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Important [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by maiquang on November 10th 2010, 10:04 am

First topic message reminder :

I have a great time with the other members but Why advertisement column reappear.

Made an Only Topic



@Typlo wrote:Dear user,

I'm sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused, the ads are here to support our developers and the staff so we can offer you new features.

This is only a test for the moment. Wink

Latest Update:
@Typlo wrote:We have taken into consideration your complaints, and due to popular demand we will add back the option "guests" in your admin panel.

So everything will be back to normal on your forums, but if you want to support us please keep the option as it is. Wink

We are sorry for the inconvenience, and will be studying new revenue ways for next year, the option Goldman26 mentioned on Page 10 seems a nice alternative.

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Made on November 10th 2010, 2:09 pm

Thanks for letting us know what is happening, Darren! What I don't understand is why Forumotion's admins/mods haven't replied to our questions yet and better still, posted something about this in the Help homepage. And the ads started showing in my forum just today. So how is it you're saying the problem has been fixed for most of the forums?

Having said that, we really do appreciate the free service they provide to us and we've been a Forumotion member for almost 3 years now.

Anyhow, I would like to hear an official explanation from Forumotion.

ETA: The ads are gone!!! :wouhou: Thanks for taking care of that! Anyhow, in the future, I would really appreciate it if you post a note in Forumotions homepage when something like this happens. Thanks again!



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Post by Violetstar on November 10th 2010, 2:28 pm

English members have to wait a little while to get them off? That's ok, thank you. I always set ads for guests as I know you need to make money to keep us all afloat. Wil my usual announcements return or will I need to reset them?

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Post by poops on November 10th 2010, 3:02 pm

This morning I had the option of choosing ads just for guests (even though it wasn't working), but I've just looked again now and that option is gone. I now have only 'All' or 'Members and guests', so no way to stop the ads.

Why are us English members being made to wait to get them removed? Are they going to be removed at all, or are we going to be stuck with them forever?

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Raptor@TDC on November 10th 2010, 3:45 pm

These ads are ugly, especially being located top and center. At least provide an option to move them to the sidebar or the footer.

I always had the option that they appeared to guests only. It was some incentive to become a registered member.

I hope it is true that the FM techs are working on returning the option for guests only.

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Post by oggbad on November 10th 2010, 3:57 pm

@Laughing Assassin wrote:well found a way to stop the ads from showing, however it still leaves an ugly white space where the ads go, and all forum members would need to do it individually which isn't ideal but for anyone interested follow the steps HERE

Thank you Laughing Assassin, a good service :wouhou:

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Made on November 10th 2010, 4:46 pm

I'm still waiting for an official announcement/info from Forumotion's admins/mods. I'm kinda tired of this support forum being handled by regular members. Helping each other is great but sometimes, we need to have an official word from Forumotion authorities. Sorry!


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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by thames 300e on November 10th 2010, 5:02 pm

@Made wrote:I'm still waiting for an official announcement/info from Forumotion's admins/mods. I'm kinda tired of this support forum being handled by regular members. Helping each other is great but sometimes, we need to have an official word from Forumotion authorities. Sorry!




Couldn't agree more

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Laughing Assassin on November 10th 2010, 5:04 pm

official word from typlo

@Typlo wrote:Dear user,

I'm sorry for the inconvenience it may have caused, the ads are here to support our developers and the staff so we can offer you new features.

This is only a test for the moment. Wink

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Kabbalien on November 10th 2010, 5:08 pm

ETA: The ads are gone!!! :wouhou: Thanks for taking care of that! Anyhow, in the future, I would really appreciate it if you post a note in Forumotions homepage when something like this happens. Thanks again!

The adds are gone to administrators, still show to members and Guests.

The re-appearance of the adds is caused by a situation ForuMotion has with the adds provider, not ForuMotion it's self.

Please... I do not want to be here to found the responsible for this but:
Can the techis put back the code they remove from the forum script, to give us the option to remove the adds !!??

FM show no respect for the members and you come here and call us fools in our faces !?

I am sorry I have been put too much work in this forum and now I can not even look at it !!

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Made on November 10th 2010, 5:15 pm

Thanks for posting, LA. Don't get why Typlo didn't post himself *shrugs*

I totally get that the developers and other FM staff needs to be paid and that there are lots of costs involved in maintaining a site like this. But if they are planning to put adds in our forums we should know beforehand and also, they should avoid the graphic/flashy ones and put special care about the contents of the ads (some forums have children members).

I wouldn't mind text type ads in my forum's homepage. Not so crazy about them being everywhere.

ETA. You're right!!! The ads are still showing for our members!!! Shocked Evil or Very Mad

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by leamarieuk on November 10th 2010, 5:25 pm

The main issue I have about the ads (apart from the fact that they ruin the look of the forum) is the content of some of them.

How do they work? Are they different for each member depending on their google history? Or will all members see the same advert?

I have younger members on the site, whos parents only allowed them to be active after checking out the site for themselves. I now feel that I am unable to keep the content of the forum clean and safe like I promised Sad

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Post by Homemadelife on November 10th 2010, 5:27 pm

ditto

I have had several angry pms about this, this BS has cost me members

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Raptor@TDC on November 10th 2010, 5:28 pm

I put up a scrolling announcement that it has been reported but is out of my control.

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by JCC1004 on November 10th 2010, 5:29 pm

This is terrible! My members are leaving because of them! I have kids on my site and I can't have these inappropriate ads!

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Einsteinean on November 10th 2010, 5:41 pm

Thanks for the info, that really helps. But I still want these GONE asap. I have also put up a scrolling announcement to let everyone know of the issue.

I hope forumotion realizes the trouble this is causing everyone.

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Glad E Olah on November 10th 2010, 6:18 pm

My forum is over three years old and I have always kept the adverts for guests only to see. If we must have them I will of course go along with it. I do have a couple of good suggestions though.

First.....I am in fear that we will get adverts that may not be suitable for general viewers. Some members may become offended if they see adverts for such things as on line dating or even inappropriate adult toys. Are we going to be able to control what type of advertisements our members will see?

Secondly.....Can we move the adverts to the bottom of the pages? I have had complaints from members that flashing items bother their eyes so if the adverts could be placed at the bottom of the pages they would not as likely to bother the navigation from one page to the next. The adverts are on every single page of the forum.

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Post by livescore on November 10th 2010, 6:33 pm

WHERE IS THE OPTION "ONLY GUESTS"

thats not good for the Members and Visitors are flood with Advertising on the TOP . Can we change the ADS to the Bottom ??? that was good Solution !!!


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Post by Kabbalien on November 10th 2010, 6:36 pm

If we must have them I will of course go along with it.

That is just what we need !! submission !

I want the forum settings back as it was.
Guests can have adds, not members, even like that, is not as it was before.

This is a shame
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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Parrot on November 10th 2010, 6:36 pm

There is no longer any option for "only guests" on my forum! How do I disable ads for members?

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by wow99 on November 10th 2010, 6:38 pm

We now have a second Moderator who doesn't know what happens to the forums. I find the answer patronizing and then to close the thread while he doesn't even know what the problem is. He seems a whole day behind and has no idea what has happened, the information is all out of date, we do no longer have the option of setting the ads for guests only. http://help.forumotion.com/other-problems-f46/how-to-deactivate-ads-from-my-forum-s-t39496.htm

Would you not think 'hang on what's going on if you see four pages on a certain subject'? Would you not bother to read what the thread is really about? No apparently not, I think I've lost my patience and respect for Forumotion.


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Post by Diana on November 10th 2010, 6:38 pm

Yeah, since kirk pointed out so simply that it's like it's always been, where is the option to show the ads for guests only?

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Post by Valerio on November 10th 2010, 6:44 pm

rhe wrote:Yeah, since kirk pointed out so simply that it's like it's always been, where is the option to show the ads for guests only?
Destroyed Hello
Now you can select only:
1) All 2) Members and guests
This is a shame...

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Post by livescore on November 10th 2010, 6:44 pm

The Option is removed?

How can i make only GUEST see the Ads and not longtime Members, they are Angry to see such ADS

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Important Re: [Only Topic] Why advertisement ????

Post by Made on November 10th 2010, 7:06 pm

@Kirk wrote:Four pages long???

The answer is simply. you can either pay to have the adds completely removed.Or you can set them for only guest to see.
If set this way ,once your members are logged in they will not see the adds.
This is the only two ways, it is not extortion and has been like this on forumotion for as long as i can remember.

Question answered. thread locked..
This went from a simple question to a full blown discussion?
This is not a discussion board.
Thank you

This was posted by Kirk in the "How to deactivate ads from my forum" thread. I totally agree with wow99. I find Kirk's post absolutely patronizing, disrespectful and showing he isn't even aware of what's going on!

These are two different situations:
1) new members asking how they can deactivate ads (which now we can't 'cause the "guests only" option disappeared) which was the other thread's purpose, and
2) the current situation we're in right now, having ads showing for guests and members alike, with annoying flash effects and doubtful content.

The ads don't show for administrators and moderators. So if you are one of them, you might not be aware your members are still seeing them.

And Kirk, we know this is not a discussion board. It's a "HELP forum", so were posting asking for HELP to fix this situation.

If FM has suddenly decided we need to pay to have the ads removed, then FM must let their hosted forum administrators how much we need to pay and how to do it. Some will be able to pay and some not, unfortunately Sad



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Post by wow99 on November 10th 2010, 7:06 pm

Why didn't someone come up with this earlier. Can't remember which thread I read it in but I have just added the add-on Adblock to Firefox and all the ads are gone. Logged on or not. Problem solved for free!

Edit: nnow blocked the flashing banners and have the google ads back.



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Post by wow99 on November 10th 2010, 7:11 pm

If we can pay as he says why can't they tell us how much it is?

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Post by livescore on November 10th 2010, 7:13 pm

We need no Blocker, we need a Help.

What is the Problem to Fix the Option??

ADS are Okay for Guests but for Login Members its not good.


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Post by ifekt on November 10th 2010, 7:14 pm

Hello but this sucks, ads are just enough for the guests, i think that is how you make the most money, guests are usually more than members.

I thought I could relay on you guys and now this comes up...its UGLY!

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Post by Diana on November 10th 2010, 7:14 pm

Yeah, wow99, but that is not the point.

The ads shouldn't be there in the first place. Why do my members have to start doing things to their computer/internet to block ads?

Yeah and like they're doing a sneaky change that they don't warn us about and then won't let us talk about it either. What is that all about?

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Post by Shikadi on November 10th 2010, 7:15 pm

An organisational shambles. Why would I want anything these viral ads have to offer anyway...


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