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    Hi OZgolf

    You may have noticed the ads popping up on the forum since earlier this year. Previously, they were only displaying to people who weren't signed in to the forum, but I have had to change that.

    In the last few years, the forum was receiving enough money to pay the bills plus donations for prizes and charity, mostly because of payments from Viglink, who provide the little embedded links in posts. However, the main advertiser on this forum through Viglink, eBay, removed approval for some reason, and the money stopped coming in. Unfortunately, I didn't pick up on this for a few months, and the money that came from the Google banner ads to unregistered members wasn't enough to cover costs, so I had to pay the bills for a couple of months.

    I first introduced the top banner, which has had good results (and no complaints), and I am now experimenting advertising at the bottom of the page. Tapatalk was already paying a piddling amount for the shitty ads that it shows, but I have temporarily changed that to Google Ads to see how it goes. They still seem irrelevant so far, and may not get anything more than the Tapatalk ads, but I'll assess after a bit longer.

    It would be appreciated, if you added an exception to your ad blocker for this forum, as the money earned goes back into the forum (or charity). We don't want to go back to relying on member donations, or having specific advertisers on this forum.

    Also please let me know if they are causing any problems, such as the size on certain devices, as I am able to adjust settings. Note that the content of these ads is based on your browsing history, and are not selected by the forum.

    Thanks
    Andy

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyP View Post
    the content of these ads is based on your browsing history, and are not selected by the forum.
    That explains the smut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3puttpete View Post
    That explains the smut.
    I remember some members asking why they were shown that sort of thing in ads a couple of years ago, revealing their browsing habits to us all.

    I've actually turned those sorts of ads off, although they are probably the big money earners.

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    Too right they are.

    I assume

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyP View Post
    I remember some members asking why they were shown that sort of thing in ads a couple of years ago, revealing their browsing habits to us all.

    I've actually turned those sorts of ads off, although they are probably the big money earners.
    That sucks. I get all kind of awesome golf ads browsing my midget amputee porn forums.

    Stop censoring us Stalin.

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    Ads don't bother me, I usually just record the forum and ff through the ads when I play it back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damoocow View Post
    Ads don't bother me, I usually just record the forum and ff through the ads when I play it back.

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    The ads keep showing me something I already own! I guess it's a good thing as it doesn't encourage me to buy them again.
    Ping G10 Project X S
    TM 200Tour 15* 3w Proforce R
    Cally FT-Hybrid 20* NVS S
    Ping eye2 1i zz lite
    Ping i3+ 3-W CS Lite S
    Ping Tour W 56* WRX Back-Heel Grind AWT S
    SC Pro Platinum Mid Sur Counterbalanced
    NC Alpha
    Ping Hoofer Vantage
    Crocs (yes, you read that right!)
    Golflucky

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    Andy and others may be interested to know that I am seeing New Jersey ads for their Department of Motor Vehicles. This makes some sense as I am currently in New Jersey.
    I hope we are making the best of the US dollars we must be raking in.
    nothing to see here


    Jimandr

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    Any money is good money.


 

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