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Discussion in 'AK New Format' started by petehall347, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. buglegirl

    buglegirl In The Direction Of The Singularity Subscriber

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    Going paid will kill this site to be honest along with a lot of others.

    What will work is better "Vendor" support and none of this Google Ad crap.

    What I mean by "Vendor" is the companies that sell to audio enthusiasts.

    I could say a lot of other things but I don't run , support or whatever this site.

    But this site deserves better "Vendor" support than Grumpy selling records to pay bills.

    Frannie
     
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  2. 4-2-7

    4-2-7 Smart Ass Sponsor Subscriber

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    I agree the site could use manufacturer and retail support. One problem with that though, the constant beratement and belittling of anything that's not 40+ years old, and cost next to nothing. There is a very large group of members that feel the need to lambast the audio world when it's out of their wheel house, budget or belief of what audio is.

    A manufacturer and retail outlet would not want to spend money on promotion to deal with rude members and get belittled every time they participate. Then the fact if the majority is not buying new equipment there is no sense in advertising to them. I'm surprised Ron C is still here supporting Mac although he only post in the mac forum and it's a little different there. He is also just a member here on his own because he wants to help.
     
  3. Wildcat

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    The problem is getting whoever runs vp-api.com to fix whatever it is they broke. Or, changing/fixing whichever ad network is causing this issue. The only "fix" AK could do is disable that particular ad network and replace it with another, far as I know.

    That is the risk admins like myself run into when relying on a third party site to furnish content (and that includes remotely hosted scripting or script libraries, ad networks, etc.). We have our end covered, but have no control over that third party. Frustrating. Makes me long for the Web of 20 years ago before we had all of these complications.
     
  4. buglegirl

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    I am not even sure why its in the main page anyhow. Its in the footer.

    Frannie
     
  5. bhunter

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    That's on the server side. I really do not care who's; it still needs to be addressed. Frankly, I'm also a bit tired of poorly executed implementations of back ends. Meanwhile, so-called web style is driven by Apple and Google with their difficult to read interface designs complete with hidden controls. I'll also assert that the SNR keeps getting worse on the internet compared to when it was a smaller community. Yesterday, I used a browser without my normal security and was appalled at the number of pop up ads and redirects.
    Thus, I too long for the old Web. BTW, 20 years ago sounds about right: it was old enough to have quality content but young enough that the cretins had yet to arrive.
     
  6. Wildcat

    Wildcat "Road Song" (Pete Turner, R.I.P.) Subscriber

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    I had a couple of guestbooks going until I set up my first couple of forums back in 1997 (when I got a proper hosting account). That was back in the day when you could post an email address online and not have to worry about bots scraping your sites to harvest email addresses. And, you didn't have to worry about logins since spammers had not yet made their way to the forums. As soon as 2002, though, spamming had spread enough that we had to switch to a system which used logins. And it has snowballed ever since then.
     
  7. buglegirl

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    Why don't we roll things back to clay tablets and papyrus ??

    Not really sure what most of your complaining has to do with the issue at hand which is actually this new technology you say should have not been implemented.

    Frannie
     
  8. bhunter

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    I preferred the internet when the SNR was higher and the back ends were simpler. I'll also assert that with expansion came a lot of problems–usually brought about by crass commercialism of the web. Do not assume that I'm against a free-market; rather, I'm against stupid programmers that consistently fail to produce robust code and interface designers that place form above function. You took my longing for the old web too literally.

    Come to think of it, clay tablets and papyrus would be a good format for training people logic since any mistake would have a high cost. Hence, they'd be less likely to act without forethought.
     
  9. xero-D-hero

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    I see they loaded the ads early this weekend...

    :(

    Bret P.
     

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