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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:03 AM
If anything it just may help to get rid of all the trolls and useless trash around the place *shrugs*


It's not like its such a horrible thing, just disregard it as a post from someone you hate and choose to ignore lol






Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:35 AM
Hey Dave,

Some of us understand the concept of having to pay the bills. Simply put, good for you for finding a way to generate more money. I'm suprized you haven't put more in. That blue field to the left of the threads as you scroll down is BEGGING for ads. As long as you don't put pop-ups on the site, I think you should put ad's everywhere. There are those of us that can't stand to scroll down an extra post, well you folks need to wake up and smell the coffee. Somebody's paying money so that you have a place to gather and pass information. If you're not going to do it, then it has to come from somewhere.

You piss and moan about $2.00 a month. Considering the fact that Dave cares enough to keep this forum active, you should either put up or shut up. How much money do you think he's sunk into this project. Do you really think you would have done the same, I don't.

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Keep up the GREAT WORK Dave!!!


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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:25 AM
Honestly I think it's crap. I didn't notice until a fellow SJ member pointed it out to me. Honestly I might have considered going premium, but this is another thing that makes me not want to! There is more then enough crap going around this board. Hell, I can still find posts from back when SJ started, almost a year ago. Why is that crap still on file? If you delete some of the old crap it makes more space. And Im sorry, there has got to be enough money made on this site. I remember about a year or so ago me and my x ordered the JBO decal, I think we even went premium for a while, we didn't recieve the decal for months, maybe close to a year. We kept trying to contact someone, but no response. Finally we recieved it, at that point we didn't even care about it. And another thing Spence brought up to me before, if there are so many people premium, yet there is still need for money, why the hell does Dave have his own personal site on here? I think this ad thing is crap. Our club forum is free, we have ads at the top and bottom of our forum and no one complains. I know ALOTof other forums that have that as well. Just leave it to that, not jacking threads up with that crap! Hell try other tatics, like selling shirts etc and putting the profits into the site. Theres a good idea!




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:34 AM
I just logged out to check it out.

I really don't see the big deal. It's only one ad per thread, right? I've seen MUCH worse on other forums!

Space isn't costing Dave much since he's got his own servers. It's bandwidth that costs, and this site uses a LOT of bandwidth. If those ads bring in a few more bucks for him, so be it.






Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:07 AM
i don't see it as big deal. I really don't see what the problem is it is just like having a useless post and most of us usually skip over that who sits and reads every response. Great Dave it takes money to run this site people just come to this site as if it was some sort of free site that someone can just sit put all this time into it and use thier money into if for out personal enjoyment.


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all the time


Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:11 AM
i go to combovideos.com and they have ads on there site. i read somewhere that they get paid per click of the ads. idk that might be another idea to make more money.

i know i would click away even once a day would add up, imagine if more people did.

just a thought, dave



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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:14 AM
Personally I don't like change. I think this would have gone better with members if they were informed before the ads were placed on to the site. If there are any further changed to the site, I am sure people would like to be informed before finding the change.

I went premium for a month to see if it was for me, and it didn't work out. Besides free porn in the AG forums, there aren't too many incentives there that I can see...

Oh and everyone will get used to the ads in about a week. It's not a big deal.











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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:20 AM
Not a big deal at all.


I AM PREMIUM AND I STILL SEE IT.

Still no big deal.
Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:48 AM
DvBoard (The V One) wrote:

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.


amen to that... ^^^

you say its a money hole... why make the memberships less....

if you "have" to put banners up at least get some good ones.... i mean those google sites are stupid and half of them dont even sale parts for our cars its just bs...

also everyone always bitches about wasting bandwidth... well HELLO that "ADBOT" uses up guess what.... BANDWIDTH that we could use.... oh well guess i'll be on this site less now because of this.... this is sucky.....



Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:52 AM
at least you havent done it to ecotec power yet.... guess i'll have to hang around there now instead of here because of the annoyance.....







Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:53 AM
Quote:

why the hell does Dave have his own personal site on here? I think this ad thing is crap. Our club forum is free, we have ads at the top and bottom of our forum and no one complains


umm if dave wants to host 10 sites on here guess what, its his servers its his choice, oh well! and i doubt that your club forum has over 25k members and see's the number of hits that JBO see's , im sure the amount of hits JBO gets in a day is more then what your clubs site gets in a year...

Quote:

also everyone always bitches about wasting bandwidth... well HELLO that "ADBOT" uses up guess what.... BANDWIDTH that we could use.... oh well guess i'll be on this site less now because of this.... this is sucky.....

the amount of bandwidth adbot uses in a month is less then the amount of bandwidth this thread alone is using




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:01 AM
thats bs..... its using up bandwidth that everyone bitches about wasting... think about it..... ok its putting one post per EVERY SINGLE post on this site with exception to "premium members" forums.... thats a lot of freakin posts....... so far at 11am eastern time that thing has posted 58,745 times... you cant sit here and tell me that this ONE SINGLE POST uses more bandwith than that 58k times that "adbot" has posted..... thats BS.....




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:04 AM
umm think about this...adbot is purely just a couple letters, the rest of it is hosted by googles servers....since its running on there own cycle thing...so only thing adbot is doing is giving it a space to be posted...



Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:11 AM
This is nothing. It's bright red & easy to skip over like posts from annoying people.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:16 AM
oh well what ever... this stupid ad crap is getting old VERY quick.... you know what this is going to cause right... some newbie will see a link on there for somethign that wont work on the cavy... he will make a worthless post about it.... again wasting bandwidth... oh well.. we will see what happens..... but i for one wont be posting as much anymore.... this stuff is retarted.....





Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:17 AM
Its really simple guys. To keep this site up and running Dave needs funds. That is with every site on the net.
If you feel that you should not have to pay to use this forum, I believe that you should not have a right to use it. And if you keep wanting to use it, you have no right to complain about it because you don't contribute anything to it.
Dave I think its a great idea. Whatever you can do to make a couple more dollars and improve the site is great. Keep up the good work man.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:17 AM
dont worry , we wouldnt notice you not pusting as much anymore anyway....



Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:21 AM
oh well what ever....



Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:24 AM
ok honestly its 2 bucks a month to be premium. No two bucks is less than a gallon of gas, everyone here dropped a couple grand on car parts but when something comes up to fork over two lousy bucks to support a site that made it possible for you to get these parts because without the JBO half the parts out now wouldn't have been made.

Now for those of you who say 20 bucks for a year is too much, I paid for premium when it was 30 a year and I even donated 100 bucks for server fund when it was needed.

No site anyone here runs comes close to the amount of bandwidth the JBO uses nor the amount of hits....so for those of you who say well I run my site for 20 a year thats not possible with the JBO

Now those of you who say its annoying, how hard is it to scroll down an extra two inches....

Now for people who say its using bandwidth, Ad bot is 99% likely to be running off a google server not the JBO so no additional bandwidth is incurred

So unless I see anyone forking over a percentage of money for the server bill monthly or quarterly I don't think you have a right to complain. This site has brought you parts cheaper/discounts/more readily available parts...either fork out some money to make it disappear and help out or quit complaining.





Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:27 AM
SLO CAV (hates the adbot) wrote:

oh well what ever... this stupid ad crap is getting old VERY quick.... you know what this is going to cause right... some newbie will see a link on there for somethign that wont work on the cavy... he will make a worthless post about it.... again wasting bandwidth... oh well.. we will see what happens..... but i for one wont be posting as much anymore.... this stuff is retarted.....


you hate it so what. Deal with it Just like how we don't read all the post in a thread just do the same. Not posting because of that is just silly if you ask me. (Oh i am not driving on a highway because they raised my taxes). I hate taxes but we have to pay it, what do you think pays for our highways etc..


2004 Grand Prix GTP (Competition Group)
SOLD-->1999 Z24 5M-#30 to register on JBO
"You can please some of the people some of the time but you can't please all the people'
all the time


Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:46 AM
what ever.. i dont care anymore... i am done bitchin... i'll just keep my 2 bucks a month....






Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:47 AM
lol that'll get you far



Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:49 AM
First, this isn't a political issue so stop trying to compare apples to oranges. (Thanks Mylife75)

I donít use the website enough to warrant me purchasing a premium account. I just use it as more of a reference tool. With that being said, I donít have a problem with the ads at all.


Dave is allowed to do what ever ĎHEí wants. If he wants to put of some gay adbot to increase money be my guest.

The one thing I need some help on is if the JBO is such a money pit, why add 3 more to the list? (Gmenthusiast, Ecotec Power, and GM Delta)

Wonít these domains only ADD to the already increasing bandwidth charges?

To me I see it as a very bad finical decision based on the money problems with just JBO.

Can someone clarify for me?




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:50 AM
If it has to be done, then it has to be done.

One suggestion, Dave- Don't make it look like a post. Make it look more like an add.

Original post
Add that looks like an add not a post
Everyboies replay to the original post


Just a suggestion.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 8:50 AM
and investing 2 bucks a month just to get porn and talk about anything i want and getting rid of the dreded "bot" does what for me?



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