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Posted Nov 8, '08 at 7:21pm

dark_emperer

dark_emperer

16 posts

They've always been here, since day one. You need advertisements if you have not the fan-base that will give you money.

But I have noticed, the Staff at Armor Games, you have filled the site with Advertisements. I was overrun when I came here trying to log in, there were two right when I scrolled down, one at the top of the screen, and one pop-up. Which almost made me want to turn back and jump in to the newgrounds bucket again.

So, I'm not saying you should relieve yourself of advertisements, but having a pop-up and all those spam-filled pieces of crap on screen, you should filter it out somewhat and have a good site.

 

Posted Nov 8, '08 at 7:48pm

Pazx

Pazx

6,125 posts

All those advertisements pay for AG. Websites like this cost a lot to run, and those adverts. pay for AG. So they are completely necessary unless people make huge donations to AG.

They are annoying but necessary.

 

Posted Nov 8, '08 at 7:55pm

theone99

theone99

3,242 posts

The ads fulfill AGs money needs,since with ads up we dont pay.And,the only grudge i have against AGs ads are the smiley ads and the crazymania cursor window that pops-up when you log in.

 

Posted Nov 8, '08 at 11:16pm

InTheZone

InTheZone

604 posts

This site is good... compared to the thousands of other flash game websites that bombard users with advertisements and other crap. The fact is, the advertisement issue on AG isn't even that bad! Sure, there are an exceptional amount of ads on the front page, but do they really distract users? I think people focus more on finding the games than looking at the ads (people do ignore ads, y'know!) and the layout is appropriate for the time being.

 

Posted Nov 8, '08 at 11:42pm

juan999999

juan999999

3,162 posts

In the future this site will bring down any other.I don't complain about any ads except the roll-over.Without the ads there will be no ranks merits etc or not even AG.As Zone said before it's not that bad and it doesn't distract you.The best solution is the block ad plus thing just like BI said before me.Hope this clears out everything.

-Juan999999

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 9:32am

PixelSmash

PixelSmash

579 posts

I don't even notice the ads all that much anymore... half of the time my sound's off, so I won't hear much of the rollover ones. The only ones I do notice are the popups, but those are easily clicked away.
And I know it's all a way for AG to raise the money they need to maintain this site and pay for the servers etc... so I don't mind it at all.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 9:18pm

ShintetsuWA

ShintetsuWA

3,305 posts

I'm just glad there aren't any stupid flash-loading pop ups that when you move the icon over, it completely takes over the game that you're playing and slows the connection down BIG TIME! That's the only advertisements that I'm glad aren't here. Be glad, new users, because you never had to go through that apocalypse...

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 10:15pm

Parsat

Parsat

2,223 posts

If you have Mozilla Firefox, download Adblockplus. It totally removes all of the ads on any Internet site. In fact, I had no idea that there were ads on this site.

 

Posted Nov 9, '08 at 11:01pm

juan999999

juan999999

3,162 posts

Hey stop advertising your dumb thread!That's spamming stop!

 

Posted Nov 10, '08 at 2:06pm

dark_emperer

dark_emperer

16 posts

Juan you're an idiot.

In another case, I do see how the advertisements pay for the site, the server must be ridden with costs unbearable without a form of advertising.
Of course, obvious.
But when you permeate ads throughout a site and expect users to blatantly ignore them, it gets annoying. I, for one, come from a site which costs over $200 a month to keep up, but has only one ad. That ad is a google ad located at the very bottom and never distracts, speaks, or enlarges.
What I'm saying is, this site is for games and entertainment, you need ads, but you don't need 4 ads on-screen and a pop-up for msn smileys.