View Poll Results: What should we do with the spam?

Voters
13. You may not vote on this poll
  • Intergrate it into the forums and have it on subject rather than off programming subjects.

    2 15.38%
  • Just intergrate it into the forums and make it blend in.

    4 30.77%
  • Have a quick popup in same window then goes back off screen.

    0 0%
  • Have some members to choose if they want the ads in their signature of what they like.

    1 7.69%
  • Just have the ads on subject.

    1 7.69%
  • Just have the ads blend in to the site.

    2 15.38%
  • Have a new window pop-up.

    2 15.38%
  • Donate to the forums and kill the spam.

    2 15.38%
  • Move to Chitchat forums and refuse to go back to vbForums until they get rid of the spam.

    5 38.46%
  • Be spammed to death for one day so we wont need anymore for another month or so.

    1 7.69%
Multiple Choice Poll.
Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Vbforums Spam Survey!

  1. #1

    Thread Starter
    Hyperactive Member Q_Me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    327

    Vbforums Spam Survey!

    What do you want to do with all that spam? They do have to have it to pay for their server expenses.
    53323737 15 743 313402 05 740313063. 17 15 4150 743 313402 05 140393403437 5203 743 30210.


  2. #2
    Fanatic Member SeaHag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Lake Huron
    Posts
    901
    its not horrible....
    think. it could be worse..

    I just hate advertising .

    Seahag

  3. #3
    Frenzied Member msimmons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,057
    I dislike it only because it is active x or java banners and my ie is screwed up right now so it gives me trouble (see my post in gen pc) other than that I understand we live in a capitolist society and people need and want to make money and I think this is a great community and would hate to have to pay the server bills
    I'm off to GalahTech, hope to see you there.

    If you don't like the rules they make, refuse to play their game. -- Steve Ignorant.

  4. #4
    PowerPoster techgnome's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    32,830
    At least:
    1) It's at the top
    2) It doesn't seem to be the "in your face" type of ads.
    3) It isn't for a casino
    4) Isn't FLASHING "Your a Winner!"
    5) All the ads I've "seen" (when I did pay attention) have been technology based (IBM, Oracle, Microsoft, etc).
    6) They don't look like stub dialog boxes that tell me my T1 "connection is too slow." and that I should "click here to speed it up."
    * I don't respond to private (PM) requests for help. It's not conducive to the general learning of others.*
    * I also don't respond to friend requests. Save a few bits and don't bother. I'll just end up rejecting anyways.*
    * How to get EFFECTIVE help: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Getting Help at VBF - Removing eels from your hovercraft *
    * How to Use Parameters * Create Disconnected ADO Recordset Clones * Set your VB6 ActiveX Compatibility * Get rid of those pesky VB Line Numbers * I swear I saved my data, where'd it run off to??? *

  5. #5
    Frenzied Member msimmons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,057
    yeah, i don't find them offensive at all (other than the prob i have)
    I'm off to GalahTech, hope to see you there.

    If you don't like the rules they make, refuse to play their game. -- Steve Ignorant.

  6. #6

    Thread Starter
    Hyperactive Member Q_Me's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Posts
    327
    Good point but it still pisses me off. If they are going to have ads why cant the members be interested in what the ads are about instead of the "click here so you can be spammed more" deal.
    53323737 15 743 313402 05 740313063. 17 15 4150 743 313402 05 140393403437 5203 743 30210.


  7. #7
    Fanatic Member SeaHag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Lake Huron
    Posts
    901
    are we talking about porn now.?

    i mean its not that bad

  8. #8
    Banned Michael_Kamen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,180
    what's not bad? The banners or the porn?

  9. #9
    Fanatic Member Slaine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2002
    Posts
    641
    I don't particularly have anything against advertising, I just find the ones being used are too large - take almost as long to download as the 'real' content and are too distracting with all that animation.

    I'm not sure how the guys who run the site get money from them but isn't it usually based on the number of click-throughs? If so just make sure you never click them (In fact I've never clicked a banner add in my entire life, have you?) and if they are recieving zero revenue from them after a few months they might be more susceptable(sp) to the suggestion of removing them.
    Martin J Wallace (Slaine)

  10. #10
    Fanatic Member SeaHag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Lake Huron
    Posts
    901
    oops.. i clicked it 2wice





    Put your hand if you like change?

  11. #11
    Hyperactive Member GingerNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Are those my feet?
    Posts
    372
    I'm still using a dial up connection and the pages are taking longer to load.

    The one at the top looks awful, makes the rest of the page look like ****. The bottom one is alright though.
    How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

    Global Freelancers | Web Traffic Analyser

  12. #12
    PowerPoster techgnome's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    32,830
    There's one at the bottom??

    Holy crap! There is! I never scroleld that far down before.....

    We should count our blessings that the ads are at the top & bottom..... I've seen places that toss in an add every 10-15 posts... right in the middle of the pages!
    * I don't respond to private (PM) requests for help. It's not conducive to the general learning of others.*
    * I also don't respond to friend requests. Save a few bits and don't bother. I'll just end up rejecting anyways.*
    * How to get EFFECTIVE help: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Getting Help at VBF - Removing eels from your hovercraft *
    * How to Use Parameters * Create Disconnected ADO Recordset Clones * Set your VB6 ActiveX Compatibility * Get rid of those pesky VB Line Numbers * I swear I saved my data, where'd it run off to??? *

  13. #13
    Hyperactive Member GingerNut's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Are those my feet?
    Posts
    372
    Originally posted by techgnome
    We should count our blessings that the ads are at the top & bottom..... I've seen places that toss in an add every 10-15 posts... right in the middle of the pages!
    Shut up you fool!!! You'll only give them ideas.
    How is it one careless match can start a forest fire, but it takes a whole box to start a campfire?

    Global Freelancers | Web Traffic Analyser

  14. #14
    Banned Michael_Kamen's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2001
    Location
    The Netherlands
    Posts
    1,180
    Originally posted by techgnome
    At least:
    4) Isn't FLASHING
    Too bad. There is an ad from Sybase, and it's flashing black on white!

  15. #15
    Member DragonFly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2002
    Location
    Down Under
    Posts
    59
    You forgot the "leave and go to galahtech... who will never have great big crappy animated ads in your face and all over the place...Option"

  16. #16
    PowerPoster techgnome's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Posts
    32,830
    Originally posted by Michael_Kamen
    Too bad. There is an ad from Sybase, and it's flashing black on white!
    I didn't say they weren't flashing at all... just that they weren't flashing "YOU ARE A WINNER!!!! Click Here!!!!!"

    But that aside, I haven't seen that one.... but then I'm pretty oblivious to the ads, I've gotten to overloaded that I tune them out 99% of the time.
    * I don't respond to private (PM) requests for help. It's not conducive to the general learning of others.*
    * I also don't respond to friend requests. Save a few bits and don't bother. I'll just end up rejecting anyways.*
    * How to get EFFECTIVE help: The Hitchhiker's Guide to Getting Help at VBF - Removing eels from your hovercraft *
    * How to Use Parameters * Create Disconnected ADO Recordset Clones * Set your VB6 ActiveX Compatibility * Get rid of those pesky VB Line Numbers * I swear I saved my data, where'd it run off to??? *

  17. #17
    Frenzied Member msimmons's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2001
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    1,057
    Originally posted by techgnome
    But that aside, I haven't seen that one.... but then I'm pretty oblivious to the ads, I've gotten to overloaded that I tune them out 99% of the time.
    Thats what I've been trying to say all day long... nothing has changed but everyone is all freaked out and leaving... Even I regestered at www.galahtech.com today and hope that it will become what this once was.
    I'm off to GalahTech, hope to see you there.

    If you don't like the rules they make, refuse to play their game. -- Steve Ignorant.

  18. #18
    Frenzied Member Shawn N's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    1,630
    This forum oughta give you an option to contribute via PayPal or something. Then when you contribute you get a custom title.

  19. #19
    Frenzied Member Shawn N's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2001
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    1,630
    Oh and the advertisement goes away.

  20. #20
    Junior Member Jethro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    To the left of normality
    Posts
    31
    Originally posted by techgnome
    At least:
    3) It isn't for a casino
    Another one to cross off the list
    See no sig

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Click Here to Expand Forum to Full Width