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These Ads Suck, ATS!

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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:31 AM
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Am I the only one that is growing tired of having to wade through the obnoxious advertising that apparently keeps this site afloat???

Isn't it about time that whoever runs this thing finds a better way to monetize?

I HATE all these ads, and I believe they are actually earning the site owner less money than if they used more subtle placement. Why? Because if you continue to bombard your audience with videos on the right side of the ******* screen, they immediately become trained to just click out every single time they see that video window appear.

When advertising becomes too intrusive, people tune out entirely.

Also, please stop making these video ads play sound automatically. I hate the video ads enough already (the ones that start out muted). Please, only let them play sound if I click on the sound button.

Finally, to everyone who comes in here and says, "Flash Block Plugin. Solved." I say, "No." Because I want to access ATS on lots of different computers, some of which are public or work-related and do not allow me to add browsing plugins. Furthermore, IT ISN'T THE POINT. The point is that the advertising on this site is the most intrusive and obnoxious of any site I regularly visit.

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posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:36 AM
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a reply to: DarkATi

If you contribute more to the site, you stop seeing those ads. I don't see them at all.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:37 AM
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a reply to: DarkATi

This is one of the main reasons I stopped coming to ATS. I stop by off and on, but leave again because it's just too distracting with those ads. A few of my colleagues feel the same. There are plenty of other similar sites to discuss these topics.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:41 AM
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a reply to: DarkATi

I only get that video when I first log in. I never look at the front page, instead I click on new or recent topics then it doesn't come up anymore.

To me its no big deal when you put it in perspective. Go look at that thread about the little girl surrendering to a camera man, to me it kind of puts 'annoying adds' way down on the priority list.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:42 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: DarkATi

If you contribute more to the site, you stop seeing those ads. I don't see them at all.



Okkkk... not sure I agree with that concept, but how much do I have to pay to stop seeing ads?



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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Pity those of us who can't afford a contribution at the moment can't have ATS in the background because the freakin' ad keeps playing... I understand the need for advertising but isn't there a better way????



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 11:48 AM
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a reply to: DarkATi

What ads?



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:11 PM
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originally posted by: DarkATi

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: DarkATi

If you contribute more to the site, you stop seeing those ads. I don't see them at all.



Okkkk... not sure I agree with that concept, but how much do I have to pay to stop seeing ads?


He doesn't me pay, he means post.

If you contribute enough content to ATS, you will see less and less ads.

~Tenth



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:17 PM
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a reply to: DarkATi

Once again I'm left asking myself "What ads?".



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:26 PM
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originally posted by: tothetenthpower

originally posted by: DarkATi

originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: DarkATi

If you contribute more to the site, you stop seeing those ads. I don't see them at all.



Okkkk... not sure I agree with that concept, but how much do I have to pay to stop seeing ads?


He doesn't me pay, he means post.

If you contribute enough content to ATS, you will see less and less ads.

~Tenth


Yup...


Jude11



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: DarkATi

I don't pay anything. I just post a lot.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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Your deffinately not alone. Im all for the site owners making a buck to support this site..

But when I log to ATS on my laptop; it responds like a drug whore over dosing.. so slow and barely responsive until the ads kick in, my laptop can adjust, then I can get normal speeds until something else pops out of nowhere..

The site is amazing! The ads... not so much


Not my site though. . . And I know the financial support is needed to keep it going.

Works great on my mobile though!


(post by bananashooter removed for a serious terms and conditions violation)

posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: bananashooter
SNIP


You will be snipped in 3-2-1...

Your suggestion is a violation of the TOS.
edit on 2015/3/31 by Metallicus because: (no reason given)

edit on 3/31/2015 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 01:00 PM
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I'd like to remind all members of the following T&C Clause:


20b) Ad Blockers: As the Websites are provided as a free service, in part through the income of our advertising, you agree not to use "ad-blocking" software or similar built-in web browser options designed to obfuscate or block online advertising while using the Websites.


Terms & Conditions.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 01:06 PM
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The automatic video/audio ads are what kill me. It's now standard procedure for me to immediately close any web page that does that kinda thing and (if I remember) never go back. This is what is called "forcing it down your throat", and I'm getting a little damn sick of encountering that attitude everywhere I go.

I noticed this happen on the ATS Live page the other day and my heart sank. Really, guys? I understand the (perceived) necessity for advertising, but do you really have to use one of the most intrusive forms you could think of? It seems like almost every website I visit has a video that automatically loads and plays (AT FULL VOLUME). It's either a self-promo or, of course, a third-party advertisement.

The list of websites I visit is, needless to say, dwindling rather quickly. I don't need to wait for what happens with Net Neutrality to find out how my relationship with the internet is going to end up--I'll probably stop using it, almost altogether, by the time those idiots even make a decision.

ATS will remain (for now) one of the few sites I visit and contribute to, simply because it's the best of it's kind out there. Which kinda sucks, because I can no longer leave the Live page open in the background while doing other things because the advertisements start shoving themselves down my (and everyone else within earshot) throat.

I guess I'm just not cool enough to where I don't have to look at them. Whatever.




posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 01:31 PM
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So the more you post the less ads you see?

So it's quantity over quality?

I don't like the ads automatically playing sound, so the solution to that is to wildly post everywhere regardless of whether I have anything to say or not until it stops?

Great idea ATS, pardon me, I have every thread on ATS to go derail.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
So it's quantity over quality?

Actually, not quite.

While post-count is one factor, the WATS score is what determines how many ads logged-in members will see… flags and stars being the most important.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 01:51 PM
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a reply to: SkepticOverlord I don't mind the ads per se, but the automatic sound that accompanies them. I support the site and I want it to be profitable for those who brought it to us but I don't want a 3am ATS session to accidently wake my daughter or my (fat, ugly,bitchy soon to be ex) wife.



posted on Mar, 31 2015 @ 02:03 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

First question: why are you logging out?

Second question: which ads do that? When I review our ads, that never happens for me. All are providers are not supposed to auto-play sounds. If one is, we remove it.




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