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Ad removal?

Post by Pokemontrainergigi on November 4th 2010, 1:55 am

I had one main question then one side question. Firstly I don't know how the Ad system works for Forumotion but is it at all possible that this ad could be removed:
http://content.yieldmanager.edgesuite.net/atoms/a5/a7/0c/5c/a5a70c5c88482168ee6d4f2f0e6689f0.gif

It absolutely kills my eyes every time I look at it and it appears quite often. :S I don't think the users should be blinded when they try to visit a website. Also I don't know again about this but quite often I have seen two "Download/Play" ads in which the only content is a Download and a Play button, which is actually the same image. I couldn't copy the image source because it was Flash or some other file type you can't copy the source for. Personally I find that way too misleading...I apologize for being picky about ads but I have been on other free hosting sites that put ads on your page and I have never seen ads that mislead like that (or ads that kill your eyes). All the other ads I've seen are fine. No issues there.

I am also wondering about how the ads are added. When my forum started there were no ads but suddenly as of today there are now ads. :S It just is strange is all, especially because there was no warning so I went looking in the Administrator Panel looking for something I could have accidentally hit to turn on the ads.

Thanks this would help greatly in some small way. =3

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by MrMario on November 4th 2010, 2:00 am

Ad's are put on automatically because Forumotion has a contract with Google. You will need to buy credits in Mics Tab and remove the ad's.

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by Kalliopi on November 5th 2010, 12:01 am

OMG Pokermontainergigi, that is a really nasty one, I hope it doesn't come to my forum affraid

You can change your settings so only guests see it, then members will be safe from it once they are logged in.

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by efbe on November 5th 2010, 4:14 am

Very similar to my post in another section....
http://help.forumotion.com/manage-the-appearance-of-your-forum-f45/ugly-banner-adds-t80766.htm
Not very attractive for your forum if your trying to gain new members... ok, you can pay to have them removed and that's fine, but there are some who can't afford to do so.
Bring back the plain text google ads please, at least they don't look as bad. Smile

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by LH Justin on November 5th 2010, 4:17 am

@efbe wrote:Very similar to my post in another section....
http://help.forumotion.com/manage-the-appearance-of-your-forum-f45/ugly-banner-adds-t80766.htm
Not very attractive for your forum if your trying to gain new members... ok, you can pay to have them removed and that's fine, but there are some who can't afford to do so.
Bring back the plain text google ads please, at least they don't look as bad. Smile
Well Forumotion doesn't really have any control over Google's choice.

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by shailesh123 on November 5th 2010, 1:51 pm

when i m creating my forum the forumotion says it is ad free and here u can create free forum but now forumotion make fool his member's it is bad...
really i m surprise......

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by MrMario on November 5th 2010, 4:38 pm

Where does it say Ad Free? Because if you see this its an old ad.

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by Pokemontrainergigi on November 8th 2010, 9:42 pm

@Kalliopi wrote:OMG Pokermontainergigi, that is a really nasty one, I hope it doesn't come to my forum affraid

You can change your settings so only guests see it, then members will be safe from it once they are logged in.
And how might I be able to change these settings? I looked in most of the Admin CP and could not find anything :S

@efbe wrote:Very similar to my post in another section....
http://help.forumotion.com/manage-the-appearance-of-your-forum-f45/ugly-banner-adds-t80766.htm
Not very attractive for your forum if your trying to gain new members... ok, you can pay to have them removed and that's fine, but there are some who can't afford to do so.
Bring back the plain text google ads please, at least they don't look as bad. Smile
I see now, I never saw your thread earlier, search failed on me so I posted this topic D:

What confuses me though is I have been on other website tat use Google Ads and I've noticed two things:
1) These types of ads do not appear
2) There is a bar at the bottom of the Ads that links to Google Ads :S

Thank you I suppose but I am still trying to figure out how to make it so only guests can see the ads. (sorry for the late-ish reply, I've been a bit busy recently) D:

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by Kalliopi on November 10th 2010, 12:07 am

Admin panel > General> Configuration> Activate ads : check guest
Very Happy

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by azredliner on November 10th 2010, 1:52 am

I thought we could choose not to have "image ads".

I had an ad that said I had a message. I knew better than to click on it, but whose to say someone else will know?

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by efbe on November 10th 2010, 2:20 am

@azredliner wrote:I thought we could choose not to have "image ads".

I had an ad that said I had a message. I knew better than to click on it, but whose to say someone else will know?

Unfortunately that option has been removed. Crying or Very sad

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Re: Ad removal?

Post by azredliner on November 10th 2010, 12:20 pm

@efbe wrote:Unfortunately that option has been removed. Crying or Very sad

As they make more money, we get crappier service. Pretty soon people will quit buying the hosting services and then they will just get revenue from the ads. Shit

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