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jmiles50 04-17-2012 08:21

HUGE pop up ads???? REALLY???
 
I haven't been on this site in awhile. I come back today, and find these Chevy pop up ads on EVERY page I go to. I litereally have to close a pop up ad EVERYTIME I go to a different topic or thread!!!!!! I understand the need for sponsors and support, but does it NEED to be so inconvenient to the forum user??? PLEASE KEEP THIS A SITE THAT IS ENJOYABLE TO BE ON, RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT!!!!!!!!

Jason D 04-17-2012 17:08

It could be for a price.....

You see it costs money to run the site. Money from paying members, and money from the fund-raisers to raise the dough it cost to keep the lights on.


As it stands now you have three options.

1. Pack up and leave.
2. Live with the minor inconvenience of ads that helps keep the forum running.
3. Become a paying member. As paid members don't see the pop up.


As a bonus option. I suppose you could run a pop-up blocker.

purrrfect 10 04-17-2012 18:31

I never get any pop up on here I drive a chevy truck you must drive a ford :rofl::rofl::rofl:

jeanderson 04-20-2012 07:54

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jason D (Post 18858507)
It could be for a price.....

As it stands now you have three options.

1. Pack up and leave.
2. Live with the minor inconvenience of ads that helps keep the forum running.
3. Become a paying member. As paid members don't see the pop up.

I've seen posts about paid membership but can't seem to find any information about how to become a paying member. I would be willing to become a paid member but just don't see any information - how, how much, benefits? Please explain or provide a link.

Jason D 04-20-2012 16:12

There used to be a link on the home page, but now it seems to be in the USERCP.
http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/payments.php

Sometimes where there is a membership drive there can be freebies that come with the life membership. There were free holster certificates and Spyderco knives last time.

With each tier you do get more space for private messages.
Each tier gets progressively more.

With each you get the ability to have a larger than the normal 100x100 avatar.
You get the ability to start or be invited to join in some of the private forums.
There was supposed to be an @GlockTalk.com email address at some point.
Any pop up adds will be gone from your view.

You get to support a site that actually has operational costs.


As far as I know the @glocktalk email never came to fruition

jeanderson 04-20-2012 19:42

Thanks for the link. The prices seem reasonable. Still need more details on difference between life, gold, platinum, silver. Any other info here?

Jason D 04-21-2012 17:55

There never seems to be any posted. I don't really know why.
The biggest difference is the amount of private message space. Being silver I get 500 of them. The other tiers get progressively more. You name will also be in a different color.

coverdog 04-25-2012 06:53

Use Firefox and get the Adblocker add-on

Jason D 04-25-2012 16:38

That sure would do it.

HAMMERHEAD 04-26-2012 20:42

The only thing that bothers me about the ads is the hidden area above the ads. You think you are clicking on a thread, but instead you get sent to Chevy.

That's not cool.

jeanderson 04-27-2012 08:36

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Originally Posted by HAMMERHEAD (Post 18896963)
The only thing that bothers me about the ads is the hidden area above the ads. You think you are clicking on a thread, but instead you get sent to Chevy.

That's not cool.

Web browser lesson: When cursor is a little hand, don't click:
http://glocktalk.com/forums/attachme...1&d=1335537227

itstime 04-27-2012 08:43

It's annoying but the site is free also. Make a donation or just hit close. I love this site too much to complain. :)

jeanderson 04-27-2012 09:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by itstime (Post 18898453)
It's annoying but the site is free also. Make a donation or just hit close. I love this site too much to complain. :)

Agreed!

GThirtyTwo 05-06-2012 06:44

Never had a pop up ad on here..

oldman11 05-08-2012 13:56

Pop up ads are one thing. But what I'm running into is "Searching has been disabled" when I click on "New Posts". It's been doing that 9 hours. About 8 hours ago I sent a message about it and got the answer back that they were working on it and it would be fully functional ASAP. That was 8 hours ago, and am still having problems. Anyone else having this issue?

eracer 05-18-2012 08:57

I wonder how much extra Eric charges the company that runs their ad right under the small, translucent, green, hard to pinpoint 'Close' pixels.:smile:

Because in the last few days I've clicked on that ad at least half the time I was trying (again and again and again again and again and again again and again and again again and again and again...) to close the 'Super Pop-Up'

Paying my way with pop-ups is one thing. Onerous intrusions are another. Sheesh.

Tell you what... Go back to no pop-up ads and I'll buy a membership.

jeanderson 05-18-2012 09:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by eracer (Post 18982153)
... Because in the last few days I've clicked on that ad at least half the time I was trying (again and again and again again and again and again again and again and again again and again and again...) to close the 'Super Pop-Up'

I agree the little "X" is hard to hit sometimes, especially on my tablet when using my fat finger. Solved that problem by paying for a membership. $40 will get you a Silver Membership, which should eliminate the ads. I like the site so much, I sprang for a Platinum Membership.

JBnTX 05-18-2012 12:43

It's pretty low down to move the "CLOSE [X]" part of that pop up to the upper right of the ad and to make it damn near impossible to see.

Chevrolet is probably losing customers because of crap like that.
I know I won't buy one now.

SteveH 05-18-2012 13:02

We have had to fix the code that was displaying these ads. They should appear much less frequently now.

Jason D 05-18-2012 16:20

Thanks Steve


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