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DirtyDog

Gang probed by the Golden Banana
Aug 2, 2005
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There has always been an ad there. It just looks a little different now. Good detective work though.....
 

SPINTECK

Turbo Monkey
Oct 16, 2005
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I noticed that a while ago, then they went away, so I thought the owners of RM realized it was a bad idea. NOw they're back, so they must be a better money generator than a bad idea.

It does impact the time I spend on RM, but let the market decide.

Anyone else notice the header and add load quick, but the forum text below takes a few seconds longer?? or is it just my set-up?

Either way, the ads are a bit much and starts to feel like MTBR, which I never even joined due to all the commercialism.
 

Transcend

My Nuts Are Flat
Apr 18, 2002
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Towing the party line.
This is because the forum pages are dynamically generated from a very large, very busy database.

If you don't like the ads, buy a premium membership. Running this site is far from cheap and costs more per month than some people's rent.
 

DirtyDog

Gang probed by the Golden Banana
Aug 2, 2005
6,599
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It does impact the time I spend on RM, but let the market decide.
So before there were Google ads after the first post, often times not bike related at all, and now there is a bike related ad instead, and because of that you spend less time here?
:hmm:
 

Streamline

Spammer Extraordinaire
Jul 9, 2007
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Adblock firefox extension seems to work. I may be wrong, it might be something in the company firewall. But I am running Adblock and don't see any ads.
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
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1,427
Colorado
I have an idea, why don't we just charge membership for RM in general. That way those bitching about seeing ads on the website, which costs Adam money to provide free for them, put up or shut up. That will also keep most of the under 20 crowd on Pinkbike, as they are poor.
 

GotMyGED

Monkey
Mar 29, 2006
187
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Knoxville
I once complained about the loud smiley faces that scream at you when you load a page.

Apparently one of the mods wasn't pleased, cause my membership was cancelled shortly thereafter.
 

DirtyDog

Gang probed by the Golden Banana
Aug 2, 2005
6,599
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I once complained about the loud smiley faces that scream at you when you load a page.

Apparently one of the mods wasn't pleased, cause my membership was cancelled shortly thereafter.
LOL right dude. Nobody has ever been banned for complaining about an ad. What does "membership cancelled" mean anyway?

And nobody liked the smiley ads - I don't blame you for complaining.
 

GotMyGED

Monkey
Mar 29, 2006
187
0
Knoxville
LOL right dude. Nobody has ever been banned for complaining about an ad. What does "membership cancelled" mean anyway?

And nobody liked the smiley ads - I don't blame you for complaining.
You may be right....I received a PM from a Mod, saying basically to STFU. Shortly thereafter, I was no longer able to log on using my previous username, so I assumed.

Dont freak out, I used the term "membership cancelled" out of lack of better words.
 

binary visions

The voice of reason
Jun 13, 2002
21,653
402
NC
You may be right....I received a PM from a Mod, saying basically to STFU. Shortly thereafter, I was no longer able to log on using my previous username, so I assumed.
What was your previous username?

And trust me, nobody on this board is banned without a good reason. I'm sure people disagree with those reasons sometimes, but there's always a reason. Complaining about an ad isn't one of them. Regardless of whatever PM you might have received.
 

BMXman

I wish I was Canadian
Sep 8, 2001
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Victoria, BC
I have an idea, why don't we just charge membership for RM in general. That way those bitching about seeing ads on the website, which costs Adam money to provide free for them, put up or shut up. That will also keep most of the under 20 crowd on Pinkbike, as they are poor.

:lighten: