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Old 04-01-2014, 10:45   #121
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Dear CF...

I understand your necessity to host advertisements to pay for the infrastructure of this wonderful website....

You have my permission and blessing to continue to do so...

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Hell ya! I wanna look like that when I'm 80.

Just kidding. Is that you boatman?
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Just kidding. Is that you boatman?
Yup... doing the SMX Surf..
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Old 04-01-2014, 18:17   #124
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Re: Has The Cruisers Forum Sold Out?

This has been another enjoyable Thread. Thank goodness we all have opinions and choices we can make.....like many here, I am thankful for all the enjoyment I have received and the knowledge gained....it is all far more valuable to me than the $15.01 I paid without hesitation and will again with time to renew.

Thanks to the "owner" and Moderators whom I do not envy for theirs is not an easy task to please all.........Life is Good another day.......just keepa Smilin.....
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Old 04-01-2014, 21:41   #125
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Hosting forums is a thankless job that only covers the bills if you're lucky! I fully support CF running ad networks to support free access, such an awesome resource. If you don't like the ads pay the membership.

Keep up the great work CF!

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If you don't like the ads pay the membership.
I do pay the membership and still get ads at the top of every page.

I participate in a variety of forums, some subsidized by ads, some completely ad-free, some with paid membership in lieu of ads, some with paid membership to participate at all, and some with purely voluntary paid membership. There are lots of business models that work. I pay for quite a few of these forums because I want to support a good site and/or want to squelch the ads.

Where I think CF could be improved is by making membership 100% squelch the ads. That I will very happily pay for. I'm fine with having the choice of pay up or suffer the ads, and we can each make our own choice. It just seems to me that what's offered currently is neither here nor there. I only speak for myself, of course, but I'm unlikely to continue paying membership if it only reduces the ads rather than eliminates them.

But, we are clearly talking to a wall on this subject since the site "proprietors" remain MIA.
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Dear CF...

I understand your necessity to host advertisements to pay for the infrastructure of this wonderful website....

You have my permission and blessing to continue to do so...

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Yeah, that's the one that forced me to install ad block. I cant have my 8 year old boy come in and see that.
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Hiya TwistedTree! Install AdBlockPlus freeware; Google it then download it. You'll never see 95% of the ads from any website you'll visit, including this forum's. It's a great software!

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I'm sure Andy loves all this talk about ad blockers etc., kind of like an organized discussion of how to take money away from him where you use his own site to do so. Doesn't seen to be very moral or honest to keep posting about it.

If you don't want to see the ads then pay for a membership or stop reading the site.
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Well it's a good thing we all don't have the same morals. Morals, honesty, and advertising, that's a whole topic in it self. I am very happy to know about Adblocker and bet hundreds of others are as well. A big thanks to whoever mentioned it.
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Hiya Sailorboy! I am a forum supporter who paid $15.01, in the hope that I will not see most advertisements. To my disappointment, advertisements were still popping in, even with my subscription. AdBlockerPlus, the free-ware, took care of almost ALL of the ads; no ads can be seen on any website you'll visit. Life's good!

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Hiya Sailorboy! I am a forum supporter who paid $15.01, in the hope that I will not see most advertisements. To my disappointment, advertisements were still popping in, even with my subscription. AdBlockerPlus, the free-ware, took care of almost ALL of the ads; no ads can be seen on any website you'll visit. Life's good!

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Hey Sailorboy,
I paid too. By the way did you pay or get a free membership. Seems to me that you were complaining about not making the cut on another thread.....But then did.
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Well it's a good thing we all don't have the same morals. Morals, honesty, and advertising, that's a whole topic in it self. I am very happy to know about Adblocker and bet hundreds of others are as well. A big thanks to whoever mentioned it.
Spot on post Horror Hotel, really love when people try to "Preach" their views of morality and honesty to me, and somehow now I am dishonest because I don't want to view images of scantly dressed woman or see an advert for Rocna anchors for the millionth time.

The older I have become the more I have grown to hate the capitalist consumer lifestyle that chews up every aspect of the natural world in the name of profit and has no parity between the fat cat haves and the have not's. When I was drawn into joining the Forum it was represented that it was free to join. I never had an issue with some advertising on CF, it was when the volume and type as well as methodology of them increased to crazy levels. When you allow any advertisers message here and you try to trick me under false pretense to going to a website that I have no desire to visit, it cheapens the experience and makes me feel used.
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... But, we are clearly talking to a wall on this subject since the site "proprietors" remain MIA.
This is what comes from not reading previous posts. I think Andy has posted in this thread. And what more is there to say? Some strong contributors got free supporter status for a couple of years. Now it's over. Boaty ponied up, and prob several others I haven't noticed.

There are several small benefits with supporter status, including fewer ads. Buy or fly cuz , ya know, no one rides for free.

It seems somewhat tacky to discuss ad blockers. Can't be many CFers unaware of the technology.
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