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Old 11-09-03, 01:15 PM   #1
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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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Old 11-09-03, 01:17 PM   #2
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See what I mean???
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Old 11-09-03, 01:20 PM   #3
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Please make the ad-bot smaller.
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Old 11-09-03, 01:24 PM   #4
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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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Old 11-09-03, 01:26 PM   #5
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You mean, if you donate, you don't see the ad-bot??
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Old 11-09-03, 01:26 PM   #6
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I don't. And you get a cool red star.
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Old 11-09-03, 01:28 PM   #7
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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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Old 11-09-03, 01:29 PM   #8
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NO AD BOTS on what I see even though they did not bother me.
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Old 11-09-03, 01:29 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 11-09-03, 01:31 PM   #10
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Go to News and Announcements and look at "Donating Members".
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Old 11-09-03, 01:50 PM   #11
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I believe that $25 will kill the bot.
And yes it is intrusive and irritating.
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Old 11-09-03, 03:12 PM   #12
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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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Old 11-09-03, 03:24 PM   #13
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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.
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Old 11-09-03, 03:55 PM   #14
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Now the question is does Joe prefer donating members or members clicking on ads? Joe???????
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Old 11-09-03, 04:16 PM   #15
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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
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Old 11-09-03, 04:19 PM   #16
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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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Old 11-09-03, 04:22 PM   #17
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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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Old 11-09-03, 04:25 PM   #18
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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.
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Old 11-09-03, 04:46 PM   #19
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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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Old 11-09-03, 04:50 PM   #20
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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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Old 11-09-03, 06:03 PM   #21
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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.
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Old 11-09-03, 07:21 PM   #22
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Is there a mailing address we can send our $25.00 donation to?
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Old 11-09-03, 08:18 PM   #23
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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.
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Just click on any red star for instructions. Mine for example.
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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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