Jump to content
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble
Strawberry Orange Banana Lime Leaf Slate Sky Blueberry Grape Watermelon Chocolate Marble

MSFN is made available via donations, subscriptions and advertising revenue. The use of ad-blocking software hurts the site. Please disable ad-blocking software or set an exception for MSFN. Alternatively, register and become a site sponsor/subscriber and ads will be disabled automatically. 


Sign in to follow this  
IcemanND

Sponsor Icon gone

Recommended Posts

The Sponsor icon on the posts are replaced with "Group Icon" text. And the ads are showing after the first post.

Just started today that I noticed.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello IcemanND,

I am sorry for the inconvenience, but i just added those user groups last Saturday, and we are quite busy to investigate that leaking of emails ATM.... but everything should be fine within a couple of days.

Thanks for reporting :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just to let you know, I am still seeing the ads between the 1st and 2nd post here.

Also, though I needed to log on for access yesterday, I still saw lots of "guest" users. Not the case today.

No complaining, just trying to help you debug!

Good Luck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ditto, icon is back but the ads are still there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry my bad guys.... i forgot to edit in the admin cp :) internet is kinda slow here so let me know if it is ok now.

As for those guests.... they cant see anything. They are brought here by Google, we get thousends of visitors here from Google, but we had some problems and till we fixed it guests cant see the forums.

Martin.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that I am a little more awake ... I do NOT see the ads at the top of the page, just beween the 1st and 2nd post. Maybe that is the way it is supposed to be ....

Hiya IcemanND!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now there's an ad at the bottom of the pages ony. None at the top or between the 1st & 2nd post.

Hi GreenMachine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The only ad you are supposed to see is at the bottom of the page... at top of the page and between the first and second post should be gone, i just checked it with my test account.

Hi IcemanND and Greenmachine ;):P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Working fine now ... could be the last bit of sleep is gone from my eyes!

Thanks, Martin L! That makes the "sponsor" thingy really worth it! (Hint Hint ... )

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Big banner ads posing as posts... some of the absolute worst boards I find on Google do that to guests. This is the first board I've ever seen stoop so low as to do it to registered users. Please, don't bother arguing "it's a little unobtrusive text link" because it's not. It's a big annoying banner in a large font that doesn't match the page's colours at all. I don't know whether to be more disgusted with MSFN for implementing this even for registered users, or Google for abandoning the little unobtrusive text links they were known for. Ah well, <3 Adblock.

If you want people to donate, maybe consider offering something worth the money. Asking someone to pay to get rid of several ads on each page is like punching someone in the arm and telling them you won't stop unless they pay you.

Edited by HyperHacker

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't like ads but I know they are needed.

I don't see what is the problem with the "remove ads" feature for sponsors : msfn needs money to run. If you help msfn by donating it's normal you don't have ads anymore : donate or have ads.

And imho it's normal this is stated as a benefit : imagine someone tries to sell a car and doesn't say what you will get for your money. :wacko:

And as far as I'm concerned, I only see the ad between the first and the second post once because I use IPB's "show new posts/replies" and I go directly to new posts without seeing ads much.

About visitors seeing that : msfn has lots of good informations and I know many many websites with worse infos having more ads and especially intellitxt ones : "oh why is this word underlined ? -> Ad". Take a look at Tom'sHardware (good site btw) : it has really a lot af advertisement and also high costs.

Websites need money, just like everything else.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you want people to donate, maybe consider offering something worth the money. Asking someone to pay to get rid of several ads on each page is like punching someone in the arm and telling them you won't stop unless they pay you.

You didnt read this, this, this and this topics did you?

As for the rest... read Camarade_Tux's reply :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Umm...unless I'm mistaken, aren't those topics all the same :blink:?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The way i see it is if you don't like it and do not want ot sponsor, then do not join. I don't really need the extra goodies offered, don't mind the ads, but i know that money helps, and helps alot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...