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Premier sangiro
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Oct 6, 2009, 3:02 AM
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Hi everyone,

Yesterday and last night we discussed the Subaru advertising campaign with NameMedia, the owner of Dropzone.com. (You may recall that NameMedia's involvement with the site is to sell and serve ads. All management and operational responsibilities are delegated D4DR Media, the previous owners of the site).

NameMedia sold this campaign to Subaru without our knowledge or involvement. The campaign started running yesterday, and entails rich media effects across the browser screen. Our position has always been that we strongly oppose any kind of invasive advertising like pop-ups, page take-overs or interstitials, hence we urged NameMedia to remove the ads. They have the final call however and decided to keep the campaign running, tweaking the implementation to ensure that a particular user will not see more than 3 of the ads each day. Further:

- The campaign will end on Oct 17th
- There is an x box during the rich media extension that allows the user to stop the rich media.
- The campaign is targeted for US users only.

You are encouraged to send your feedback and views about the campaign to NameMedia at advertise@dropzone.com.


AggieDave  (D License)

Oct 6, 2009, 3:11 AM
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They have the final call however and decided to keep the campaign running

Firefox + ABP = I haven't seen any ad in a very long time. This was done when the ads went beyond the simple top banner ad (with no or very little animation) and started to become annoying. That's too bad since I would have loved to been able to contribute to the ad revenue for the site by clicking on some ads, but it looks like things are even worst so this site will stay ad-blocked.


d_squared431  (Student)

Oct 6, 2009, 4:41 AM
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I sent a email to them. I have a great pop up blocker at home but my work computer is another story. Thanks for working on this and trying to correct the issue.


muff528  (D 17609)

Oct 6, 2009, 4:45 AM
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Since I click the X box as quickly as I can, I am not sure if they are selling soap or cars. Don't care which. Tongue


TrophyHusband  (D 20112)

Oct 6, 2009, 4:58 AM
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- The campaign will end on Oct 17th

i'll be gone until the 17th then.


robskydiv  (D 26660)

Oct 6, 2009, 6:06 AM
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Thanks Head Honcho. I guess it's not that bad after all. I know that it takes money to run this site.


wmw999  (D 6296)

Oct 6, 2009, 6:26 AM
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ensure that a particular user will not see more than 3 of the ads each day.
Is that particular user or particular IP address?

To me it's pretty short-sighted. The money that's gotten from a single advertiser is short-lived; the users who leave and end up on FB or just blowing off dz.com are gone forever.

And if there are enough ads like this, well, then there are going to be fewer and fewer skydivers, and then less and less money for advertising to skydivers.

Wendy P.


CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 6, 2009, 7:00 AM
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Maybe you can buy the site back after they run it into the ground.


marks  (D 22296)

Oct 6, 2009, 7:15 AM
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Maybe you can buy the site back after they run it into the ground.

LaughLaughLaugh


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 6, 2009, 7:16 AM
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Thanks for the update. I can live with three times a day. I know you need ad revenue to run the site.

Might I suggest an angry e-mail to your LOCAL Subaru dealer?
They pay into an ad fund to pay for this shit. If you tell them these kind of ads will make you buy from a different dealer, they might get the message.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Oct 6, 2009, 7:33 AM
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An angry email to the dealership will do nothing.


Email sent to Namemedia.
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To whom it may concern

I have been a long time user and participant in the dropzone.com forums, in fact being a moderator of two forums for several years. The new ad comapain you are promoting for Subaru is extremely invasive, and it prompted me to add an ad-blocker to my browser. Never before have I felt the need to use one, and in fact, I would rather not use one as sometimes, worthwhile images get blocked.

I would have been happy removing that functionality, but your decision to continue running that ad confirms my decision to keep the ad-blocker on. As a result, none of your advertisers will get any benefit from me seeing their ads. I know for a fact that many other users of dropzone.com are doing the exact same thing.

Best regards


(This post was edited by Remster on Oct 6, 2009, 8:13 AM)


mark  (D 6108)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:11 AM
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I have cleaned out my dropzone.com email account and all private messages.

Please cancel my premium membership.

Mark


agent_lead  (D 29342)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:17 AM
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I have cleaned out my dropzone.com email account and all private messages.

Please cancel my premium membership.

Mark

lol man take it easy...this site costs money to run...stop acting like such a little girl..

OMG THERES AN AD ON MY DROPZONE.COM PAGE!!!

this is the internet and this is how things work...


kawisixer01  (D 32859)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:26 AM
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I'm the type of person that if someones advertising annoys me I am certain to NOT by their products. When are they going to figure this out? Pissing people off and annoying them hardly does good things to sell your products.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:27 AM
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Agreed. But if you want to leave, don't let the door hit you in the ass when you go.

Tongue


LloydDobbler  (D 30655)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:35 AM
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lol man take it easy...this site costs money to run...stop acting like such a little girl..

OMG THERES AN AD ON MY DROPZONE.COM PAGE!!!

this is the internet and this is how things work...

Not quite.

He's a paying customer, so this is actually how things work. His choice. Have you shelled out the cash to be a premium member? Then I don't think you get it.

I work in interactive relationship marketing, and those people who are loyal enough to pay for a subscription are the ones you want to keep happy. Acquisition costs are much higher than retention costs. Subscribers are what we like to call a 'captive audience.' If Name doesn't understand this, well, that's their problem.

More importantly, invasive/intrusive ads are the ones that get a site quickly labeled as 'spammy' by its users (and drive many of them away). Any interactive media company should understand its detrimental effect on basic usability.

I personally have now installed an ad blocker, and while I'm missing seeing some of the ads from relevant advertisers, I find it works quite nicely.

Shame, really.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:37 AM
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Our position has always been that we strongly oppose any kind of invasive advertising like pop-ups, page take-overs or interstitials, hence we urged NameMedia to remove the ads. They have the final call however and decided to keep the campaign running,

Nice respect they're showing you.


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Oct 6, 2009, 8:43 AM
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I received a reply to my complaint letter:

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Andrea:

We heard everyone loud and clear. The ad was removed from the forums
and has been scaled down 99%.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:47 AM
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In reply to:
I received a reply to my complaint letter:

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Andrea:

We heard everyone loud and clear. The ad was removed from the forums
and has been scaled down 99%.

So fess up... You threatened to paddle them, didn't you? Tongue

Thanks for your work! Smile


Premier skymama  (D 26699)
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Oct 6, 2009, 8:50 AM
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Actually, I threatened to resign. But, I'm sure it wasn't just my e-mail, I think they might have gotten a few. Wink


ryoder  (D 6663)

Oct 6, 2009, 9:03 AM
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In reply to:
I received a reply to my complaint letter:

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Andrea:

We heard everyone loud and clear. The ad was removed from the forums
and has been scaled down 99%.

Sangiro complains and gets a noncommittal response.

SkyMama complains and they promptly take it down.

At least we now know who is really in charge.Sly


wolfriverjoe  (A 50013)

Oct 6, 2009, 9:25 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
I received a reply to my complaint letter:

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Andrea:

We heard everyone loud and clear. The ad was removed from the forums
and has been scaled down 99%.

Sangiro complains and gets a noncommittal response.

SkyMama complains and they promptly take it down.

At least we now know who is really in charge.Sly

Now know??

It took you until now to figure this out??Shocked


Andy9o8  (D License)

Oct 6, 2009, 9:33 AM
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Sangiro complains and gets a noncommittal response.

Yeah, if you consider "Go fuck yourself" to be noncommittal.


wmw999  (D 6296)

Oct 6, 2009, 10:02 AM
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Nah, the three X a day and the "close" box option were definitely concessions. I was more wondering if they considered those to be the 99% eliminated...

Wendy P.


shermanator  (B License)

Oct 6, 2009, 10:06 AM
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I received a reply to my complaint letter:

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Andrea:

We heard everyone loud and clear. The ad was removed from the forums
and has been scaled down 99%.


I received a similar email. I guess I will not install the adblocker like I was going to . Smile




for now.


Jkralovec  (C 39110)

Oct 6, 2009, 11:43 AM
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I'll see you all on the 18th then.

Peace!


NovaTTT  (D 17887)

Oct 6, 2009, 12:23 PM
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Online browsing + any "living" advertisement = no way in hell I will ever buy a product from that manufacturer.


rwieder  (C 32349)

Oct 6, 2009, 2:02 PM
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I have cleaned out my dropzone.com email account and all private messages.

Please cancel my premium membership.

Mark

Hello Mark:

I don't know you, but i think you could have been a bit more diplomatic about what you've said here, and to whom it was addressed. I'm pretty sure you're aware of the PM function on this web site? Later.


funfall  (C 1)

Oct 6, 2009, 6:44 PM
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I have cleaned out my dropzone.com email account and all private messages.

Please cancel my premium membership.

Mark

Hello Mark:

I don't know you, but i think you could have been a bit more diplomatic about what you've said here, and to whom it was addressed. I'm pretty sure you're aware of the PM function on this web site? Later.

I'm just guessing that he meant to make his point publicly.

I'm still getting the full ad every time I log in. That's an improvement over every new page, but still makes me think less of Subaru every time I'm forced to deal with it. I am allowing cookies, FWIW.


dorbie

Oct 6, 2009, 8:11 PM
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Online browsing + any "living" advertisement = no way in hell I will ever buy a product from that manufacturer.

This could only seem like a great online ad campaign to a roomfull of idiots who's internet experience is restricted to surfing dodgy porn sites with constant popups and security exploits.

Fascinating, like a train wreck.


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Oct 6, 2009, 8:32 PM
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The other solution, which works for any browser, is to put the following three lines in your hosts file:

127.0.0.1 adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 adserver.adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 adtuition.com

Goodbye ads.

Information on hosts file, with links to specific instructions, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file


airgord  (D 15258)

Oct 6, 2009, 9:26 PM
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Very fucking annoying! I like Subaru's, but that ad is (was) very fucking annoying.


(This post was edited by airgord on Oct 9, 2009, 9:59 AM)


Premier sangiro
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Oct 7, 2009, 1:36 AM
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Heya all,

Thanks you to everyone who took the time to send their feedback to NameMedia on this campaign. A quick update on where we are:

As Andrea mentioned above, the frequency cap for these ads has been reduced to 1 impression of the ad per user per day. Additionally, the ads will not be displayed in the Forums section.

This means is that only about 1% of the original campaign will be served. NameMedia was quite willing to turn off the campaign completely was it not for the fact that they are contractually bound to deliver impressions for this campaign.

It's not my place to defend NameMedia in this, however I think it is commendable that they were willing to listen and act on the feedback from the DZ.com community, giving up a non-trivial amount of ad revenue in favour of our user experience.

Thanks again for your involvement.


SkyChimp  (C 37195)

Oct 7, 2009, 4:01 AM
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In reply to:
I have cleaned out my dropzone.com email account and all private messages.

Please cancel my premium membership.

Mark

lol man take it easy...this site costs money to run...stop acting like such a little girl..

OMG THERES AN AD ON MY DROPZONE.COM PAGE!!!

this is the internet and this is how things work...

You've got it all wrong Agent..... Mark thought he was cancelling the monthly billing with CCbill.com for his strapon & panty hose fetish porn membership.


yoink

Oct 7, 2009, 5:20 AM
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The other solution, which works for any browser, is to put the following three lines in your hosts file:

127.0.0.1 adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 adserver.adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 adtuition.com

Goodbye ads.

Information on hosts file, with links to specific instructions, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file

Per that article, the 127 address might not be the best one to use. Wink


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Oct 7, 2009, 7:46 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
The other solution, which works for any browser, is to put the following three lines in your hosts file:

127.0.0.1 adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 adserver.adtechus.com
127.0.0.1 adtuition.com

Goodbye ads.

Information on hosts file, with links to specific instructions, here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hosts_file

Per that article, the 127 address might not be the best one to use. Wink

Well then, use:

0.0.0.0 adtechus.com
0.0.0.0 adserver.adtechus.com
0.0.0.0 adtuition.com

And remember to make the file "read only."


hallux  (C License)

Oct 8, 2009, 4:10 PM
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hahaha
I love how people are getting bent about this ad. Could this drive a wedge between the DZ.com squatters and thier beloved site??? Its like a episode of Melrose place. Aready some are threatning to leave while others show there loyalty by sticking in there and accepting the mud splattered all over the screen when they log on. a little mud and advertising wont drive me away from my one true love...the only place that anyone will listen to my voice, a place where i can be "somebody". lol you guys are so dramatic!!!


tkhayes  (D 18764)

Oct 9, 2009, 2:59 AM
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OMIGOD - wonderful....I am a tech geek and had no idea you could do that.

look ma, a clean Dropzone.com page.


RhondaLea  (A 29204)

Oct 9, 2009, 4:38 AM
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OMIGOD - wonderful....I am a tech geek and had no idea you could do that.

Don't feel bad. My husband is one of those SAP guys, and he didn't either. :)

In reply to:
look ma, a clean Dropzone.com page.

Then there's this:

http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm

I don't use it, nor do I ordinarily use ad-blocking software--I have AdBlock Plus for Firefox, but I normally use IE, and I'm very selective about what I block in InPrivate Filtering--because allowing advertising is one way I can support the sites I use regularly. (Something for people who use ad-blocking software to keep in mind.)

When any site starts to slow or outright disable my computer, however, all bets are off, so when the ads on this site started sending my CPU to 100%, I added the ad servers to my hosts file.


Bolas  (D License)

Oct 9, 2009, 11:04 AM
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I'm very selective about what I block in InPrivate Filtering--because allowing advertising is one way I can support the sites I use regularly. (Something for people who use ad-blocking software to keep in mind.)

This is why I don't use them. I either deal with the annoyances or I don't use the site. I still have Yahoo as a home page so my tolerance is pretty high. Wink

Granted, I was not on when this ad first hit so didn't feel the brunt of it, but also understand contractual obligations and penalties for breaches.

It's already happened so we have to deal with it. If something similar happens again, that's another story. Smile


Capt36  (D 13216)

Oct 10, 2009, 7:05 AM
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Should that not be, "Frap the site!!!"? (In keeping with my BSBD 'old school' theme)....
I hope the 'dark side' humor never leaves. It acts as a good filter, to the very folks that I would rather NOT know....., like the 'old bat', that would sit in the spectator section of Phoenix/Z-Hills, and ask, "When do we get to see one of you people die?"....Wink


mnskydiver688  (D 30125)

Oct 13, 2009, 5:28 PM
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Well in the middle of writing a reply in the forums the ad came across my screen. So much for not being in the forums. Oh well. I'm not in here enough to really care.

Subaru needs to rethink the way they get the attention of their potential customers.


mrken  (C 37464)

Oct 14, 2009, 1:34 PM
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I just know its getting annoying watch that damn bottle of dirt slide across my screen for 5 seconds before I can interact with the site at all. Oh well, somethings gotta pay the bills right?


iluvtofly  (C License)

Oct 16, 2009, 9:52 AM
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I just know its getting annoying watch that damn bottle of dirt slide across my screen for 5 seconds before I can interact with the site at all. Oh well, somethings gotta pay the bills right?

I don't know why you can't interact with the site while it's doing that. I can still type in my username and password while it's doing it's thing. Doesn't slow me down at all. The only thing it does is prevent me from being able to read what the new articles are on the home page.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Oct 16, 2009, 6:51 PM
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In reply to:
I just know its getting annoying watch that damn bottle of dirt slide across my screen for 5 seconds before I can interact with the site at all. Oh well, somethings gotta pay the bills right?

I don't know why you can't interact with the site while it's doing that. I can still type in my username and password while it's doing it's thing. Doesn't slow me down at all. The only thing it does is prevent me from being able to read what the new articles are on the home page.

I was on IE on someone else's computer today and it froze me out of typing in my username & password.


bclark  (D 22626)

Oct 24, 2009, 8:43 PM
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I haven't seen the Subaru ad in a few days. Now there is this TinkerBell ad. It is much less intrusive than the Subaru ad, in that it does not splash mud all over the screen. But it pisses me off more, because anytime I try to load a page, this is the ONLY thing that will load. Brand new computer, great internet connection, but all I can load is FUCKING TINKERBELL when I want to look at dz.idiots.


BillyVance  (D 18895)

Oct 27, 2009, 8:45 PM
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Tinkerbell? I've never seen the ad for that one on here. Strange....


SkyChimp  (C 37195)

Oct 28, 2009, 6:28 PM
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Tinkerbell? I've never seen the ad for that one on here. Strange....

That must have been on his other web browser.


iluvtofly  (C License)

Nov 2, 2009, 2:17 PM
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Step away from the drugs. I think you're hallucinating to whole Tinker Bell thing. LaughLaugh


rwieder  (C 32349)

Nov 6, 2009, 12:50 PM
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Brand new computer, great internet connection, but all I can load is FUCKING TINKERBELL when I want to look at dz.idiots.

You don't like it? Leave. Should you decide to stay and enjoy the free web site, keep it down to a dull roar. Thank You.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Nov 7, 2009, 7:08 AM
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Brand new computer, great internet connection, but all I can load is FUCKING TINKERBELL when I want to look at dz.idiots.

You don't like it? Leave. Should you decide to stay and enjoy the free web site, keep it down to a dull roar. Thank You.

I respect your right to your opinion; but if you scan the whole thread, I think you'll find that it's the minority opinion.


labrys  (D 29848)

Nov 14, 2009, 9:07 AM
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I respect your right to your opinion; but if you scan the whole thread, I think you'll find that it's the minority opinion.

Umm.... the people posting here are a subset of users who are inclined to complain about ads. Take a look at the entire site, count up all the users, count up the number of complaints as a whole....

and you'll find that there's a majority who don't get all bent because there's an evil ad on the free web site they enjoy using.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Nov 14, 2009, 10:35 AM
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I made that post a week ago. I don't even remember if I put on my pants a week ago.


labrys  (D 29848)

Nov 14, 2009, 6:22 PM
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I made that post a week ago. I don't even remember if I put on my pants a week ago.

LaughLaughLaugh


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Feb 8, 2010, 4:54 PM
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I am willing to tolerate a few intrusive ads if they keep this great website site financially solvent and free.

FREE is worth some hassle and minor annoyances, at least to me.

377


Andy9o8  (D License)

Feb 8, 2010, 5:41 PM
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Well.
That was timely.



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