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21. Posted: Sun 7th Jun 2009 23:57 BST
@Super Smash Bros Fan: I'm only complaining because Japan has SSB64 and SMK. We don't have either. It's so irritating
22. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:25 BST
To the oh-so-proud Adblock users: yes, most half-savvy internet users are aware of that Firefox add-on. I have it installed, but I tend to leave it turned off. Why? Because it blocks to such an extent that your computer generally doesn't even download the file / image from the server, so the services offering the ads won't even register your click or visit to the site. That means that you're reading the site without doing your tiny part to help keep up a small source of revenue to pay for the hosting and other costs.
I do enable it for sites that are just terribly ad-ridden, like any torrent-searching site, but for blogs that you enjoy and would presumably like to support, is it really such a pain to have a couple ads appear at the top? Now, the new Ubisoft one is pretty annoying, and I'm guessing they'll drop that kind of ad due to its unpopularity, but generally the ads won't harm you in the least, they'll just be little pictures at the top of the page. I suppose you're fine with letting others subsidize the sites you read, but at least be aware of what you're effectively doing.
Edited on Mon 8th June, 2009 @ 00:25 by warioswoods
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23. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:39 BST
for blogs that you enjoy and would presumably like to support, is it really such a pain to have a couple ads appear at the top?
i can't tell you how many times i've clicked on the wrong thing on accident, had an ad insinuate itself over a link I wanted to click, or had a popup ad enlarge itself to the point where it slowed Firefox to a crawl for me (the computer i'm on is kinda old) or froze it entirely. if ads weren't so annoying or 'such a pain' to deal with, ad-blocking software wouldn't exist.
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24. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:40 BST
At least its not a Sprite bottle over half the page
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25. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:45 BST
They really haven't had anything that obnoxious on this site, and they're respective of their readers so they'll remove anything that gets complaints. I do sympathize with having an older computer around that can't browse quickly with all the flash ads popping up everywhere, as I've kept plenty of old machines around well past their time, so I get the point of using Adblock in general, but I still feel that one shouldn't be proudly declaring their use of it as if there is no significant drawback for the site's owners. If possible, only use Adblock on sites that are more irritating with their ads, but keep it off if you want to make a tiny contribution based on your frequent browsing of the blog.
26. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:51 BST
@jericoholic josh: or X-rated images
some of the most annoying i have come into contact with were on AOL.com... those were the kind that expanded to cover the entire center of the page, and wouldn't retract so that I could click the links I wanted to click. so freaking annoying. D: FanFiction.net and MySpace both had/have the kind that involve sound; those freaked me the hell out because i was never expecting them. ugh.
Edited on Mon 8th June, 2009 @ 00:51 by theblackdragon
27. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:53 BST
I certainly agree about sound-ads, they should never be used anywhere on the web, since they can blast out of your speakers without notice if you have them turned up for music or whatnot -- I've actually run into a couple of those here, but it was extremely rare, and I emailed the fine people here with a screenshot of the particular ad, after which they promised to note it to their ad provider as something that is unacceptable.
28. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 00:54 BST
@theblackdragonThey really haven't had anything that obnoxious on this site, and they're respective of their readers so they'll remove anything that gets complaints. I do sympathize with having an older computer around that can't browse quickly with all the flash ads popping up everywhere, as I've kept plenty of old machines around well past their time, so I get the point of using Adblock in general, but I still feel that one shouldn't be proudly declaring their use of it as if there is no significant drawback for the site's owners. If possible, only use Adblock on sites that are more irritating with their ads, but keep it off if you want to make a tiny contribution based on your frequent browsing of the blog.
is there some way to allow ads to show up on one site in particular via Adblock, though? all I've seen it do is block ads by where the ads themselves are loaded from (not by the website featuring them), and i'm not about to go back through and allow those particular offsite providers just so I can support NL with their relatively inoffensive ads and then go back to a different site i maybe frequent and get pounded by their allowing more annoying/offensive ads from the same offsite providers.
29. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 01:11 BST
Atlantis1982 wrote:Guess what people, NintendoLife does need some cash flow so they can pay off server space, or something related. Get over it.That's fine with me.
Guess what people, NintendoLife does need some cash flow so they can pay off server space, or something related. Get over it.
That's fine with me.
I'm fine with that for any ad EXCEPT this one because of how it interacts with the PS3 and Wii browsers, as mentioned previously.
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30. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 01:34 BST
I'm not sure if you can setup Adblock that way or not -- I use multiple browsers, personally, so I can keep Firefox with Adblock enabled (and Firebug), but for general browsing of sites like this I use Safari, or Opera occasionally. Actually, since you mentioned having a low-end computer, Opera might be a good choice for browsing sites where the ads are not a problem. I'm talking about the desktop Opera, of course, which runs on either OS X or Windows, and is extremely lightweight, using far less memory and resources than other browsers.
31. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 01:39 BST
I think the ad is kind of annoying, but I just click it off and go on with my foruming. At least they're not like the ones at IGN that cover up the entire screen. I hate those things so much!
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32. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 04:19 BST
@warioswoods: sorry, dude, but I'm a one-browser kind of girl, and Firefox is what I'm used to. thanks for the suggestion, though.
33. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 04:35 BST
I generally use Safari for most thing, but I'll pull out Opera from time to time for some sites that can be a bit iffy with Safari. There are only a couple I can think of.
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34. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 05:01 BST
@Ricardo91: ditto. Especially when I already see the link that i want to click but accidentally click the add when the ad "breaks" the main page". So very annoying.
@Atlantis1982: my sentiments exactly. I, frankly, was wondering why it took a while, since we sure aren't paying for this site, and traffic seems to be steadily increasing, judging by all the new members (congratulations, NL, btw)
@Super Smash Bros. Fan1999: we all have lots of thoughts rolling in our heads (if i actually acted on mine, I'd be hella rich). (yeah, I said "hella rich". wanna fight about it?) But you do have an annoyingly high amount of complaint threads even still, and combined with other peoples, especially when the complaints are over issues that have been discussed recently, it gets very irritating. I'm no forum police, but could you please cut down on the many new threads? Its getting to the point where I spend less time on the site due to closed-minded or repetitive new threads.
@console web browser users: adds screwing up the page is one of the prices to pay for using the internet on an oddly formatted browser. I suggest grinning and bearing it, cause you guys are in the definite minority, and the adds seem to actually be doing some good.
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35. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 14:16 BST
A lot of users access this site from Wii or DSi. They may be a minority still, but on a Nintendo site, it's a large minority that shouldn't be brushed aside so easily.
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36. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:23 BST
I'm not just brushing them aside, but what I am saying is that to take all of them into account (and yes, I was one of them for quite a while) would require recoding the site (or sites in general, really) for each independent browser and platform
...quoting you seems to automatically ad "weird" to your name. I wonder why?
Edited on Mon 8th June, 2009 @ 15:26 by wanderlustwarrior
37. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 15:28 BST
About the weird part, the forum software has become sentient and is mocking me. But I'm okay with it.
About the rest of the post, they are just complaining about a hovering ad. If they went back to normal ads, their would be no recoding necessary.
38. Posted: Mon 8th Jun 2009 17:02 BST
Good then. if there wasn't something mocking you, I'd have to start.
I actually prefer these. I hate whole page adds.
39. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 18:55 BST
The normal ads on this site aren't whole-page either, y'know. They're just up there below the site navigation bar. Those are fine regardless of browser. This ad sucks.
40. Posted: Tue 9th Jun 2009 20:41 BST
Without ads, we'd have no homes or food. Spare a thought for the Nintendo Life staff here - we're fragile and poor.
But, nah, I saw that ad, but it appears to have gone now. I do have a disliking for intrusive ones like that myself.
Edited on Tue 9th June, 2009 @ 20:42 by Nanaki