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Discussion in 'SJ Site News & Suggestions' started by Jeff, Dec 13, 2014.

  1. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Give me a day or two to work out the kinks here.

    Right now I'm just working on the placement, later I'll work on optimizing the loading speed/reliability...

    When I get to that, it shouldn't be hard to make it so ads aren't leaving white space or slowing down page loads much--they can load asynchronously.
  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    No worries. Just thought you should know it was going on.
    Jeff likes this.
  3. trifectarich

    trifectarich Well-Known Member

    Just my two cents' worth: I don't mind ads at the top of the page, or the bottom, but I don't care for them between threads.
    JakeandElwood, Amy and Vombatus like this.
  4. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Yep--the in-between-threads and in-post ads will be guests only. Those placements perform significantly better, but they're too annoying if you visit the site regularly.

    Right now only guests see ads because I'm still figuring out the layout code, but once I enable ads for logged-in users, please let me know if any of the placements are really annoying and in the way.
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Dumb request probably but can you clean up one of the visual issues I have: make the sticky thread links another color, maybe red?

    There are 5 or 6 sticky threads on Anything Goes and ... well, you know.
    Jeff likes this.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Can we just get rid of sticky threads?
  7. lcjjdnh

    lcjjdnh Well-Known Member

    Redirects making the site nearly unreadable on the IPhone.
  8. Jeff

    Jeff Administrator Staff Member

    Do you have the URL perchance of where you're getting redirected to? These spam ads also often redirect through several domains--if you can identify any of them it'll help me report those ads upstream to the network. They don't want them either.

    I know the Google engineering team is well aware there's an issue and working on it--they've heard complaints from a lot of users.

    Also, right now most of the ads are disabled for logged-in users, so if you're able to login hopefully that helps?
  9. ADodgen

    ADodgen Member

    This might be a silly question, but I've read through most of this thread and can't find an answer. Is there a way to easily view unread replies? Do I need to add threads I'm commenting in to my watched threads?
  10. BDC99

    BDC99 Well-Known Member

    You'll figure it out. But if you reply on a thread, you should get alerts. And you can click New Posts to see all the most recent posts. It is different, but I've mostly gotten to where I like it.
    Jeff likes this.
  11. ADodgen

    ADodgen Member

    I JUST saw that I was getting alerts. Very cool.
  12. SnarkShark

    SnarkShark Well-Known Member

    I'm all for this site making money, but these popup video ads that play automatically are awful.

    And the targeted links, on phrases within posts, are increasing as well.
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2015
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