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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by Powel Crosley View Post
    Yes, and then us mods will be busy with the gameday threads.
    You realize that just doing that makes me respect you as a top shelf human being.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    These new pop up ads are absolutely awful.
    What would you say.....ya do here?

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    These new pop up ads are absolutely awful.
    The new popups are something Google automatically implemented. As a reminder to all, a yearly subscription helps us keep the site running and eliminates all ads for the duration of your subscription. If anyone who is a subscriber is inadvertently seeing any ads, such as the new ones, please let me know, as that is not intentional and something I need to look into.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by RedTeamGo! View Post
    These new pop up ads are absolutely awful.
    I haven't seen these on any other site I frequent. There's one that doesn't even have a closeout button. You gotta hit the back page arrow and re-load. I don't get why this site is inundated with these ads and others aren't.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I haven't seen these on any other site I frequent. There's one that doesn't even have a closeout button. You gotta hit the back page arrow and re-load. I don't get why this site is inundated with these ads and others aren't.
    Any site you visit that uses Google's advertising program could have these types of ads. They are in no way unique to here.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog View Post
    Any site you visit that uses Google's advertising program could have these types of ads. They are in no way unique to here.

    https://www.quora.com/What-are-Googl...e-Vignette-ads

    https://josephmuciraexclusives.com/w...-vignette-ads/
    If you can make money by agreeing to this sort of thing with Google, God bless you. My experience is that other sites are not agreeing to this. I'm sure some are but I haven't seen it

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    If you can make money by agreeing to this sort of thing with Google, God bless you. My experience is that other sites are not agreeing to this. I'm sure some are but I haven't seen it
    I'd like to monitor the impact of the new ad type over a reasonable length of time to determine its impact on revenue. I believe they only showed for 50% of the site's users for approximately the past month until yesterday. As of yesterday, they should've been rolled out to all non-subscribers, so I'd like to determine over time if they're worth the aggravation. We're always shooting for a balance between site usability and our ability to keep it up and running. Like most places, our revenue has significantly been impacted the past 14 months due to COVID. We're not in danger of not being able to pay the bills, but we've certainly seen a major drop in revenue throughout the pandemic.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    I get it

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    I'm always curious what the bills are. How much does it cost to keep this running?
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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    I'm always curious what the bills are. How much does it cost to keep this running?
    More than most would probably think which is primarily monthly hosting costs. There's also some miscellaneous annual fees such as domain renewal, tax preparation software and a couple others. We're OK in terms of paying our bills, but we've certainly been impacted by COVID.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    I actually really like the new full-screen pop up ads. They provide a nice unexpected break from the basic function of the site. Monotony is not your friend over a 6 month baseball season.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Don't forget the big fat paychecks all of the mods cash every week.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog View Post
    More than most would probably think which is primarily monthly hosting costs. There's also some miscellaneous annual fees such as domain renewal, tax preparation software and a couple others. We're OK in terms of paying our bills, but we've certainly been impacted by COVID compared.
    That told me nothing.....
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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    That told me nothing.....
    Nobody is getting rich off the ad revenue pre or post COVID, if that's what you're wondering. Otherwise, I don't really see the point in listing out our exact expense amounts.

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    Re: On the declining quality of the ORG

    Quote Originally Posted by Boss-Hog View Post
    Nobody is getting rich off the ad revenue pre or post COVID, if that's what you're wondering. Otherwise, I don't really see the point in listing out our exact expense amounts.


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