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    Really really annoying advert below 1st post

    I really really don't like the advert after 1st post - I associate it with being at bootom of a thread and stop scrolling so I miss the posts below.

    No doubt its staying but its very very annoying.

    regards

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    Last edited by ZeroHour; 27th February 2008 at 02:14 PM.

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    I have to agree - distracting and makes the page slow to load at times...

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    You know why the adverts are there and that they have to be placed where they will be seen. Without them there would be no site, as the cost of keeping the site up is fairly high. If it came down to a banner or a subscription which would you choose? Its not like there are pop up windows and such everywhere or anything is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH View Post
    You know why the adverts are there and that they have to be placed where they will be seen. Without them there would be no site, as the cost of keeping the site up is fairly high. If it came down to a banner or a subscription which would you choose? Its not like there are pop up windows and such everywhere or anything is it?
    Whilst I have to agree with this sentiment, I too find the advert distracting. Could it not be placed above the post as it is on other pages?

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    I would prefer to see the ad above the first post too.

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    This is a temporary mesure until ZH can get the CSS edited for all the pages where it will be placed at the top of the page. Sorry for the distraction.

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    In firefox, right click the image and select "block images from ...."

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    As CyberNerd pointed out - use FF to block them. I use the Adblock Plus add on. Checkout:

    http://adblockplus.org/en/

    With that you won't get any adverts at all once you have set your wildcard...

    These are what I have set - just in case it helps.

    http://adtech.panthercustomer.com/*
    http://www.edugeek.net/bett/21083-visiterbanner.swf
    http://edugeek.net/bett/21083-visiterbanner.swf
    http://www.edugeek.net/images/sponsors/*


    Hope that helps.

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    Thank you. When we want to hold conferences and get the guys down to BETT (hopefully SETT as well this year) again and we cant due to lack of funds we know where to look. Please remeber that unlike most sites we reinvest what we get back to our members.
    It cost upwards of 100 per day just to feed people and transport them around during BETT week alone!
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    I'd happily pay a little subscription through school finds

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrforgetful View Post
    I'd happily pay a little subscription through school finds
    I'm still trying to convince the school to cough up 50 to donate funds to an open source CMS I use for the school website. It's been 18 months or more since I first approached SMT about this.

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    if we click on the ad's do you get more money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    I really really don't like the advert after 1st post - I associate it with being at bootom of a thread and stop scrolling so I miss the posts below.

    No doubt its staying but its very very annoying.

    regards

    Simon

    Yeh, especially the one with the spotty kid holding the apple - pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joanne View Post
    if we click on the ad's do you get more money?
    can we use scripts to do it, and make up for bad blocking behaviour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeddyKGB View Post
    Yeh, especially the one with the spotty kid holding the apple - pathetic.
    can't you see the kid just wants to solve your paper problems??

    he wants to save the WORLD!!!!!!

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