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Old 03-08-2007, 11:29 AM
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Hi all

I just added some Google Ads here in the Forum.

I hope, they are not too disturbing - don't they fit in nicely?

They are very helpful to keep the site going....

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Old 03-08-2007, 11:34 AM
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Ahh i just signed in and thought they weren't here 2 hours ago. Although they look...umm...i liked the picture of Dogbreath at the Sabian meeting alot more!lol. But Drummerworld must stay alive, so i think we can live with it. Its a small price to pay for what you've done Bernhard.
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Old 03-08-2007, 01:32 PM
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Ill miss that picture, but I really didnt notice until i read about it so (like my opinion really matters) it can stay.
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Old 03-08-2007, 02:49 PM
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yeah, it helps support Drummerworld; so why not?
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:34 PM
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i think they're great, except for the "quick links" menu option. Google ads should be removed from menu buttons/pulldowns.

i was getting tired of the picture of ted nugent up there...lol...

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Old 03-08-2007, 03:58 PM
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haha, I was very surprised when I entered...lol

If it keeps the site going it will be good. and actually it is not disturbing or so...

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Old 03-08-2007, 04:18 PM
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It's a good choice to put the ads right on the top of the page , I did'nt see it the first time and it don't affect the navigation in the forums.

Good work Bernhard.
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:41 PM
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wait what happened? the only difference i see is the picture... but what does thathave to do with google?
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Old 03-08-2007, 04:59 PM
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Hi all

I just added some Google Ads here in the Forum.

I hope, they are not too disturbing - don't they fit in nicely?

They are very helpful to keep the site going....

Thanks

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well I don't like it but I can live with it as long as it helps the forum to keep going.
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:04 PM
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I think the ads are fine and I'm glad you've found a way to make the site more profitable. Anyone who complains should make a donation!
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Old 03-08-2007, 05:11 PM
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As long as it helps DW its fine with me.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:34 PM
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They certainly don't bother me, since all ads get filtered out by Firefox and my internet security software...
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:58 PM
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what ever keeps this amazing alive...

i liked it the old way though. lol.

no its good though.
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:12 PM
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They certainly don't bother me, since all ads get filtered out by Firefox and my internet security software...
Makes no sense ....bad idea - so please make a donation. thanks

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Old 03-08-2007, 07:16 PM
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its fine!

were bombarded with horrific amounts of advertising etc.

so weve learned to ignore nowadays....
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:00 PM
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Makes no sense ....bad idea - so please make a donation. thanks

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It makes perfect sense, he doesn't want to be bothered by ads everywhere, so he has the right to block them.

Don't you only make money if someone clicks on them anyway?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:18 PM
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It makes perfect sense, he doesn't want to be bothered by ads everywhere, so he has the right to block them.
Indeed. I have every right of choosing what kind of information my web browser transfers (and doesn't transfer) to me. I find all kinds of advertisements irritating, and I've never ever wanted to click on any ads on any web page. As fourstringdrums said, you only get money for each click, not for each viewed ad. I won't ever click on any ad -- especially when none of the advertised services are available in my country -- so there really is no harm in filtering them out.

Now, if holding an account on the DW Forums required some monthly, or even weekly ad clicking, I'd have no problem with it. At the present the forum rules do not deny users from blocking ads, nor do they force me to view any ads or click on them, and therefore I choose not to see ads and not to click on them.
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:38 PM
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Indeed. I have every right of choosing what kind of information my web browser transfers (and doesn't transfer) to me. I find all kinds of advertisements irritating, and I've never ever wanted to click on any ads on any web page. As fourstringdrums said, you only get money for each click, not for each viewed ad. I won't ever click on any ad -- especially when none of the advertised services are available in my country -- so there really is no harm in filtering them out.

Now, if holding an account on the DW Forums required some monthly, or even weekly ad clicking, I'd have no problem with it. At the present the forum rules do not deny users from blocking ads, nor do they force me to view any ads or click on them, and therefore I choose not to see ads and not to click on them.
So, do you intend to choose your right of making a donation towards helping to keep the site going?

I am pleased these advertisments give us the potential to help DW. Aren't you?
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Old 03-08-2007, 08:55 PM
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Don't you only make money if someone clicks on them anyway?
Really? Is just when you click but don't purchase any of the products? I'll click on an ad every time I come on to put some money your way! This is a great site (my favorite one!) and I don't want to see it go!
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Old 03-08-2007, 09:09 PM
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I am pleased these advertisments give us the potential to help DW. Aren't you?
Certainly, and I encourage everyone to keep on clicking to their heart's content. In fact, I just allowed the GoogleAd scripts for a minute and clicked on a couple of ads -- and that's more than I've clicked during my entire stay on DW. It doesn't change the fact that I find seeing ads unpleasant, and therefore I choose to filter them out most of the time. Makes no sense? Makes perfect sense to me.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:41 PM
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Makes perfect sense to me.

And by the way, some of those paid Google ads actually cost the advertiser money every time you click them (Google charges per click). You aren't helping anything by clicking madly on those links.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:21 AM
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Do what you gotta do to keep this brilliant site up and running B.
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Old 03-09-2007, 02:09 AM
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What ever keeps me here free!

I bought a Drummerworld supporting member golf shirt and made my donation : )
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:01 AM
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I was thinking though, would it be possible to put the old pic back up under the ad or something? Everything being in grey is sort of institutional.

I know i cant complain because i am yet to make a donation and i depend on this site, but its just a suggestion. Thanks.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:06 AM
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Really? Is just when you click but don't purchase any of the products? I'll click on an ad every time I come on to put some money your way! This is a great site (my favorite one!) and I don't want to see it go!
Well, if you were paying for each click of your ad... would you appreciate a group a people, that have no interest, just clicking away? It abuses and misuses the whole concept of "Win/ Win". I know I don't appreciate it! And, in fact, if people were to be consistently inconsiderate of others, in this regard...well, these advertisers might stop putting the clickable ads on the site! And then where would that portion of the support be? It's a double-edged sword!
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:46 AM
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I think it's great. Anything that helps keep DrummerWorld up and running. I hope that no one thinks Bernhard is making money off of these ads. They only defray a very small part of what he pays to give us this wonderful site for free.
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Old 03-09-2007, 05:21 AM
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Well, if you were paying for each click of your ad... would you appreciate a group a people, that have no interest, just clicking away? It abuses and misuses the whole concept of "Win/ Win". I know I don't appreciate it! And, in fact, if people were to be consistently inconsiderate of others, in this regard...well, these advertisers might stop putting the clickable ads on the site! And then where would that portion of the support be? It's a double-edged sword!
Woah! I didn't mean for this to happen...even though I'm a teenager I don't know much about the internet...sorry...I will click politely!

EDIT:Where can I get those shirts people are talking about? I've looked everywhere on the site. I want to buy one.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 AM
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Certainly, and I encourage everyone to keep on clicking to their heart's content. In fact, I just allowed the GoogleAd scripts for a minute and clicked on a couple of ads -- and that's more than I've clicked during my entire stay on DW. It doesn't change the fact that I find seeing ads unpleasant, and therefore I choose to filter them out most of the time. Makes no sense? Makes perfect sense to me.
Believe it or not, I don't necessarily see ads as unpleasant. As long as they aren't pop-ups, there aren't a million of them on the page, they don't flash rapidly or do anything else annoying, I sometimes see products and services that I want to buy. I see ads as just another component of the site - the component that helps keep the site alive. I want to support companies that are supporting sites I like. Bernhard's ads are pretty restrained, compared to some sites you go to.

We are flooded with so much annoying advertising that it's easy to forget that when done correctly, advertisements have a legitimate role in generating revenue and informing visitors about goods and services they want or need.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:05 AM
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We crossed a similar bridge a year or so ago. Bernhards server fee's alone are $3500 a month. So I'm for anything and everything he can do to make this site pay for itself.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:09 AM
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EDIT:Where can I get those shirts people are talking about? I've looked everywhere on the site. I want to buy one.
Here's a post about the shirts, and some handsome men modeling them for you.
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Old 03-09-2007, 08:12 AM
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It don't bother me none. It doesn't subtract to how helpful the site is. Advertisement is good.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:38 PM
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Apparently some search robot is finding and inserting the ads. I've seen some for replacement Lexmark printer drums!

I wonder if ads for the Pearl drum set show up on office supply sites.
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Old 03-09-2007, 06:45 PM
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it doesn't bother me, like that other cat, my Firefox doesn't let to much of that stuff threw. but enough so that you still get paid.
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Old 03-09-2007, 07:15 PM
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Here's a post about the shirts, and some handsome men modeling them for you.
Thanks! but where's the handsome men? lol!
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:10 AM
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I have no problems at all with google ads. My wife actually runs fan sites for sev eral popular television shows and uses google ads as well as ads for axill and amazon.com. To be honest, after her server fees we make about $700.00/month US from them.
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So, has anyone here checked out some of the Ads google sticks on this site? Has anyone ever actually bought the products they are selling? I just clicked that one up top about doubling your bass drum speed, and it just seemed so bogus. Like a late night infomercial.
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Old 03-16-2007, 12:02 AM
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Thanks! but where's the handsome men? lol!
You are automatically handsome when buying such a beautiful shirt! It is really great!

thanks again Thomas, soo nice of you!

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Old 03-16-2007, 06:03 AM
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So, has anyone here checked out some of the Ads google sticks on this site? Has anyone ever actually bought the products they are selling? I just clicked that one up top about doubling your bass drum speed, and it just seemed so bogus. Like a late night infomercial.
I like to watch late night infomercials. They are hilarious, especially Dr. Ho's massage treatment.
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Old 03-17-2007, 02:27 AM
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I like to watch late night infomercials. They are hilarious, especially Dr. Ho's massage treatment.
AWWW man!!!!Im an insomniac and for years!!YEARS!!!I watched all the strange late night "Home shopping channel ads" on irish late night tv.....hilarious!!!But also brainwashing...

we had a matress,that a lion could lie on...it was inflatable...man that was a good one!!
and then the magic bullet blender...chop things in 3 seconds...wow...!


haha....

late night tv is odd over here!!
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Old 03-17-2007, 03:28 AM
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bernhard,

i use the "Quick Links" menu all the time....for "Subscribed Threads" and "Today's Posts"....you still have google ads on this menu item...which makes it reaaaallllllyyyyy wide.....which is reallllyyyy bizzzaaarrreeee.

please somehow remove the google adds from this one menu.

i also think a little picture would be cool...so as it's not so plain.

maybe a picture with you, dogbreath, and nutha together jamming...you play drumset, nutha plays djembe, and dogbreath playing.....tabla....

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