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Why ads by Google?

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:14 pm
by Allied
Ads by Google are great for sites. All they cost the end user is an extra second or 2.
But since Slyck is a filesharing site, we see filesharing ads. And the only filesharing devs paying for ads are scammers.

So why not use a different ad service.

Sites like NewzMonster, Torrentspy and P2PC have ads that are 99% clean.

PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2005 11:29 pm
by Assyrian
scam sites on a p2p news/info/help site :?

no wonder we get new users whinging about how they got scammed :roll:

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:07 am
by LaX
I don't see any :?

The only ads I see are text ads on the bottom of the home page.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:34 am
by Assyrian
you probably have them adblocked.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 8:59 am
by LaX
Then maybe slyck expects p2p users to have adblock on?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:08 am
by LxBeast
Then why have ads if nobody clicks them?

Personally I'm not bothered as I can't see them, but I understand why others want them removed. The new and naive to P2P don't get suckered been the main concern..

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:09 am
by Assyrian
those who get scammed are newbies, and i dont think they would know about adblock.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:12 am
by LaX
p2p newbies aren't necessary internet newbies. Those who use the internet enough would know about firefox, then know about adblock. Though they should already know about p2p too

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:15 am
by LxBeast
LaX wrote:Those who use the internet enough would know about firefox, then know about adblock.


And just because someone uses FF, don't expect them to use adblock. Sure, it's a great tool, but not everybody feels the need to use it.

Those who where pushed into leaving IE by friends may not even know FF can use extensions.

LaX wrote:Though they should already know about p2p too


Should? Maybe. But do they know about P2P scams?

We could point to several instances on Slyck where people have fallen for scams... It isn't pretty.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:17 am
by Assyrian
not many people use extensions you know..
Adblock, (4.2 stars, 87302 downloads)


https://addons.mozilla.org/extensions/? ... on=firefox

how many firefox users are there? millions?

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:21 am
by LaX
More than 10% users so yea millions. Then seriously we need a big link to http://p2pscams.info/ in the front.

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:24 am
by Assyrian
heh, no point, they dont even bother to read the forum rules

PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2005 9:26 am
by LaX
No point reading rules if you dont register. Most people just read the news and the forum and don't register here. Put the link next to the ads and they will notice.