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Postby MonteLDS on Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:55 am

hey how much do i need to donate to be able to not see such ads?

they drive me crazy!
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Postby TheWizard on Mon Aug 01, 2005 2:56 am

$1,000,000 ought to cover it.
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Aug 01, 2005 12:12 pm

Wrong question, Monte.

It is not how much that you need to donate.

It is: "How many others will donate a suggested amount?"
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Postby dodecahedron on Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:32 pm

i wonder how many donated ?

there weren't many responses in this topic.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Mon Aug 01, 2005 1:44 pm

dodecahedron wrote:i wonder how many donated ?

there weren't many responses in this topic.


Maybe every 2 or 3 months we should have a reminder?
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Postby Ian on Mon Aug 01, 2005 5:16 pm

dodecahedron wrote:i wonder how many donated ?

there weren't many responses in this topic.


Most of the forum diehards donated and the InVue ads were removed for a month or two. Since then, we haven't gotten any donations. Everyone wants something for free. :roll:

I think a reminder might be in order.
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Postby Boba_Fett on Mon Aug 01, 2005 8:49 pm

Ian wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:i wonder how many donated ?

there weren't many responses in this topic.


Most of the forum diehards donated and the InVue ads were removed for a month or two. Since then, we haven't gotten any donations. Everyone wants something for free. :roll:

I think a reminder might be in order.


I wouldn't say people expect everything in real life to be free, but you can expect nearly everyone in this field thinks nearly EVERYTHING should be free on the net. Not directed towards anyone here in particular (well, maybe hox, but he advertises it) but I would guess 99% of consumer CD/DVD burners out there are pirates in one form or the other.

Thus justifying what I like to call the "leecher's mentality" (I'm just a lowley user, noone will mind that I never pay for software, leech all day without sharing anything, and absolutely refuse to pay for anything virtual besides my internet and newsgroup bill [and even that I'll try to dick around with my ISP]).

Sad but more than likely true. Much props to you Ian (and rest of CDRLabs crew). I go nowhere else for my burner reviews :)
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Postby CowboySlim on Mon Aug 01, 2005 10:15 pm

I'm among the "...........most of the forum diehards donated............."

However, that is not to say that I consider it to be a one time deal, I donate to other boards on an annual basis. However, as the subject has arisen again, I'm prepared to make a sem-annual donation (the first was early last Feb.).

I'll match Hox $ for $ every August, starting now, in addition to an annual in February.
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Postby MonteLDS on Tue Aug 02, 2005 2:43 pm

well i was not thinking of ad free for everyone. But ad free for those who donate.
in a smashing pumpkin forum i am part of they have that. You donate and then you won't see the ads when you login. where ads are it says thank you for supporting yada yada yada
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:49 pm

MonteLDS wrote:where ads are it says thank you for supporting yada yada yada

LOL is that any better than ads ?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Aug 02, 2005 3:58 pm

dodecahedron wrote:
MonteLDS wrote:where ads are it says thank you for supporting yada yada yada

LOL is that any better than ads ?


Well, the banners aren't annoying... it's the moving window ad, and pop under ads that are annoying.
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:23 pm

How about some lingerie or bikini ads?

Or adds for breast augmentation surgery with before and after examples?
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Aug 02, 2005 4:55 pm

CowboySlim wrote:Or adds for breast augmentation surgery with before and after examples?


I think your breasts are fine the way they are Slim :wink:
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Postby CowboySlim on Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:10 pm

10-4 to that, good buddy.

That's what my plastic surgeon said, too. He said that I should spend my money on getting an augmentation on my.........................

roger that?
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Postby Ian on Tue Aug 02, 2005 5:23 pm

MonteLDS wrote:well i was not thinking of ad free for everyone. But ad free for those who donate.
in a smashing pumpkin forum i am part of they have that. You donate and then you won't see the ads when you login. where ads are it says thank you for supporting yada yada yada


PM me with a link to this. Socheat and I have been talking about doing this for some time.
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Postby ETP on Tue Aug 02, 2005 6:47 pm

I definately think all your breasts are best left alone! Except for ####.

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Postby dolphinius_rex on Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:22 pm

ETP wrote:Except for ####.


Hrm... looks like you're starting to put on the pounds... :o
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Postby dodecahedron on Tue Aug 02, 2005 10:08 pm

CowboySlim wrote:How about some lingerie or bikini ads?
i'm all for that!

CowboySlim wrote:Or adds for breast augmentation surgery with before and after examples?
just the after, please! :D

CowboySlim wrote:roger that?
LOL pun inended ?
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Postby CowboySlim on Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:35 am

No, I use "Roger that" alot. It was reflexive.

But I hope that they don't do away with the flashing ad in the upper right.
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Postby Dan on Thu Aug 04, 2005 2:05 pm

We're testing a new advertising system, the contextual links you'll see on the main page and in the articles and reviews. The text links that bring up the boxes when you hover over them. They're supposed to be relevant to the pages they're on in combination with the words that are actually linked.

Let me know what you think, I'd like to put them in the forums as well but would like to get some feedback from you guys first before we do anything like that.
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:04 pm

oh my god...
i just hate those contextual links....
but hey, if then bring in money, i'll get over it :D

as for in the forums, i don't think i've seen that before. i mean other websites i've seen this contextual link thing, i've seen it in reviews etc. but not forums.
is it a significant difference between including/excluding the forums ?
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Postby Ian on Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:12 pm

dodecahedron wrote:oh my god...
i just hate those contextual links....


Well.. as you know, we're also working on a way where you won't have to see them... or any other ads at all. :D
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Postby dodecahedron on Fri Aug 05, 2005 3:34 pm

cool :D
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:40 pm

Ian wrote:
dodecahedron wrote:oh my god...
i just hate those contextual links....


Well.. as you know, we're also working on a way where you won't have to see them... or any other ads at all. :D


I've heard about this plan. Didn't you originally find out about the details from that get rich quick book by Robbin D. Banks?
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Postby Dan on Fri Aug 05, 2005 5:26 pm

dolphinius_rex wrote:I've heard about this plan. Didn't you originally find out about the details from that get rich quick book by Robbin D. Banks?


Shhh, you'll give away everything!! :lol:
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