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#1 Naoroji

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:07 PM

I'm sorry, what?


Admin Edit: If you having issues with ads on the site, please post in this thread. Thanks.

Edited by Kvinna, 24 August 2011 - 10:28 PM.
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#2 Loken

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

I forgot to water my money tree, and we need to pay the bills somehow.
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#3 Xantalas

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:10 PM

Adds EEKS!

That the 1 year anniversary present we get?

Format now looks cheap and cheesy. The colorformating is outta the window and looks like candy that you forgot to take out of your pants and just came out of the tumbler.

tnx for showing "treu colors". Its yucky.:devil:

#4 Naoroji

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:11 PM

JR said:

I forgot to water my money tree, and we need to pay the bills somehow.

Per clicks/month? :p

I was kinda hoping being a premium member would counter them when they started appearing.
Currently, it's like

A wild advertisement appeared!
It used Distraction!
It was super effective!

#5 Neo Nugget

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:11 PM

Xantalas said:

Adds EEKS!

That the 1 year anniversary present we get?

Format now looks cheap and cheesy. The colorformating is outta the window and looks like candy that you forgot to take out of your pants and just came out of the tumbler.

tnx for showing "treu colors". Its yucky.:devil:

Ads are a necessary evil. Running this website isn't free, you know. ;)

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#6 Loken

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:13 PM

Naoroji said:

I was kinda hoping being a premium member would counter them when they started appearing.

It should, we're working on that.
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#7 Alexia

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:14 PM

Since JR deleted my original post.  :P

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#8 Naoroji

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:33 PM

Ads are gone! JR (Errrr, or Alexia :p?), you're awesome!

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:36 PM

They're coming permanently. We're just testing right now. But for those who had purchased the Select program they should be off.

Get ready.

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#10 Jonny10

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

Speaking of the select program. https://select.mmoguru.com seems to have died.
I wanted to check up on my subscription renewal. I know you guys are still working out the fine details but was this indented? :)
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#11 Arghore

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:42 PM

Remember that thread not to long ago, about a possible new design for the board, this might be a good moment to start thinking about one, and add the ads in a somewhat 'thought-out' way, design wise, as currently they feel very much slapped on :(

#12 Loken

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 04:47 PM

Arghore said:

Remember that thread not to long ago, about a possible new design for the board, this might be a good moment to start thinking about one, and add the ads in a somewhat 'thought-out' way, design wise, as currently they feel very much slapped on :(

A re-design is on the cards, but not in the immediate future.
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#13 Khalija

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:01 PM

Jonny10 said:

Speaking of the select program. https://select.mmoguru.com seems to have died.
I wanted to check up on my subscription renewal. I know you guys are still working out the fine details but was this indented? :)

We'll be switching it to Curse Premium in the future which is why that program went away. However, if you are currently a part of the Select program you won't be removed until the switch happens.

#14 Xantalas

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:07 PM

So i took a look at http://www.curse.com...ium/Signup.aspx

Are we gonna lose our own avatars?
If so... Can as well boot me right now, cus i'm gonna make huge waves!!

#15 Naoroji

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:07 PM

Kvinna said:

However, if you are currently a part of the Select program you won't be removed until the switch happens.

Are you saying that, even though I paid for a year, I won't be a premium member after the switch has been made?

#16 Neo Nugget

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:11 PM

Naoroji said:

Are you saying that, even though I paid for a year, I won't be a premium member after the switch has been made?

I think that means you will be removed from the current program, and replaced by the new program.

Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

Xantalas said:

Are we gonna lose our own avatars?

Where did you read that?

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#17 Khalija

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:15 PM

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I think that means you will be removed from the current program, and replaced by the new program.

Correct me if I'm wrong, though.

This is correct! We're not going to remove you from the subscription program if you've already paid for it. :)

Xantalas said:

So i took a look at http://www.curse.com...ium/Signup.aspx

Are we gonna lose our own avatars?
If so... Can as well boot me right now, cus i'm gonna make huge waves!!

No, you won't lose your avatar. The subscription bonuses for the forum will be pretty much identical to what it is now.

#18 Xantalas

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:23 PM

Neo Nugget said:

Where did you read that?

http://www.curse.com...ium/Signup.aspx

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Kvinna said:

No, you won't lose your avatar. The subscription bonuses for the forum will be pretty much identical to what it is now.

I dont have a subscription. Thats why i asked.
Do i lose it when Curse subscription starts.

http://www.curse.com...ium/Signup.aspx
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#19 Phoenix Tears

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:25 PM

rofl, whats happenign with this forum lol

stupid ugly advertisements now everywhere, making this forum look like a cheap 0815-forum from a cheap forum provider that tries to drain out of its forum users as much money as possible for every tiny shit.

You want an avatar? pay us monthly!!
You want a title? pay us monthly!!
You want a signature? pay us monthly
You want to send PMs? pay us monthly
You want to write postings unlimited? pay us monthly!!
You want to use the search without time limits? pay us monthly
You want to see pictures in postings? pay us monthly!!
You want no advertisements? pay us monthly!!

the list could be much longer!!!

and I absolutely dislike this way how it seems that the hand of curse seems to totally ruin this forum that way!!! Just my 2 cents about this topic and those dumb advertisements looking like being just the begin of the end of this forum's doom.

#20 Neo Nugget

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:25 PM

Xantalas said:

http://www.curse.com...ium/Signup.aspx

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Kvinna said:

No, you won't lose your avatar. The subscription bonuses for the forum will be pretty much identical to what it is now.

Whatever it is, it's just a bonus.

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#21 Khalija

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:27 PM

Xantalas said:

I dont have a subscription. Thats why i asked.
Do i lose it when Curse subscription starts.

http://www.curse.com...ium/Signup.aspx
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No, you will not lose your avatar. Those features are for Curse.com, not the fansites. We, the admins of this site, decide what features we want to showcase with the subscription forums and I'll say it again: the features are going to be similar to what they already were.

I hope that clarifies things.

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:29 PM

Phoenix Tears,

We'd be happy to take the advertisements down if you want to pay to run the site. Guildwars2guru is not free....and since JR forgot to water the damn money tree we have to find other methods of supporting the site financially.
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#23 Phoenix Tears

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:31 PM

Kvinna said:

No, you will not lose your avatar. Those features are for Curse.com, not the fansites. We, the admins of this site, decide what features we want to showcase with the subscription forums and I'll say it again: the features are going to be similar to what they already were.

I hope that clarifies things.

heart attack over.. phew

@Al: I've nothing against stuff that finances the servers, as long it doesn't significantly reduce the options of simple registered users compared to premium users like my exaggerated examples and as long it doesn't make the forum look like some cheap 0815-stuff from such a cheap forum provider which exist like sand at the ocean.

When it must be advertisements, then use stuff, that just pops up short and can be clicked away, but not such dumb permanental stuff.

Edited by Phoenix Tears, 30 August 2010 - 05:37 PM.


#24 Intrepid

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:32 PM

Everyone, ads are a fact of life on the internet.  This isn't a new thing. This has nothing to do with Curse.  You can't honestly believe that Guru was never going to have ads. We have to have some income. Running a website is NOT free.  We can't, just out of the goodness of our heart dig deep into our pockets to spend thousands of dollars a month just to give you all a platform to voice your opinion.  

Ads are on websites. If you aren't going to contribute to a website that a lot of you frequent every day than you deal with the ads. In fact you should encourage ads because without them websites like these wouldn't exist. We love what we do but there is always the cost factor that we have to keep in mind.

#25 Neo Nugget

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:33 PM

Phoenix Tears said:

You want an avatar? pay us monthly!! You don't lose your avatar.
You want a title? pay us monthly!! That's not the only way to get a title.
You want a signature? pay us monthly It's not essential to post with a signature.
You want to send PMs? pay us monthly You know that's not the case.
You want to write postings unlimited? pay us monthly!! See above.
You want to use the search without time limits? pay us monthly You can be patient, can't you?
You want to see pictures in postings? pay us monthly!! Again, where did you hear about that?
You want no advertisements? pay us monthly!! We need to pay the bills for the website. It isn't free.

It's not even half as bad as you are making it out to be.

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#26 Xantalas

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:40 PM

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We can't, just out of the goodness of our heart dig deep into our pockets to spend thousands of dollars a month just to give you all a platform to voice your opinion..


ehmm... What reality do you live in?

Did we ask you to? Nopes
And its not thousands, thats a plain lie. How dumb do you think we are?
(Hmm dont aswer that... We are dumb enough to lets someone make money over OUR intelectual rights.)

#27 pumpkin pie

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:41 PM

Major layout change isn't necessary

Just move the GuildWars2Guru logo to the left and move the ad to the top like GuildWarsGuru. :p

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

Xantalas said:

ehmm... What reality do you live in?

Did we ask you to? Nopes
And its not thousands, thats a plain lie. How dumb do you think we are?
(Hmm dont aswer that... We are dumb enough to lets someone make money over OUR intelectual rights.)
I don't even know where to begin. I'll keep it short and simple.

You use this website.
Yes it costs a lot of money.
We aren't making money on your posts.

#29 Ace.Lorax

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:46 PM

I think the ads are fine; it pays for GW2G as said and also as soon as you scroll down you won't see the ads, but rather the posts/forum list. The content is what matters, I think! :) They're only a momentary distraction, like GW1G. That's my opinion, at least! ^^

Edited by Ace.Lorax, 30 August 2010 - 05:48 PM.
added in a missing word x-/


#30 Borx

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Posted 30 August 2010 - 05:53 PM

pumpkin pie said:

Major layout change isn't necessary

Just move the GuildWars2Guru logo to the left and move the ad to the top like GuildWarsGuru. :p

This. I don't mind the ads, but I'm not liking the placement. Right now I'm looking at a bright red Netflix ad that's clashing with the theme and very distracting. Also ads that are actually relevant to the content on the site would be nice.