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Apr 04, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Why so many ad banners???


What is with all the ad banners when the page opens for a thread? It covers my entire screen. Half a page is OK but not a whole page.
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Apr 04, 2012, 10:52 AM
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Go back to the Classic view. You've found what the "new site features" are all about.

mw
Apr 04, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Mark Wood
Go back to the Classic view. You've found what the "new site features" are all about.

mw
Where is the toggle?
Apr 04, 2012, 12:12 PM
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Switching to the classic style won't reduce the number of ads. However, if you want to try it, look at the very bottom of the page.

Can you post a screenshot? What resolution monitor are you using?

It's best that you ask questions like this in Site Suggestions / Complaints rather than Site Chat so you can speak with an admin directly.

Jim
Apr 04, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by jbourke
Switching to the classic style won't reduce the number of ads. However, if you want to try it, look at the very bottom of the page.

Can you post a screenshot? What resolution monitor are you using?

It's best that you ask questions like this in Site Suggestions / Complaints rather than Site Chat so you can speak with an admin directly.

Jim
Jim,

My monitor / display is a widescreen HP LAPTOP Will do. Screen resolution is 1600x900 (recommended). I do zoom to 150% to fill the full screen.

Bill
Apr 04, 2012, 04:24 PM
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The classic view has at least the same number of ads as the new layout. On half of the pages, the classic view has more.
Apr 04, 2012, 04:48 PM
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I only get 2 at the top, the Castle ribbon at the bottom and one more under that.

It pays the bills and maybe pads the pockets a little.
Apr 04, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Admins:

Since this thread has gotten your attention, are you going to force a bunch of people to change from the Classic view eventually? Why not just leave those of us that prefer it alone and let those that like the newer versions use them?

As you can tell, I'm a bit prickly about this subject. Thanks for listening.

mw
Apr 04, 2012, 07:42 PM
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I understand the need for ads, but wish the ads didn't take up so much real estate on the screen. With this much space taken up this much I dread the day when they start inserting ads between posts.
Apr 04, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Not to argue, OP, but to what are you comparing? I find most commercial sites so cluttered with ads it is difficult to even FIND the content. And RCG quite conservative in that regard.
Apr 05, 2012, 05:06 AM
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Not to argue, OP, but to what are you comparing? I find most commercial sites so cluttered with ads it is difficult to even FIND the content. And RCG quite conservative in that regard.
True, relative to other sites it is not nearly as cluttered. However, that doesn't mean they deserve a reward for the least cluttered of sites.
Apr 05, 2012, 06:41 AM
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I understand the need for ads, but wish the ads didn't take up so much real estate on the screen. With this much space taken up this much I dread the day when they start inserting ads between posts.
They already tried that a couple months ago. There was a banner add between post numbers 1 and 2 for at least a month or so.......lots of outcry because of it. I'm pretty easy going with changes, ads, etc, but that one was plain annoying.

I'm much happier with the double add banner layout they have settled on now rather than the "in between" idea.
Apr 05, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Xrayted
They already tried that a couple months ago. There was a banner add between post numbers 1 and 2 for at least a month or so.......lots of outcry because of it. I'm pretty easy going with changes, ads, etc, but that one was plain annoying.

I'm much happier with the double add banner layout they have settled on now rather than the "in between" idea.
I agree, a "in between" ad post would be worse.


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