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Poll Ad saturation on BB does it encourage membership

Discussion in 'Polls Forum' started by YOUTUBECANBESAVED, Jul 2, 2008.

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  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. other sentiment

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    23.1%
  1. YOUTUBECANBESAVED

    YOUTUBECANBESAVED New Member

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    I joined back in april and notice that the ads were not that heavy then went off and did other things. Now since I have posted some more it seems to me like the advertisements are many and heavy and I know, sign in and you won't be bombarded so bad. Right I know that my poll has to do with guests, visitors, and those who might want to join.

    ? why does this BB need donations if it is so heavily covered in advertising??
     
  2. Palatka51

    Palatka51 New Member

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    It takes money to host a site with a large band width.

    Firefox with Ad blocker as a plug in is your friend. :thumbs:
     
  3. SBCPreacher

    SBCPreacher Active Member

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    Amen!

    And Amen!
     
  4. donnA

    donnA New Member

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    When I first came to BB there were no ads, as a matter of fact, I don't think there were ads until BB was sold last year. We existed on donations, now it is an income, nothing more.
    And I have visited boards before with a lot of ads, they are a turn off, I usually never go back to them.
     
  5. PJ

    PJ Active Member

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    Works for me! :)
     
  6. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman Active Member

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    I think back in the origin days, the guy that owned it supported it financially.

    Times are changing.
     
  7. annsni

    annsni Administrator
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    Another board I'm on is going paid. I know it's not really because of the money but it's certainly costly to keep a BB going. IF people donate, then there is no need for ads but most people don't donate. We're talking hundreds of dollars a year just for the server/host. Then there's software updates and even the time of the administrator. I'm sure there are very few who have donated.
     
  8. StefanM

    StefanM Well-Known Member

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    I'm fine with the ads. I won't donate, and I will leave if I am required to pay. BB just isn't that important.
     
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