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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 12:53 GMT (UK) »
I agree with Suey. If the ads must stay would it be possible to lose the underlining? I would also prefer to see the words in a colour other than blue (perhaps green for go, or red for stop or danger  ;)) so they are not mistaken for normal links. However I suspect the reason they are blue is so they DO look like links, and the underlining is so they look like important links.

Which is preferable revenue wise, a hover or a click? I haven't clicked yet I'm afraid as in the odd hover I haven't found anything relevant in the ads to entice me to click.

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 14:45 GMT (UK) »
Is the experiment going to last long, it is quite annoying.

I should think the fact that Trystan and Sarah are currently losing money on this site is rather more annoying to them than some blue underlining is to us!

They work full-time and manage rootschat in their limited spare time. let's support them rather than piling in with criticism.

Will there be a vote on it?

Since they own the site they are free to do what they wish. They are trying to find ways of at least breaking even. Currently the costs of running roots chat are more than triple what they are paying on their mortgage! http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php/topic,267970.msg1524076.html

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #20 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:00 GMT (UK) »
Jennifer

i think most of us are in agreement over this. We have a great site that is free. Trystan and Sarah pay for it, maintain it and generallly keep us all happy for the love of it. The Mods are also all volunteers.

I feel a wee bit angry and also sad about  the criticisms that have been made over the past few days for what is a trial run of something that may help to keep us afloat. Many of the BIG sites that charge us s have far more infuriating adverts - do we hear  them being asked to remove them?

To every one, please no more criticism. Let it rest and see what happens.

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:03 GMT (UK) »
Hear hear Gadget!

I cannot believe we are even having this discussion bearing in mind we are not the ones paying for the site.

Thank you Trystan and Sarah for rootschat

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #22 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:21 GMT (UK) »
Hear hear Gadget and Kerry B - the complainers should be penalised  ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #23 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Hear hear Gadget and Kerry B - the complainers should be penalised  ;D ;D ;D ;D

A fiver a moan  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #24 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:25 GMT (UK) »
Hear, hear. We do not own this site. I'm confident that the owners will do their best for us.

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #25 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 17:35 GMT (UK) »
I dont see why they are so adverse to a Subscription Service - or selling me shares    ;D
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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #26 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 18:19 GMT (UK) »
Newf

thats a dirty word on here subscriptions, last time I mentioned it on a thread I got shot down.  ;D ;D ;D
Wouldnt be a bad idea though, people pay to use some other sites  which are no where near as good as this one.

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