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September 04, 2013, 12:15:34 AM
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Buying out users signatures as advertisements is being taken to the next level. There is far too many of them. Literally every 2nd post contains a signature violently advertising a gambling site or something along those lines.

To a newcomer this honestly makes the forum & Bitcoin as a whole look like one big joke. A bunch of people who have such little self respect that they use their signature to advertise for a measly $20 or so worth of BTC.

Not to mention the negative affect this has on the management team of the forum in relation to the ad revenue. Why would you want to buy a couple of ad's for a week when you could buy 300 peoples signatures for a month for half the price.

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Edit: It has now come to the point where people buying these signature based advertisements are paying higher to people who make more posts in a select period of time. This is encouraging spam & now not only taking away from the forums from a visual perspective, but a content perspective.
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September 04, 2013, 12:19:45 AM
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you are entitled to your opinion no matter how ignorant I think you sound. Selling peoples signatures or renting peoples signatures helps the community as well as businesses grow, have you ever thought about that?
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September 04, 2013, 12:21:01 AM
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also, check the thread where the forum does Sell ads they sell them for a lot of money they have no problem selling them because there are a lot of power house companies that will drop the money immediately and will also out Bid other competitors for the ad.
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September 04, 2013, 12:32:29 AM
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best of luck in the raffle mate!

Move along.
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September 04, 2013, 12:34:31 AM
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also, check the thread where the forum does Sell ads they sell them for a lot of money they have no problem selling them because there are a lot of power house companies that will drop the money immediately and will also out Bid other competitors for the ad.
The funny thing is, forum ads don't account for even a fifth of the ads people see per thread.

I could do without all the colored crap turning my monitor into My Little Pony barf, but my eyes (and probably everyone elses') are trained to gloss right past text below the signature bar - so whatever.

(Maybe I don't write as well as I did, or lost all respect - but I was able to get 15 referral clicks in 2 months roughly a year and a half ago which has provided me a steady trickle of income. I tried the same referral link for about a month this year and accumulated 0 referrals.)

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September 04, 2013, 06:29:00 AM
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thank me later Smiley

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September 04, 2013, 08:24:46 AM
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Woot

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September 04, 2013, 09:39:56 AM
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There is nothing wrong with sig ads IMO.
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September 04, 2013, 01:10:50 PM
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you are entitled to your opinion no matter how ignorant I think you sound.

blockchain.info that hoe!

Truly painful.

I could do without all the colored crap turning my monitor into My Little Pony barf, but my eyes (and probably everyone elses') are trained to gloss right past text below the signature bar - so whatever.


I'd be a lot happier with sigs in general if they couldn't be formatted, aside from links.

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September 04, 2013, 01:24:44 PM
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I could do without all the colored crap turning my monitor into My Little Pony barf, but my eyes (and probably everyone elses') are trained to gloss right past text below the signature bar - so whatever.
I'd be a lot happier with sigs in general if they couldn't be formatted, aside from links.
Agreed
This is never addressed though

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September 04, 2013, 01:37:06 PM
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September 04, 2013, 07:39:09 PM
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I'd be a lot happier with sigs in general if they couldn't be formatted, aside from links.
Agreed
This is never addressed though

I completely agree too.
An option to disable signature formatting (set to true by default, for new users) would be enough for me.

People who fancy a 1%-house-edge-full-colored-big-letters ad for a "refreshing" break during a long thread read could still enable it.

Please, theymos! Roll Eyes

EDIT : To make you more comfortable with this, I can assure you a lot of polluting signatures stand out much more than your official ads.
Which, obviously, make the official ads worth much less.


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September 04, 2013, 07:58:09 PM
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I find ads annoying as fuck, but oddly enough, because they're in the signatures I hardly notice them, this website seems to be nice enough not to do the typical ones most advertisers do which are horrible where there's lots of flashing etc. to annoy you on purpose. I do think there should be limits on the use of colour though, if they're just plain text I'm rarely bothered by them. I also approve that more advertisers like Tradefortress are offering up much fairer terms than even normal advertisers because they aren't trying to force websites to accept commission based payments, I bet you PPC style advertisers are going to die off eventually because everybody hates them.

I've actually been tempted by some of them, but they'd have to offer more if they want to spam my webspace and signature like they do or they'd have to play by my rules.
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September 04, 2013, 08:05:32 PM
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We need an 'Ignore sig' button Smiley

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September 04, 2013, 08:08:43 PM
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Profile>Look and Layout Preferences>Don't show users' signatures.

Problem solved
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September 04, 2013, 08:09:30 PM
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We need an 'Ignore sig' button Smiley

No, we don't, as it already exists.
I like to read people signatures, but just want them not to take a third of my small screen and catch my eyes with flashy blinking huge links pointing to scam gambling sites.

EDIT : stormlighter was faster. Wink

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September 04, 2013, 09:06:43 PM
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Buying out users signatures as advertisements is being taken to the next level. There is far too many of them. Literally every 2nd post contains a signature violently advertising a gambling site or something along those lines.

To a newcomer this honestly makes the forum & Bitcoin as a whole look like one big joke. A bunch of people who have such little self respect that they use their signature to advertise for a measly $20 or so worth of BTC.

Not to mention the negative affect this has on the management team of the forum in relation to the ad revenue. Why would you want to buy a couple of ad's for a week when you could buy 300 peoples signatures for a month for half the price.

Thoughts?


I agree that a number of people that post with ads. Are not by any means quality. Posters.  I have my moments burned into history.  But I actually try to most of the time add to the convo not.

 "Derail brought to you by coinlenders."

I put an ad in my sig because I know the owner.  I know it's for the most part legitimate.  And I've been paid timely to just roll normal.  It's like an exra hundred or so dollars a year.  That does help when you have hobbys.

I think rules over time will change.  A posters ignored level will matter. .. LoL. quack shit usually doesn't fly period.  The problem will root itself out
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September 04, 2013, 09:41:18 PM
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Sigvertisements have never bothered me, I think it's cool that people can make a little money for something small and easy.  There can be confusion about what is a sig ad, and what is a forum ad.  This could make theymos's job harder if something illegal/viral is advertised, but as long as those are deleted I don't see a problem.

Maybe provide your own bitcoin forum that doesn't allow advertisements?  I hear that reddit is popular.
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September 04, 2013, 10:23:12 PM
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The only problem i have with signature ads is that some of them are "effin' HUGE", but as mentioned before, you can turn them off in profile preferences.
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September 04, 2013, 10:29:47 PM
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Literally every 2nd post contains a signature violently advertising a gambling site or something along those lines.
"violently advertising" wat?

It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a grue.

Tired of annoying signature ads? Ad block for signatures
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