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  • scorpex-xscorpex-x Member RarePosts: 1,030
    Nanfoodle said:
    Awesome, free service has people that do this as full time jobs for our enjoyment. Time to pony up and support them. If you dont see that I feel bad for you. Life is not free. Keep up the great work mmorpg.com staff.
    To be fair though, the vast majority of people come here for the user created content (forum).
  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,140
    scorpex-x said:
    Nanfoodle said:
    Awesome, free service has people that do this as full time jobs for our enjoyment. Time to pony up and support them. If you dont see that I feel bad for you. Life is not free. Keep up the great work mmorpg.com staff.
    To be fair though, the vast majority of people come here for the user created content (forum).
    And that forum is free to keep up and running?
  • NitthNitth Member UncommonPosts: 3,904
    Admin said:
    Our only income source is ad revenue so this is a big impact to us.  
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but that's a straight up lie?
    You have posted "sponsored" content on numerous occasions?

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  • SBFordSBFord Former Associate EditorMember LegendaryPosts: 33,126
    Nitth said:
    Admin said:
    Our only income source is ad revenue so this is a big impact to us.  
    Correct me if i'm wrong, but that's a straight up lie?
    You have posted "sponsored" content on numerous occasions?
    A form of ad revenue. 


    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 


  • VOIDsamaVOIDsama Member UncommonPosts: 2
    As long as the adds are unobtrusive, and dont play sound, im ok with them.  so often though there are pages where there are so many adds, its hard to find the content among them.
  • jusomdudejusomdude Member RarePosts: 2,694
    I have all scripts enabled with no script for this site but ads still don't show up... so idk.
  • BloodaxesBloodaxes Member RarePosts: 4,148
    I'm still getting the adblock notice while having this site as whitelisted.

    I'm using Adguard Adblocker.

    I generally use adblocker on this site mostly due to the animated/flashy ads but I'll try and keep it whitelisted for a bit and see what ads show up. Even with it enabled I had other clickable ads showing anyway. Just like the ones Reizla has.

  • mbrodiembrodie Member RarePosts: 1,475
    i love it when someone uses a buzzword like popup or script and everyone jumps onto the bandwagon

    just to clarify for some users whom seem to be ignorant deliberate or otherwise.

    A popup is when the site creates a new tab or window in your browser to display advertising content. this site does not employ any popups, there is placed advertisements, but they are statically placed and do not "popup"
  • BTrayaLBTrayaL Member UncommonPosts: 624
    I understand the need of the site to have some revenue, so I will turn off my add-blocker for now.
    Just to try it out, for a little while.

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  • jusomdudejusomdude Member RarePosts: 2,694
    Lol, I know where the ads are supposed to be and they're just black spots.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,326
    Asm0deus said:
    filmoret said:
    ...snip...
    The program makes you believe it saved you.  If you see something you cannot get rid of then alt-f4 and when it pops up too fast for that you have to ctrl-alt-del then close it through task manager.  So long as you don't give it permission to make changes to the computer then it will not make any changes.  You realize those programs have to make the user feel like it is actually doing something.  The programs are more dangerous then the ads in a lot of cases.  You will sift through 10 bad ad blocking software before you can find 1 good one.  And then you aren't sure it is even working or just feeding you a bunch of bologna.
    Now your truly showing your ignorance or just being disingenuous.  Sure there are plenty of junk adblockers just as there are plenty of junk programs floating around.  Like anything you need to do some research before installing anything.

    To use that as some kind of twisted proof that your safer not to use any kind of A/V or blocker etc etc is well saying condoms don't work because one moron had his in his wallet for 2 years and then was surprised it leaked or was no longer good when he finally pulled it out of his back pocket and used it but the lady still got with child....LOL

    Methinks you installed one too many "we have detected bla bla problems, install PC Repair XYZ" tune up  and now think all AV, blockers and the like are the same...lmao


    Please stop typing so much nonsense.
    I have to ask, you're one of those people who use a paper towel to open a bathroom door handle or hand sanitizer after pressing elevator buttons, right? ;)

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  • HorusraHorusra Member EpicPosts: 4,140
    VOIDsama said:
    As long as the adds are unobtrusive, and dont play sound, im ok with them.  so often though there are pages where there are so many adds, its hard to find the content among them.
    When there are too many adds you need cc so the group does not wipe.
  • LithuanianLithuanian Member UncommonPosts: 400
    It's unwise from mmorpg.com side to have this "Consider enabling ads".
    I have slow internet at work so I have to use Adblock everywhere.
    Then, there are just too many ads. Plus existing may be not...suitable to look at work (yes, those half-dressed women in ads).
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,326
    Nilden said:
    SBFord said:
    waynejr2 said:

    What alternate websites do you suggest?  Anyone else want to list site go ahead!
    Thanks for your support. Google will work for that. Must we be insulted on our own site? For Pete's sake.

    The hard fact of the matter is that the tiny staff of this site is paid by the revenue it generates, NOT, by the way, by game companies as my bank account can attest. Without revenue, no more staff and no more site and it's one less independent niche site down the tubes as the homogenization and "Walmart-i-fication" of the Internet continues. Welcome to the American Strip Mall of Sameness.

    I'm saddened to see some long time site members threatening to leave, to refuse to support a place they've enjoyed without issue for years simply for asking to help us keep afloat. 

    I'd warrant many of you would feel differently if YOUR livelihood were being threatened.

    Score one for the corporate machines.
    Your livelihood is being threatened and you have to put a poll up to ad a 2.99 membership and don't have a donate button, while pushing people away with both the ads you run and the measures to run them.
    This is a business, not a charity. Use the service regularly? Pay for it, one way or another.

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    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,326
    Howry said:
    How many people actually use the site for the articles?

    I rarely read an article, typically just check out the forums. 


    I just look at the dirty pictures. :p

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    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

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  • BurntvetBurntvet Member RarePosts: 3,465
    edited August 2016
    I seem to recall a SS someone posted in here of MMORPG.com with no fewer than 43 different ad streamers, trackers, data capture tools, and other widgets shown by ghostery or a similar app.

    I don't care what is "needed for ad revenue", you can't tell me that isn't excessive.

    (Anyone who can find it, feel free to post the pick.)

    So, no... I don't feel at all bad about using Adblock, Noscript, Ghostery et al.

    If this place was reasonable, I would be too.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,326
    Baitness said:
    I forgot I even had adblock enabled on the site, as there are so many ads in spite of it.  Three ads at the top, four on the side, three at the bottom, plus the all encompassing background ad... I thought adblock was off.
    Those are from companies that pay Adblock to be let through of course.

    As long as we're being paranoid around here let's go full monty. ;)

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    "I need to finish" - Christian Wolff: The Accountant

    Just trying to live long enough to play a new, released MMORPG, playing POE at the moment.

    Fools find no pleasure in understanding, but delight in airing their own opinions. Pvbs 18:2, NIV

    Don't just play games, inhabit virtual worlds™

    "This is the most intelligent, well qualified and articulate response to a post I have ever seen on these forums. It's a shame most people here won't have the attention span to read past the second line." - Anon






  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    I have adblock disabled on this website, but other than the ones in the background, i don't really see any adds, i can only think its because i don't have flash player installed on my PC, so the adverts just can't run in the first place?
  • BoudewijnsBoudewijns Member UncommonPosts: 162
    guy do something about it or u gonna loose alot of visitors this way



  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,441
    VOIDsama said:
    As long as the adds are unobtrusive, and dont play sound, im ok with them.  so often though there are pages where there are so many adds, its hard to find the content among them.
    Agreed, no self playing videos and no sound and I wont block them. I don't mind support a site I like but there is some kind of limit to how annoying adds I want to look on and sound is very distracting.
  • NeVeRLiFtNeVeRLiFt Member UncommonPosts: 380
    I don't feel at all bad about using Adblock, Noscript, Ghostery and Privacy Badger.
    I don't like adds or being tracked and many times these adds get injected with malice malware code and phishing/trojan crap so better safe then sorry.

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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    NeVeRLiFt said:
    I don't feel at all bad about using Adblock, Noscript, Ghostery and Privacy Badger.
    I don't like adds or being tracked and many times these adds get injected with malice malware code and phishing/trojan crap so better safe then sorry.
    One of the reasons i don't have flash player or in fact any adobe software installed on my PC is because its easily used to distribute malware, and these days, about the only things that use it are adverts anyway, its old mobile code and you really don't need it these days.
  • Asm0deusAsm0deus Member EpicPosts: 2,978
    Kyleran said:
    ...snip...
    I have to ask, you're one of those people who use a paper towel to open a bathroom door handle or hand sanitizer after pressing elevator buttons, right? ;)
    I have to ask, you're one of those people who takes a huge dump at McDonald's but only uses one square of toilet paper, doesn't wash his hands, completely ignores the stepnpull, gets all grabby with the dirty door handle that's all crusty on the back/inside and then goes back to his seat finishes his fries and then licks his fingers clean of salt, right? ;)

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  • BoudewijnsBoudewijns Member UncommonPosts: 162
    try to put that notice to adblock, and u cant use the dam site anymore ill give them a week -14 days and if its not gone im going to look for another site, ive been a member for years now but this is a little to over



  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer Member EpicPosts: 8,776
    I'm torn. I understand the site needs to pay the electric bill, however, I reserve the right to determine what content I allow on my screen. I use Adblock, and it has a list of "acceptable ads". It also has a list of "malware" ads. Since both are checked in my options and I see ads on this site as well as a high list of blocked ads, I can conclude that some of these ads that I have listed as blocked do actually contain malware. Unless someone has a brief rundown that can explain otherwise and that what I have listed as blocked are actually benign, the Adblock stays.
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