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Please discontinue the Vibrant In-text Advertising

post #1 of 22
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Please discontinue this type of revenue generating ad. It is EXTRAORDINARILY ANNOYING.

Research, try some trials, and see if another form of revenue stream can be generated by the CakeCentral membership. This is NOT the way to generate revenue.

Although CC is probably the biggest, free internet site available for cake decorators, there is a lot of information available for free on the internet in addition to CakeCentral. If you make it too burdensome for the CC members to enjoy their time on this site, they may go elsewhere. I have begun my search for an alternate site.

Thank you for your consideration of this suggestion.
post #2 of 22
I agree - it is very irritating!
post #3 of 22
They had something like it before...remember how some words would turn into a larger colored link...for a while we couldn't type pearl dust without it looking weird.
post #4 of 22
I have no idea what you are talking about - I run Firefox with the Ad blocker and pop-up blocker add-ins and I get ZERO ads and pop-ups on this site (or any other). Not the side bar, top, pop-outs, nothing. Just happy, white, non-flashing, non-rotating space.
post #5 of 22
I also don't see them on my firefox, but I do see them on my ipod. And I find it annoying that when others see my posts they think that I am the one who put those adds on!!

Please CC, stop doing these adds!!
post #6 of 22
I'm reading this on my Nokia at the moment, and have no idea what you are referring to.
Do you mean the ads appear in our posting itself?
post #7 of 22
This is what someone posted referring to one of my posts.

"^ haha...oh dear. Sorry KateLS, there for a minute I was thinking you were a bit loopy for highlighting random words like that...then I realised it's advertising. Haven't seen that on here before. icon_rolleyes.gif Bit annoying. "


Yes, not everyone can see it, but it is there.
post #8 of 22
For those who can't see it, it's underlined green words in our posts. If you hover the mouse over the word, it displays an ad.
post #9 of 22
I use both IE and Firefox and don't see it in either application. I also don't see it on my IPad. It might also have to do with having Norton Security installed on my computer. I guess I should consider myself lucky.
post #10 of 22
This type of intrusive advertising usually ends up backfiring, since it drives users to install ad blocking software, switch to browsers that automatically block the ads, or just stop patronizing the site.
post #11 of 22
I'm not sure what the big deal is. Personally, I don't find them annoying at all. They are just random green words that don't do anything unless you scroll or click on them.
post #12 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by jason_kraft

This type of intrusive advertising usually ends up backfiring, since it drives users to install ad blocking software, switch to browsers that automatically block the ads, or just stop patronizing the site.



TOTALLY AGREE!!!! icon_mad.gif Well said.
post #13 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by PennieK

I'm not sure what the big deal is. Personally, I don't find them annoying at all. They are just random green words that don't do anything unless you scroll or click on them.


Yes, but when other people click on words that have been highlighted in your post without your knowledge and are sent to the advertiser's web site, the impression is that you are endorsing the advertiser's product, when that is not the case.
post #14 of 22
Not everyone is bothered by those annoying ads......I AM.
Some people can upload pictures....I CAN'T.
Not thrilled with CC lately.
post #15 of 22
You can easily disable them. Hover, click the ? and there's a turn off or opt out or something. I can't see it to tell you better right now since I already did mine icon_smile.gif
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