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Forum topic by hobby1 posted 12-08-2013 06:32 PM 1127 views 0 times favorited 31 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-08-2013 06:32 PM

What button do you need to hit on this forum, to eliminate all the advertizments that come on the screen,

I wouldn’t be bringing this up but:

the adds are now taking up so much time when clicking in and out of the forum topics,
therefore, why not eliminate the adds all together on the forums.

Why the need to commercialize the forums?


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#1 posted 12-08-2013 06:47 PM

yeh people will say it’s the way the forums are setup by the innernet.

No, not true, forums don’t have to have all these adds included, look at charles neil forum, clean of adds.

Comes up quick, no long delays.

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 06:49 PM

If you like Firefox this is the way to go: https://addons.mozilla.org/da/firefox/addon/adblock-plus/

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 06:50 PM

I don’t know all the details of this site, but I am sure that the ads pay for the site, and thus there is no button to eliminate them. Wouldn’t circumvent the purpose for having them.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 06:58 PM

Certainly the site operators deserve to make some money and they do a good job running the site overall, without charging anything. For sites I like to support, and I don’t want to pay a membership fee, I don’t mind the ads. That said when ads slow down the site so much it isn’t useable that isn’t a good thing either. There are some things they can do to speed up the loading of ads so it doesn’t slow the site down.

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 07:09 PM

+1 on Adblock Plus. I never knew there were ads on LJ untill I signed in on my tablet which hadn’t had ADB added yet.

peace and ad-free,T

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 07:14 PM

ads pay for the site, if they’re causing slow load times, you might want to look into faster internet, as a computer technician I get this complaint all the time, and it’s almost always because they’re using a 1.5 Mb or slower internet connection. If you are on a faster connection (anything 7 Mb or faster should load the pages here almost instantly), you may need to get your computer tuned up. Using an ad blocker essentially removes the revenue stream from the creator (or maintainer) of the content you’re consuming, and if too many people use them, they’ll stop creating (or maintaining) the content and do something else that allows them to pay the bills and buy food. Hosting a forum site is not free, it consumes space and bandwidth that have to be paid for, the 2 most common ways of doing that are ads or subscription fees. Using an ad blocker says “I don’t care about your livelihood, I’m more concerned with avoiding this mild inconvenience, instead of just ignoring it”.

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 07:22 PM

I use NoScript. This site has a tendency to crash my browser if I
don’t stop the scripts. I wouldn’t mind them if they weren’t
loaded with so many Javascripts.

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#8 posted 12-08-2013 07:47 PM

Jon wrote: Using an ad blocker says “I don’t care about your livelihood, I’m more concerned with avoiding this mild inconvenience, instead of just ignoring it”.

It can be more than a “mild or minor inconvenience”. Going out and finding an ad blocker says “You are bombarding me with more propoganda than I can tolerate!”. When there is more respect shown on the part of those doing the marketing, there will be more respect from those being marketed to. The details will work themselves out in the marketplace. In the meantime, support your local ad blocker!

Can you imaging a world where every (e)book came with advertisements (so sad…)

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 07:49 PM

You have to buy eBooks—that’s why no advertising. I’ve gotten more value out of LJ than any other WW source, and it is completely free to me. Someone has to pay.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 07:55 PM

Now the topics are coming up fast again, before I had to wait and wait for the screen to even alow me to move the mouse cursor, it must have been my computer doing some updates, or something.

But it was the adds that kept it in delay all the time, once the adds came on, then everything moved quickly, still there are forums out there that are clean of adds, so adds paying the bills, that doesn’t seem to be true across the board.

Thanks guys for the helpful tips on add blockers, and firefox, it’s good to know that people out there are trying to uncommercialize some things on the net.

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 08:13 PM

CharlesA wrote: You have to buy eBooks—that’s why no advertising. I’ve gotten more value out of LJ than any other WW source, and it is completely free to me. Someone has to pay.

Maybe send them a contribution? There are several sites that I make annual contributions to. I’m not sure, but I think from it’s ”.com” extension distinguishes this site as a “for-profit”, compared to the .org sites. It’s sort of like supporting PBS. I really don’t know anything about the financial basis of this site. If they want to share that information, I’ll be paying attention—just out of curiosity.

Bill Whig

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#12 posted 12-08-2013 08:17 PM

.com and .org used to mean something, then everyone wanted to be a .com no matter their organization because that was what everyone was familiar with, and now there are a large amount of suffixes. Many companies/organizations buy up all of the suffixes for their domain names so they can’t be redirects for competitors/other organizations. Suffixes don’t mean a lot at the end of the day.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#13 posted 12-08-2013 08:24 PM

Hobby1, you’re using the LJ free version. If you want to go ad free you need to purchase the premium version. Debbie has details. Contact her.

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#14 posted 12-08-2013 08:31 PM

CharlesA wrote: .com and .org used to mean something,...

I looked it up, and the owner of the domain name lumberjocks.com is Escalate Media, LP.

http://www.escalatemedia.com/investors/

That reveals a little more, no?

By the way, many of our posts, which include photos or provide other information, might be regarded as “contributions”, yes?

Cheers,
Bill

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#15 posted 12-08-2013 08:34 PM

That tells you who they are, but many non-profits have .com addresses. And no, I don’t they are photos and other information are “contributions.”

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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