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Posted Oct 10, '09 at 1:17am

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,853 posts

You are stupid.

Some of you stupid people do not understand how much money it costs to keep this site running. You have a even harder time understanding the complexity of Dan not having multiple money trees planted in his back yard beside his flying unicorns. Dan spends hundreds if not thousands making sure this site stays up and running for thousands of little children.

http://lh4.google.co.uk/charliechia/RwHQxG96fRI/AAAAAAAAAYo/od3WZw50cX4/s400/money_tree%20copy.jpg
This is not Dan, or his backyard.

Why do you like this site? Probably because it's very simple to register, join, login, play free games and talk to other kids. But this great and simple design didn't just appear. People were payed to design it, code it, and make so simple that a kid can come on and instinctively know what to do, making sure you have the best time possible, and this isn't cheap. At all. Not only does he pay coders/designers, but he pays game makers, quite substantial amounts of money to make the best games you all love. And he pays them a lot, if any of you pay attention you will know some people get thousands of dollars for a single game.

http://www.undeadreport.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/09/the_last_stand_2.jpg
This cost Dan thousands of dollars, and you pay $0 to play it.

But hey! All these great features, we must be paying a lot for this much free games, and user easy of access! How much? Oh wait nothing! But wait a second... let's do some off the top of my head math...

Dan + No User Fees = Expensive To Maintain Website

No that just doesn't sound around right. There must be a missing factor.

Dan + No User Fees + X = Expensive To Maintain Website

Now let's brain storm and see what X could be that keeps this site running, oh wait no I know, ads! So the equation goes like this:

Dan + No User Fees + Ads = Expensive To Maintain Website

Now in reality the equation is much more complex but we will keep it simple for you. But what happens if you take the ads away from the equation? It's like taking away the 4 from 4 + 2 = 6, it just won't make sense or work out. Which is why they exist.

http://tonova.typepad.com/thesuddencurve/images/2008/08/16/hillbilly.jpg
Average AG user trying to keep up with my math.

Don't worry guys, don't like ads? Use ad blocker! So cool!

Says 'Stupid Child A'

But aren't the ads there for a reason? Or why else would they be there?

Says 'Moderately Smart Child B'

Don't be stupid, ads are just there to annoy us, they don't mind if we block them, makes no difference!

Replies 'Stupid Child A'

Oh okay, I guess that makes sense Stupid Child A. Thanks for pointing that out to me, let's go whine about Sonny 3 and how it's taking forever just after Sonny 2 came out a week ago!

Says 'Recently Deemed Stupid Child B'

Yeah let's go!

Finishes 'Stupid Child A'

By blocking ads to make your petty lives easier, you are making harder for Dan to keep the site running, because he gets less money because of it. You block ads and this makes him want to keep this site under his management less and less, because money will soon come out of his pocket, money he works hard for, and deserves to keep. By blocking ads you are ensuring that this site won't survive for long. You will keep whining that the site has ads until he can't afford to run the site and either:
A) Sells it off to someone who will change the site to your dislike.
B) Make the site pay-2-play, so you will all have to pay.
C) Close the site in it's entirety.

http://io9.com/assets/resources/2008/02/1984_movie_big_brother.jpg
The future of ArmorGames due to Ad-Blockers.

You whine, but you pay nothing. If you were all ready to pay money yourselves, then complain, but if you don't like the idea of a pay to view website, you better expect a few ads. Think of the ads as your donation/fee to Dan to keep the site up, by blocking them you are trying to view the site without even paying the little minuscule entrance fee.

I don't mind ads, but now they are popping up in front of my screen and on the sides of the site! Normal ones are fine but they are now literally littering my screen to a point where I can't navigate the site.

Would you like to know who is to blame? Yourselves. This is a direct consequence of all you stupid kids who block ads, and lose Dan money.

Lets say it cost 10 dollars to run the site(it's not $10, but just as an example to explain). And the ads pay for let's say 11 dollars.
This 10 dollars goes to maintaining the site, and the extra dollar is put aside to save up and make the site even better. This comes to us as additional content or upgrades to the site/forum.

Now lets say that the ads pay for 11 usually, but now because people are blocking ads, he only gets 9 from them instead of 11. So this means he can't afford maintaining the site, let alone adding new things to it! How can this be? He will need to find a new way to make up for the 2 dollars he loses because of kids like you who block, and how does he do this? He compensates for the loss by making the other users who don't block, have even more ads. Annoying ads that appear on the sides and even over the site are there because he needs those to compensate for the loss of money generated by those who block ads. So not only are you making more ads appear by blocking, but you are making sure that he can't make enough money to update the site. You all complain new features never come on the site, and that is mainly because all the money that WOULD go to updating AG goes right into maintaining the normal site, due to losing money from blockers.

http://xjtian94.files.wordpress.com/2009/07/internet-advertising.jpg
Frontpage of Armorgames if enough people start blocking ads.

I hope you stupid kids semi understand this, so that you stop blocking the site. Because you are the main cause of it's lack of updates and increased ads. So unless you have a check ready to be payed to ArmorGames every month to ensure it staying up, I suggest you shut up and live with the ads.

P.S. I said stupid 6 times in this, almost a personal record.

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 1:23am

Strop

Strop

10,824 posts

Moderator

This cost Dan thousands of dollars, and you pay $0 to play it.

I know of not a single free ISP unless you illegaly steal your internet from your neighbor's unsecured wireless network >:D

BUT THEN...

Long story short, they now have loads of horse-porn on their computer

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But anyway, this is like an Encyclopaedia Dramatica article, except better. You have too much time on your hands, Klaus, you jerk :P

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 1:24am

Strop

Strop

10,824 posts

Moderator

p.s. Klaus, if you try to set any more personal records for blanket-insulting users in your posts I will have to summon Thor. Again ;)

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 1:26am

Klaushouse

Klaushouse

2,853 posts

p.s. Klaus, if you try to set any more personal records for blanket-insulting users in your posts I will have to summon Thor. Again ;)

You're stupid.

P.S. newby AG users if you don't get his reference then you have not lived. Go to bash.org.

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 1:36am

Strop

Strop

10,824 posts

Moderator

http://i438.photobucket.com/albums/qq105/strawpony/modlocks/funnee.png

I'm going to stop now before this thread reaches critical mass and I have to lock it.

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 1:38am

Strop

Strop

10,824 posts

Moderator

...just one more.

The Ancient approves!!!

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 2:27am

kingryan

kingryan

4,165 posts

Mmmhmm...I don't mind the normal ads, just the side ones. And I know that it gives the site revenue...but don't you think that to get money they could add more items to the store rather than background ads?

You forgot the '/rant' at the end of your post Klaus.

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 5:38am

kesse

kesse

132 posts

I have always encouraged users to turn off ad blockers at least while gaming on trusted sites. Good, funny post :]

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 6:03am

Barn_100

Barn_100

58 posts

The ad in the background just makes this site very VERY laggy and is really annoying when you scroll down

 

Posted Oct 10, '09 at 7:13am

Owen135731

Owen135731

1,813 posts

It's kind of ironic...

Most of you ask to get rid of pop-up ads, or to reduce the amount of ads, so they do something different for a change. Then what do you all do? Complain about their new methods! It's not that big of a deal. It's not like people randomly click on the sides of the screen or something (except for Devoidless).

Everyone should just be happy with what we have, compared to other sites and what they have. You don't see us with to many animated/moving ads, or (rollover to expand) ads. And why is it that everyone has to complain about everything they change? Nearly every time something happens, there always a wave of topics about how this site is getting "worse". Well, if it's getting so bad, why don't you just leave? That would solve all your problems now wouldn't it?