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yoink

Oct 3, 2009, 9:40 PM
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I've no problem with most of the adverts here, but the new Sabaru one that shows from the top of the main index page which now 'splatters' mud across the entire screen, and then takes a few seconds to show a 'close' button is the worst form of advertising.

It actually gets in the way of the usability of the forum.

How about limiting advertising to the advertising spaces?? Mad


(This post was edited by yoink on Oct 3, 2009, 9:50 PM)
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riggerpaul  (D 28098)

Oct 4, 2009, 5:20 AM
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+1


mark  (D 6108)

Oct 4, 2009, 6:38 AM
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+1.

I'm going to go away for a week. If the ad, or one like it is still here, I'm going to go away for a month. If I go away for a month, I'm unlikely to come back.

Forget about renewing my premium membership while ads like that are on this site.

Mark


gianna  (A 46237)

Oct 4, 2009, 10:23 AM
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Ditto. How obnoxious! I'll remove myself from the site as well if this continues.


Andy9o8  (D License)

Oct 4, 2009, 11:19 AM
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To The Powers That Be:
Here's a thread in Bonfire, too, in which people complain about this. We hope you're listening.

http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread


psmarais
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Oct 5, 2009, 1:13 AM
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Ah, thanks,

Been looking for that screenshot...


(This post was edited by psmarais on Oct 5, 2009, 1:20 AM)


wmw999  (D 6296)

Oct 5, 2009, 4:43 AM
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+ another.

Wendy P.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Oct 5, 2009, 6:57 AM
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Incredibly annoying ad.


d_squared431  (Student)

Oct 5, 2009, 7:40 AM
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Is anyone working on getting it off of here or at least give us the option to to disable the ads?


lowapproach  (C 38363)

Oct 5, 2009, 7:54 AM
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+1 more.

I am more of a lurker, but that ad makes it very difficult to use the site.


funfall  (C 1)

Oct 5, 2009, 7:56 AM
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In reply to:
To The Powers That Be:
Here's a thread in Bonfire, too, in which people complain about this. We hope you're listening.

http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

I'm getting really pissed at it. dz is not worth visiting at the moment.

Is anyone familiar with Adblock IE (for Explorer)? I'm going to have to try it or the Mozilla version. I don't mind the dz site being ad supported, but not at the expense of my sanity.


(This post was edited by funfall on Oct 5, 2009, 8:03 AM)


Andy9o8  (D License)

Oct 5, 2009, 8:01 AM
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In reply to:
In reply to:
To The Powers That Be:
Here's a thread in Bonfire, too, in which people complain about this. We hope you're listening.

http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

I'm getting really pissed at it. dz is not worth visiting at the moment.

If you (can) use Firefox with Ad-Blocker, it all disappears.


Premier Eduardo  (D License)

Oct 5, 2009, 8:07 AM
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I will cancel my premier membership if this type of ads continue to show up. I am very upset.
Is dropzone.com working on this to take it OUT ?
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CSpenceFLY  (D 25252)

Oct 5, 2009, 8:09 AM
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This would be fine if you only had to see it once. It's loading EVERY FUCKING TIME now. Bye.


Premier PhreeZone  (D License)
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Oct 5, 2009, 8:25 AM
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We are working on contacting the people responsible to remove the ad from the site.


funfall  (C 1)

Oct 5, 2009, 8:44 AM
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Thanks. It helps to know that someone is working on it.


shveddy  (D 30995)

Oct 5, 2009, 11:07 AM
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From now on I will purposely and actively avoid buying Subaru products for the rest of my life. Who's with me?


d_squared431  (Student)

Oct 5, 2009, 11:50 AM
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I own a subaru and love it.Anyone who has driven a subaru in snow and ice will say the same thing. I just didnt like that add/pop up. Wink


wmw999  (D 6296)

Oct 6, 2009, 5:03 AM
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To namemedia: you will lose users based on the ad. It might be a business decision that you are OK with losing those users, but it's a decision based on a single non-skydiving entity, as opposed to a skydiving direction.

The decision to become more ad-based was far less significant than this. Multi-source income makes dz.com run. Single-source income is oftentimes a shortsighted approach. Once the income is gone, the users are also still gone.

And if you keep bringing in ads like the Outback one, you're going to find more and more skydivers leaving dz.com, and fewer advertisers interested in the site.

Wendy P.


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Oct 6, 2009, 5:15 AM
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There is an email address in the announcements forum on this topic. Send all your feedback there, we want to make sure they understand what the users on here are saying...


d_squared431  (Student)

Oct 6, 2009, 9:07 AM
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I used to have a premier membership on here a few yrs ago and then canceled it. I never really noticed a difference besides the little red star. I would be happy to pay the premier fee again if that will prevent these ads from continuing.


Premier Remster  (C License)

Nov 9, 2009, 10:27 AM
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In reply to:
I used to have a premier membership on here a few yrs ago and then canceled it. I never really noticed a difference besides the little red star. I would be happy to pay the premier fee again if that will prevent these ads from continuing.

Premier members still got the ad.



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