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Old 04-01-2016, 02:42 AM
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Hmm...I'm not seeing the ads on IE11, which doesn't have an AdBlock that I know of. I wouldn't mind having them on the site if they're discreet and it helps server costs, so does anyone know how I can make IE let them through for this site?
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:28 AM
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We're working out the kinks

And yeah, all I've seen so far are static, no-audio basic banners.
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Old 04-01-2016, 03:03 PM
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Are you paid just to show the banners, or are you only paid per click?
They slow the loading of a new page perceptively down. I'm thinking about turning them off, but I'd rather not if those few additional seconds will pay some of the expenses.

ETA Mine are animated, not static. No sound.

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Old 04-01-2016, 04:22 PM
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You'd have to ask PPE about that, he will be back in a few days, and in and out til then.
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Old 04-01-2016, 04:29 PM
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oh, very, VERY much so. Definitely, 100%.
Discreet, non-intrusive, and site-appropriate (no adult ads, no gross "shock" ads, etc...).

They are a necessary evil, but they will not take over the pages.
I don't mind them too much, but I would rather not see that one with the gross swelling on the guy's chest. I keep reporting it, but it keeps showing up.
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Old 04-01-2016, 05:09 PM
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... the gross swelling on the guy's chest...
Looks like the poor fellow is halfway through a dick transplant...
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:27 PM
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Just reporting so far for me the ad's are acceptable. no audio animated but not flashing/fit inducing.

P.S from experience 6-8months after signing up for ads on your site they start to become more tacky less welcome in content. pay attention to feedback around this time.

P.P.S to keep the running cost of the site lower provided you have the RAM on the server check the vbullletin tuning guides. huge difference in CPU load / query speed if MySQL if set-up right. PHP caching also helps.

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Old 04-03-2016, 02:17 AM
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I'm not a fan of animated ads. I understand the change to having ads, and I'm okay with it, I'd just rather not have something always moving. So far I've only had one ad that I found to be a bit too much though. I'll keep adblock off as long as they don't get worse from what they are now.

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Old 04-03-2016, 03:29 PM
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Is there any update on the Forum Runner issue? I would like to be able to use the app again if possible.

The ForumRunner plugin has just been updated to the latest version.

I don't know if the app has any sort of configuration or if you have to tell it what things you want push notifications on, or whatever... but check it, take a look at whatever settings it has. If you need to tell it to bookmark or subscribe to things, check your thread subscriptions, etc... you may need to reset that info.
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:33 PM
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Are you paid just to show the banners, or are you only paid per click?
They slow the loading of a new page perceptively down. I'm thinking about turning them off, but I'd rather not if those few additional seconds will pay some of the expenses.

ETA Mine are animated, not static. No sound.
It is both - by views and clicks.

They should generally load fairly quickly, but I suppose that could depend upon a few variables. What sort of internet connection do you have?
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