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 Post subject: Too Many Ads
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 2:47 am 
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Today this forum opens a new browser window with ads everytime I read a message. This is really too much. I complained at the "report abuse" page. If you agree, you might want to do the same.


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 Post subject: You can't have it both ways.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2002 8:47 am 
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There's no such thing as a free lunch.

The hosts of this site have to pay their bills somehow. Banner ad revenue is not what it used to be once advertisers realized how little impact banner ads actually had on internet consumers.

There won't be anybody to step up to the plate to offer free unadvertised hosting out of the kindness of their own heart around here either. I looked at the price of good bulletin board software and proper hosting. Combine that with maintenance, monthly fees, etc etc. And a simple labor of love can put a $100 crimp in the pocketbook a month for starters.

Some days I'm amazed at the longevity of some of those popular sites, but inevitably they either become a member service, a way to spam you to death with ads, or they simply vanish.


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 Post subject: No more pop up add!
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 2:47 am 
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I agree, those add blocks the normal use!

Ton


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 Post subject: Sometimes You Can (Have it Both Ways)
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 4:37 am 
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I notice today we are not getting new browser windows at every click. It looks like the good folks at Netword54 responded to our plea.

Sometimes all you have to do is ask.


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 Post subject: Re: You can't have it both ways.
PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2002 8:47 am 
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if someone can get me a cgi or something, it can be hosted on my server.


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 Post subject: I never had that
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2002 4:37 am 
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Ive never ever had a new ad for each window...


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 Post subject: Cookies
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2002 6:52 pm 
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I beleive that enabling cookies will eliminate all but one pop up add. (Technically these are called "pop under adds")


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 Post subject: Fix
PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2002 8:27 pm 
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No, they would not have responded. It is simply because you restarted your browser. This has occured to me in the past. If you dump your cache, and restart, the effect should go away.


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 Post subject: Free service
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 7:12 am 
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Unfortunately, these guys do need to earn their money some way. The occasional intro screen and pop up ads will exist forever unless I ever implement an ASP version on a server (if I ever get one).

Twisty is largely an undiscovered community, and the small traffic we have doesn't lend itself to upgrading what we have at present.

I do make the occasional backup of the forum in case it ever disappears and we need to choose another service.


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 Post subject: That's Really Nice
PostPosted: Tue Apr 09, 2002 1:57 pm 
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Wayne, that's really good of you to take such good care of the Forum. There is some really good stuff here, and it would be a sad day if it got lost. Thanks for spending the resources to back it up.


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 Post subject: Backups
PostPosted: Wed Apr 10, 2002 1:57 pm 
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Nothing much to it really. I use a web sucker to download the whole thing. I was going to offer it up for download but the total amount of html it generates comes to 10 meg!


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