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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby desmond » Mon Oct 19, 2020 6:40 pm

Yep. It's notable what message that words convey to the reader, and what the individual reader's takeaway about the originator of that message is.

Thanks for highlighting this so well. :clap:
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby ConcertinaChap » Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:34 pm

I don't see the point you're trying to make. What does it say about the site policy? If you think it's "Nothing for a serious user" then that is so transparently bullshit that I must assume you mean something else.

The site needs money to survive. I don't like ads either, particularly ones that flash so I also keep my ad blocker on. However I hugely value this site and I want to see it survive so I compensate for this by taking out an online subscription. I still see the message but it's not really very much in your face - the people who run this place are pretty considerate in the main.

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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby zenguitar » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:09 pm

It is sad that someone who has principally used this site to promote his label is so lacking in understanding of what it costs to run a website and how simple it is to whitelist a trusted site in most adblockers.

Happy to piggyback on SOS's search engine optimisation, but unwilling to contribute in the slightest.

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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:16 pm

ConcertinaChap wrote:I don't see the point you're trying to make.

I think the point is, "I'm unhappy about an unconnected matter and everyone should know".

It usually is in these cases.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby S2 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:27 pm

nr-ads-0 wrote:Your f****** nag screen 'Disable adblocker' tells us something about your site policy in general. Nothing for a serious user.
As someone has already pointed out, words are such powerful things. You could have got exactly the same message across - maybe in the form of a question and the resulting posts would have been so different.

Also I can never see the point in swearing but with a load of asterisks. I have nothing against swearing in general though I don’t myself, but if you can’t actually do it (due to the forum limitations) then it’s rather wasted.

I must confess I’ve never found the ads too bothersome and I don’t have the adblocker on. I’m sure you’ll get used to them in time.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby shufflebeat » Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:45 pm

S2 wrote:Also I can never see the point in swearing but with a load of asterisks.

I think it makes me sound #+@#ing hard when in actual fact I'm a bit of a jessy.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Sam Spoons » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:58 pm

TBF you are a big jessie Shuff... :D
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Martin Walker » Mon Oct 19, 2020 10:08 pm

zenguitar wrote:It is sad that someone who has principally used this site to promote his label is so lacking in understanding of what it costs to run a website and how simple it is to whitelist a trusted site in most adblockers.

Happy to piggyback on SOS's search engine optimisation, but unwilling to contribute in the slightest.

And I suspect it also tells you something about the sort of people that help run the SOS Forums that despite this outpouring from nr-ads-0 about the 'SOS nag screen', we have thus far left up all the posts advertising his label releases.

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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:27 pm

I think he was having a bad day... :lolno:
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Eddy Deegan » Mon Oct 19, 2020 11:59 pm

nr-ads-0 wrote:Your f****** nag screen 'Disable adblocker' tells us something about your site policy in general.

I agree. The fact that it's a nag screen and not a "turn it off or you can't access anything" screen speaks volumes about the site policy in general.

nr-ads-0 wrote:Nothing for a serious user.

Does that mean we shouldn't take any of these seriously?

nr-ads-0 wrote:Hey there, Out now ...

nr-ads-0 wrote:Thank you both Mr. Spoons and Mr. Perret.

Your advices were very helpful.

nr-ads-0 wrote:Hello, Please have a listen to our latest addtions on Bandcamp

nr-ads-0 wrote:Hello, two current releases on Austrian label Natal Rec. are out now ...

If I had been you, doing what you do, and given that Sound On Sound is the biggest magazine brand in the industry, that it has a huge SEO presence, has freely let you promote your own stuff and is read by a large number of very well known people ...

... then before clicking 'Submit' on this post ...

nr-ads-0 wrote:Your f****** nag screen 'Disable adblocker' tells us something about your site policy in general.

... I would have chosen my words more carefully. I think the tone of your post tells us (and perhaps more to the point, everyone else reading this) something about your personal attitude in general.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby shufflebeat » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:26 am

Sam Spoons wrote:TBF you are a big jessie Shuff... :D

Yeah, and don't you forget it!



...um


...yeah.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Dynamic Mike » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:17 am

I use Adblocker on my PC but not on my phone. Seems like a reasonable compromise. I frequently open the Ads on my phone, mostly due my diminishing vision & coordination, as they're always dangerously close to the forum index! The only time I intentionally clicked on one that really tempted me, I was saved from GAS because it was out of stock.

I generally use startpage but if forced to used google I refuse to click on a sponsored link.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Watchmaker » Tue Oct 20, 2020 3:25 am

I have a subscription and I click ads to drive traffic, but I'm not a serious user.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby wireman » Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:43 am

I'm more annoyed by other things in the modern web...
  • Paywall barriers (US news sites), Don't allow your site to be indexed if you do this.
  • Complicated cookie preferences
  • Facebook hiding what should clearly be public information if you are not a user
  • Having to agree to ridiculous terms and conditions to view some sites.
  • Forms that have impossible to fill in fields or requirements

But in the end people who run a site can decide how people access and use it and the site often exists to make a profit from the visitors.

So far I have not taken out my frustration with angry posts or violence towards my computer.
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Re: SOS nag screen

Postby Hugh Robjohns » Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:28 am

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Just in case anyone isn't aware of what the OP is complaining about, the window above is displayed once when the SOS site is opened in a browser running an ad-blocker. It is a polite request to consider white-listing the SOS site, simply because SOS relies on income from multiple sources, including web adverts.

It is removed and the website accessed normally with a single click and it doesn't reappear at all in the remainder of that browsing session.

So it's really not a big deal, and certainly not one that warrants online abuse and throwing toys from prams...
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