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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Just tried it out again ... the issue on the right half of the screen is largely gone, but now it appears to have relocated to the bottom half of the screen. There does seem to be some improvement, though, because I can navigate the site somewhat now whereas before it was very difficult. It's definitely the Amazon ad, not any of the others.

    I'm wondering if this is a Droid issue or an all around smartphone issue - do any iphone or Blackberry users have this issue? One thing's for sure, please don't remove any ads on my account due to this.
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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Tried it on my Pre and Hero and didn't have any of the problems you were describing with either one. Could be a Droid issue I guess.

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Which browser are you using, Cyclone? I tried it again on my Hero using the Opera mini browser and it responded exactly as you described.

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Thanks for checking, Razor. I'm still just using the default browser as I don't use it enough to be worried about checking different browsers.

    I have noticed that since GIK moved the ad, I can at least move around the site in a functional manner now. The Post Reply feature at the top of the threads works, and the page links at the top of the threads also work (the buttons/links under the thread get tied up in the ad link).
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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I've had some problem with the Amazon ad on my iphone using both Safari and Opera-Mini, but nothing critical. I thought vBulletin had a mobile version? (I have no clue how that all works)
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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    http://m.redszone.com should also work

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Tried the mobile version using Palm Pre; but when I click on ORG, I get the archives.

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by RBA View Post
    Tried the mobile version using Palm Pre; but when I click on ORG, I get the archives.
    The Mobile version is the archive version. It's really for browsing only. It sorts all the threads in each forum by ID# rather than date of last post in that thread. You just have to go to the last page to see the most recent stuff.

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Are these new giant ads here to stay? Does the donation reduce the size at least?

    They are currently taking up half the screen and are very ugly. I do not have a problem paying for the forums within reason but these new ads just kill the readability of the forum.
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    Subscribing/donating does not reduce the ad size - it completely eliminates them. Today's changes were more or less due to a lack of revenue that the previous style / subscription system generated over a long period of time. We depend on this revenue to 1). pay all expenses associated with the site and 2). collect a nominal profit for the time and energy we've spent over the past 10 and a half years to keep the site up and running.

    We are still going to be tweaking the ad setup until we find the combination that is most profitable, so definitely expect further changes to what you currently see. We would love to hear from users any ways that we can have advertisements but keep them as unintrusive to you as possible. We are able to customize the ads pretty heavily, so please provide your input if you have any suggestions.

    If you have any questions or feedback, please post them here or PM GIK and I. If you would like to subscribe to remove all ads, please click here.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbachunk View Post
    Are these new giant ads here to stay? Does the donation reduce the size at least?

    They are currently taking up half the screen and are very ugly. I do not have a problem paying for the forums within reason but these new ads just kill the readability of the forum.

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    My work network blocks em.

    However at home they are a nightmare in the world of ad placement

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    My work network blocks em.

    However at home they are a nightmare in the world of ad placement
    Point taken...if you have any ideas/suggestions as far as size, placement, etc., I'm all ears. I've read several articles that state the places we currently have them have proven to be among the most effective.

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Disclaimer...as of this moment I am a RZ Moocher.

    But my question is what is the end game of the recent ad layout switch? Are you hoping more ads get clicked on with the recent changes which equals more $?

    Do you see what posters click/purchase from the ads listed?

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    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I have no problem with the ads. Considering they are keeping the best site on the internet free for everyone, it's well worth it.

    I hope you guys make more than a nominal profit from all this. You deserve it.
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