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Old 05-14-2008, 11:34 AM   #81
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The new owner is here to make money. He isnt here because he had a passion for bonnevilles like Jeff. The ads on the site now just look trashy. At least the old ones fit in and werent overly flashy. 2 thumbs down on the new ads.

This site is here as a service to us. The members make the site a great place to hang out, learn, ask questions, and get anwers from those who've "been there, done that"

A few ads don't change that. The owner has a right to make money off HIS forum, nothing'* free these days and I can think of many things more annoying than ads in a forum.
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The new owner is here to make money. He isnt here because he had a passion for bonnevilles like Jeff. The ads on the site now just look trashy. At least the old ones fit in and werent overly flashy. 2 thumbs down on the new ads.

This site is here as a service to us. The members make the site a great place to hang out, learn, ask questions, and get anwers from those who've "been there, done that"

A few ads don't change that. The owner has a right to make money off HIS forum, nothing'* free these days and I can think of many things more annoying than ads in a forum.
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I spent many days here looking for solutions to problems because i couldn't afford to have someone else fix them so this free service is worth the ads to me. besides, there are many tools to block them if you so wish. it literally is what you make it i suppose then
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Old 05-14-2008, 12:15 PM   #83
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The blue ads on top don't bother me in the least. The ads on the bottom don't bother me either.

I have a pop up blocker so that I don't get any pop ups.

A few bad experiences has tought me not to click on ads, so they are wasted on me anyway.

Most of the forums I hang out on are of the free hosting variety, you want ads, you got LOTS of ads everywhere you look. I'm used to ignoring them.

With or without ads, this forum ROCKS.
X2, I completely agree. I didnt even notice the ads until I saw this thread. But it does seem like people dont like them, which is why I commend Radomir for not throwing the new owner under the bus, but rather to help him.

I love this site, and hope it never dies.
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Old 05-14-2008, 02:48 PM   #84
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The new owner is here to make money. He isnt here because he had a passion for bonnevilles like Jeff. The ads on the site now just look trashy. At least the old ones fit in and werent overly flashy. 2 thumbs down on the new ads.
While he isn't here for his passion for Bonnevilles, and is here to make money, do realize that the ads don't make THAT much money. As he said, he does have a family to support. He just has some tweaking to do . If he REALLY wanted to make money off of the website, he'd have COMPLETELY changed the layout by now I would think. Not that I like the ads and would rather a donate option, but because the guy actually explained his motives, I've changed my perspective a bit.
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Some of the hostility is too much and unfounded. You guys dont realize how expensive it is to pay for bandwidth and have space to host a website with the amount of traffic that a site such as BC gets...

As long as the advertising CAN be avoided (ie, it stays at the bottom, no pop-ups, and not intrusive in ANY WAY) then im ok with it. Making the ads relevant to the content of this site is a plus. But the man'* gotta pay for this place one way or another. Lets face it, hosting a high-traffic website ain't cheap.
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I always have my pop up blocker turned on so have never gotten any. :P
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The new owner is here to make money. He isnt here because he had a passion for bonnevilles like Jeff. The ads on the site now just look trashy. At least the old ones fit in and werent overly flashy. 2 thumbs down on the new ads.
While he isn't here for his passion for Bonnevilles, and is here to make money, do realize that the ads don't make THAT much money. As he said, he does have a family to support. He just has some tweaking to do . If he REALLY wanted to make money off of the website, he'd have COMPLETELY changed the layout by now I would think. Not that I like the ads and would rather a donate option, but because the guy actually explained his motives, I've changed my perspective a bit.
But the thing that has me confused, is that if he has a family to support and needs to put these ads in because money is such an issue....why is he buying forums in the first place?
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