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Old 05-03-06, 03:06 PM   #1
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New Ads?

Is anyone else seeing the new ads right in the middle of the page? What the hell. I know, I know...its "only" $20. Just pay it if you use it. blah, blah, blah...I was drawn to this site becuase the immense amount of free and useful info. I plan on upgrading when I have the money but I don't know...these new ads seem a little extreme. Maybe I'm just being silly.
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Old 05-03-06, 03:07 PM   #2
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Breaks up the clean and beautiful design of the site though, don't it?
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Old 05-03-06, 03:07 PM   #3
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REALLY not diggin the new ads. This just renews my campaign to get my red star moved from my old username.
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Old 05-03-06, 03:12 PM   #4
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all i ever see is the "upgrade your membership" ad. i think my ad-blocker kills all others.
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Old 05-03-06, 03:14 PM   #5
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i wanna punch that new ad right in the nuts.
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Old 05-03-06, 03:15 PM   #6
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Breaks up the clean and beautiful design of the site though, don't it?

ahahhaha. hahaha. hah. heh. ehe. woo. *chuckle*

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Old 05-03-06, 03:18 PM   #7
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Yes, you are being silly.

But, on a more serious and important note, how is the recovery going from your injuries? Get a new bike?
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Old 05-03-06, 03:53 PM   #8
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I agree, obnoxious.
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Old 05-03-06, 04:03 PM   #9
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i wanna punch that new ad right in the nuts.
:^) I are the laugh at that
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Old 05-03-06, 04:05 PM   #10
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I'll get a red star someday, too poor right now and all my spare moolah goes to a few things with way less in the bank. $25? ain't bad, but i wouldn't do it for ad removal, just to support.
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I'm not sure what is worse, the ad or that it's advertizing fixed gear conversion for cheap.
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oh great, and the ads in threads have pictures now. wonderful.

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Old 05-03-06, 04:39 PM   #13
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Just turn off Java, and you can't see them. Or Javascript, I forget which
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Dangnabbit! You can't get anything good for free anymore. Even the CrackerJack prizes suck these days. Temporary tattoos? What the ****?
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They're relevant ads. they help pay the bills. There are no pop-ups or flash ads. I think they have taken a very classy path to advertising so I am not going to hate on it.

I don't have $20 for bike parts let alone bike forums.
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Old 05-03-06, 04:48 PM   #16
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Sorry guys, I have to pay the bills to host and run this site. *shrug*
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mozilla lets you block ads.
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i block them at home, but im at work now. i understand the need for ads so I'll leave em up. i just sure hate looking at them.
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Yes, you are being silly.

But, on a more serious and important note, how is the recovery going from your injuries? Get a new bike?
Stitches have been out for awhile and though it could be a lot worse I have few battle scars. I have had four root canals, a build up and four crowns. I go back to the dentst on the 11th for the permanent crowns. So far about 13 hours in the dentist office. I am riding a track bike that I had previous to the accident right now and am still working on getting $$$ from insurance so...
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I read an article somewhere about the benefits of letting people use adblocks (more specifically desigining your site so they are easy to block, or at least not a pain in the ass to block). They realization is that the people who use adblockers aren't going to click on the ads anyways, so why piss them off?
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Old 05-03-06, 05:18 PM   #21
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Breaks up the clean and beautiful design of the site though, don't it?
so awesome.
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Feel free to block the ads. There is nothing I can do to stop you.

With out the advertisments, I can't pay the hosting bill. If I can't pay the hosting bill, the site will close down. For the last 6 years, I have ran the site with little or no ads, for years I paid for hosting out of pocket, I simply can't afford to pay $10,000.000 a year out of pocket to host this site.
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The ads are fine.
they're not obnoxious. they don't pop up, play music or hover over the stuff you want to read.
how hard is it to scroll the page an extra inch?
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Joe, how could I hate? Without bikeforums I'd've never known about Phil Wood, Kierin, Pies, Sparks or how much my hatred of smarmy track bikes is mirrored by people all over the globe. I'm gonna click on some ads just out of love.
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Please don't! The performance bike ads are affiliate links, I make 5% of each order when you buy after clicking on a link. The google ads are paid per click, but clicking just out of love can get the account closed.

Glad you enjoy the site.
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