certain to get a date with if I clicked on their link, so I say they stay!
  15. hey, dont get me wrong i dont want em down or anything, i just want one of our felllow trf members do win a million dollars or a date. thats perfectly acceptable isnt it? :D
  16. C A Iversen

    C A Iversen Guest

    Of course! I'm sure it's going to happen any minute now. Let's just wait for it, eh?
  17. i would like to see one saying that i havent won. i would nominate myself to click then.

  18. Or a million dollars AND a date!
  19. haha, at the moment, i have to pay around a million dollars to get a date, so that would be worth 2 mill then?
  20. is there any way we can get a minimise button or such on the mini profile on posts? for people like myself who have as small signature (or one at all) it leaves a awful lot of empty space just to show this:
    Age: 19
    Joined: 6-February 05
    From: Auckland - Eastern Suburbs!
    Perfect Points: 50
    Friends: 0
    Member No.: 283
    Downloads: None

    its not like im asking for sigs to have max size or ban like some forums do, just some way to save scrolling times.

    imo, it should show your status (ie for me, international) your balls, group, country, club and rep, and have the rest minimised. just a thought.
  21. melon

    melon Guest

    Haha, no friends!!! (I only have one though...)

    There actually is a max size for sigs anyway, its 450x300px, however its more of a guideline I suppose...just aslong as they aren't stupidly big...mine's too high.

    Good idea on the minimising thing though. I suppose the minimise button could minimise both the information AND the sig... What a terrific idea!
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