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Forum topic by Lloyd Davies posted 03-23-2011 11:45 PM 2656 views 0 times favorited 55 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lloyd Davies

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03-23-2011 11:45 PM

Anyone else think the ads on Lumberjocks are too intrusive. The first 6 inches below each project is now a series of ads. That’s what happens when the entrepreneur sells out to the money-grabbing internet corporation.

-- Northern California

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#1 posted 03-23-2011 11:54 PM

Well the site must pay for the staff, material and bandwidth.

That space there is a prime add real estate that should fetch more than the sides.

It’s either that or a subscription based membership.

I feel it is still better than many sites out there.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 03-24-2011 12:07 AM

I haven’t noticed. Being on the internet alot it seems my mind is trained to skip over the ads and they never bother me. They are just part of it…..

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Dennis Fletcher

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#3 posted 03-24-2011 12:16 AM

Nope, don’t think they are intrusive at all. As a matter of fact, my hats off to the new owners for keeping this site free. My hats off to Martin for thinking ahead and realizing that it was getting to big for just him and selling to a company that is willing to work with him to keep us happy.

--, Making design and application one. †

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#4 posted 03-24-2011 12:41 AM

To me it doesn’t appear that the size or number of the adds have changed. One thing that I have noticed though is that there is a wider variety of advertisers in the same spaces that at one time showed “sponsor this page” or something close to that.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#5 posted 03-24-2011 02:00 AM

Lloyd, while I do see some ads they are either on the right hand margin or just under the tabs. I really do not get any interference with viewing projects, forums and their associated comments. I am running Firefox rather than IE so that may account for the difference.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 03-24-2011 02:06 AM

For a free site as great as this, the ads are no bother at all. The bills need to be paid some how.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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Rick S...

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#7 posted 03-24-2011 03:06 AM

I don’t mind the Ads at all. In fact I found a Hardwood Supplier near me that I didn’t know existed thanks to their Ad. I’ve also found a few of the “Tools Ads” to be interesting to look at.

No Viagra ads yet though ..WAIT! Wrong thing to say! I DON’T need them! A Smile and or A Wink does it for me!!

-- Made In Ontario, CANADA

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dennis mitchell

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#8 posted 03-24-2011 03:37 AM

After a while it just becomes noise. Too many buttons. Too many adds. Just don’t need more noise. Hardly even come around anymore.

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#9 posted 03-24-2011 05:25 AM

I understand sites need funds to keep afloat but sometimes when you’re on the web 10-12 hrs a day.. the flashing and distraction of all the advertisements can get really old. There is an easy way to suppress them, especially if you use Firefox as your browser. You can block almost any web ad if you go to to top menu Tools>Add-ons>Get Add-ons and install AdBlock Plus or Ad Blocker.. They really cut down on the noise of ads and let you surf in peace. All your browser displays is empty space where the ads usually display. Give it a try… you can always disable the add-ons with the simple click of the mouse if you want them back again.

-- Scott, Colorado

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#10 posted 03-24-2011 06:23 AM

I subscribe to the RSS feed, so I usually don’t see all the ads unless I come to the site itself to see pictures or more of a thread. That takes the load off re: ads for me.

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#11 posted 03-24-2011 06:33 AM

I’ve seen other posts about the ads, I have to say I don’t get it. I haven’t seen a change, I only get one ad along the right side, and one “barely there” ad at the top. I am a computer moron, so maybe whatever system I have keeps things at bay?

Oh, and I now see a small ad at the bottom, but I went looking for it. I love this site and I’m learning tons from it. If it takes ads to keep it going, I have no problems with that. I’ve been a member at gardening sites that have all but collasped due to going to paid memberships with few ads. When members leave for whatever reasons, the sites wither away…

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#12 posted 03-24-2011 06:44 AM

a petty complaint. The ads dont bother me one bit…....nodda a chance

if its really bothersome, mail them a healthy monetary donation and they might reduce the ad size ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#13 posted 03-24-2011 07:36 AM

I’m with Rick and Moron on this deal….. they don’t bother me at all, and I pay no attention to them.

Just keep focused on what you’re doing, like typing and griping about the ads….you’ll be ok…...:)).

-- " At my age, happy hour is a crap and a nap".....!!

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Ryan Bruzan

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#14 posted 03-24-2011 01:17 PM

Ads are everywhere. The ads I don’t like are phone calls from pesky salespeople desparate to meet their quotas among others.

-- No matter how many factors go into thinking about a project, there is always one important new discovery to be made.

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#15 posted 03-24-2011 01:40 PM

It’s interesting how everything happening (or not happening) on this site lately can be quickly attributed to “sells out to the money-grabbing internet corporation”. I can assure you that there were no changes made to the site that I didn’t agree with.

And the facts about the ads are simple… we’ve removed one banner from the right sidebar that was visible on all pages so the total number of banners on the pages was actually decreased from four to three. One new banner was added instead but only on certain pages (eg. at the end of project posting) BUT this new ad is visible only to guests, members don’t see it. I’m really not sure how this change can be described as worse for the LJ members.

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