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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:13 PM
I am not sure what happened but the were selling key chains at one point. I am not sure but how many people are buying JBO decals.


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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:19 PM
Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:26 PM
i don't see the problem... its only the second post the ADBOT... if it came after every 3-4 posts or the top post of each page then yeah... i'd freak out too.

but really... the second post and only one per thread.... thats nothing. just think of is as a usleless post that someone put up that doesn't know what they are taking about.... like this one

but then again... thats just me







Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:27 PM
SLO CAV (hates the ADBOT) wrote:

yea but i bet that other site doesnt have a damn add in middle of the acutal forum on EVERY post on the site thats what were trying to get at... i mean at the very top of the site and bottom of the site is fine like it always has been, but in the middle of the damn post... thats a bunch of crap...... i mean we have a crap load of blue space on the side of each post and the white side to the right of where you type the response thats screaming with ad potential but no he has to put it in the middle of the damn posts.....


I simply cannot believe that someone can be soooooo lazy as to not want to scroll down maybe a few inches further. I mean your already sitting on your butt at a computer screen. It cant be THAT difficult.....seriously.


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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
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:35 PM
i am not lazy its the fact of its ANNOYING... if he would have put like a aplus performance banner there it'd be fine but google ads are stupid and rarely pertain to anything that this site is about... oh well i am finally done bitching... OH WELL i dont care anymore... its stupid to have adbot on here and thats final....





Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:38 PM
^agreed!




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:09 PM
Queen Racerchic wrote:

Exactly. I mean, places like Team Integra sell items and keep the profits to pay for the space. You could get hats, keychains etc that would help benefit the site and promote it as well as give members something to have and use. I don't think that is a bad way, he'll I'd buy a keychain or what not. Im sure some other people would.


ok, so you think that people are going to buy hats and shirts for $25, but not a membership for $3? i still fail to see your logic. even you complained about getting your stickers late. imagine what would happen if there was a problem with getting the shirts made up, and there was a delay. all of a sudden there would be an influx of complaints on the .org saying how they havn't gotten their shirts and that the .org is ripping them off or other such bs that comes up from time to time even with the stickers.

most people who are willing to donate a few dollars to support the .org would like to see some return rather than a stupid shirt. a lot of people who are premium use their unlimited posts to answer questions in the technical forums, because they are helpful people. plus, but actively participating in threads, they also learn about new products and get ideas, along with helping other people with questions they have. that's more important to the j-body community than a retarded shirt.

besides, let's think about this mathmatically... you buy a premium membership that lasts 1 year. after that year, if you want to keep supporting the .org you buy another premium membership. a keychain would probably give $1 profit per item.

however, if you buy a shirt, it'll probably last you a couple years and there's no need to buy another one. so the .org makes about a $15 profit off of a $25 sale, which falls far short of the $20, $40, $60, $80that it would normally make, depending on how many years the member pays for premium membership.

it's simply not enough revenue to rely on selling useless crap. selling premium membership, and offering rewards for premium members (unlimited posts, AG/AAG, attachments, etc) has more value to most people than a shirt or a keychain. not to mention, it's a far greater source of revenue for the site.

Queen Racerchic wrote:

And Im not compairing my clubs site to theirs, just saying that if it takes up bandwidth to recall old posts, why not delete them so it isn't a problem? I know the org is bigger then the SJ site, but you know what.................I wasn't compairing!


read what has been said already... old posts contain a ton of useful information. that is an invaluable resource, and would be just straight up retarded to delete. searching for an old post to get answers from doesn't take up even a fraction as much bandwidth as starting a new thread to ask a question that's been answered 100 times already. not to mention, most older threads have been archived, making it impossible to reply to. not being able to reply to a thread keeps it from being brought back up to the top of the forum, so somebody looking at that thread to get answers can't bring it back. that means they are the only person looking at that thread. if it was replied to, and brought back up to the top of the forum, probably a few hundred more people would look at that thread, thus multiplying the bandwidth used 100 times. this really isn't a hard concept to understand, so i suggest you try to. keeping old posts is something that is necessary.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:11 PM
SLO CAV (hates the ADBOT) wrote:

sig space for rent $3 bucks a month so i can afford a premium membership!

serious enquires only please!!!


it's inquiries. there is a spell check feature available to non-premium members as well.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:19 PM
how many unquie hits does this site get daily? i bet more than HALF the "members" aren't active. it's mostly the same people making posts in thier sections.

i've seen aites run on sponsor money alone. so either dave doesn't charge the sponsers enough. or the JBO is the busiest car forum on the web.



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Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:30 PM



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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:44 PM
cannon fodder wrote:

SLO CAV (hates the ADBOT) wrote:

sig space for rent $3 bucks a month so i can afford a premium membership!

serious enquires only please!!!


it's inquiries. there is a spell check feature available to non-premium members as well.



I think I'm going to change it to 3/a week, I have a cigar habit to maintain.


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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 2:05 PM
i've seen sites that have those ad's after every 10,5, 3, even every single post before. so yea, honestly it's not that big of a deal. yea its annoyign at first. give it a week and you'll be so used to it being there and scrolling right past it.




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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 2:07 PM
cannon fodder wrote:

Queen Racerchic wrote:

Exactly. I mean, places like Team Integra sell items and keep the profits to pay for the space. You could get hats, keychains etc that would help benefit the site and promote it as well as give members something to have and use. I don't think that is a bad way, he'll I'd buy a keychain or what not. Im sure some other people would.


ok, so you think that people are going to buy hats and shirts for $25, but not a membership for $3? i still fail to see your logic. even you complained about getting your stickers late. imagine what would happen if there was a problem with getting the shirts made up, and there was a delay. all of a sudden there would be an influx of complaints on the .org saying how they havn't gotten their shirts and that the .org is ripping them off or other such bs that comes up from time to time even with the stickers.

most people who are willing to donate a few dollars to support the .org would like to see some return rather than a stupid shirt. a lot of people who are premium use their unlimited posts to answer questions in the technical forums, because they are helpful people. plus, but actively participating in threads, they also learn about new products and get ideas, along with helping other people with questions they have. that's more important to the j-body community than a retarded shirt.

besides, let's think about this mathmatically... you buy a premium membership that lasts 1 year. after that year, if you want to keep supporting the .org you buy another premium membership. a keychain would probably give $1 profit per item.

however, if you buy a shirt, it'll probably last you a couple years and there's no need to buy another one. so the .org makes about a $15 profit off of a $25 sale, which falls far short of the $20, $40, $60, $80that it would normally make, depending on how many years the member pays for premium membership.

it's simply not enough revenue to rely on selling useless crap. selling premium membership, and offering rewards for premium members (unlimited posts, AG/AAG, attachments, etc) has more value to most people than a shirt or a keychain. not to mention, it's a far greater source of revenue for the site.

Queen Racerchic wrote:

And Im not compairing my clubs site to theirs, just saying that if it takes up bandwidth to recall old posts, why not delete them so it isn't a problem? I know the org is bigger then the SJ site, but you know what.................I wasn't compairing!


read what has been said already... old posts contain a ton of useful information. that is an invaluable resource, and would be just straight up retarded to delete. searching for an old post to get answers from doesn't take up even a fraction as much bandwidth as starting a new thread to ask a question that's been answered 100 times already. not to mention, most older threads have been archived, making it impossible to reply to. not being able to reply to a thread keeps it from being brought back up to the top of the forum, so somebody looking at that thread to get answers can't bring it back. that means they are the only person looking at that thread. if it was replied to, and brought back up to the top of the forum, probably a few hundred more people would look at that thread, thus multiplying the bandwidth used 100 times. this really isn't a hard concept to understand, so i suggest you try to. keeping old posts is something that is necessary.


I'm against the ADBOT, but agree with what you have posted. You are right that being able to find a old post (when that function works correctly) is a good thing. You are right that a key chain will bring in very little profit (still something nice to have). I agree premium members should have things non-premium members do not have. I just do not think ADBOT in a post should be one.



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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 2:36 PM
i never said it was... but Dave's gotta do what Dave's gotta do... and if he feels this is necessary, then that's his call.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 3:22 PM
There is so much I want to say about this POS adbot, and about this site, but over the past 5 years, I've seen all the bitching about the site that I want to see, so I'll keep it to myself.

I come here once in a while to read up on things, and help out people if I can. It's rare that I post a question, so I would like to think I do more answering than asking. So I come here to help people for the most part, and now when I do that, I have to put up with even more spam? And if I want it to go away, I have to pay you? Wow. That's a new low for you Dave.




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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 3:36 PM
Cannon Fodder wrote:


Quote:

most people who are willing to donate a few dollars to support the .org would like to see some return rather than a stupid shirt



hey,hey....i wouldnt mind a t-shirt. Heck, the first thing I WOULD go for is a windshield banner.


____________________________________________________________________
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
Thursday, August 04, 2005 3:37 PM
Holy Crap, you buncha whiney babies. You don't like it, go somewhere else. JEEZ!


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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:38 PM
DrPaul84 wrote:

actually the amount of premium members are 391...but only 87 of them are annual members....


Make that 392...











Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:39 PM
FINE THEN I WILL, IM GOING TO START MY OWN ORG!!!!!!!!!!!!11!!1!!!


in the mean time i suggest you check out ratzeros forums.......
Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:50 PM
AMERICONIUM wrote:

Holy Crap, you buncha whiney babies. You don't like it, go somewhere else. JEEZ!


Exactly....you don't like the damn things GET THE F|_|CK OUT!

QueenRacerBitch, you have always been a whiney ass, no one will ever listen to what the @!#$ you have to say in the first place. I have seen the drama you start, so just STFU you @!#$in opinion don't matter

ImportWhatThe @!#$Ever, you don't like them then leave, you must feel proud to advocate such a useless cause. I hope you end up bitching in this thread and using all your posts for the month so we don't have to see you for the next 3 weeks

John.......don't know what to say to you bud. Use to have lots of respect for you, but lost it all now. You know what it takes to upkeep your car for performance and the best quality so you don't look like some @!#$in ricer. What you think that A.Jones, Mull or anyone else that has big sponsors got anywhere by now advertising to get to where they are now?

Get a @!#$in life, its the internet, you can't handle it? GO OUTSIDE AND @!#$IN DO SOMETHING INSTEAD OF SITTING ON YOUR FAT ASS!

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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:01 PM
The funny thing is all this crap is just another thing to make the @!#$s of this forum/site come out. Just another thing to make more fighting, drama and WASTE MORE BANDWIDTH YOU PEOPLE ARE BITCHING ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's all so funny! If people don't wanna pay thats their business. Maybe they don't have the money, or they aren't on it enough to want to pay unless something interests them. And yes, people may want to buy hats and shirts as apposed to membership because what do you get if you only post a few times a month? Wasting money on something you don't use????? Thats kinda dumb to me!





Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:02 PM
LowFire wrote:


Get a @!#$in life, its the internet, you can't handle it? GO OUTSIDE AND @!#$IN DO SOMETHING INSTEAD OF SITTING ON YOUR FAT ASS!

/rant


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Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:05 PM
Queen Racerchic wrote:

And yes, people may want to buy hats and shirts as apposed to membership because what do you get if you only post a few times a month? Wasting money on something you don't use????? Thats kinda dumb to me!


i never said that hats and shirts wouldn't sell... but they still would NOT sell enough to make up the difference in revenue. duh.

most of the people who are premium (at least anual members) DO post enough to make it worth it. i know of quite a few people who post over 500-700 times a month helping other people out in the forums. most month to month premium members pay when they run out of their 100 post limit. please stop talking, since you're only making yourself look worse with every post.




Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:15 PM
Ass, Gas, or Grass...Nobody rides for free.







Re: ADBOT
Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:16 PM
LOWFIRE PWN3D ALL!!!!!!!


____________________________________________________________________
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.



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