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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 thames 300e on November 15th 2010, 1:44 pm

I am admin on this english site

http://rottie.heavenforum.org/index.htm?sid=bedb205adb2b2f8a239989964af1d6ea

our members can still see the ad's there is no option to change for guests only please help before we lose everyone!!!

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Post by Gandalfar on November 15th 2010, 2:23 pm

I have no words for that! I'm so shocked and horrified by that decision. With that, I lost all the will and ambition to continue with my forum! Those ads give me the shivers every time I enter my forum and I just want to close it and never come back again.

I had so much trust in Forumoition and I even recommended it to all my friends... but now I'm so horrible disappointed and deeply sad at the fact how you want to force something we don't feel good with.

I really believed that this was just a test and I was even ready to support it, because I was sure you would come with a rational solution at the end.

But now I regret every single minute I've spent on Forumotion.

Yes, we did have many features and good updates, but you could have limited it to the level you can afford it. We don't need 45214576x functions on board (many of us don't use a half of that) and then be forced to have ads because of them.

@Typlo wrote:We made an effort for the English community, but it has been decided during the weekend that unfortunately it won't be spread to all other communities.
Dude, are you aware how disrespectul this sounds? I would never thought you would discriminate non-speaking countries and makes them feel like they are less worthy.

_____

Well, I will still keep some tiny hope that this is not an ultimate decision! I really, really don't want this to be the end of many forums on Forumotion. With those ads I will loose my members and I'll be forced to close my site, which I trully don't want.

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Post by see you on November 15th 2010, 2:41 pm

@Gandalfar wrote:Dude, are you aware how disrespectul this sounds? I would never thought you would discriminate non-speaking countries and makes them feel like they are less worthy.

I agree totaly and this is wat I feel at the moment!!! it's not respectfull to al the members!!
No good words I can find for this decision and I'am very, very disappointed in forumotion pale


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Post by Leviosa on November 15th 2010, 2:53 pm

Thank you for your feedback, it's important for us to have your opinion on our decisions and we are sorry that this one hasn't been satisfying for your communities.

Please be aware that nothing is definitive, we always try to mix efficiently the company interests with your interests, it's not always easy but we do our best to get the best result for both sides.

I will come back in a few hours max with some fresh news.


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

Post by see you on November 15th 2010, 2:56 pm

@Typlo wrote:
I will come back in a few hours max with some fresh news.

I can't wait!

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Post by Honor on November 15th 2010, 3:02 pm

Typlo, as an english speaking board with the ability to remove my ads for my members - I'm APPALLED at your wording and implication. This is the most discriminatory company I have ever come across.

Our forum was just about to go completely professional. But I refuse to support Forumotion any longer.

A product is a product, no matter who "consumes" it. You would scream unfair if a company sold fresh food to the English community and only the last pick, rotten food to the others.

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Post by Gandalfar on November 15th 2010, 3:17 pm

I really hope you will do the right thing. This was a very extreme and drastic decision... so therefore it's completely understandable that many of us can't calmly accept it.

Graphics and the visual part of the forum is very important. So you can't all of the sudden force people to accept some flashing and distracting advertisment. Not to mention the fact that we all accepted the agreement at the beginning that your host doesn't provide ads on the forums. Otherwise I wouldn't even choose your host.

I would rather have less features and updates just to have the ability to have an ad-free forum.

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

Post by MrMario on November 15th 2010, 3:21 pm

There is a suggestion out there that you guys/girls can use. Its called a Ad blocker. Really easy to use and blocks ad's on all sites. This way you will never ever see ad's again. Wink But lets all stay calm and see what Typlo says in a few hours.

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Post by Tracian on November 15th 2010, 3:33 pm

Obviously, we appear to be second-hand peoples to FM. Very disappointing. You killed whatsoever respect I had for you. Dear host provider, this is very, very wrong, very low of you!

Mr. Mario, it is not about the ads anymore. It's about attitude.

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Post by see you on November 15th 2010, 3:36 pm

add blocker only works with fire fox and al my members have IE. So it is useless for us

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

Post by Codyy on November 15th 2010, 4:12 pm

I have and had the option to deactivate the ad's on my forum.

Before, and now.


But, I did create a test forum just now and it had the option to disable all ads.

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

Post by see you on November 15th 2010, 4:15 pm

The guest option is back!!

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Post by Fred1000 on November 15th 2010, 4:16 pm

I know , I Might sound stupid asking this...but how do I activate the "Guests" option?

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Post by see you on November 15th 2010, 4:22 pm

In your general configuration panel



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Post by danubius on November 15th 2010, 4:25 pm

@see you wrote:The guest option is back!!

Same, Finally :wouhou:

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Post by Fred1000 on November 15th 2010, 4:26 pm

Oh yeah! Now I remember!
Thanks , see you! Very Happy
AND WOO!!! THE GUESTS OPTION IS BACK!!!

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Post by Codyy on November 15th 2010, 4:27 pm

Glad I didn't encounter this issue. Smile

But, glad its making ForuMotion better!

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Post by MissLikeICare on November 15th 2010, 4:29 pm

@see you wrote:The guest option is back!!
Finally :wouhou:

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Post by psaras on November 15th 2010, 4:31 pm

:wouhou: Thanks

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Post by ivan137 on November 15th 2010, 4:35 pm

Thanks sooo much!

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Post by Plancker on November 15th 2010, 4:49 pm

YES as long the ads are for guests it's fine for me

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Post by Leviosa on November 15th 2010, 4:54 pm

Yes this was the best decision. Wink


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Post by MrMario on November 15th 2010, 5:09 pm

@see you wrote:add blocker only works with fire fox and al my members have IE. So it is useless for us

I second that. I'm using an Ad Blocker on Chrome right now....

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Post by Guest on November 15th 2010, 5:12 pm

I did that too.. but the guest option was there for long time in my forum xD

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Post by WHITESABBATH on November 15th 2010, 5:14 pm

I personally have remained open minded in all this. It is to be understood that these ads provide revenue, which in return is why FM is able to offer free websites. In order to maintain and/or add additional features, revenue ($) is needed. For that i am supportive and will display the ads.
I feel the "tact" used in implementing the ads was not in FM's best interest. I can only ask and hope that the "tact" used in the future, has the best interest at heart for forumotion members for whom without, none of this would be possible either.
I strongly feel that allowing members to relocate the ads (bottom of page) would in-part be satisfactory.perhaps more members would be willing to display them, if given that option.

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Post by brij on November 15th 2010, 5:21 pm

Thanks to Typlo and Forumotion staff for this decision Smile Guest option is finally back.
and ya even if we support ads on our forum our members wont so even we are sorry.
Thanks again cheers
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Post by Guest on November 15th 2010, 5:31 pm

@Typlo wrote:Yes this was the best decision. Wink

Thx Forumotion for this decision Laughing You are the best Cool

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Post by sgeorge on November 15th 2010, 5:37 pm

THANK YOU FORUMOTION FOR BRINGING BACK THIS OPTION !!!

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Post by Kiekeboe on November 15th 2010, 6:25 pm

I waited some time before posting, because I think that you should give the staff some room. First, I'd like to say that I'm really glad that the staff of FM decided to re-introduce the advertisment function. I think it's really great if you keep in mind how much services you offer for FREE. That's the reason I keep the ads activated anyway. Second, I really hate this... Don't LIE to the people on this forum! Tell them in the face that you need money from the advertisements, I think that everyone will understand that! And if they don't...I think that they'll need to be in Typlo's shoes for just a day, and figure out that the service they're getting for free is really the best one around here. You don't even have to PAY for the advertisements! So, next time FM-staff, don't first lie to your members, but tell them the truth with a nice explaination. Thrid, I think that the members of FM have the right to complain, like they did this time. But please be respectful to the staff! Well, in your opinion they've made an mistake, but don't we all make mistakes? Just be kind, there's already enough hate in this world!

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Post by Saxaca on November 15th 2010, 6:44 pm

Kiekeboe, you quoted me right before my nose

I wish there was an option to set ads only to founder, so that i can bear the heavy weight myself Razz

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