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Old 10-19-2010, 10:16 AM
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Default Lose the 'bing' banners, Please! I beg you!

Those Microsoft bing adds are driving me CRAZY!! Have they set out to make like as annoying as possible with their banner adds that hijack the way forum software operates? I think they have! I don't get why they get first dibs on my cursor after the requisite period of loading (ha ha! of course I do!).
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Old 10-19-2010, 05:00 PM
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You may wish to consider making a donation to the site if you haven't already. It is a great way to help support Drummerworld financially. It would be interesting to know how much a year the 200 most active members would need to donate to keep the site entirely ad-free for a year.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:46 PM
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I never get Bing banners. I always see ads for Musicians friend, Geiko and as I'm typing this, Travelers Insurance.

I don't mind any of them really although I really do hate Bing, I'm a Dapper Dan and Google man!
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:51 PM
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Use the firefox browser (if you aren't already) and get the Adblock Plus addon. It gets rid of nearly all of those pesky google ads.
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:58 PM
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Use the firefox browser (if you aren't already) and get the Adblock Plus addon. It gets rid of nearly all of those pesky google ads.
Are the banners really so annoying that you want to deprive Bernhard of some much deserved ad revenue? This site isn't cheap to run, and we're all grateful that he puts in the time and money to provide drummers with a place like this, aren't we. If the banners are blocked, it doesn't count as a hit as far as ad revenue goes, which means Bernhard is poorer for it.

As for the original post question; Bernhard has no control over which ads are displayed here. I never see Bing ads, I generally only get Norwegian ads (because the ad software detects that I'm in Norway).
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:59 PM
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Default Re: Lose the 'bing' banners, Please! I beg you!

Most of the really annoying Ads use Flash. I have a plugin on my Mac called ClickToFlash that disables all Flash unless I click on it. Would-be annoyances end up as grey boxes with the word Flash written on it. I also like Ad-Block plus.
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:03 PM
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Are the banners really so annoying that you want to deprive Bernhard of some much deserved ad revenue? This site isn't cheap to run, and we're all grateful that he puts in the time and money to provide drummers with a place like this, aren't we. If the banners are blocked, it doesn't count as a hit as far as ad revenue goes, which means Bernhard is poorer for it.

As for the original post question; Bernhard has no control over which ads are displayed here. I never see Bing ads, I generally only get Norwegian ads (because the ad software detects that I'm in Norway).
I don't have any problem with donating, and I'd MUCH rather do that then have to fend off large banner Ads. Is there a PayPal method of donating to Drummerworld?
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Old 10-20-2010, 03:05 AM
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There WAS a brief moment in time when drummerwolrd had shirts available for purchase. I did my part and bought a supporting member golf polo (which donated $10 to the site). Now there is a link on the home page on the left hand side if you want to donate...i believe it is paypal.
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There WAS a brief moment in time when drummerwolrd had shirts available for purchase. I did my part and bought a supporting member golf polo (which donated $10 to the site). Now there is a link on the home page on the left hand side if you want to donate...i believe it is paypal.
I would love a Drummer World tshirt! Maybe that and a DW sweat towel, A drummer always needs a sweat towel.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:44 AM
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I must be doing something wrong - I've never seen these ads? Where and when do they appear? Every time I log in? I know there is an ad at the top of the page as I type this, but is that what you're talking about? Or is there some ad that you're forced to watch first before you can go anywhere on the site?
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I would love a Drummer World tshirt! Maybe that and a DW sweat towel, A drummer always needs a sweat towel.
Yeah, we had another thread about this. Some high quality Drummerworld merchandise would be a welcome move IMO. And no Berhard, not with your face on the logo, lol, although "I've gone to the coast" or "Don't bash Ringo" caps & shirts could be a winner.
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I don't have any problem with donating, and I'd MUCH rather do that then have to fend off large banner Ads. Is there a PayPal method of donating to Drummerworld?
I have always sent PayPal donations to Bernhard's email address. It's around this site somewhere.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:34 PM
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I have always sent PayPal donations to Bernhard's email address. It's around this site somewhere.
Yes, I found it. It's located near the bottom of the site's home page. http://www.drummerworld.com/author.html
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Yeah, we had another thread about this. Some high quality Drummerworld merchandise would be a welcome move IMO. And no Berhard, not with your face on the logo, lol, although "I've gone to the coast" or "Don't bash Ringo" caps & shirts could be a winner.
I second that, particularly the Ringo ones. Wouldn't 'Going to the coast' be more appropriate?
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:28 AM
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I dunno ... I'm banner blind. I don't see them.

Okay, let's see ... there's an ad for Sportingbet up there but I don't gamble ... interesting that it's aimed at Australians, though.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:10 PM
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I never really notice them.
I looked at them after I read this thread and I didn't see anything that I wanted to buy from any of them.
They are harmless and they help to keep this site going.
I don't have a problem with them at all.
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Old 10-21-2010, 11:41 PM
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... interesting that it's aimed at Australians, though.
All the banner ads I see on DW are Aussie focused.....I'm looking at donuts in Melbourne as I write. mmmmm......donuts.


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or "Don't bash Ringo" caps & shirts could be a winner.
If someone markets a "Don't bash Ringo" T-shirt.....I am a buyer.
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All the banner ads I see on DW are Aussie focused.....I'm looking at donuts in Melbourne as I write. mmmmm......donuts.

If someone markets a "Don't bash Ringo" T-shirt.....I am a buyer.
The ads must be directed by our IP addresses or server IP.

I could submit a Don't Bash Ringo design if you like :)
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The ads must be directed by our IP addresses or server IP.

I could submit a Don't Bash Ringo design if you like :)
The ads are regional.
The miracle of the internet!
If you take out a Goggle add, You only pay when the ad gets you a sale. That is how they work. Ingenious way to advertise!
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If you take out a Goggle add, You only pay when the ad gets you a sale. That is how they work. Ingenious way to advertise!
I'm proud to say that I withheld the burning desire for a donut......hopefully my abstinance has saved Bernhard some valued coin.

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I couldn't think of a better person for the job, Pol!!
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How low ones tolerance must be for these ads to bother you...my god man, what are they doing...dancing all around your screen? I see nothing at all that bothers me in the least that would cause me to throw up a thread about it...ROFL! Relax and just do the forum...I would welcome that donut ad, but in the US I am seeing Music123...I shall take a click diversion NOW.
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How low ones tolerance must be for these ads to bother you...my god man, what are they doing...dancing all around your screen? I see nothing at all that bothers me in the least that would cause me to throw up a thread about it...ROFL! Relax and just do the forum...I would welcome that donut ad, but in the US I am seeing Music123...I shall take a click diversion NOW.
I'm guessing they must be......from Mike, the Op..........

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I don't get why they get first dibs on my cursor after the requisite period of loading

I'll trade you a couple of delightful Aussie donuts, for some sound US pricing on drum gear??
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How low ones tolerance must be for these ads to bother you...my god man, what are they doing...dancing all around your screen? I see nothing at all that bothers me in the least that would cause me to throw up a thread about it...ROFL! Relax and just do the forum...I would welcome that donut ad, but in the US I am seeing Music123...I shall take a click diversion NOW.
Mike, old boy, I agree with drumhead. They're cool and, as others have said, they help Bernhard keep the site ticking over. Today's banner's now asking me:

Are YOU Tired of Playing the SAME DRUM FILLS Over and Over Again?

Wow, Google doesn't only know where I live, it knows my drumming! :)

PFOG, will try to get started on Don't Bash Ringo! soon ... any requests for colour or imagery?
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The only way to run a site without an entry fee is selling some advertisments.

Beside some Drum Industrie related ads i also have Google ads.

I try to keep the Google ads as friendly as possible.

Ads for Cosmetic Procedures & Body Modification, Dating, Drugs & Supplements, Get Rich Quick, Politics, References to Sex & Sexuality, Religion, Ringtones & Downloadables, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Video Games (Casual & Online), Weight Loss should have been blocked....and yes, Google spreads the banners regional.

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The only way to run a site without an entry fee is selling some advertisments.

Beside some Drum Industrie related ads i also have Google ads.

I try to keep the Google ads as friendly as possible.

Ads for Cosmetic Procedures & Body Modification, Dating, Drugs & Supplements, Get Rich Quick, Politics, References to Sex & Sexuality, Religion, Ringtones & Downloadables, Sexual & Reproductive Health, Video Games (Casual & Online), Weight Loss should have been blocked....and yes, Google spreads the banners regional.

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Hey Bernhard, no issues with the banner ads whatsoever, but have you considered the idea of Drummerworld merchandise? This is not the first time it's been mentioned, and each time it's attracted considerable support. I'm sure many of us would love to buy some high quality stuff. Heck, I suggested a "Don't Bash Ringo" shirt or cap, & Polly's getting on the design as I type this. Thoughts? There's willing help here if you want it.
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Old 10-22-2010, 12:10 PM
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Hey Bernhard, no issues with the banner ads whatsoever, but have you considered the idea of Drummerworld merchandise? This is not the first time it's been mentioned, and each time it's attracted considerable support. I'm sure many of us would love to buy some high quality stuff. Heck, I suggested a "Don't Bash Ringo" shirt or cap, & Polly's getting on the design as I type this. Thoughts? There's willing help here if you want it.
Reality Check: The last attempt with merchandise was very dissapointing. We also had considerable support - but in fact only very view shirts were ordered. One little banner brings more than 100 shirts...

But i give it again some thinking - not for the money, but fun.

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If someone markets a "Don't bash Ringo" T-shirt.....I am a buyer.
Here ya go, PFOG - no purchase necessary ... just lots of black ink :)

Since I don't have the rights to the image I used for this I couldn't ethically flog this design off without finding the copyright owner. Just for fun ...
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Reality Check: The last attempt with merchandise was very dissapointing. We also had considerable support - but in fact only very view shirts were ordered. One little banner brings more than 100 shirts...
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Thanks Bernhard, I can fully appreciate the economics. Quite surprised you got a poor take up last time around, but then again, that wouldn't shock me either.

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And that's the main reason to do it.
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Here ya go, PFOG - no purchase necessary ... just lots of black ink :)
Love the font there Pol!

How about "Don't hate on Ringo" draw the kids in there.

And how about "Drummerworld. Uncle Bernie approved" This'll draw the kids in.
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Wow, I forgot to check back on this thread!

I don't mind the banner adds at all, actually, but something in the "bing" banner was grabbing my cursor and placing it in the bing search field thereby thwarting my attempts to navigate around this site. Aaargh!

So in a fit of frustration, I threw up this thread that was more annoyance at Microsoft's craftiness than at the way DW's paying the bills. I definitely wasn't looking to ruffle any feathers.

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Sorry for that :-(
No probs from this end, Mike. I had fun :)

Red, the font is called Bootle - it's free for personal use (no idea re: commercial).

Re: "Drummerworld. Uncle Bernie approved" ... what sort of picture would we use? Steve Gadd? ;)
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if your gonna do shirts, my suggestion: a picture of bernhard on the front with "i'm not steve gadd, but i DID stay at a holiday inn last night" on the back...
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if your gonna do shirts, my suggestion: a picture of bernhard on the front with "i'm not steve gadd, but i DID stay at a holiday inn last night" on the back...
I love it!
Bernhard should wear one of those shirts whenever he travels.
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