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6 hours ago, Creasy Bear said:

I'm having trouble even reading posts because of the ads now.  What is going on? 

Same. While our Aggie leader didn’t come out and say it for weeks, only appearing to work tirelessly to get rid of the ads, you must subscribe to the site to get unfettered access to great content by YGIFS, Derka, and Drew. I’ll take the AIDS instead and muddle my way through it.

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16 hours ago, Porterhouse said:

Same. While our Aggie leader didn’t come out and say it for weeks, only appearing to work tirelessly to get rid of the ads, you must subscribe to the site to get unfettered access to great content by YGIFS, Derka, and Drew. I’ll take the AIDS instead and muddle my way through it.

What do I need to subscribe to?  At this point it is unreadable. 

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On 10/24/2022 at 10:03 AM, Creasy Bear said:

I'm having trouble even reading posts because of the ads now.  What is going on? 

your groups were fucked up - you can always send me a DM... Also how bad was it? I don't understand how it was different than it used to be?

20 hours ago, Porterhouse said:

“Subscribe to me because the shit product I offer is unreadable”. No thanks. I wouldn’t subscribe to this band of Gypsy harboring place if I received royalties. 

You need to stop going around the board talking shit about me. Final Warning. 

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I very rarely go to the cloak room outside of right before a presidential election, but I agree that the current ad structure dramatically decreases the likelihood I would click on that forum (maybe that’s the entire point and I should be thanking you!) It’s like visiting a sketch porn sight in 2005. 

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On 10/26/2022 at 7:51 AM, immamac said:

your groups were fucked up - you can always send me a DM... Also how bad was it? I don't understand how it was different than it used to be?

You need to stop going around the board talking shit about me. Final Warning. 

It was pretty bad. Less noticeable on phone but on computer a few ads were almost blocking full view. I’ll DM in future.

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1 hour ago, Creasy Bear said:

It was pretty bad. Less noticeable on phone but on computer a few ads were almost blocking full view. I’ll DM in future.

 

36 minutes ago, BigOrange1 said:

yeah the ads on the cloak room forum are absolutely terrible.  it'd be nice if we could get a two week reprieve from those during the election cycle. 

I’m not sure what y’all are talking about. The ads are in every forum. It’s terrible. 

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Guys, I browse the site on incognito all the time. The ads are nowhere near as bad as you are making them sound. There are ads. Before you were seeing no ads by mistake. 

If you really hate ads that much then subscribe or deal with them some other way otherwise idk what to tell you, I'm not demonetizing the site because you don't like any ads.  

How the fuck do you guys browse the rest of the internet? 

Are you saying the pop over ads are annoying? I can see about removing those from full/legacy cr 

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Just went to texags to look. The only difference is instead of a sticky bottom and the header ads they have sitewide sponsors. Same ads between every 5 posts and all that.

I wouldn't show ads if I had sitewide sponsors. I have no sitewide sponsors. @Wulaw Hornand @Scipio have a good thing going with us, but aren't sitewide sponsors and honestly give a lot straight to the community instead of to us directly.

Texags has at least 2 people on staff who's only job it is is to sell ads. There is corporate logos all over that site. I don't have time for that shit, but as soon as a sitewide sponsor signs up then ads will go away. 

A sitewide sponsor for the entire site and it's takeover with their exclusive logo getting more than 7M page views would be less than 10k/mo find someone that wants to do it and I'll turn off all the ads for everyone. 

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You are burying your head in the sand on this one. The ad experience was much, much less intrusive before the switch. It's unbearable now to the point that I browse and post in the Cloak Room much less often than I did in the past. I get that you hate the board that you tout as "The largest political forum in the great state of Texas" so just get rid of it if you hate it so much. You're getting tons of feedback and blindly ignoring it instead of engaging with your users and trying to make adjustments.

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Let's do a comparison to see if you will acknowledge a difference between this site and literally every single other site on the internet. It's not the popover ads that are the most annoying at this point.

 

Surlyhorns political forum first post. Big banner ad, ad covering the bottom of the page. Scroll down to get to first post and you see four additional ads before you get to any content.

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Texags political forum first post. One small ad at the top of the page.

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51 minutes ago, royiv said:

Let's do a comparison to see if you will acknowledge a difference between this site and literally every single other site on the internet. It's not the popover ads that are the most annoying at this point.

 

Surlyhorns political forum first post. Big banner ad, ad covering the bottom of the page. Scroll down to get to first post and you see four additional ads before you get to any content.

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Texags political forum first post. One small ad at the top of the page.

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i mean...there are ads then uninterrupted content. Are you a fucking monkey or something? Can you not just scroll past the ads to the uninterrupted content? 

There are 2 ads at the header. there is one ad every 5 posts. there is an ad at the bottom of the page. This is normal.

This isn't a politics board and most people that actually post in cloak room aren't broke bitch freeloaders and actually pay to support the site which is actually the only reason cloak room still exists.

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29 minutes ago, immamac said:

i mean...there are ads then uninterrupted content. Are you a fucking monkey or something? Can you not just scroll past the ads to the uninterrupted content? 

There are 2 ads at the header. there is one ad every 5 posts. there is an ad at the bottom of the page. This is normal.

This isn't a politics board and most people that actually post in cloak room aren't broke bitch freeloaders and actually pay to support the site which is actually the only reason cloak room still exists.

There are actually five ads at the header. Go take a look at my screenshots.

You are almost as thin skinned as Looch when it comes to receiving feedback. I give objective feedback, you resort to insults. 

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4 minutes ago, royiv said:

There are actually five ads at the header. Go take a look at my screenshots.

You are almost as thin skinned as Looch when it comes to receiving feedback. I give objective feedback, you resort to insults. 

You have a solution to the fucking problem and you are just being a whiney bitch. The ads that you posted are not that intrusive and don't block any content that you actually want to read. They make you swipe your thumb one fucking time to get to the content. 

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Just now, immamac said:

You have a solution to the fucking problem and you are just being a whiney bitch. The ads that you posted are not that intrusive and don't block any content that you actually want to read. They make you swipe your thumb one fucking time to get to the content. 

Thin skinned. More insults.

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Just now, royiv said:

Thin skinned. More insults.

Go to texags since you love it so much. I'm sure everyone here will be so sad that you don't post here anymore because you god forbid can't go into the cloak room without seeing ads for a site that's been free for as long as you've been a member. 

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Just now, immamac said:

Go to texags since you love it so much. I'm sure everyone here will be so sad that you don't post here anymore because you god forbid can't go into the cloak room without seeing ads for a site that's been free for as long as you've been a member. 

Why are you so triggered by objective feedback? Serious question.

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Just now, royiv said:

Why are you so triggered by objective feedback? Serious question.

because you aren't giving objective feedback. You are giving myopic feedback that is stupid and doesn't matter - I'm not changing the ad experience in cloak room because you now don't like it so much that you will stop going in there and literally hit the nail on the head of "if you don't want cloak room to exist or me to go in there then why show ads that are aids", it's so you DONT FUCKING GO IN THERE. If you REALLY feel like you need to talk politics on a sports message board then live with the AIDS or fucking pay up. 

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Just now, immamac said:

because you aren't giving objective feedback. You are giving myopic feedback that is stupid and doesn't matter - I'm not changing the ad experience in cloak room because you now don't like it so much that you will stop going in there and literally hit the nail on the head of "if you don't want cloak room to exist or me to go in there then why show ads that are aids", it's so you DONT FUCKING GO IN THERE. If you REALLY feel like you need to talk politics on a sports message board then live with the AIDS or fucking pay up. 

Okay. Got it. Go take a walk around the block to clear your head. I'm sorry this got you so worked up.

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6 minutes ago, royiv said:

Also, insulting your users and telling them to "fucking pay up" isn't a great business model for attracting subscribers. That's subjective feedback.

I just told you to go to another website - you think I'm concerned about you subscribing? I could give 2 fucks. You are the one putting the blame on me for something that is squarely your problem. 

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1 minute ago, immamac said:

I just told you to go to another website - you think I'm concerned about you subscribing? I could give 2 fucks. You are the one putting the blame on me for something that is squarely your problem. 

Dude, chill out. I've been completely civil and you have gone completely off the rails. I get it. You're not open to user feedback on the ads despite you soliciting feedback when you made the switch. Message received. 

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On 11/1/2022 at 7:49 AM, immamac said:

Guys, I browse the site on incognito all the time. The ads are nowhere near as bad as you are making them sound. There are ads. Before you were seeing no ads by mistake. 

If you really hate ads that much then subscribe or deal with them some other way otherwise idk what to tell you, I'm not demonetizing the site because you don't like any ads.  

How the fuck do you guys browse the rest of the internet? 

Are you saying the pop over ads are annoying? I can see about removing those from full/legacy cr 

Shortly after bringing this up, everything went back to normal.  I don't mind ads but the pop up ones were just in the way and blocking the ability to read posts. 

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10 minutes ago, Creasy Bear said:

Shortly after bringing this up, everything went back to normal.  I don't mind ads but the pop up ones were just in the way and blocking the ability to read posts. 

Yeah I fixed that after you brought it up. There was a bug in the ad code that let them display in the main area. That's fixed and they stay in the sidebars now. 

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All I know is my brother in law and friends that were frequent lurkers said they don’t check the site much anymore because the adds are too much and annoying now.  I told them just log in and some of that goes away.  Don’t shoot the messenger here, i’m just reporting feedback. 

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