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    Blinking ads

    It is becoming extraordinarily difficult to concentrate on anything, because of all the blinking ads.

    I know of course the site receives precious revenue from the the advertisers, that goes without saying, however I am getting a headache every time I log in.

    This is such an issue for me that is it affecting my decision to come in to the site, or not.

    Solutions:

    1 . No blinking ads.
    2 . Enable ad free site for a nominal fee. I would be willing to pay $5-10 / year for this privilege.

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    http://www.bikeforums.net/payments.php

    $25 for a 30 year membership How's that?

    Just go to the link above. No Ads and access to post in the marketplace as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Elyone View Post
    It is becoming extraordinarily difficult to concentrate on anything, because of all the blinking ads.

    I know of course the site receives precious revenue from the the advertisers, that goes without saying, however I am getting a headache every time I log in.

    This is such an issue for me that is it affecting my decision to come in to the site, or not.

    Solutions:

    1 . No blinking ads.
    2 . Enable ad free site for a nominal fee. I would be willing to pay $5-10 / year for this privilege.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elyone View Post
    It is becoming extraordinarily difficult to concentrate on anything, because of all the blinking ads.

    I know of course the site receives precious revenue from the the advertisers, that goes without saying, however I am getting a headache every time I log in.

    This is such an issue for me that is it affecting my decision to come in to the site, or not.

    Solutions:

    1 . No blinking ads.
    2 . Enable ad free site for a nominal fee. I would be willing to pay $5-10 / year for this privilege.
    Pay your money and get your red star and stop complaining.
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    Or you can go to firefox and disable ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elyone View Post
    I would be willing to pay $5-10 / year for this privilege.
    I'd go with Tom Stormcrowe's suggestion and get the exceptionally good value package at $25 for 30 years... .

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    Wow. I just logged off to see the ads. I never would have started reading bikeforums with all those blinking at me. These are just aggravating the reader. I could install an ad blocker, but I never have. I don't mind ads, just don't blink at me. I never visit pezcyclingnews.com for just this reason.

    In firefox or IE, you can hit Escape to stop the blinking on the current page. At one time, I had firefox set to just repeat the animation once and stop. Here's the instructions

    It doesn't apply to these .gif ads, but I do have flashblock installed. It's great, any flash has a plain box with a click button to start it. It can whitelist a website that runs on flash, too.

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    lol I can't believe I did not realize there was a 30 year subscription.
    or that esc stops blinking. <- worse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elyone View Post
    lol I can't believe I did not realize there was a 30 year subscription.
    or that esc stops blinking. <- worse
    esc stops the blinking, but the subscription gets rid of the ads. Yes, I know you can block them if you want, but the $25 gives you a nice red star .

    And honestly, we don't want to run you off because of the ads, that would be bad...

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    The red star also allows you to sell stuff in the For Sale forum.
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    Some day, donating members will have the option to turn the ads on and off at will.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian View Post
    Some day, donating members will have the option to turn the ads on and off at will.

    Is that really in the works? That would be cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by East Hill View Post
    Is that really in the works? That would be cool!

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    It's not a priority, but it's been mentioned.

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