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

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  1. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    [​IMG]

    Had the navigation blocking ******** as well. I TRIED to not use noscript + adblock on Bit-tech to support the good site, but no way am I gonna look that ******** any further. Back to block.
     
  2. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    That appears to be a page load error, for what it's worth. :)
     
  3. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    might be, got it 2 times out of 4 when refreshing the front page...
     
  4. teamtd11

    teamtd11 *Custom User Title*

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    Ive just discovered that the main page on bit is making opera use around 60% cpu :confused: i used to always have it open as a tab bit now its takes a whole 3ghz core + some to have it open ?
     
  5. Glider

    Glider /dev/null

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    Is this form of invasive advertising also being applied to the forums? Because that would also ruin the community behind BT, not just the main site.
     
  6. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    Just the articles, not forums.
     
  7. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    For now....
    Until someone at Dennis decides the forums are frequented so much they have to get some money out of that as well...
     
  8. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    shhhh! Don't give Dennis ideas. :worried:
     
  9. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    It probably will do, HardOCP do it I think
     
  10. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    :duh:
     
  11. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    I have never seen an intellitext ad that actually made contextual sense. Whoever made the algorithm must be retarded. I hate them with a passion; it's so annoying when they pop up whilst scrolling down a page.
     
  12. capnPedro

    capnPedro Hacker. Maker. Engineer.

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    I wondered why Bit suddenly went ad free; you've swapped to Doubleclick and IntelliTEXT ads two of the three (! and only 3) entries in my AdBlock list.

    I'm guessing Dennis is making you use these ad servers, but I've blocked them for a reason. They're absolutely the worst around!
     
  13. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    There is no algorithm, it isn't even trying to be clever. They quite literally tell the scripts to look for certain words, and match up ads that they've sold for that word. There's nothing clever about it at all.

    IntelliTXT is flawed from the ground up because of
    1) being limited by their shitty sales team's (lack of) ability to sell anything worthwhile
    2) not being context sensitive in the slightest
    3) being the most annoying method of advertising ever

    I hope they go bust :clap:
     
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  14. Burnout21

    Burnout21 Is the daddy!

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    no jokes when i open bit-tech on my laptop CPU load hits the ceiling, fan kicks at 100% to deal with the heat generated by the load.

    Bit-tech is becoming crap because of the ad's. I know they have to make some money, but i refuse to click on ad's that are forced on me.

    If i want something, i go searching for it and find the best price. Denis your ruining are be-loved site and i bet soon are forum!

    P.S pay the bit-tech staff more money please, as they have to deal with your BS!
     
  15. Hugo

    Hugo Ex-TrustedReviews Staff

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    I don't understand how they haven't already. How does any site make any money from such adverts? HOW!?!
     
  16. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I think it goes by the old spam ratio.

    0.001% of spam gives a hit, so you send out 1,000,000,000 emails and you'll make a profit
     
  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Still they have to be killed.

    They don't worry me as with FF 3.1 they're just not there. ;)

    //edit: No AdBlock, no black listing in hosts or anything.
     
  18. fev

    fev Industry Fallout

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    I'm going to support Bit with whatever they do, I'm glad that forum mods are agreeing with the backlash against the new advertising system.

    However, Dennis this needs to stop. You have a fantastic userbase here with people who have designed cases for software/hardware companies. Users who work for major tech companies and of course the general population that make Bit-Tech the good all round source for banter and fact finding.

    By using these adverts you're making the general readership as well as the tech guys irate, you've also added the main front page to the block list of the proxy we have to go through at work.

    I'd hate to see people leave over the miniscule amount of extra income you're making from this outdated and spamerific technology.

    So come on boys, let's put things back to the way they were before before Uncy fev jumps off this run-away horse and goes back to reading print media.

    (PS. MODS: can i have FS access back yet? Pleeeeeeeeease)
     
  19. Flibblebot

    Flibblebot Smile with me

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    Just out of interest, what are the chances of actually seeing a response from Dennis on this forum?
     
  20. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Better than proving God exists
     
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