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+ACP+    34068

:(

 

Gotta pay the bills. Please consider disabling your AdBlock for duelistgroundz.com. Yes, you will see the kinds of annoying ads that you'd see on a raunchy porn site, but hey, it pays for our server at least, not a raunchy porn site's server.

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+Satchmo    3226
12 minutes ago, TheGoldenTyranno said:

What happened to TheGameAcadamy? 

TGA is a for profit business, they should've done this to begin with imo, to get a proper return on investment, or at least some type of ad revenue.

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Faint    5722

i refuse to click on anything

 

if i am asked to in popup, i'll leave and never return within seconds

 

basically, please don't become josh

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+ACP+    34068

@Faint your comparison to Josh is extremely insulting. I am not trying to scam anyone. I am literally trying to make sure that when you visit www.duelistgroundz.com next month you see a forum instead of a message that says "Sorry, this domain has been shutdown because server costs have not been paid for."

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markus    2088

oh its more than just every time you click a forum or a thread it's like every time you click back on the dgz tab that's kind of annoying. but whatever. can you make it where the tabs opened dont switch to the main tab? that'd be not so bad.

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Faint    5722
45 minutes ago, ACP said:

@Faint your comparison to Josh is extremely insulting. I am not trying to scam anyone. I am literally trying to make sure that when you visit www.duelistgroundz.com next month you see a forum instead of a message that says "Sorry, this domain has been shutdown because server costs have not been paid for."

i think i need to explain my point a bit more, because misinterpretation etc

 

it was more "please dont ever let this get to the stage of giving dgz shitty spammy popups because that would make you like josh and fucking hell please don't do that or we will all leave"

 

hence "please dont become josh"

 

however i understand that i didnt make this clear enough in my original post and apologize for the confusion =)

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+ACP+    34068

Sorry, I'm just easily triggered by mentions of Josh. I'm not going to force you click on anything. There's a reason why I used the phrase "please consider." Any standard AdBlock will prevent you from ever seeing a single ad on DuelistGroundz.com in your life. I'm asking you guys to take one for the team here.

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Faint    5722
34 minutes ago, ACP said:

Sorry, I'm just easily triggered by mentions of Josh. I'm not going to force you click on anything. There's a reason why I used the phrase "please consider." Any standard AdBlock will prevent you from ever seeing a single ad on DuelistGroundz.com in your life. I'm asking you guys to take one for the team here.

the reason i mentioned josh was because of the obvious difference (if you left his site, there were ads saying "are you sure you don't want to get better at yugioh?!" - my point was in comparison to that ;)

 

but don't worry we get it, - shares on facebook get you legend status!! =D

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Faint    5722

More importantly. the section of DGz that is by far the most active is mafia, and that is dying very very quickly. I'd suggest taking steps to improve the section because my god it isn't happening at present. If we are seriously struggling this hard to get even 15 players for a game, then how long before that becomes 10 players? 5 players? 1 player? (that 1 would be tyranno, fyi)

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+mark    3103

Guys dgz really needs this rn, rough times etc 

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+mark    3103

I put DGZ as an exception for my add block

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+ACP+    34068
1 hour ago, Faint said:

More importantly. the section of DGz that is by far the most active is mafia, and that is dying very very quickly. I'd suggest taking steps to improve the section because my god it isn't happening at present. If we are seriously struggling this hard to get even 15 players for a game, then how long before that becomes 10 players? 5 players? 1 player? (that 1 would be tyranno, fyi)

I'd talk to @Logic about it; that's his domain.

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1 hour ago, Faint said:

More importantly. the section of DGz that is by far the most active is mafia, and that is dying very very quickly. I'd suggest taking steps to improve the section because my god it isn't happening at present. If we are seriously struggling this hard to get even 15 players for a game, then how long before that becomes 10 players? 5 players? 1 player? (that 1 would be tyranno, fyi)

more people can play if you increas the phase timer

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+mark    3103
26 minutes ago, 2k17! said:

more people can play if you increas the phase timer

48-24 should probably be the minimum rn without shorter night phases when actions are submitted earlier 

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+ACP+    34068
15 minutes ago, 2k17! said:

But, as it stands in the current situations, I've got no way to play Mafia here if my cell is going to be spammed with pop-ups when I'm trying to post at work

You literally just click the word "cancel" on the pop-up and then post whatever you want to post. I don't see the issue, unless you're seeing way different kinds of ads on your phone than I am.

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+The Antagonist    1668
7 hours ago, ACP said:

You literally just click the word "cancel" on the pop-up and then post whatever you want to post. I don't see the issue, unless you're seeing way different kinds of ads on your phone than I am.

You're entirely missing the point; yes, it's possible to play, but people aren't going to bother if they have to close a tab every single time they click on a link (which is what is happening for me on mobile atm).

It might just be my phone which sucks, but it sounds like I'm not the only one experiencing this.

 

I think banner ads are absolutely fine FYI but pop-ups are just... not. I can't think of a single website with pop-up ads that I'd consider "good".

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Sophocles    2791

Even porn sites at least give me 10 minutes or something inbetween pop-ups. If horny teenagers can't deal with pop-ups on every page, DGZ users definitely won't endure it.

- rate of pop-ups, + banner ads

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FVFRYTHFNG    345

https://adnauseam.io/

 

This is a pretty strong argument for more banner ads, it literally uses ublockorigin so anyone currently using an adblocker doesn't really have a reason not to switch to this as long as they aren't a Chrome user (which you really shouldn't be using anyways). That being said this is somewhat of a controversial topic when we're talking about ad revenue for the site so if it's inappropriate feel free to delet.

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Remember guys if you can deal with the popup ads on gogoanime.io you can deal with the ads here because they run at about the same frequency. 

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Grimey    8228

Yeah, I get a Macbook Virus ad pop-up every time I click anything on the website that can be interacted with. 

 

I legitimately got the ad 3 times while trying to post this because I made 2 grammatical errors that I tried to fix, and clicking on the word opened another pop-up.

 

Banners pls

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markus    2088

Go to banners I'm switching to AdNauseam on Opera. I guess it's time I be more anonymous on the internet anyways.

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»victor    6400
1 hour ago, TheGoldenTyranno said:

Remember guys if you can deal with the popup ads on gogoanime.io you can deal with the ads here because they run at about the same frequency. 

 

I'm not usually this harsh, but this is such a garbage analogy, bordering on false equivalency.

 

Here's why:

 

For TV, (JK)Drama, movie, anime streaming sites, you go to get content that is either region-locked or paywall-locked, you can binge the entire season, or because those sites don't have minute-long ads every 10 minutes.

 

There's value you don't get elsewhere (I mean people would watch on Fox/NBC/CBS OnDemand or equivalent site, if the content was there). See Netflix.

 

In our site's case, as a forum, we are being asked to be on this site to generate content or value ourselves - there's not  (no longer) any inherent benefit or value add in coming here (since people aren't even posting about modern Link Format Yugioh much here).

 

As such, to endure unrelated spammy ads to use the site, just to make it live again, strikes me as a bit rich.

 

I mean if you had a paid forum or paywall articles when Hoban was active (see ARG trying to monetize Twitch streams), Jeff Jones was willing to do exclusive content, etc. , then you might have a case for pay to play.

 

The old timers might persist (and many want it to persist), but good luck with anybody new.

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