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paulh66
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May 9, 2014, 2:58 PM

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Stop HS2 - political message? Can't Post or Reply Privately

On the home page I'm getting a "Stop HS2" message appearing all the time. I couldn't care less about HS2 one way or another but it's starting to get a little irritating to be seeing this message all the time on what is a non-political forum. Is it just me.... perhaps another symptom of the onset of Victor Meldrew syndrome? Wink


kirby knitters
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Me as well, im no fan of HS2 but id rather not see it on here all the time.


steve walker
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May 9, 2014, 7:13 PM

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It's a paid for button ad. There's not much else I can say.


UKPunk
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I couldn't care less whether it's there or not. I suggest that people take the same stance with it as they should with posters who irritate them. Just ignore it.



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paulh66
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Thanks for the advice, I hadn't thought of that. Just seems odd to see a political protest on a distinctly apolitical forum.


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Could it be that whoever paid for the advert has something to do with Hale Leys United, whose ground appears to be more or less where the new line will pass through?


UKPunk
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Thanks for the advice, I hadn't thought of that. Just seems odd to see a political protest on a distinctly apolitical forum.

That wasn't specifically aimed at you Paul. It just gets a bit tiresome the way some get the hump over things that are, in the grand scheme of things, pretty trivial.

I'm a 'live and let live' type of person and think too much fuss is often made of very little.



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steve walker
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I'm glad to see that the ad has provoked a response, It proves to this advertiser and hopefully to future advertisers that their ads really do get noticed.

I need any ad revenue I can get to keep the forum costs down. it's a struggle as I am having to take a lot less from my real business than I could a couple of years ago. I really don't want to put video ads as you find on pitchero and mitoo onto the site so work with me instead of complaining about a banner ad that is helping to pay the bills.


AndyE
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Re: [steve walker] Stop HS2 - political message? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

That's entirely fair comment, but do you have the facility to reject a button ad that is horribly objectionable?

While it might not be to everyone's taste and is undeniably political, the anti-HS2 message is not horribly objectionable. But an ad for (say) the BNP or an adult website might be considered so - much as I understand that you don't want to turn money away.


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That's entirely fair comment, but do you have the facility to reject a button ad that is horribly objectionable?

We could do with one of those for certain posters.....Tongue



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steve walker
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That's entirely fair comment, but do you have the facility to reject a button ad that is horribly objectionable?

While it might not be to everyone's taste and is undeniably political, the anti-HS2 message is not horribly objectionable. But an ad for (say) the BNP or an adult website might be considered so - much as I understand that you don't want to turn money away.



Yes that's a fair question.

The ad system is completely automated so there is nothing to stop someone from adding such an ad. I could of course remove it as soon as I noticed it and refund their payment (or not!)


Mister TwoU
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I run add-ons like Adblock+ & Ghostery, so I can't see ads!



Professional cretin.


steve walker
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I run add-ons like Adblock+ & Ghostery, so I can't see ads!



Yes well that really does help to keep websites like this one online doesn't it. Perhaps you would like to click the donations button in the menu above instead since you haven't done so already? Or should everything on the internet be free?

Since putting sites like this online certainly isn't free where do you think the funds come from, or doesn't that matter as long as you can't see any ads?


scottywalds
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I run add-ons like Adblock+ & Ghostery, so I can't see ads!

I use Adblock+, but add an exception for nonleaguematters.co.uk, and other sites I like and require ad support.


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I run add-ons like Adblock+ & Ghostery, so I can't see ads!



Yes well that really does help to keep websites like this one online doesn't it. Perhaps you would like to click the donations button in the menu above instead since you haven't done so already? Or should everything on the internet be free?

Since putting sites like this online certainly isn't free where do you think the funds come from, or doesn't that matter as long as you can't see any ads?



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Well said. Roughly how many of what you would call "regulars" have decided to make a donation in % terms?


steve walker
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I run add-ons like Adblock+ & Ghostery, so I can't see ads!



Yes well that really does help to keep websites like this one online doesn't it. Perhaps you would like to click the donations button in the menu above instead since you haven't done so already? Or should everything on the internet be free?

Since putting sites like this online certainly isn't free where do you think the funds come from, or doesn't that matter as long as you can't see any ads?



Wallop +

Well said. Roughly how many of what you would call "regulars" have decided to make a donation in % terms?



Well, I really wouldn't want to go down that avenue. It's purely a voluntary donation to help with the site costs but I wouldn't want to apply pressure on anyone, there could be all sorts of reasons why they don't feel able to do so. Everyone is welcome to use and contribute to the site regardless of a donation or not. I was a bit peeved about a forum member encouraging ad blockers on the forum but that's as far as it goes.

It's not just about the forum of course, there is the main site, the defunct nonleaguetables.co.uk site which we now host, the soon to be defunct nonleaguematters.net site, the content of which we will be putting online here and the new archives site that a couple of the people from the History section are putting together which will also be hosted here.

The Donations button is there in the top menu but clicking it will always be voluntary.

Cheers.... Steve


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Re: [steve walker] Stop HS2 - political message? [In reply to] Can't Post or Reply Privately

I can't imagine browsing without Adblock & Ghostery these days, it really makes using the internet an enjoyable experience again, particularly if you are using it in a public place using a hotspot, which I do quite frequently. I can't imagine going back to using things like mitoo in the local library, with these intrusive video ads coming on every time you navigate to another page.

I do, however, respect why sites like these need to have ads, so I will look into setting up exceptions for the nonleaguematters domain, and also I have just made a financial donation.

 
 


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