Out of the Blue

As was noted yesterday, our new advertising is now showing up here. Your feedback on the new ads is welcome, and hopefully the elimination of pop-ups and takeovers addresses the understandable complaints about the ads here in the past. I want to thank the many of you who have already stopped blocking ads here, and hope that anyone who is still doing so will consider whitelisting us to help support the site.

Oh yeah, congrats to the Yankees.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 10:59
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Nov 5, 2009, 10:59
nin
 

*cough*PAYPAL!*cough*

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Nov 5, 2009, 11:12
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Nov 5, 2009, 11:12
 
*cough*stoppissinginthewindninallyoudoisgetwet*cough*
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 11:38
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Nov 5, 2009, 11:38
 
I'll take a Blue's shirt and coffee mug!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:03
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:03
 
I'll take one mug and t-shirt also.I'm wondering if I click on the ads will that help you Blue?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:06
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:06
 
I stopped seeing the ads? What happened?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:07
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:07
 
You're whitelisted again Blue, but does us just SEEING the ads make you money? Or do we need to click on them, or even actually buy stuff through the link from the advertisers? How does that work.

I'll happily click on every ad that pops up if it makes you money.

Creston
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:09
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:09
 
Okay, that story about that 6 year-old girl leaving her parents love notes just broke my heart...

Cry

Creston

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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:36
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:36
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Stephen I disabled ABP and Flashblock but for some reason some pages appear ad free; including the homepage. Is this normal?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:45
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:45
 
Need us to clicky on ads too Blue, this is the only site I would willing click an ad? Can't promise I will buy them, since I gave up being an impulse buyer except for some indie developers?

I don't know what's going on at the site about the young girl, I can hit the page but it stutters and staggers won't load properly. Can just see the top part of the first message. It could be some weird Flash or Java embed, I guess.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 12:46
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Nov 5, 2009, 12:46
 
for some reason some pages appear ad free; including the homepage

Same here. I'm in germany, so maybe all ads are geo-targeted for other countries?
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 13:11
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Nov 5, 2009, 13:11
 
Same here. I'm in germany, so maybe all ads are geo-targeted for other countries?

I think that some territories outside the US may not be seeing the ads. Also, there seem to be occasions where there may be no ads to serve no matter where you are.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 13:13
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Nov 5, 2009, 13:13
 
What's with all these ad things? jeez, it's like it's a free site... oh...

and yeah, I'd get a blues mug or shirt...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 13:42
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Nov 5, 2009, 13:42
 

Oh yeah, congrats to the Yankees.

Screw the F'in' Yankees. All they did was buy another trophy.

There's no place like 127.0.0.1
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 14:00
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Nov 5, 2009, 14:00
 
Screw the F'in' Yankees. All they did was buy another trophy.

You're right. They should just be like all the other teams and not spend their revenue on the product on the field. Instead, they should field a team of prospects and rookies that win 72 games, and put their revenue sharing checks into their own bank accounts.

Turn the Yankees into the Pirates/Marlins/Royals/Indians/Twins/Padres! (take your pick)

Oh wait, without the Yankees spending so much, there'd be basically no revenue sharing to begin with.

Creston
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 14:03
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Nov 5, 2009, 14:03
 
You're whitelisted again, Blue. Sadly, the new ads are just as obnoxiously animated as before. I'll have to avoid this site at work.

RE: the 6-yr-old and the love notes: I have a 6-yr-old daughter and I can't make it through the article. I will not cry at work, dammit.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 14:16
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Nov 5, 2009, 14:16
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Sadly, the new ads are just as obnoxiously animated as before.

That was my experience also, hence the paypal comment.
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Nov 5, 2009, 14:36
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Nov 5, 2009, 14:36
 
New Salt trailer, with Angelina Jolie


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Re: Out of the Blue
Nov 5, 2009, 15:19
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Re: Out of the Blue Nov 5, 2009, 15:19
Nov 5, 2009, 15:19
 
You're whitelisted again, Blue. Sadly, the new ads are just as obnoxiously animated as before.

Yes, the ads do use Flash, that is pretty unavoidable these days. What they don't use are expanding tricks, sound, pop-outs and other such shenanigans. I can only hope that everybody can put up with this.
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Nov 5, 2009, 15:50
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Nov 5, 2009, 15:50
 
That story about the six year old with brain cancer just doesn't ring true to me, especially the "135 days to live." Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon, but I don't believe it.

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Nov 5, 2009, 16:52
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Nov 5, 2009, 16:52
 
That story about the six year old with brain cancer just doesn't ring true to me, especially the "135 days to live." Maybe I'm just a curmudgeon, but I don't believe it.

My 15 year old sister lived almost a year with the same form of cancer. It sucks and its horrible especially at the end when they start losing senses like sight. Yeah you can believe it. Some don't last past a few months.
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