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#21 James2

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 09:52 AM

I am a member of several forums. I was mainly posting on layitlow for years. I never really tried to post much here or interact with people here. I had always been warned that the majority of the members here built a certain way and if you didnt build at their approval, you didn't belong. Over the past few months, ive been making this the place i post besides facebook lol. I have made a few friends from this forum and ive learned more and more everytime i visit thisforum. I enjoy the way the forum is set up and sometimes posting can be a challenge due to the fact that i cuss like a sailor. But i am grateful to have this site available so i can learn more and more. I may joke around alot, but honestly, the pop up ads dont bother me. Im just glad this forum is here, i know it can be costly to run a forum and I wanted to say thank you to all the mods and members on here.

 

 

I too have found this forum to be very useful, entertaining and fun . I have also made this my one and only modeling forum. (The Jockey Journal being the only other forum I check daily.)  Thankfully this forum comes complete with an ignore button of which I have used! makes things alot better all around.



#22 southpier

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:00 AM

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Joe,  Presenting only "relevant" ads is a great ideal, however, the sponsors/advertisers have to be willing to spend money on advertisements.  The "relevant" sponsors are not.  In advertising, you take what you can get, especially when it comes to online advertising. 

 

It's like billboards on a highway.  You only see the products advertised that someone is willing to pay the 'buy-price' for the billboard.  You don't ONLY see the products you personally like.

 but if you own the highway, you can choose the billboarder. or billboardette.


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#23 Harry P.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:21 AM

 but if you own the highway, you can choose the billboarder. or billboardette.

 

No you can't. The billboard chooses you.

 

If you sell ad space, it's up to the advertiser to buy that space. You don't control which advertisers buy ad space, they do. You can only run ads for the advertisers that actually buy the ad space.

 

It's true that you can decide to only accept ads from certain advertisers, but still, it's the advertisers that have to buy the ad space. It's their choice whether or not to buy the space.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 10:38 AM



#25 Tom Geiger

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:07 AM

I find internet advertising interesting.  I haven't figured out the logic behind the ads on this site yet.  Other ad services watch you and figure out ads that may interest you from your browsing or location.  For instance I had helped my daughter buy a Fiat 500. I get ads for those.  I also see ads for a local car dealer, no doubt due to my zip code.  And the company I bought the NNL East pens from seems to be stalking me everywhere!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:47 AM

I find internet advertising interesting.  I haven't figured out the logic behind the ads on this site yet.  Other ad services watch you and figure out ads that may interest you from your browsing or location.  For instance I had helped my daughter buy a Fiat 500. I get ads for those.  I also see ads for a local car dealer, no doubt due to my zip code.  And the company I bought the NNL East pens from seems to be stalking me everywhere!

 

Gregg is still tinkering with it. There may be a way to tailor the ads to more closely reflect forum members' interests. At this point it's a work in progress... refinements will be made. Give it a little time.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 11:57 AM

 

Gregg is still tinkering with it. There may be a way to tailor the ads to more closely reflect forum members' interests. At this point it's a work in progress... refinements will be made. Give it a little time.

Wont Gregg have to add tracking software to be able to have ads reflect what people's interest are?



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:02 PM

 

No you can't. The billboard chooses you.

 

If you sell ad space, it's up to the advertiser to buy that space. You don't control which advertisers buy ad space, they do. You can only run ads for the advertisers that actually buy the ad space.

 

It's true that you can decide to only accept ads from certain advertisers, but still, it's the advertisers that have to buy the ad space. It's their choice whether or not to buy the space.

I guess I should have taken a foreign language instead of drafting.....



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:35 PM

Does anyone have any idea how the concept and/or perameters of Google Ad Sense works?
Does anyone know how to tweak the codes, add campaigns that are geared to what you are working on, make sure that the relevant ads and/or sites can be betted before they are allowed to use the ads?
Does anyone know how to set up a dedicated server, along with all the settings, profiles, zones, etc. that is involved with running your own dedicated server?
 
I think not.
 
I am doing the best I can, with Dave's help, and it's a steep learning curve.
 
All I hear, except from Mr. Evan's southern hospitality, is nothing but complaints, complaints, and complaints.
 
Anyone have an extra three grand a year they want to spend on running this?
 
I think not.
 
Thanks, James.
It's a learning curve I'm trying to get a hold of and grasp.
 

I read the other thread and I swear that there are some guys on here that only use a computer for this forum only. Is perfectly normal for any forum to have ads in the banner. Every forum that I frequent has them, for the same reason they are now here, to earn income for the site. Its silly to think that a ad could upset a grown man.

To Gregg, thank you for all you do, I can only imagine the work that you have done to make things here better. Remember that it is easier for others to criticize than for then to help out.

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:37 PM

Apparently my attempt at humor fell fell flat. Let me be blunt. This is my favorite forum. Are there better out there ? Maybe...Are there worse?....Definitely....Do I care ?...Nope. I think everyone of us owes Gregg a BIG thanks for what he does for this hobby - AND us -And if you don't like the way things are done, don't let the door hit you in your....kiester. Frankly, I'm tired of hearing some of you whine, bitch, and just plain BULLY people when you think things aren't being run to your satisfaction.....GO !....LEAVE!...Start your OWN cottin pickin forum,maybe you might - MAYBE- find out how much time, effort and skill is involved. 'Nuff said..Steven Zimmerman

#31 Tom Geiger

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 01:46 PM

Thanks "Z",   very well put!  Many thanks to Gregg!



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:07 PM

l have no problem with any ads Gregg. Thank you for what you do.....



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 02:38 PM

After a while you tend not to even notice them anyway.



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:16 PM

Apparently my attempt at humor fell fell flat. Let me be blunt. This is my favorite forum. Are there better out there ? Maybe...Are there worse?....Definitely....Do I care ?...Nope. I think everyone of us owes Gregg a BIG thanks for what he does for this hobby - AND us -And if you don't like the way things are done, don't let the door hit you in your....kiester. Frankly, I'm tired of hearing some of you whine, bitch, and just plain BULLY people when you think things aren't being run to your satisfaction.....GO !....LEAVE!...Start your OWN cottin pickin forum,maybe you might - MAYBE- find out how much time, effort and skill is involved. 'Nuff said..Steven Zimmerman

 

 

 

Dittos!

 

Agreed!

 

Amen!

 

Well said.



#35 Mike Kucaba

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 03:33 PM

There are ads here??!!?? I could have sworn I was looking at a tutorial on Solar power for my models!!

I'd better up my meds dosage! :D



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 07:08 PM

Use adds please, but if I had to I would pay.

A "members only" forum is not a "public" forum, use one or the other but having both dilutes both.

 

   Bob



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Posted 01 August 2013 - 08:47 PM

A lot of the advertisements are triggered by your own browser's history, so whether Gregg and Dave tailor ads to interests reflected here (for example, ads from Revell or Testors), your own browsing history, as Tom illustrated, will also affect the ads you see- such as ads for cars or promotional items, or whatever else you might have been looking for recently.

 

An easy way to cure this is to clear your browser history- frequently. Of course, you'll then get all kinds of bizarre things for a while, until the ad software re-learns your habits.

 

Then there are the "spam" ads, as I like to call them. You all know the ones, the ones that start out with some cheesy line like "new (insert state) law allows you to save on car insurance," "one weird trick to do (insert action of choice)," and the like. Those are usually operated through Google or specific marketing firm using Google Analytics.

 

I took a one-credit graduate seminar in Internet advertising, and the depth and reach of these practices is really quite shocking, and more than a little disquieting, and there really isn't anything we can do about it, except disconnect the Internet from our computers.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 05:32 AM

Charlie is dead-on correct. 

 

 

It is reality.  Like or not.  Just ask the NSA.  Or, say it out loud ~ they'll hear you.

 

 

The only real choice you have is to participate in life or not. 



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Posted 02 August 2013 - 07:46 AM

Does anyone have any idea how the concept and/or perameters of Google Ad Sense works?
Does anyone know how to tweak the codes, add campaigns that are geared to what you are working on, make sure that the relevant ads and/or sites can be betted before they are allowed to use the ads?
Does anyone know how to set up a dedicated server, along with all the settings, profiles, zones, etc. that is involved with running your own dedicated server?
 
I think not.
 
I am doing the best I can, with Dave's help, and it's a steep learning curve.
 
All I hear, except from Mr. Evan's southern hospitality, is nothing but complaints, complaints, and complaints.
 
Anyone have an extra three grand a year they want to spend on running this?
 
I think not.
 
Thanks, James.
It's a learning curve I'm trying to get a hold of and grasp.


Youre doing a great job Gregg....

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Posted 02 August 2013 - 09:41 AM

 

 


 and there really isn't anything we can do about it, except disconnect the Internet from our computers.

 

Charlie Larkin

Um, yes there is,  its called Ad Block Plus, and blocks all those pesky ads that clutter up the internet,  that is the only way , but its a way  and it works great,  give it a try, you might like how much more enjoyable the internet is with out them

 

Here are some links for you

https://adblockplus....ternet-explorer

https://adblockplus.org/en/firefox

https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome

https://adblockplus.org/en/android

https://adblockplus.org/en/opera

http://safariadblock.com/


Edited by martinfan5, 02 August 2013 - 09:42 AM.