We are testing new 'Slider under Ads' - Your opinions teammates ?

Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by Super-Admin, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. Super-Admin

    Super-Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Hey guys,

    It's been long since I took feedback from you guys, and as you know that your feedback is very important and it is considered seriously, I'm here again looking to get some feedback from you guys.

    We are testing new 'Slide Under Ads' which you'd have noticed. The ads load from the bottom of the page when you load a page.

    What's your guys experience about it ? Please let me know your thoughts on the same and it helps IGT make decisions that'll favor it's readers.

  2. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    How come these threads don't come up when I click on "What's new" button?
  3. Super-Admin

    Super-Admin Administrator Staff Member

    @Alpha - No idea. So settings are changed, they should show up regularly .. Just like I got this when I clicked on what's new.
  4. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon

    @super-man...frankly, i found it irritating....thanx that u gave a chance to speak on it...

    i have an alternative, ( i'm not sure if u can digest it ) :

    make your webpage's default aspect ratio as 16:9 e.g. 1366x786,
    where u can use 342x768 area for PERMANENT sliders, either left or right or both (171x768 + 171x768)
    rest 1024x786 area for forums which will be a 4:3 ratio

    benefits :
    mostly LCD, Plasma monitors and Laptop screens are 16:9 or 16:10, these users can see ur PERMANENT sliders while using the forum.
    4:3 users will have a horizontal scroll bar for adjusting webpage which will be less irritating than the present scheme, still they'll see ads

    NOTE: most common aspect ratio in PCs for home use is 4:3 & 16:9

    what do u think?:)
  5. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    doesnt irritate me as long as i can close it
  6. alpha1

    alpha1 I BLUES!

    Actually can't we have sliding ads that evade mouse pointer!
    that way we can have some fun chasing the ads if the threads are not interesting enough ...
  7. mymusicmyguitar

    mymusicmyguitar New Member

    These adds are damn irritating...The whole experience of scrollin down and up gets sluggish...HATE IT. I was plannin to install some pop up blocker to block that if that cud help...

    Please remove it.
  8. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    i agree wid him
    it shud be removed
  9. Super-Admin

    Super-Admin Administrator Staff Member

    @Harmonizer - brilliant suggestions, will look into it.

    @Alpha - he he fun thing it'll be, but I'm sure it'd be irritating :)

    @Others - We are in testing phase, so we'll very soon find a solution that'll suit us all .. Mostly registered members will be lucky to get away with it, as we are planning to implement it only for unregistered members :).
  10. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    i've seen a few bands do that live. gotta say they achieve their purpose
  11. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    people on IGT are so bored that they have actually started reading signatures as well.. :]
  12. Morbid_Angel

    Morbid_Angel Sid the sloth

    you should feel thankful that yours is being overlooked : )
  13. rickkkyrich

    rickkkyrich Guest

    Alas ! you're here... It won't be overlooked anymore... :p
  14. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    ah, the endearing wit...

    about the ads, I quite dislike them. They are an inconvenience at work. However, it's not like these ads are going to be the tipping point to make me stop coming here. It might stop other people though.
  15. thehundredthone

    thehundredthone New Member

    If they're bringing you revenue leave them be. None of us are paying for this site, might as well cover hosting costs in whatever way possible.
  16. Super-Admin

    Super-Admin Administrator Staff Member

    @Bjr - Aww.. if youdn't come here, the board will miss u :) ..

    @thehundredthone - they do bring in revenue, I'll keep the option open.

    However, what I plan to do is, reduce the number of times it shows up for registered members.

    That sounds fair enough ?
  17. guitarplayer729

    guitarplayer729 New Member

    those slider ads should come only on the homepage or the forum categories
    but not when viewing forums
  18. harmonizer

    harmonizer The Son of the Moon

    well something is better than nothing :p:
    but my idea wasn't bad :)
  19. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    haha aww just for that, you get to listen to me sing! Not sure that's a good thing but here you go:

    SoundClick artist: bonjovirules - page with MP3 music downloads

    Sounds of Silence is a recording I did yesterday...having no internet at home helps. I am out of practice and still sound like a frog croaking in places but hey, the only way to get better is to keep croaking till it goes away!
  20. bjr

    bjr Lady of the Evening

    Also, why do we not allow mp3s as uploads/attachment here?

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