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Bri Roberts

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Re: Inline Advertising
« Reply #30 on: February 04, 2012, 12:18:16 PM »
They could be if DaveR offered to help them out with their website.   

DaveR

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« Reply #31 on: February 04, 2012, 12:54:35 PM »
I don't think they would contribute in a million years....  :laugh:

I believe the Town Council website is provided by a local business at market rates. I wouldn't wish to deprive them of any work.

Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2012, 01:16:41 PM »
Can I see more adverts and receive 5 a year?  Every little helps!  ;D
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Nemesis

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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2012, 03:07:16 PM »
This feels a bit like blackmail !
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martin

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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2012, 03:22:04 PM »
I now think I can live with the adverts, but what drives me nuts is the green double underlined words.  In some posts there are none, while in other's, there are many of the flipping things, which makes reading the post a pain in the $smack$

Yorkie

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« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2012, 04:17:16 PM »
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This feels a bit like blackmail !

Not really!   You either have adverts or not - an open choice.  Just regard it as your 5 being a charity donation, even though we all know you do a lot already.   ;)
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DaveR

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« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2012, 04:17:37 PM »
I've tweaked the plan slightly so, so that members who contribute on a regular basis will be rewarded by being made 'ad free' without the need to make a contribution. Thus, all members with more than 250 posts will not have to see any adverts in future. Of course, anyone who attempts to 'fiddle' it by making lots of meaningless posts will be wasting their time...  :twoface:

Please note that the process is not automatic, so if you pass 250 posts, please PM me and I will make you 'ad free'.

Other members can still pay their 5 to have all adverts removed, if they wish.

« Last Edit: February 06, 2012, 09:23:51 AM by DaveR »



Yorkie

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Re: Inline Advertising
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2012, 04:26:40 PM »
A reasonable compromise I think! 

(Note to self:  Must remember not to keep posting running total of my posts!   Can't anyway as total posts per Member is not listed - as far as I can see.)    :rage:
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martin

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Re: Inline Advertising
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2012, 04:32:41 PM »
I am now one of the prolific contributers to the forum, HOWEVER, as I have been a member for a relatively short time, (three and a half months),  I will be penalised.   Even counting this post, I will still be 60 posts short.  Not happy at all.

martin

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« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2012, 04:56:53 PM »
To me this smacks of the little gang looking after their own, OK if you are in that "been here since the forum started gang", but for newer members cannot be in our gang! (At least not for a year or so).

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« Reply #40 on: February 04, 2012, 05:11:53 PM »
Martin.....simmer down Sir!

There has never been any such 'forum gang' on here, far from it. Some of the fall outs have been legendary.

I too thought that the 'green lines' were annoying... but they were an attempt to fund the forum.
We live and learn don't we?

Martin, you are one of the most regular and interesting contributors on here, and you will pass 250 posts in no time at all.
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Merddin Emrys

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« Reply #41 on: February 04, 2012, 05:12:31 PM »
Martin, I can honestly say that would be the last intensions of Ian or DaveR , I'm sure it will all get sorted somehow  D)
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Fester

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« Reply #42 on: February 04, 2012, 05:28:07 PM »
Martin..... you could also attend any Forum meet up, or even arrange one... you will then realise that there is no mysterious 'forum gang'   You can even bring the mop monster!



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Yorkie

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Re: Inline Advertising
« Reply #43 on: February 04, 2012, 06:09:51 PM »
Maybe the number of posts could be based on a Monthly average of (say) 20 posts, allowing new Members a couple of months to get sorted.

There are some Forums where unless you post a reasonable number in a certain time you get barred for a set period.   Lots of avenues to explore. ZXZ
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Sara

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Re: Inline Advertising
« Reply #44 on: February 04, 2012, 08:21:33 PM »
Well I don't post a lot but I do follow the forum. The green lines are a bit annoying but I can live with them and in my case they are a bit counter productive as I wouldn't click on any advert like that that just popped up, to many nasty viruses can be hidden in them.
Why would google stop the adverts just cos someone clicked on them? I thought that was the idea.
I feel the way this is developing you could lose a lot of members.