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Post by Eric » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:28 pm

Fellow members and visitors,

As you may have noticed, some web advertisements have been added to the forum and to YSFHQ.com. The purpose of these advertisements is to help pay for hosting costs and domain renewals. I, like many of you, are not rolling in cash and so do not have the resources to support the site on my own. However, adding these advertisements is a way to distribute the cost among the community. Note, we get paid for each time someone clicks on the ads, not just when people view them. If you would like to know the exact cost breakdown of how the revenue will be spent, send me a PM and I can get that information for you.

A few things to note:
  • Please do not keep clicking on the ads in an attempt to increase our click rates. Google is aware of these tactics and will suspend the AdSense account for unusual activity, which means more trouble for all of us.
  • We please ask you to turn off ad-blockers on all YSFHQ domains. If you are able to see the ads, you are contributing financially to the success of the website.
  • While the ads are non-intrusive for the most part, I am working on something that eliminates ads for those who donate a certain amount. It seems only fair, as those who donate are already making a significant financial contribution.
I am also working to make the ads more relevant to our userbase, so if you have suggestions please let me know.

If you have any objections to this change, please feel free to voice them here. I do not want to put a feature in place that does not have the support of the community.

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Post by ForeverYMonster » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:31 pm

I got a Brazzers ad, why u do dis Eric :shock:
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Post by Eric » Sun Dec 15, 2013 6:36 pm

ReverseFate wrote:I got a Brazzers ad, why u do dis Eric :shock:
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I have updated the blocking preferences, which you can see here.
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Post by Maverick » Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:36 pm

ReverseFate wrote:I got a Brazzers ad, why u do dis Eric :shock:
You know some of those advertisements come from your browsing history right? lol... :?

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Post by vandal » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:41 pm

I got one for British Semi-skimmed milk... WHAT HAVE I BEEN SEARCHING!!!!
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Post by Flake » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:24 am

Ad-Block. :D

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Post by Turbofan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:43 am

vandal wrote:I got one for British Semi-skimmed milk... WHAT HAVE I BEEN SEARCHING!!!!
LOL. I didn't even know such a thing existed.
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Post by Welshy » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:27 am

But I need weight loss :P

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Post by NightRaven » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:53 am

IMMA CLICK THE FIRST OPTION

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Post by Eric » Thu Jan 02, 2014 11:55 pm

For those of you seeing ads you may not like, there is a way to block them. For all flash adverts, just click on the "X" in the top right corner. You can then fill out the survey so Google can make less intrusive ads for you.
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I'm also aware of the issue where ads overlap actual content, and am working to find a solution to this.
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