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Old 08/21/2009   #136
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What? Why? Is there seriously a rule against that? O_o
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Old 08/21/2009   #137
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Yep. This is just one additional reason I hate corporations. Though, to be fair, if they permitted it on a large scale people could get really fucking ripped off by it.
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Old 08/21/2009   #138
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Yeah, I once read about a web company that lost a month's worth of ad revenue ($10,000 or $100,000, not sure) because there were people that clicked their ads repeatedly, and Google shut 'em off. Not sure how much that would be though. But just remember that each time you click an ad, not only do we get a few cents, but another person has to pay that same amount.

Not sure how Google's protecting that though - but I'm kinda sure there's prevention measures that'll prevent clicks from being counted if they suspect they're not done 'seriously'. So, don't 'spamclick' 'em. I would say 'Feel free to click on ads' before that sentence, but I'm not officially allowed to ask or request or make people click ads.
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Old 08/21/2009   #139
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Not sure how Google's protecting that though
The internet police.
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Old 08/21/2009   #140
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You guys joke about there being internet police but....

They really do exist.

The internet police are watching you if you're in China.

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Old 08/21/2009   #141
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In other news, we made $0,01 yesterday, .
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Old 08/21/2009   #142
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Ⓐaron wrote: Yep. This is just one additional reason I hate corporations. Though, to be fair, if they permitted it on a large scale people could get really fucking ripped off by it.
Yeah, I guess I can see that happening. Like a forum telling their members to constantly click ads to gain more money.

I guess it can go either way, really.
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Old 08/21/2009   #143
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One question, why in hell do I have to see the adds? Elitist Bastards should not be troubled with such trivial nonsense. Having adds on the front page of an Elitist Bastard isn't quite elitist, imho.
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Old 08/21/2009   #144
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DONATE then. lol

Being staff does not excuse you.
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Old 08/23/2009   #145
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Cookie Monster wrote: One question, why in hell do I have to see the adds? Elitist Bastards should not be troubled with such trivial nonsense. Having adds on the front page of an Elitist Bastard isn't quite elitist, imho.
dig into your pocket then you cheapskate.
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Old 08/23/2009   #146
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In all honesty, site staff and forum staff are both donators to TLS in their own sense. In fact, if it wasn't for said staff, this site wouldn't even be anywhere near where it is now. So I'm fine with disabling ads for site and forum staff if they want to.

I'll leave it on for admins though - I need to personally check to make sure the ads are still working an' shit .

I'll see if I can get it so that unregistered members / guests get more ads than registered members tomorrow btw, if I don't forget it and cba.
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Old 08/23/2009   #147
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No leave it on for them, they need to suffer like they make the member base suffer with their poor moderating skills.
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