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Dont know when it was started but this morning I logged onto the forums and in the corner of my eye I got a glimps of a nokia add. Is this the way the forums are now going or is this a temporary fund increase?
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Who cares?
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lucky you... i had durex and, after refreshing, depends adult diapers...

i think the script is trying to tell me something...

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I must agree that the Nokia advert is annoying. I wouldn't mind if it was just a single image, but the animation as you go from one thread to the next gets on my nerves.
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Ads help pay for the site and this forum. At least there is only one ad. It could be much worse.

Just think of those forums with the automated advert on the first reply to every thread.
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Is it unethical then of us to block them? :? Cos I did.

KB: What happens if you guys give Nokia an unfavourable review when you are advertising their products?
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At PCFormat and our parent company Panorama publications we follow a strict code. Advertising and editorial never work together. The editorial team writes the mag and the advertising guys sell ad space. That way you know that the editorial opinion is free from bias. We do not change our reviews for advertisers.
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KillerByte wrote:At PCFormat and our parent company Panorama publications we follow a strict code. Advertising and editorial never work together. The editorial team writes the mag and the advertising guys sell ad space. That way you know that the editorial opinion is free from bias. We do not change our reviews for advertisers.
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I see the ads on my phone but here I do not have to :D
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It doesn't bother me at all.
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Adblock - FTW
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I don't mind an ad or two if it keeps our forum alive!
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Is this advertising Pay per click or pay per view or a fixed amount?
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on a serious note.. .one - just one - evony add and i start killing bunnies....

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hardly noticeable.. move along nothing to see here...
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rustypup wrote:on a serious note.. .one - just one - evony add and i start killing bunnies....

"Come play my lo... .aaargh! WHAT HAVE I DONE!"
Omg! Rusty made a spelling mistake!

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:lol: i make mistakes all the time.. especially when i'm operating on 5 hours worth of kip a night....
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I nominate monty for failure to realize that the pup is human after all.... :lol:

Just glad the ads do not involve searching and displaying keyword ads.With jamin around we might get some really weird ones....
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I'm just thinking I saw somewhere "No ads in your signatures" and Avatars + picture sigs has to be small to accomodate low bandwidth connections. I just got a 4mb connection so no complaint about stuff slowing me down. I was just thinking that Nokia could switch to a still image ad.
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Monty wrote:
rustypup wrote:on a serious note.. .one - just one - evony add and i start killing bunnies....

"Come play my lo... .aaargh! WHAT HAVE I DONE!"
Omg! Rusty made a spelling mistake!

*looks out for frozen hell and killer asteroids
Second one this week! :shock:

I must agree with rusty though. Evony ads will make me very twitchy.
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You mean these?

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Stuart wrote:
Monty wrote:
rustypup wrote:on a serious note.. .one - just one - evony add and i start killing bunnies....

"Come play my lo... .aaargh! WHAT HAVE I DONE!"
Omg! Rusty made a spelling mistake!

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Second one this week! :shock:

I must agree with rusty though. Evony ads will make me very twitchy.
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Edit: You know what, never mind. I don't think I want to know.
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I understand the reason for ad's, you need to make money. However I have a problem with certain types of ad's namely the moving, flashing type because they distract and annoy me to no end. At home I will not use my ad blocker but here at work I am blocking all moving and flashing ad's starting with one...

/Should see how news24 shows up for me, very bland and basic. You want too see a website that goes overboard with flashing, annoying ad's look no further than news24...
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Anakha I think the idea is to get your attention. And hate them as we might - the cleavage on those Evony ads do get one's attention don't they?

Personally I find advertising and sponsorships in general to be a pain and rather daft.
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Will I do that if they take all that money and lower their charges by 5%? Hell yes!

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