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Old 10-05-2019, 09:33 PM   #29
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With your permission I will turn it off for you.

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Done.

I’ve been told this helps now we shall see.
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Can't be a supporter unless you have PayPal.

I had a big problem with PayPal years ago so I don't have an account with them anymore.

This was discussed a year or two ago and it doesn't look like it will change.
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Old 10-06-2019, 08:51 AM   #31
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Advertising will always pay more than paid subscriptions will. The folks hosting this board do so for profit. The more members, more advertising revenue. Paid subscription do not really mean much for revenue factors.
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Old 10-06-2019, 09:00 AM   #32
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I simply block host files. The banner ads at the sides of pages are still there which I like because I occasionally use those products but the other ads and pop-ups just don't happen. Google how to block host files for your OS. Mine is Windows 10 and it works fantastic. Free too.
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Old 10-06-2019, 10:27 AM   #33
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Can't be a supporter unless you have PayPal.

I had a big problem with PayPal years ago so I don't have an account with them anymore.

This was discussed a year or two ago and it doesn't look like it will change.
This is erroneous but has been discussed many time over the years I have been involved with iRV2.

Being a payer to a PayPal transaction does not require setting-up a PayPal account.
However the payer must have an open and active credit card.

The ownership here uses PayPal to avoid running a retailer account for credit card charges to accomplish these rather small transactions (another method of keeping down costs).

Supporting membership is not mandatory. But for the small price, there are many perks like discussed here and on the sign-up page:
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f62/irv2-...rs-113379.html

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Old 10-06-2019, 11:37 AM   #34
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With your permission I will turn it off for you.

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Done.

I’ve been told this helps now we shall see.
Honest to goodness, I'm not a big complainer. The ads at top and to the right of pages have never bothered me any. As someone else mentioned, there are times when they are of interest to me and I click them to see what they have to say. I see those are gone now and that is fine but the ones that my complaints are about are still popping up in the middle of the topic and thread post lists.

John, the service here is great and I certainly appreciate you looking into my small complaint. In the grand scheme of things, it's certainly not a deal breaker at all. Still, it'd be nice if the partner ads got moved from the middle of the topic and post lists.

Again, Thank You for looking into this!
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Old 10-06-2019, 12:42 PM   #35
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As with any new operations schemes maybe it will work itself out over time.
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Old 10-07-2019, 07:44 AM   #36
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Advertising will always pay more than paid subscriptions will. The folks hosting this board do so for profit. The more members, more advertising revenue. Paid subscription do not really mean much for revenue factors.
Actually this is not the case (for us at least). The primary issue facing free ad supported business models is the fact that browsers and operating systems are integrating ad blockers. That undermines being able to provide services for free but we keep evolving and trying. It would be much better if we could just switch to paid memberships but the vast majority of our contributors would not pay and we would see a decline in our participation.

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Can't be a supporter unless you have PayPal.

I had a big problem with PayPal years ago so I don't have an account with them anymore.

This was discussed a year or two ago and it doesn't look like it will change.
You can still pay with only a credit card, never logging into PayPal. PayPal is still the credit card processing company but you don't have to login or create an account.

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As with any new operations schemes maybe it will work itself out over time.
We are hoping to develop a system that will reward members for participating. For example, if you post a lot to the forums then you can get a free upgraded account and access to our other tools. It's not as easy as using post count alone because we don't want to reward fluff. So we are looking at some other metrics as well.

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I use a laptop and ad blocker.. No ads here.
Yep, that's what everyone is doing and it's putting the hurt on ad supported businesses. Look for more aggressive ad placements and more content to get blocked off behind paywalls because of ad blockers.
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And now there is a full width footer ad in the web site? What is going on IRV2? Are you desperate??? Make this one go away too for paid supporters or I'm out!

AdBlock google chrome browser extension now installed thanks to IRV2's work.
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And now there is a full width footer ad in the web site? What is going on IRV2? Are you desperate??? Make this one go away too for paid supporters or I'm out!

AdBlock google chrome browser extension now installed thanks to IRV2's work.
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I can live with ads (duh, I have to ). But the blinking, scrolling, flashing drives me to distraction - please make it stop.

I've blocked the right column in 'Options' (?), the problem is that I lose the 'recent posts' window which helps me branch into threads I'd never otherwise look at. So now I open a word doc (or any other window and stretch it across the right column so I can quickly access that info by clicking on IRV2 which brings it back on top).

I'd really like to see a 'Like" button added to the software. I belong to several other sites with this feature and use it to - 1. Evaluate others' postings. 2. Evaluate my own postings Yes, it can be cliquey but it's very helpful anyway. And it's much faster than IRV2's 'Thanks' button which requires a comment of some sort. And a 'Thanks' reply isn't visible to other members as is a 'Like' which becomes a public 'reward' for a contribution. A 'Like' button would also help IRV2 evaluate members' postings for - "We are hoping to develop a system that will reward members for participating."
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I can live with ads (duh, I have to ). But the blinking, scrolling, flashing drives me to distraction - please make it stop.

I've blocked the right column in 'Options' (?), the problem is that I lose the 'recent posts' window which helps me branch into threads I'd never otherwise look at. So now I open a word doc (or any other window and stretch it across the right column so I can quickly access that info by clicking on IRV2 which brings it back on top).

I'd really like to see a 'Like" button added to the software. I belong to several other sites with this feature and use it to - 1. Evaluate others' postings. 2. Evaluate my own postings Yes, it can be cliquey but it's very helpful anyway. And it's much faster than IRV2's 'Thanks' button which requires a comment of some sort. And a 'Thanks' reply isn't visible to other members as is a 'Like' which becomes a public 'reward' for a contribution. A 'Like' button would also help IRV2 evaluate members' postings for - "We are hoping to develop a system that will reward members for participating."
Had to laugh when you complained about the flashy blinking stuff then you put a flashy blingy icon in your reply...too funny.
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Had to laugh when you complained about the flashy blinking stuff then you put a flashy blingy icon in your reply...too funny.
I thought about using all of them but then repented.
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Well, I know this is an oddball thing to ask but, can I get the right hand ads back? Unfortunately when they went away, so did the "recent posts" window. I miss it!

I may be overlooking it but I haven't been able to find in my CP, a place to change it myself. Thanks, and I'll try to keep quiet now.
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