Coasterbuzz Pop-Up Ads

Saturday, April 13, 2002 10:36 AM
why are there so many of these damn annoying things? On a usual visit to this great site, i'll have about 12 different boxes from stupid advertisements. if you HAVE TO become a member of the CoasterBuzz Club to not thave them, thats garbage. Its like me punching someone in the arm until they do what i say...For the scenario i'm in, i think i'll keep the punching in the arm, thanks..$20 aint worth it in my honest opinion, not to be degrading to this web site in all means..This is one of the first sites i check everyday, but i'll live with the ads instead of paying $20 to live without them

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 10:44 AM

Teemu, do what I do, download a Popup killer. I haven't seen a Coasterbuzz pop-up since Jan 3 2002

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Nessy: Ride of Steel
Webmaster of Digital Coaster - http://digital-coaster.com

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 10:44 AM
Ugh.......How many times do we have to go through this! Bills, bills, bills. It cost money to run this site, get over it.

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So many coasters, so little vacation time....

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 11:04 AM
Unless you are a member of coasterbuzz club you have no right to complain...

*** This post was edited by blinkboy14 on 4/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 11:11 AM

Is it really that hard to right-click on the window and click close? The pop-ups on this site are small and not very distracting. Do you complain when you have to watch commercials on TV?

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

*** This post was edited by xbombman on 4/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 11:34 AM
Get a pop up ad killer if it bothers you so much. Its not exactly brain surgery.

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If the shoe fits, find another one.

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 12:14 PM

xbombman said:

The pop-ups on this site are small and not very distracting.



LOL!!!! :) *rotflmao*

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 12:35 PM
Well, do you really just expect Jeff to sit back and not recover any losses for this site? I can only imagine that CoasterBuzz Club only goes so far in terms of paying for tha' bills. All things considered, I'd say it's more than justified that CoasterBuzz has pop-ups.

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Jes
Jes's Roller Coasters DJ Jes MCS Please, Feel Free To Call Me Jes!
"Thank You Jeff Putz"

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 12:51 PM

Do you complain when to see previews before a movie? Do you complain about the amount of billboards on the side of a road? Do you complain about commercials on tv? Get used to it and quit b**ching, this is a business like any other.

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:06 PM
If you can't live with the popups, don't visit the site anymore.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 1:41 PM

You never saw 12 pop-ups because I don't run that many campaigns. Generally I won't allow more than three, which means that by the time you click from the home page to your first topic, you've seen all the pop-ups you'll see unless you launch a new browser.

As has been said over and over... this site doesn't pay for itself. Deal with the ads, join the club, or just go away. Honestly, my wife and I can't see a movie for $20 with refreshments, and that lasts two hours. If $20 for a year of what you get here isn't worth it, I have to question your sense of value.

And if you need to see the math again regarding expenses...

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Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"

*** This post was edited by Jeff on 4/13/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:08 PM
12 popups...no way. Maybe three at the most. Can't wait untill my membership kicks in though. It's no big deal to close the popups anyway. Why do people think running a web site doesn't cost anything? Besides the money, think about the time investment. Jeff's software is easy to use too.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:14 PM
Jeff, I just got a pop up ad for free condems. Did you let that advertisement thru or is someone invading your site?
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:21 PM

Oh no, an advertisement for free condoms! We wouldn't want our eyes exposed to something that helps prevents STD's!

Come on, its not like its an ad for porn.

-Jeff

http://americacoasters.com

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:24 PM
Long live the pop-up killer!!!!!!!!
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:29 PM
Am I just lucky? Ever since DoubleClick dumped CoasterBuzz and the site switched over to Burst! ads, I have not seen a single pop-up. Banner ads, yes. The skyscraper thingy, yes. But no pop-ups.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.
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Saturday, April 13, 2002 5:44 PM
xbombman: you know what else prevents STDs? pants (assuming you keep them on), but I don't see public schools handing them out.

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-Bob (formerly Coaster Jedi)
Knott's Berry Farm Cuba ~South Park
"Your proctologist called, he found your head!" ~Jerry "The King" Lawler

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 8:24 PM

Anyway...

Bandwidth is expensive, folks. By clicking on the ads, you're doing your part to keep this site online. If you don't think it takes a big chunk of change to host a popular website, go ahead and try it yourself. I didn't have ads at PKIGuide.com for the first year, but now I have to. Otherwise it would go away. And I don't get within a fraction of the hits this site does.

If you really like the site, try clicking THROUGH the ads every once in a while. Some of these ad campains pay by the click.

Jacob

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www.PKIGuide.com

*** This post was edited by Jacob on 4/14/2002. ***

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Saturday, April 13, 2002 9:52 PM
in response to the 'im sure you dont complain about commercials on tv, or previews before a movie', i expect that from those two, because every tv channel and every movie both have previews and commercials (actually, movies have commercials too, whats up with that??) but i rarely come upon a site that has a number of pop-up ads. I go to Espn.com everyday, and i never have had another screen pop up on me.. Im sure that costs money to put up just like you said..
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Sunday, April 14, 2002 4:54 AM

Teemu,

Maybe because ESPN is part of a large commercial enterprise (Disney) and in the hundreds of millions of dollars they have in their budgets, they allocate money to pay for their bandwidth.

Last time I checked, Jeff is not a multi-billion dollar company, so he has to make concessions as to how he can support this site. If running ads that cause pop-up to appear is so bad, drop $20 in the mail and join the club.

Some people make $20 seem like sooooooo much money. Here's an idea...every day you visit coasterbuzz, put a quarter in a bank. When you have come to the site on eighty different days (dealing with those mean and nasty pop-ups), you will have $20 to send for your membership. Or, here's another calculation - have one less can of soda a day (I'm talking vending machines here), at 65 cents a can, you'd have the $20 in 31 days....

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