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    60mph in the 42 ring! Dave Stohler's Avatar
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    Kill the Ad-Bot!!!!!

    Not only is this new feature incredibly annoying (giving all kinds of lousy links, etc.), but it also appears too d@mn wide, and makes it difficult to read the screen without sliding left to right!

    What an annoying feature! Get rid of it!!
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    See what I mean???
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    Please make the ad-bot smaller.

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    There is a very easy and relatively painless way to get rid of the ad-bot. Become a donating member. I'm sure that the small monetary cost has already been more than made up for by what you have received from Joe. What do you say?

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    You mean, if you donate, you don't see the ad-bot??
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    I don't. And you get a cool red star.

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    So, you pay, and don't get the ad-bot??

    How much do you need to pay for this service?
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    NO AD BOTS on what I see even though they did not bother me.

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    What is the adbot? Is it a popup? My browser has a killer popup killer, so I wouldn't know.

    IMHO, the site is expensive for one individual to maintain. If it is what Joe needs to do to keep the site up, then I am on his side.
    Does the perfect bike really exist?

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    Go to News and Announcements and look at "Donating Members".

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    I believe that $25 will kill the bot.
    And yes it is intrusive and irritating.
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

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    Surely you get more than $25 worth of value from this site? (about 7 cents per day for one year).

    Contribute and magically, no bot!!
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    click on the sponsors

    A way to help Joe out is to click on the sponsors on the ad-bot. Joe probably gets rewarded by how many viewers go to the sponsors sites via bikeforums.com

    click on each of them one or twice when you visit bikeforums.com and help Joe out.
    Mike

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    Now the question is does Joe prefer donating members or members clicking on ads? Joe???????

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    Just make it a little more narrow. If that's all it takes to help fund the site who cares. Eventually the ad bot will have more posts than anyone. LOL
    " The key to a happy life is low expectations :-)"
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    I'll change the coding so ads dont make your screen wide ASAP.

    Please dont click on the ads just to make me a few cents. However, feel free to click on the ad if you are interested in the product / service.

    George, If the said member enjoys the site, and can afford to show it with $25.00, I'll take a donation.

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    I guess that answers that question. Personally I know I've received more than $25 worth of education, entertainment and satisfaction from this site. What about everyone else?

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    I have too.
    Thanks Joe!
    I'll be adding my star in a few days.
    I'll hook up with you to get a mailing address.
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

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    Thanks guys

    How does that ad look now? You only see it between the first and second post, correct?

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    I just added my star. Joe - Thanks for putting the advertising on to kick me in the butt and get me to donate.

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    I would pay if we needed to go that way. This is by far the best cycling forum I have been on.
    " The key to a happy life is low expectations :-)"
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    Is there a mailing address we can send our $25.00 donation to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by N7CZinMT
    Is there a mailing address we can send our $25.00 donation to?
    PM Joe to get that info. I'm going to do the same.
    Oh to be just a little bit faster....

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    Just click on any red star for instructions. Mine for example.
    Gone - email me at dnvrfox@aol.com for new group of old 50+ folks

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    Quote Originally Posted by SinGate
    PM Joe to get that info. I'm going to do the same.
    Joe added it to the "donation info" page.. Thanks Joe!

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