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Old 02-21-2005, 05:35 AM   #1
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What i find interesting is, that most of the SW-forums got TONS of banners while others like MI-Discussion only got one waaaay down down down at the page's bottom.
What is up with that?

the MI and mojo forums have 1 or 2 ads while the other forums have like 4-6 ads?
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Old 02-21-2005, 05:17 PM   #2
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And what's with that incredibly horrid "Swat the fly and win a free iPod!" ad that makes the fly buzzing noise. I have to mute my speakers when I go to LF now.
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Old 02-21-2005, 06:03 PM   #3
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I think there are too many ads in general on LucasForums, so when I designed the layouts for the MI, Mojo, and Sam & Max forums, I did them with far less ads. Whoever did those SW forums slapped on about five ads. Not that complicated.

I think in the future LucasForums should try to balance this with just a couple ads on each page be it SW or Monkey Island... the five or six ads we have now per page is a bit more like a porn or warez site than an upstanding discussion forum community.


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Old 02-22-2005, 05:46 AM   #4
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Old 02-22-2005, 09:49 AM   #5
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Folks over at Starwarsknights.com agree.
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As Rhett says, though, hopefully vb3 will have fewer ads.


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Old 02-22-2005, 08:15 PM   #6
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And what's with that incredibly horrid "Swat the fly and win a free iPod!" ad that makes the fly buzzing noise. I have to mute my speakers when I go to LF now.



Yes, audio ads are a grim surprise I think we would all like to avoid here. Also, whats up with the near-porn ads? Not that I care ( ) but when I have a parent of aquaintence pass by its "sort of" awkward.

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Old 02-24-2005, 03:59 PM   #7
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I think one google ad on the top, and one on the bottom would be fine. That is what most sites do.


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Old 02-25-2005, 03:00 AM   #8
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Weirdly enough we have a Google one at the top, but we've still stuck with UGO for the bottom and any side ads. Would we lose out at all if we just stuck with Google?

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Old 02-25-2005, 07:18 AM   #9
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Yes, audio ads are a grim surprise I think we would all like to avoid here. Also, whats up with the near-porn ads? Not that I care ( ) but when I have a parent of aquaintence pass by its "sort of" awkward.
Yeah no kidding. When I'm at the library doing a quick check of the forums & email I have to click past some pages quickly for fear somebody will think I'm some perv abusing their computer privileges. ;p


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Old 02-25-2005, 08:56 AM   #10
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seems like ugo changed their ad providers, they arent blocked now

the most annoying ad for me is the get 10000 free smileys...
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Old 03-04-2005, 07:57 AM   #11
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Why are the ads at the top in a different language for me?

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Old 03-04-2005, 08:47 AM   #12
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Why are the ads at the top in a different language for me?
It's possible that you have your default language set to something other than english.


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Old 03-04-2005, 11:13 AM   #13
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Don't ads set the language based on where you live?


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Old 03-04-2005, 12:34 PM   #14
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Don't ads set the language based on where you live?
Sometimes. But google has a language preference and I'm willing to be it would serve up language specific ads based on it.


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Old 03-20-2005, 08:05 PM   #15
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I don't see the point of having three of the same ad, one on the side, and the same thing listed twice at the bottom.

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Yes, audio ads are a grim surprise I think we would all like to avoid here. Also, whats up with the near-porn ads? Not that I care ( ) but when I have a parent of aquaintence pass by its "sort of" awkward.
I do care, even though I am a guy, Im trying to live a christian lifestyle and would appreciate not seeing an ad showing off a women's boobs, or something.

Can't you guys just get a bunch of Google ads or something? I notice the side ads take longer to load than the others, too.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:05 AM   #16
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It's possible that you have your default language set to something other than english.
I live in England, and I haven't set any preferences to other languages. They aren't in foreign languages all the time though, just sometimes. At the moment the google one is a public service ad.

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Old 03-24-2005, 11:53 AM   #17
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Your post cracked me up. Its like on the Spanish channel when all you can pick out are the product names. (unless you speak spanish)
I cant stop laughing at that.
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Old 04-05-2005, 05:22 PM   #18
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Your post cracked me up. Its like on the Spanish channel when all you can pick out are the product names. (unless you speak spanish)
I cant stop laughing at that.
Heh, it reminds me of this Russian adventure game site I went to which had a small page about my game:

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I found it funny that in the middle of all the russian i couldn't make out was my name .

Wow, on the page for viewing this topic, there were 8 different huge ads at the bottom

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Old 04-10-2005, 06:15 PM   #19
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The most annoying things about ads (since I got FireFox but always has been though) is we are trying to keep a cheat free policy, striking hard down on anyone linking to these "Get 1 million Credits on any server for Star Wars Galaxies" sites, and then there is a perfectly clickable ad on the top of the forums for anyone to use.

I feel like a hypocrit.

We need more control over what ads that can go on LucasForums I think.


I sent a mail to Google about it some months ago, and they told me we should have the ability to block ads we don't want to show up or something like that.

Any of you Admins know anything about that?




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Old 04-11-2005, 06:08 AM   #20
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Perhaps they were refering to ad blocking software which they may assume you have as most people have them. Firefox even has a blocking that can block banner ads on websites.

Then again, they could just be being cryptic.

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Old 04-11-2005, 04:07 PM   #21
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When I said "we" I ment the Admins of LucasForums.




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Old 04-12-2005, 04:55 AM   #22
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I was refering to what Google said.

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Old 04-12-2005, 12:41 PM   #23
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Yes, I know, that's why I felt I needed to clearify that Google said the Admins of LucasForum should have the power to choose which ads that they want to be displayed and which should not, or something to that effect.

It's been awhile since I got it, it's on my old computer. Maybe I should fire it up and see what the mail said again.




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Old 04-14-2005, 05:23 AM   #24
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oh, okay, i get it.

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