'Easier to go after Bubba and gun shows'

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Dave Workman, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. Dave Workman

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  2. 8ball

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    Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Would love to read that article, but there are so many ads on the Examiner that it either crashes or barely opens the browser on my iPad. I can't visit that site without industrial strength adblocking software!
     
  3. mjbskwim

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    Same for me
     
  4. Dave Workman

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    Y'know, of course, that complaining to me, or complaining about it here, doesn't do any good at all. Complain to Examiner.
    I forwarded your comment to them. I have a suspicion your blocker software ain't making it. :rolleyes:
     
  5. mjbskwim

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    Maybe not but it still cuts out some customers for their website.
    Just sayin:rolleyes:
    Contact them and get more popups,while trying?
    Hmmm
     
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    I stopped doing the Examiner thing long ago myself.

    This may be but you still lose readers because of it, find a better host.
     
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    Ok so I put up with the ads... force closed a pop up. Forced to listen to a video while I looked for the little tiny hidden X button....

    I agree the more malicious the ads the less credible audience it reaches. But Im glad to know there is some good journalism getting out there. Dont stop.
     
  8. WasrNwarpaint

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    when the page loads on a crap site full of ads & pop ups.....soon as you see the text load hit your escape button to stop the rest of the page from loading ;)
     
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  9. soberups

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    I understand the need to generate revenue by selling ads, but there is a point of diminishing returns where a site gets so clogged up with ads and malicious spam and pop-ups that it becomes essentially unuseable and people just stop clicking on it. The Examiner reached that point a long time ago and it keeps getting worse. I like the articles, but having to hack and fight my way through the avalanche of spam is just too much work.
     
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    Kinda like a gun that jams up all the time. At some point, it's not worth all the trouble.
     
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    Compare the Examiner ads with the ads here on NWFA.

    The layout of the ads here on NWFA is such that you can very clearly see and read them, but they are also tasteful and unobtrusive enough that they do not interfere with your ability to navigate the site. Most of them are firearm-related and many are from local vendors. They are presented in such a way as to motivate the forum member to click on and read them.

    The Examiner ads, on the other hand, are spam. The pop-up ads often have the "x" deliberately obscured and situated in a manner that inevitably causes you to click on the ad itself instead of the "x", which causes it to open by accident, which bogs down your browser and forces you to waste time trying to back out. Or, a video will randomly start playing with no clear way of shutting it off. In my mind this crosses the line from being merely obtrusive to being downright malicious. Sometimes you literally have to fight your way through the ads to get to the content you want to read and I cannot see how this can possibly be a productive method of advertising. In appearance and function it comes across like one of those fake "virus alert" pop up ads from China, or something a hacker would put together in a basement.
     
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  12. bnsaibum

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    When I click on Dave's link all I see is the main article and along the side and underneath his article are links to more Examiner articles. No ads whatsoever. I certainly do remember getting those annoying pop ups and aggravating videos that auto play not too long ago when I got a new laptop, but whatever ad blocker I downloaded sure works. I'm on a Windows 8 machine and I am running Firefox.
     
  13. Scott F

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    I am running Firefox on Ubuntu with popup blocker and ad blocker. I did not know the Examiner had ads.

    It is a shame you missed the article as it was a great read.
     
  14. Sincere

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    So do you make revenue off of page hits Dave Workman?
     
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