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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:45 PM
Eh if i can live with my dash crack i can live with the ad.




Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:48 PM
I'm going to cyber-pimp slap you for being a smartass.

It just really pisses me off that Dave feels he has to make the site an INCONVENIENCE to get people to purchase a premium membership. It's sad, really.


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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:52 PM
Please see:
http://www.j-body.org/forums/read.php?f=1&i=329562&t=329562

Its not that I WANT to make it an inconvenience, I'm just trying to balance the two sides.

As for making more bonus items to make people want to go premium... I'm working on it. I do hear you though.




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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:56 PM
I dont think its fair to have to have to pay to not have ads
Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:57 PM
I understand that you're trying to find your balance, but I'm just sure there are better ways of going about it. And If I had the answer, I'd pitch it to you, but alas I don't. A reduced premium membership rate is an added incentive to become premium again, but I'm still going to hold out a while longer to see what bonus features can be incorporated into the site.


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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:15 PM
Well dam if its such a big inconvenience to scroll down a little further then its worth the $1.99 to get rid of it. Dam I dont care If I go premie just to get rid of it, I dont care if its there even if im premie. Its not that big of a nuisance. Stop complaining.


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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:18 PM
Jbody2nr wrote:

Well dam if its such a big inconvenience to scroll down a little further then its worth the $1.99 to get rid of it. Dam I dont care If I go premie just to get rid of it, I dont care if its there even if im premie. Its not that big of a nuisance. Stop complaining.


I can complain all I want. That is the purpose of this thread, FEEDBACK! It is NOT worth the $2. It is, however, worth me visiting even less than I do now (kinda kills the banner ad clicks a little more there, IMO).


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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:23 PM
NO actually if DAVE wanted feedback he would ask you for it. This thread was started to bitch about the ADBOT. I didnt realize $2.00 was alot of money my bad.


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Madjack wrote:

Like I said before, building an engine like ours (2.2 or 2200) is a painstaking chore , since there is so few custom made parts. It's frustrating to me too, but that's what I like about doing this engine, it's the challenge.



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:23 PM
i've been holding off on going premium until i buy another J car. i really do love the site. It really is the best forum i've seen for enthusiasts. Look at most of them.. theyre cookie cutter crappy designed with a lot less people. I dont like the ad, but I know I can't bitch too much b/c I've slacked off on the premium for a few months. I'll go back.. might do it here shortly. I just have to deal i guess. It does suck though Dave. Ad in the forum = gay. Go sell some plasma or even better some crack... freeloaders dont like ads


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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:45 PM
Wow I can't believe the complaints coming in. This is not some unheard of move for a forum. There's plenty of forums with multiple ads within threads. Also, its not even $2 a month if you pay by the year. It's $1.66 a month that way. I can deal without one double cheeseburger from mcdonalds a month.


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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:27 PM
i dont like em but i can live with the ads. Not that big of a deal...not like i gotta close it out like a friggin pop up or something.



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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:45 PM
i understand the reasoning to though it is annoying.

hopefully Dave notices this but id go premium but ALL 3 of my debit/credit cards wont work/arent accepted, and i tried the contact thing stating that they didnt work and got nothing back. id gladly go premium if i could just make my payment go through



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:54 PM
it would be better if they were better ads
but they are ghey google ads that nobody clicks anyways
well almost nobody



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:03 PM
04eco (roy) wrote:

i understand the reasoning to though it is annoying.

hopefully Dave notices this but id go premium but ALL 3 of my debit/credit cards wont work/arent accepted, and i tried the contact thing stating that they didnt work and got nothing back. id gladly go premium if i could just make my payment go through


Sir it's PayPal and all automatic. Sign up for PayPal, it only takes a few minutes, thats where you'll enter your CC info and all that jazz. After that, come back to JBO, make your selection and proceed to check out.





Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:48 PM
why in the thread themselves and not on the side where everyone could see a sponser who supports the org and pays good money to do it?

are there not enough worthwhile companies that you have to stick all the non-premium guys with extra ads from companies you obviously don't want to advertise to those who already pay you?

in my mind if they are worth advertising, then they shoudl be advertised to all. if the org is in such a money hole why are the membership prices DROPPING?

Dave: do you offer special sponser memberships that are avalible to those who wish to sell things on the org? i've seen many sites do this with success and the whole userbase is helped by sponsers who support the site and sell good products, while they recieve more business due to thier relations with the site.



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 9:56 PM
It's really not that much of a problem is it? It takes less than a second to scroll past it :S If that's what needs to be done to keep these forums up, so be it.
Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:06 PM
amen skinner..amen





Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:07 PM
mike ...might wanna unlink your Sig lol...hrm doesn't seem to exist any more.... and ad-bot is great! its used on so many sites, and some places even if your premium you have to deal with it, so everyone quit your bitching...don't like it, gtfo!



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:18 PM
psh, this adbot thing is weak. if it was me, i would have made it one of those follow-as-you-scroll-down ads that NEVER gets off your screen



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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:20 PM
lol Viper i know exactly what your talking about, they are so anoying , its like hellllo i cant see the thread get out of the wayyyy, and then the ones that just show up out of no where an make noise an all sorts of stuff and have that hidden close button lol



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:21 PM
I AM ADBOT, FEEL MY WRATH!!!






















Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 10:26 PM
i was trying through paypal



^^^^^ LOL



Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:49 PM
well,, i was going to make a topic about this sucky adbot but i guess im late....................................
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Re: ADBOT
Wednesday, August 03, 2005 11:56 PM
DvBoard (The V One) wrote:

if the org is in such a money hole why are the membership prices DROPPING?

Its really about economics. Going back to when it was $30 per year, a small number of people signed on. When it went down to $25, that number probably doubled - which means although the cost was less, the total income was higher. Likewise with it going down to $20, it will attract more people that just didn't think it was worth it at the higher price. Even if this only brings in an extra $5 per month more then it did before, it was worth lowering the price.

DvBoard (The V One) wrote:

Dave: do you offer special sponser memberships that are avalible to those who wish to sell things on the org? i've seen many sites do this with success and the whole userbase is helped by sponsers who support the site and sell good products, while they recieve more business due to thier relations with the site.

As I said in another post, I will be working on various levels, each of which will include additional benefits. I have a lot of plans, and yes it even includes adding additional benefits for NON-premium members as well! Unfortunately there is only one of me, and since this is not my full time job, I just don't have a lot of time to get things done as quickly as I would like. In time, though, I think there will be much more reason to support this site. Not to get rid of ads, but to do more then you could before. The ads are just there to help bring a little balance between those that support the site financially and those that don't, or can't for whatever reason.

By the way, I have been looking a lot at other sites that have subscription programs. I see many sites have levels that tend to range as high as $100 per year. Most of them are more expensive then here just for the most basic level. While they do many times offer more benefits, I am working on bringing more of those kinds of features here. My goal right now is to bring value to the program, not to make a lot of money off of it.




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the former." - Albert Einstein

Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:00 AM
NfamousZ24 wrote:

You guys are weak

Dave is Strong

Dave just got more people to pay for Premium way to go Dave.

Hey Dave with all of these premo guys you need a playground for all of the long time premo guys lol


The whole ad thing doesn't bother me, whatever, I blocked it so no big deal and I'm not in the market to buy Brembo brakes or any other car part, but this post had me literally chuckling. Jesus Christ. I guess some things never change.







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