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I don't mind ads, but this is just too much.

I understand this board costs money, but currently it's a lack of respect for members. I suggest a boycott until those annoying ads are removed.

And I certainly not gonna pay 4$ a month to post on a messageboard. Let's get real.
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i didn't even notice them until you mentioned it
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zip it! it's the best men's test forum on the net.
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I managed to ignore that column so far.

Another solution, buy a bigger TV monitor
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i didn't even notice them until you mentioned it
Maybe it's because we don't have the same kind of monitor, but for me it's annoying.

If people don't say anything, the Internet will because a huge pile of ads.

I'm *not* totally against it, but when it stays within reasonnable limits.
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i have a 19" monitor and it shows up and annoys me
but if its the price for being free, i'll deal with it

just like i dont pay for "Wimbledon plus" videos....
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It's like Times Square in here!

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There's already an ad at the top, one below "post reply" and one at the bottom... That's 3, it's reasonnable to me.

But one million flashy ads at the right?! That's just too much. It's just a question of principle, I don't want Internet to become a giant ad. I already pay for an Internet connection, I'm not going to pay for each website I visit.
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It's like Times Square in here!
Yeah, exactly, like I said, I don't mind a couple of ads, but now this is just too much.
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Sure can ads and banners be annoying, but as long as the forum is still free I will take that. Also I guess the enormous growth of MTF made it absolutely necessary for the owners. Just right now about 450 people are online, on a day where nothing "special" happened, no Federer was beaten, no Nadal won the French Open, nothing like that; otherwise it would be even higher. Formerly, it was like 150 or 200 people online. Since coming home, I'm browing MTF for something like 20 minutes, reading the usual threads, looked up a few scoring threads, nothing outstanding. But just doing so in 20 minutes I produced a traffic of 16 MBs which came almost only by MTF. Now let's just assume every user has an average of 10 MBs per hour, multiplicate this by the average of users online and calculate the traffic per day, per month. The result could be likely a figure in the terra byte region and such server traffic is expensive of course

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I just put brown tape down the right side of my monitor

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Most of the regular pop-up and ads are blocked by the Norton Shield I have but not the new column. That's why it's not 'that' annoying to me.
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Sure can ads and banners be annoying, but as long as the forum is still free I will take that. Also I guess the enormous growth of MTF made it absolutely necessary for the owners. Just right now about 450 people are online, on a day where nothing "special" happened, no Federer was beaten, no Nadal won the French Open, nothing like that; otherwise it would be even higher. Formerly, it was like 150 or 200 people online. Since coming home, I'm browing MTF for something like 20 minutes, reading the usual threads, looked up a few scoring threads, nothing outstanding. But just doing so in 20 minutes I produced a traffic of 16 MBs which came almost only by MTF. Now let's just assume every user has an average of 10 MBs per hour, multiplicate this by the average of users online and calculate the traffic per day, per month. The result could be likely a figure in the terra byte region and such server traffic is expensive of course
Neely, those adds are more than annoying, this is just too much. I fully understand that it must be expensive to have a website like this one, but there has to be another solution than one million flashy adds.

I'm not going to argue, I will boycott, and I suggest people to do like me. Mabe it won't make a difference, but really for me it's a question of principle more than anything else.
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