Random adverts

Discussion in 'Website Feedback' started by Mr Fletch, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Mr Fletch

    Mr Fletch aka KRONIX

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    So jumped online here earlier, and noticed that when I'm scrolling through and browsing a thread, some of us (including me) have now got little random ad's in our sigs?????

    I know most of these types of sites need to have advertising on their sites in order to maintain, and I also know we've always had ad's in the top right of the page, but never seen them in our sigs before????

    Is this a new thing?
     
  2. views

    views Easily distracte

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  3. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    The Google ads aren't new, they've been in place for years. The one above your signature (of the thread starter only) was previously below the first post. Unfortunately vBulletin changed the way adverts display and I've stuck it where it is for the time being, I will look at moving it back to under the first post as soon as I can.

    I am trialling Skimlinks and I'm not sure if its much cop or not. I've not actually seen one as yet so I don't know how they integrate with users posts, or if they're annoying.

    Either way adverts pay for server bills, license fees, and my time so they're most definitely here to stay, I will however try to keep them out of our way where I can.
     
  4. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    Nothing wrong with the skimlinks so long a pop up doesnt come up when you hover over it.. And if you don't like it just don't click on it surely, then there shouldnt be a problem, unless you hate blue
     
  5. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    Have you seen one on this forum yet? I've not seen one as yet!
     
  6. muzzadj

    muzzadj POW!

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    yeah man, seen 'chase and status' a few times, also when i read this thread earlier with that reply 'VBulletin' in your post was like it, not now though for some reason?
     
  7. MARKLAR

    MARKLAR International Tracksuit Salesman

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    i dont remember ads being under the first post either tho?
    i thought they were just at the bottom of the thread
     
  8. Jwood27

    Jwood27 VICTIM

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    rorshach comes up a bit too with links to watchmen stuff, like muzz says though i'm sure people can avoid clicking on these links
     
  9. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    A quick update, I've now made the advert appear under the first post like it used to.
     
  10. Harry3

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    skimlinks is attracting more bots :-/
     
  11. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    It is? I've not seen a rise in the reported posts for spam, as yet at least.
     
  12. Gumby

    Gumby New Member

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    i have deleted heaps of bots that havent been reported.
    i think most dont get reported tbh
     
  13. sdm

    sdm This is Dog Fort

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    More than normal?
     
  14. Gumby

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    im inclined to say yes. however, ive been online a bit more than usual, so maybe im seeing more of the ones that the others usually delete.
     
  15. sdm

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    Will keep an eye on this then, thanks!