Deceptive adbanners on B3D

Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Guden Oden, Apr 4, 2006.

  1. K.I.L.E.R

    K.I.L.E.R Retarded moron
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2002
    Messages:
    2,952
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    Australia, Melbourne
    Maybe the site can be extended like Driverheaven that allows people who pay a small fee over time could get rid of all ads?
    Those who don't pay keep the ads.

    I have to agree that there isn't any annoying ads or popups and I spend as much time on these forums as possible.
    If you look at the amount of time I logged in; it's huge.

    You aren't really going to close the forums right?
    Also I enabled Beyond3D full access to cookies but I disabled all cookies by default.
    In other words a site has to be in my URL thingy for cookies to be enabled.
    Would that effect the add revenue?
    I click on links every so often even if they unintrest me but I'd like to know if I have to enable cookies globally.

    Sorry if this sounds like a HTML tutorial or whatever but I would like to know.


     
  2. Guden Oden

    Guden Oden Senior Member
    Legend

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    6,201
    Likes Received:
    91
    I can only speak for myself of course, but I don't block ads. If I had, I wouldn't even have seen the one I posted about to begin with! :p

    One could argue that most of this resource is made up of its many knowledgeable users, so seen from that POV, people pay by giving of their time and sharing their experiences on the forums.
     
  3. London-boy

    London-boy Shifty's daddy
    Legend Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,511
    Likes Received:
    5,156
    Well, take this as you will, but with the amount of time i spend on these boards (basically 9 to 5 monday to friday), i'd be more than happy to support the site properly through donations or something, since i can admit here and now that i never click on the ads - i just never do for some reason, not for spite or because i don't want to support the site, i just never do...

    And i think lots of people here would be more than happy to contribute to the site through donations too, cause it would be a real shame to see this place go, be it the site or the forums too.
     
  4. poopypoo

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,026
    Likes Received:
    13
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Hey Dave, have you guys pursued any other methods of generating revenue? I mean besides selling your spin in reviews hAHAHAHA (please don't kill me it's a joke!! :oops: ) Seriously, how about a yearly donation for some ad-free privileges? Or a t-shirt or hat design contest perhaps? I realize these would be unlikely to supplant the revenue from advertisers, but I figure that they might help. Anything to be permitted to block ads lol -- many foreign sites (like this one) travel relatively slowly to mainland China...

    Lol, I just spent 15 minutes searching for tshirts and whatnot mentioned in the past... Although I didn't find any, I DID find a slew of posts about digi's puppies... pretty funny stuff. XDXDXD
     
  5. Doomtrooper

    Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,328
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ontario, Canada
    Dave you should consider putting a optional paypal option of a couple bucks to help with costs, since this being the best technology forum out there. It would be a sad day if this forum dissappered like it did during the post 3DFX Dave Barren days.
    The forum has never been better.
     
  6. MuFu

    MuFu Chief Spastic Baboon
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    2,258
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Location, Location with Kirstie Allsopp
    Why don't you guys like the ads? When an error occurs on my computer, I want to know dammit!

    Some people...
     
    micron likes this.
  7. Miksu

    Regular

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2003
    Messages:
    997
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    Finland
    Just got a "pop-up blocked" when I was browsing B3D's forums. And the new banner on top of the page is IRRITATING. Flashing, "Warning - Spyware Notice", banner that is.
     
  8. Rodéric

    Rodéric a.k.a. Ingenu
    Moderator Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Messages:
    3,986
    Likes Received:
    847
    Location:
    Planet Earth.
    Weird...
    I guess you don't use Firefox, since I never have any problems around here...
     
  9. _xxx_

    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,008
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Firefox reports "pop-up blocked" all the time here.
     
  10. London-boy

    London-boy Shifty's daddy
    Legend Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,511
    Likes Received:
    5,156
    Never ever had a pop up from Beyond3D in 4 years i've been here. I think.
     
  11. _xxx_

    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,008
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Maybe you have different settings so FF doesn't show that it blocked a pop-up? There surely are LOADS of pop-ups here. There is one every 2-3 new tabs.
     
  12. London-boy

    London-boy Shifty's daddy
    Legend Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,511
    Likes Received:
    5,156
    I use explorer at work, no pop-ups and i don't have pop-up blocker.
    I use FF at home, no pop-ups...


    :???: Weird
     
  13. MuFu

    MuFu Chief Spastic Baboon
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    2,258
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Location, Location with Kirstie Allsopp
    Eh? Not for me either. Don't think I've ever had a popup from B3D with either IE or FF, in the labs (where the OS is fresh off the LAN) or at home.
     
  14. dizietsma

    Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2004
    Messages:
    1,172
    Likes Received:
    13
    If people block the ads Dave will have to downside from the Rover 800 to the Rover 100 which is just a rebadged Mini metro of course.

    Here at work the ad banners turn into a warning saying the Internet should only be used for work puproses. At home I see them, there does not seem that many to be honest. Look how many Anandtech crams in ! I think Dave has it just right.
     
    MuFu likes this.
  15. _xxx_

    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,008
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Hmm. No idea, but I get them often, at work as well as at home. And both machines are definitely clean.
     
  16. London-boy

    London-boy Shifty's daddy
    Legend Subscriber

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,511
    Likes Received:
    5,156
    Mmmm maybe you're not as clean as you think :twisted:
     
    _xxx_ likes this.
  17. _xxx_

    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,008
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Me maybe not, mut my PC's definitely are.
     
  18. MuFu

    MuFu Chief Spastic Baboon
    Veteran

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2002
    Messages:
    2,258
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Location, Location with Kirstie Allsopp
    Well the ads are based on locality, IIRC. Maybe we're all fine but Deutschland gets it in zee ass.
     
  19. _xxx_

    Banned

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2004
    Messages:
    5,008
    Likes Received:
    86
    Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
    Yeah, I had the thought as well.
     
  20. Geo

    Geo Mostly Harmless
    Legend

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2002
    Messages:
    9,116
    Likes Received:
    213
    Location:
    Uffda-land
    Had a pop-up blocked here this morning. First one I'd seen in awhile tho.
     
Loading...

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Beyond3D has been around for over a decade and prides itself on being the best place on the web for in-depth, technically-driven discussion and analysis of 3D graphics hardware. If you love pixels and transistors, you've come to the right place!

    Beyond3D is proudly published by GPU Tools Ltd.
Loading...