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Have you ever clicked on the ads?

Yes
10 (35.7%)
No
18 (64.3%)

Total Members Voted: 28

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Author Topic: Advertisements on TMK  (Read 8619 times)

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« on: June 07, 2007, 01:07:39 PM »
Have you ever clicked on the banner ads at the top of TMK or the Fungi Forums? If so, which ones? I had clicked on them a few times when they first appeared after the move to KonTek, and I will still click on any particularly ridiculous-sounding ads. (Some of them almost remind me of spam that I've gotten.)
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007, 01:17:22 PM »
Nope, but that's only because I'm using a layout that doesn't include ads. :P
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007, 01:34:09 PM »
I occasionally click them because I think it earns TMK more money that way.

Suffix

  • Steamed
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2007, 02:13:01 PM »
I clicked on some of them just for money reasons, but when I was younger and expanding my music library, I followed an ad that was to a small web site that had a bit of game music on it. Not a lot, though. It made me wonder how they ever scrounged up the money to buy an advertisement.

I don't see any ads whatsoever, usually, because of Firefox and an ad-related extension.

BP

  • Beside Pacific
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2007, 02:18:47 PM »
Hooray for not-horrid browsers and add-ons. I never see 'em either.
All your dreeeeeeams begiiin to shatterrrrrr~
It's YOUR problem!

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2007, 02:37:55 PM »
Here's an example of what I consider to be a "ridiculous-sounding" ad:
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

MEGAߥTE

  • In flames
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2007, 03:01:29 PM »
Mario is also the name of a music artist.  This can make eBay searches annoying.

« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2007, 03:36:37 PM »
Here's an example of what I consider to be a "ridiculous-sounding" ad:


The heck? What a stupid ad.
Luigison: Question everything!
Me: Why?

WarpRattler

  • Paid by the word
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2007, 04:57:59 PM »
Way back when TMK was on ClassicGaming, I clicked on an ad for a site that happened to be a Pokémon forum. I'm still a member on there, over...3? 4? years later.

« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2007, 05:34:41 PM »
Not really. I haven't seen any ads on TMK since I put those URLs in that part of my command line that blocks stuff.
"Be yourself. Everyone else is taken."

« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2007, 07:00:19 PM »
I was seriously not aware that there were ads again.

SushieBoy

  • Giddy fangirl
« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2007, 08:04:53 PM »
I just add the "Super" To all my searches concerning Mario, I never pay attention to ad's, no one should!
Just because you can, doesn't mean you should.

Super-Jesse

  • Unstoppable News Machine
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2007, 09:11:03 PM »
I don't care how stupid or irrelevant they are, as long as they keep the site free and fast. And aren't, ya know, adult-oriented.
<Kojinka> When I saw this thread back on top, I was afraid this was gonna be another pointless bump by a new member, but when I saw Super-Jesse's username, my fears were laid to rest.

« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2007, 10:22:49 PM »
Wow.  I forgot there were ads.

I sort of feel bad now for not making TMK some money with my clicks...
Today's actually... nobody's birthday!  Quick, hurry up and make a baby!

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2007, 06:55:34 AM »
I clicked on one once.  I believe the site sold Nintendo T'shirts.
Regards, Uncle Dolan

Luigison

  • Old Person™
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2007, 09:48:59 AM »
I used to occasionally click adds, but since I was annoyed by the expanding ads I've had them blocked. 
“Evolution has shaped us with perceptions that allow us to survive. But part of that involves hiding from us the stuff we don’t need to know."

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2007, 02:21:59 PM »
That doesn't happen anymore. I agree that the ads IGN (IGN > GameSpy > ClassicGaming > TMK) used were annoying.
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

ShadowBrain

  • Ridiculously relevant
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2007, 06:48:09 PM »
Who clicks on ANY banner ad, anyway? (what I want to know is who the dingalings are that actually do those "__ the __ and get a free __" things)

Even if the ad is for something interesting, I don't click it anyway, mostly out of fear of pop-ups, viruses and my own guilt over doing it in the first place.
"Mario is your oyster." ~The Chef

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2007, 11:34:08 PM »
Guilt? No one is harmed by your clicking. Clicking on an ad does not require you to purchase or take part in whatever is being advertised. And it's easy to avoid popups (close them, or use a browser with a popup blocker) and viruses (don't download anything).
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

Kojinka

  • Bruised
« Reply #19 on: June 10, 2007, 01:08:46 AM »
No one is harmed by your clicking.
Except some mice. X)
Regards, Uncle Dolan

« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2007, 03:37:08 PM »
I honestly don't click ads. They are just 'not there' when I look at a site, brain just ignores them. Even though, I believe it is important to have them if they are useful (help pay for the site costs) but otherwise, yea... the ads aren't that bad, I just don't click them.
-M. Kava
Gaming Addict Since 1993.

« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2007, 01:45:36 PM »
I honestly don't click ads. They are just 'not there' when I look at a site, brain just ignores them. Even though, I believe it is important to have them if they are useful (help pay for the site costs) but otherwise, yea... the ads aren't that bad, I just don't click them.
Agreed. Here is all I have to say about it.
1. Don't like pop-ups? Simple. Don't click on ads.
2. Really interested in ads?  go ahead and click on them. Ignore pop-ups about
"U JUST WON A FREE WII* LOLZ
*$1,000,000 Shipping cost"
3.  Honestly, I just don't understand some ads, like the one mentioned earlier.
5. There is no #4.
Fallen off the edge of a cliff.

« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2007, 08:39:21 AM »
...We have ads?

(The joys of Firefox!)
We have a secret page!

Shyguy92

  • Ridicules
« Reply #23 on: September 03, 2007, 06:54:00 PM »
Guilt? No one is harmed by your clicking. Clicking on an ad does not require you to purchase or take part in whatever is being advertised. And it's easy to avoid popups (close them, or use a browser with a popup blocker) and viruses (don't download anything).
One word. VIRUSES. You don't have to download any thing for them to install themselves. And if not viruses then cookies, adware, you name it.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2007, 06:59:23 PM by Shyguy92 »
"it's always the present"

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #24 on: September 03, 2007, 06:54:51 PM »
Good job reading my post.
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

Shyguy92

  • Ridicules
« Reply #25 on: September 03, 2007, 07:02:11 PM »
Thank you.
"it's always the present"

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #26 on: September 03, 2007, 07:09:10 PM »
Cookies can easily be blocked and spyware can be avoided (again, don't download anything).
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

MEGAߥTE

  • In flames
« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2007, 01:17:34 AM »
One word. VIRUSES. You don't have to download any thing for them to install themselves. And if not viruses then cookies, adware, you name it.
This isn't a problem if you don't use IE.  And Google wouldn't allow sites with viruses to advertise anyway.

« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2008, 01:07:16 PM »
I'm very protected. I have Mcafee, Norton, AVG and Windows Defender which may make my computer
one of the most protected on the forums.
(Can anyone tell me why my spelling is always so presise?)
What do Yoshi eggs taste like?

« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2008, 01:52:40 PM »
(Can anyone tell me why my spelling is always so presise?)
No, I don't think anybody can.

MaxVance

  • Vance Vance Revolution
« Reply #30 on: July 14, 2008, 03:51:36 PM »
(Can anyone tell me why my spelling is always so presise?)
What I wonder is why you break your lines so much. In some of your posts, you've split sentences into two or thre lines when they could easily fit into one.

Edit: Holy crap, I forgot that I had made this poll.
« Last Edit: July 14, 2008, 05:55:42 PM by MaxVance »
Remember that your first Goomba boldly you walk? When Mario touched that mushroom being brought up more largely remember that you are surprised? Miscalculate your jump that pit remember that it falls?

« Reply #31 on: July 14, 2008, 05:44:38 PM »
I just use the firefox adblock plugin.
ROM hacking with a slice of life.

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