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Discussion in 'Feedback & Suggestions' started by Tim S, 10 Feb 2009.

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What do you think about text ads?

  1. I don't mind them and I might find them useful

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  2. I'll accept them if it means even more content

    39 vote(s)
    15.6%
  3. I would block them and blacklist all other adverts on bit-tech

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    32.8%
  4. I hate them and would visit the site less as a result

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  1. ozstrike

    ozstrike yip yip yip yip

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    I'm refusing to visit the main site until they're gone. Sorry guys.
     
  2. StooJ

    StooJ What's a Dremel?

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    This is probably the reason I have never heard of Dennis Publishing before they became involved with Bit. Sites with Intellitext look unappealing and break accessibility rules. They make content seem jumbled and frankly make the page look a mess.

    When Bit-tech updated their website to link to Dennis' other websites, I was curious to explore them. Computer buy: hey, I buy computers. Click. Find article. Intellitext. Close.
    I shop for computers too. Computer shopper: Click, find article, Intellitext, close.
    Den of geek. I'm a geek. Hey, looks interesting! *spends time reading*
    Evo, what's that. Driving, close.
    IT Pro. Close. Intellitext does NOT equal Pro.
    Mac User. I own a mac, but I don't exactly use it. Intellitext, close. Not really a great loss there though. ;)

    Out of all those sites, there was only one I looked at for more than 15 seconds. It's the one that doesn't use Intellitext. Coincidence?

    Bit-Tech has my loyalty, gained from years of excellent content, so I will be blocking the ads using noScript. However, ordinarily if I come across a site that uses Intellitext, I leave immediately. Sites (tech sites in particular) that use intellitext obviously don't understand their readers as a demographic and this forces me to treat their material as suspect. Had I discovered Bit-Tech tomorrow, I would not have given it the chance it so undeniably deserves, because of the overwhelmingly negative experience Intellitext (and other forms of invasive advertising) forces upon us.
     
  3. airchie

    airchie What's a Dremel?

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    Whoops, I voted on the wrong option.
    I said I'd accept for more content when I meant I'd hate them and stop visiting.
    Or at least employ adblocking big-time.
     
  4. 1ad7

    1ad7 What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah id rather have tons of banners than any of that text crap. Like was said before it interrupts the readability of articles. If you have to cover the page in banners that's better than this stuff. hell even a "this site is brought to you by" pop up would annoy me less although that's unacceptable as well.
     
  5. Atomic

    Atomic Gerwaff

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    The adverts recently are making me think about blocking them, the mental pink one and now the crucial one just aren't in the spirit of bit-tech.
     
  6. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    YGM tim. ANd for everyone else here is a copy of the email I sent:

     
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  7. r4tch3t

    r4tch3t hmmmm....

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    Well written Doug.
     
  8. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    sorry about the formatting, I wrote it in notepad the copy and pasted to gmail
     
  9. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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  10. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I was born in 1984 so I came the same way as you did [or pretty close].
    Very well written and to the point.

    You should ask for a job at BT. ;)
     
  12. MrWillyWonka

    MrWillyWonka Chocolate computers galore!

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    /faints
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I admire the lack of swearing - Something I could not do.
     
  14. Smilodon

    Smilodon The Antagonist

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    Very well written Doug! Hope they understand that this is how pretty much all of this community feels. (At least it seems like it)


    I would give you some rep for that one, but apparently I can't... (You was probably the last one I gave some to.)
     
  15. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Is I making u faint in a gud wai xxx

    (Sorry, I had to :p)
     
  16. Nedsbeds

    Nedsbeds Badger, Slime, Weasel!!

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    When I saw that image I thought it must be a bug in the ad script, but have just experienced it myself. It was only a few weeks ago I was saying how great the advertising here is but asked for reassurance it wouldn't change.

    Intellitxt and adverts popping up over the navigation? I think more fuss kicking is needed really....
     
  17. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    I wouldn't mind them if they disappeared when i unhovered. But the fact i sometimes accidently hover over them and they pop up when i move my mouse and then block the site content until i click the X annoys me greatly.
     
  18. RinSewand

    RinSewand What's a Dremel?

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    I would deffinately visit less (the articles anyway, the forums i'll always come to) if that god-awful idea gets implemented...

    nice email doug!

    RwD
     
  19. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I block all of them, my ISP is slow enough without ads to deal with
     
  20. koola

    koola Minimodder

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    Am already doing that and also ad-blocking.

    Sorry Bit, blame Dennis.
     
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