Pay to not see ads



  • Any chance of being able to pay to remove the ads? They ones on the phone irritate me immensely.

    If I can't access the Fern, I actually have to do some work, or interact with friends and family. That aggression will not stand.



  • Maybe

    We can hide ads for members of a group. You get added to a group if you pay something?



  • @Duluth Isn't there a precedent for that?



  • @dogmeat

    Yes we did it before



  • I thought we had that still ... I guess my ad block is efficient.



  • The google stuff its getting annoying. Both how invasive the ads recently became and how much time it takes to cleanup posts to remove a flag

    What are our options?

    A small patreon for people who want to help with costs? Maybe that removes ads for everyone?



  • @Nepia said in Pay to not see ads:

    I thought we had that still ... I guess my ad block is efficient.

    @Nepia said in Pay to not see ads:

    I thought we had that still ... I guess my ad block is efficient.

    I only see them on my phone ... android what do people use?



  • Yeah, we had it in the old software. With the changes Duluth has been making we have more options again on how to handle that.

    To be honest, I'd like some ideas from people because the google ad reviews are getting painful.

    We could chuck up a Patreon and people that donate/subscribe there can be added to a group that no longer sees adds?

    As we have low costs, it wouldn't take much to cover those entirely and just remove the ads altogether. And if we go over we can put that into better hardware/memory to improve performance or add features.

    What are people's thoughts?



  • @Kirwan said in Pay to not see ads:

    What are people's thoughts?

    How much are we talking a month? Like $50-$100?



  • @Kirwan could raise some serious coin if you auctioned off week long bans on TradeMe ... get the economists going on how to maximise revenue 😃



  • @nzzp said in Pay to not see ads:

    How much are we talking a month? Like $50-$100?

    Total costs are really small.. a few hundred a year

    If we got $50 a month in total that would cover everything

    So fuckall really



  • I'm definitely willing to pay if it means we slide out from under the current regime. It's bad for all involved.

    How many regular users to we have? 20? 30?



  • @Kirwan said in Pay to not see ads:

    Yeah, we had it in the old software. With the changes Duluth has been making we have more options again on how to handle that.

    To be honest, I'd like some ideas from people because the google ad reviews are getting painful.

    We could chuck up a Patreon and people that donate/subscribe there can be added to a group that no longer sees adds?

    As we have low costs, it wouldn't take much to cover those entirely and just remove the ads altogether. And if we go over we can put that into better hardware/memory to improve performance or add features.

    What are people's thoughts?

    My thoughts are:

    1. I'm in, where do I send the pingers?
    2. If I pay extra can you give @jegga a really disappointing avatar and remove his ability to edit it. Or maybe change his username to GFYs

    But seriously, it's a great idea. And we should also have t shirts again.



  • @mariner4life

    Heavy daily posters? There's a few more than that

    Regulars is more like 200

    Readers vs posters is huge. That gap continues to grow (because of phone vs pc I think)



  • @Duluth said in Pay to not see ads:

    @mariner4life

    Heavy daily posters? There's a few more than that

    Regulars is more like 200

    Readers vs posters is huge. That gap continues to grow (because of phone vs pc I think)

    $10 each a year.

    Name and shame the non-contributers.



  • @JC said in Pay to not see ads:

    @Kirwan said in Pay to not see ads:

    Yeah, we had it in the old software. With the changes Duluth has been making we have more options again on how to handle that.

    To be honest, I'd like some ideas from people because the google ad reviews are getting painful.

    We could chuck up a Patreon and people that donate/subscribe there can be added to a group that no longer sees adds?

    As we have low costs, it wouldn't take much to cover those entirely and just remove the ads altogether. And if we go over we can put that into better hardware/memory to improve performance or add features.

    What are people's thoughts?

    My thoughts are:

    1. I'm in, where do I send the pingers?
    2. If I pay extra can you give @jegga a really disappointing avatar and remove his ability to edit it. Or maybe change his username to GFYs

    But seriously, it's a great idea. And we should also have t shirts again.

    My thoughts.
    1 GFYs
    2 that’s it



  • I'm in for patereon or sending a few via PayPal. Or we all just pool the money and put a multi on every week for $50 and if you lose you are out. Cream will rise to the top turn $500 into $5000 and 10 years of hosting etc.



  • @Magpie_in_aus said in Pay to not see ads:

    I'm in for patereon or sending a few via PayPal. Or we all just pool the money and put a multi on every week for $50 and if you lose you are out. Cream will rise to the top turn $500 into $5000 and 10 years of hosting etc.

    bags not picking horses until my current form turns around, or we are all going broke...



  • Also if you multi contribution is wrong you have a shit avatar of a team you hate and have to login and post daily about your favorite player in that team and a fun fact about them



  • @Magpie_in_aus said in Pay to not see ads:

    Also if you multi contribution is wrong you have a shit avatar of a team you hate and have to login and post daily about your favorite player in that team and a fun fact about them

    it gets worse!



  • @JC said in Pay to not see ads:

    @Kirwan said in Pay to not see ads:

    Yeah, we had it in the old software. With the changes Duluth has been making we have more options again on how to handle that.

    To be honest, I'd like some ideas from people because the google ad reviews are getting painful.

    We could chuck up a Patreon and people that donate/subscribe there can be added to a group that no longer sees adds?

    As we have low costs, it wouldn't take much to cover those entirely and just remove the ads altogether. And if we go over we can put that into better hardware/memory to improve performance or add features.

    What are people's thoughts?

    My thoughts are:

    1. I'm in, where do I send the pingers?
    2. If I pay extra can you give @jegga a really disappointing avatar and remove his ability to edit it. Or maybe change his username to GFYs

    But seriously, it's a great idea. And we should also have t shirts again.

    Still working out if we want to do this or not, also interested in hearing from people who think it's a bad idea and why they think that.

    T-shirts is a blast from the past, I think Bart's old business used to make those? Getting old, can't remember. "Bring Back the Biff"



  • @nzzp yeah I only get them on my android, which is either a bar on the top or bottom of the screen which you click to hide.

    As an aside, in a similar vein (TSF thread without a Hijack wouldnt be TSF)

    I was out seeing a client last week, and started asking quesitons about the generators they had as I was interested in getting one for home as we have water tanks and with no power, no water...anywhoo, for the next 24 hours I got ads for Generators...totally random or tinfoil hat shit?



  • @taniwharugby said in Pay to not see ads:

    @nzzp yeah I only get them on my android, which is either a bar on the top or bottom of the screen which you click to hide.

    As an aside, in a similar vein (TSF thread without a Hijack wouldnt be TSF)

    I was out seeing a client last week, and started asking quesitons about the generators they had as I was interested in getting one for home as we have water tanks and with no power, no water...anywhoo, for the next 24 hours I got ads for Generators...totally random or tinfoil hat shit?

    Nope. Four of us were talking about kayak fishing at smoko and two of us got ads for kayaks within minutes.



  • Well you are carrying a microphone....



  • @Kirwan indeed, but that is next level with it being on/open 24/7?



  • I think it's a good idea (the one off or monthly payment, not the gambling ... gamble responsibly), although do we get a discount to avoid the politics section or do we have to pay extra?



  • @Nepia said in Pay to not see ads:

    one off or monthly payment

    Probably monthly

    @Kirwan is just looking at the options now

    I'm thinking we'll just turn the ads off completely. If people are willing to donate - great. If not, that's cool too

    Does anyone think this is a bad idea?



  • @Duluth said in Pay to not see ads:

    @Nepia said in Pay to not see ads:

    one off or monthly payment

    Probably monthly

    @Kirwan is just looking at the options now

    I'm thinking we'll just turn the ads off completely. If people are willing to donate - great. If not, that's cool too

    Does anyone think this is a bad idea?

    Nope.

    Maybe posters could make their side bets result in a donation e.g. loser donates 20. Would be better than eating hats or Beiber avatars



  • Hang on, just realised that @NTA could donate all his power wall savings as recompense for boring us about it for years!



  • I'm in. Those descending ads on my phone drive me nuts.

    It's easier to do it once a year, as we used to on PayPal, but monthly is fine too.



  • How about something like a limit on the number of posts you can make a day unless you are a subscriber?

    1. The Fern would still be free to read.
    2. Irregular users could still post up to two posts a day for free on the Sports Forum
    3. Post more often than that or on the Off Topic Forum or the Politics Forum you'd have to pay $2 a month or $20 a year.

    Assuming costs are kept as low as now, then that would probably remove the need for ads.



  • @Kirwan said in Pay to not see ads:

    @JC said in Pay to not see ads:

    @Kirwan said in Pay to not see ads:

    Yeah, we had it in the old software. With the changes Duluth has been making we have more options again on how to handle that.

    To be honest, I'd like some ideas from people because the google ad reviews are getting painful.

    We could chuck up a Patreon and people that donate/subscribe there can be added to a group that no longer sees adds?

    As we have low costs, it wouldn't take much to cover those entirely and just remove the ads altogether. And if we go over we can put that into better hardware/memory to improve performance or add features.

    What are people's thoughts?

    My thoughts are:

    1. I'm in, where do I send the pingers?
    2. If I pay extra can you give @jegga a really disappointing avatar and remove his ability to edit it. Or maybe change his username to GFYs

    But seriously, it's a great idea. And we should also have t shirts again.

    Still working out if we want to do this or not, also interested in hearing from people who think it's a bad idea and why they think that.

    T-shirts is a blast from the past, I think Bart's old business used to make those? Getting old, can't remember. "Bring Back the Biff"

    Think I still have a TSG "Dingo stole my world cup" one somewhere!

    I'm in for a $ contribution to kill the ads.



  • Ok, I have the basic page in place. I will double check I've not screwed anything up and trial it later this evening.

    In the meantime, Duluth is turning off the ads.

    Thanks for the feedback.



  • Ads should be gone now



  • @Duluth @Kirwan you boys are too fast for government work. Where was the working group?

    Great work, Keen to donate let me know where and when. Personally I'm happy for donors to be anonymous... Preference is not to differentiate people



  • I suggest we all put cash in a pot then we give it to @Hooroo so he can triple it on one of his horses.

    More realistically, I'm happy to chip in with some cash - be it Patreon or whatever.



  • @nzzp said in Pay to not see ads:

    @Duluth @Kirwan you boys are too fast for government work. Where was the working group?

    Great work, Keen to donate let me know where and when. Personally I'm happy for donors to be anonymous... Preference is not to differentiate people

    Yes, will make sure thats enabled. That's the sort of thing I'm confirming in a few hours.

    This is more of a pitch in if you can sort of deal, not required at all.



  • @Duluth does this mean we can fuckin swear again?



  • normally i get nudes for my patreon...



  • @sparky said in Pay to not see ads:

    How about something like a limit on the number of posts you can make a day unless you are a subscriber?

    1. The Fern would still be free to read.
    2. Irregular users could still post up to two posts a day for free on the Sports Forum
    3. Post more often than that or on the Off Topic Forum or the Politics Forum you'd have to pay $2 a month or $20 a year.

    Assuming costs are kept as low as now, then that would probably remove the need for ads.

    Wouldn’t charging to post on the Politics board be a clampdown on free speech?


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