Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:11 PM
I really enjoy this site, but the overwhelming amounts of pop-ups that get through even my firefox ad blocker is absurd. Please stick to page advertisements on the side and bottom to fund your site, as the pop-ups and spyware are a hassle to deal with. Thanks.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:13 PM
Care to cite an example of this site serving you spyware?

Because I can pretty much guarantee is doesn't, won't and never has. :)

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:13 PM
Here's an idea. Join Coasterbuzz Club. They magically go away!! It really is amazing.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:14 PM
look up to the top of the page, just below menu bar for your way to make them disapear.

The mods have to fund the site, they can either do this via donations or ads, they have given you the option of choosing, ergo you have no right to complain.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:18 PM
They are still annoying to people not willing to pay 20 bucks a year to a site. This is one of the only sites i go to that has pop-ups and magically my AdAware catches 5-6 new objects a day. This site is AWESOME, but i don't think it needs to resort to pop-ups for funding as hosting a webpage isn't horribly expensive. I was thinking about joining coasterbuzz club anyways. Thanks though for the comments.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:19 PM
The most common mis-conception these days:

Adware = Spyware

Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:25 PM
Considering the two threads you've made in the last hour, can I be the first to request that you not join Coasterbuzz club?
Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:27 PM
Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:28 PM
And you would know that hosting a website (not webpage) isn't expensive because?...Why would Jeff ask through the years for financial help (once things started getting really big)? Why would he ask people to join a club if he didn't need the money? I do agree that if you don't want the ads, then join the club. I finally did because I love the Podcasts so much.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 7:47 PM

This is one of the only sites i go to that has pop-ups and magically my AdAware catches 5-6 new objects a day.

Make sure it isn't deleting harmless cookies (which it does). We've had this discussion around here before, but maybe it's due again.

Those cookies that AdAware calls 'spyware' are indeed harmless and in fact are used to limit the number of ads you see when visiting websites.

People think they're doing good, but the truth is you'll see far more pop-ups (and advertising in general) by deleting those cookies delivered by the ad companies.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:23 PM
VF, I fail to see your logic. You want him to come up with a different solution than pop up ads. He offers another solution: the Coasterbuzz Club. You don't like that solution, because you do not want to pay. I think that it is your turn to come up with a solution. By the way the in page ads do not pay as much, yes I have done research for my own personal website. Yes it does cost a lot of money and unless you are willing to help out by giving $20, then you really have no right to complain. I thought they were a nuisance as well, so I took the alternative route and paid for the club. I suggest that if you want to get rid of the ads, then join or go away. Either way quit complaining about it, please.
Thursday, May 11, 2006 10:34 PM
I certainly don't think $20 is too much to pay for the content from this site, especially with the addition of Podcasts. It's refreshing to visit a site where every thread isn't a flamewar, but at the same time there can be some good discussions and information.

By the way.......From the terms of service: "You agree when viewing pages on to not use any kind of ad-blocking software, and agree to be held liable for any damages or loss of revenue to POP World Media, LLC in the event you do use such software."

Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:12 PM
VF, just how much do you think hosting a high-traffic website really costs?

When you get to the level of traffic Coasterbuzz has, it's easily over $1000/month.

(Trust me -- I worked for an ISP for 9 years)

Thursday, May 11, 2006 11:54 PM
If you (or anyone) visits this site daily all year round, then it would cost you less than 5 and a half cents a day to join Coasterbuzz Club. 5 and a half cents. That's a better deal than Cedar Point's 25 cent cotton candy. Everyone should join!

Just my 2 cents....:)

Friday, May 12, 2006 6:24 AM
Actually, I didn't see you post anywhere else today, so that would be your 5 1/2 cents ;)
Friday, May 12, 2006 9:35 AM
Yeah but Sally Struthers say's I can feed a child for the price of a cup of coffee!
Friday, May 12, 2006 11:59 AM
Here's a thought: if the ads are too annoying, and $20 is too "expensive", how about you just stop visiting?
Friday, May 12, 2006 12:41 PM
Actually, not a bad idea. Do a little searching, you will find coaster websites with great information and forums, free plus no ad's.
(although the news section on this site is worth the stop every once in a while)
*** Edited 5/12/2006 4:42:13 PM UTC by Patrick K***
Friday, May 12, 2006 3:54 PM
This site doesn't work with ad reps that serve anything dangerous. Tracking cookies from Burst, Casale, Tribal Fusion, Valueclick and Google are not dangerous.

When servers, bandwidth, Photoshop, Visual Studio, SQL Server, etc., are free, then I'll remove the ads.


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