This is a discussion on What is this add crap? within the Improving ClubWRX.net forums, part of the News and Announcements category; Originally Posted by bkzshabbaz Im on a mac, and cant see the ad text. Same for the other guy that ...
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I don't know why certain people are overreacting so much. It's the end of the 1st day where I'm trying out a new ad system. Most of the users have been here for a while and don't mind it, if they do they would just express why they don't like it. The title of this thread is pretty offensive to me and if you're just going to say that this is BS and just run off that's fine too, I'm not going to baby you guys. Currently I'm trying to get feedback from the moderators as well as our members, being a whiner doesn't help anyone at this point. I'm not going to name anyone but some people are acting like highschool girls threatening to break up with their boyfriends.
Seriously, there's only so much crap that I can take from people who don't understand how much time and effort it takes to maintain a site like this. I'm not going to beg anyone to stay just because they don't like any changes that's being tested. I've said it once and I'll say it again. It's in my best interest to run site at it's best and if there's something you don't like about it, why don't you guys think of a solution rather than just compalining about it?
Last edited by BlazinWRX; 12-15-2006 at 11:22 PM.
don't think i will stay around for this since its really screwing me
its make my pages extremely wide , now in order to read anything on the site i have to scroll to the right and back . my scroll bar for left and right is now 4 inchs long so its alot of scrolling back and fourth .
I got enough feedback from everyone where I decided to take the integrated ads off for the time being. Still, I want to emphasize on the fact that the way that a few of you have responded to the ads upsets me and it's not the way to solve any problems. My decision is based off of the constructive repsonses from the members as well the moderators, and I'll continue to do my best to make the site as enjoyable for all of you as possible.
In a couple of days i"m going to post up the ads from our regular advertisers. There will be a mixture of google ads and our in house ads, they're the people who are paying to maintain the site (along with some supporting members) so please do check out their websites sometimes. The google ads are pay-per-click so it does help the site when you click on them. Make sure you don't just click on them for the sake of clicking, it's against the advertisers' policy. If the topic interests you don't be so ad-phobic and see what the advertiser has to say once in a while. The same goes with the regular in-house advertisers, they're paying to make the site free for everyone and their goal is to send you a message that could potentially help you find products and services that you can use.
That wraps up this topic, if you guys have anything else that you want to "add" please feel free to do so.
Tim, I guess I got a little frustrated especially with posts like, "oh well, the bills have to get paid" and the 'just deal with it attitude' that I sensed from a lot of the posts.It just didn't seem fair that some of us contributing members who have been here for years didn't really get a chance for input. I figured this is the way it's going to be, no one cares, it's not getting changed because the bills come first. Now that you have talked to us about the situation more, showed us that you are open for suggestions etc, and even got rid of the ads for the time being, I respect and appreciate that.
Tim honestly I wouldn't be that upset about the feedback recieved. I don't see it from your POV but to many this is their core online community and it's understandable that people don't like it when their community is being messed with. Especially when it's pretty intrusive. Don't forget that without the community involvement on this site the adds would be pointless.
I've got more to say but I'm going to take that to your feedback thread.
I'll try to get more advertisers that sells WRXs and parts on board and keep away from the google ads, which can be irrelevant when the content of the page doesn't match up to any good advertisers.
Anyways, perhaps trying out something new for a day seems very long for people, and I"ll try to keep that in mind. On the other hand, it's difficult to get good feedback from enough people if the first thing that I do is remove the ads after the 1st person complains about it. Well, I'll try to implement something where it will give you guys the opportunity to get some vendors on board in the near future, perhaps offer gift certificates to the vendor or dealership that you refer or sign up, that way it'll work out for everyone.