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Yanki01Yanki01 TEXAS 6267Members Posts: 6,267
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Seeing this pop-up in every thread i click. it's in between about every 5 post.

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915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
915F Rogue Black 80S
915H Rogue Black 85S
712u 4i Recoil F4 110
714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
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  • kevinscott22kevinscott22 Washington, D.C. 90Members Posts: 90
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 1:46pm #2

    I'm guessing the golfwrx ads we see now are just a test run of the formatting and we will start to see ads from other companies soon

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  • br61br61 3x Hackin' Hall of Shame SW Missouri 2675Members Posts: 2,675
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    I use an adblocker and do not see any advertisements on WRX now. Those annoying ads are the reason I got AdGuard.

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  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXAS 6267Members Posts: 6,267
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    I have adblock for chrome - i'll need to adjust it a little more now.

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    915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
    915F Rogue Black 80S
    915H Rogue Black 85S
    712u 4i Recoil F4 110
    714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
    SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
    WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
  • Olde MaroonOlde Maroon Playing your old gear  512Members Posts: 512
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 2:00pm #5

    I came to post asking about the same thing and was greeted with this beauty in this exact thread. Random ad "comments" inserted randomly win threads? It is truly horrendous.

    EDIT: Not sure why the screen shot didn't attach to this post, but it is immediately below this. ⬇️⬇️

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    Ping G400 Max 9* Hzrdus Yellow HC/Callaway Epic 9* GD Tour AD TP
    Cobra F7 3-4w GD Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cobra F7 3h and 4h
    Mizuno JPX-919 Forged 5-PW Project X Catalyst 100cw 6.0
    Callaway MD4 50/54/58 Recoil 110 F4
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 KBS CT Tour shaft and Evnroll Gravity Grip
    Callaway Chromesoft Truvis (for the look, because I'm a dork)

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    Ping G400 Max 9* Hzrdus Yellow HC/Callaway Epic 9* GD Tour AD TP
    Cobra F7 3-4w GD Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cobra F7 3h and 4h
    Mizuno JPX-919 Forged 5-PW Project X Catalyst 100cw 6.0
    Callaway MD4 50/54/58 Recoil 110 F4
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 KBS CT Tour shaft and Evnroll Gravity Grip
    Callaway Chromesoft Truvis (for the look, because I'm a dork)

  • Olde MaroonOlde Maroon Playing your old gear  512Members Posts: 512
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 2:07pm #7

    Holy **** these ad "comments" inserted into threads are an unbelievable choice. Must have been a real priority getting the new layout launched so we could have autoplaying videos every fourth post in every thread. Way to prioritize intrusive revenue streams over commonplace forum features.

    "Hey guys, we still haven't taken the time to get feedback up and running to keep your transactions safe, but the good news is you can now enjoy accidentally clicking on ads in every single thread!"

    You just can't stop trying to tank the site traffic, can you?

    Posted:

    Ping G400 Max 9* Hzrdus Yellow HC/Callaway Epic 9* GD Tour AD TP
    Cobra F7 3-4w GD Tour AD IZ 7s
    Cobra F7 3h and 4h
    Mizuno JPX-919 Forged 5-PW Project X Catalyst 100cw 6.0
    Callaway MD4 50/54/58 Recoil 110 F4
    Odyssey Tank Cruiser #7 KBS CT Tour shaft and Evnroll Gravity Grip
    Callaway Chromesoft Truvis (for the look, because I'm a dork)

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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
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    Ads were previously embedded within posts. Traffic hasn’t decreased, ad impressions did.

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    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXAS 6267Members Posts: 6,267
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 2:24pm #9

    thanks for closing the topic. ad's in the comments in every topic i click.

    https://forums.golfwrx.com/discussion/1795420/ads-in-the-comments-now#latest

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    915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
    915F Rogue Black 80S
    915H Rogue Black 85S
    712u 4i Recoil F4 110
    714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
    SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
    WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
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    Nothing > @Olde Maroon said:

    Holy **** these ad "comments" inserted into threads are an unbelievable choice. Must have been a real priority getting the new layout launched so we could have autoplaying videos every fourth post in every thread. Way to prioritize intrusive revenue streams over commonplace forum features.

    "Hey guys, we still haven't taken the time to get feedback up and running to keep your transactions safe, but the good news is you can now enjoy accidentally clicking on ads in every single thread!"

    You just can't stop trying to tank the site traffic, can you?

    Ads were previously embedded within posts. Traffic hasn’t decreased, ad impressions did. Feedback has no eta as we are running into continual blocks and all resources are being dedicated to this theme.

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • Bobb3rdownBobb3rdown Bothell, WA 689Members Posts: 689
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    So this is a new thing. Is it going to continue to be around. I really dont want to look at an ad in the middle of every thread. This photo is in this very thread

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  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXAS 6267Members Posts: 6,267
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    wrong, an ad didn't post like a comment. this was not how it previously was.

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    915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
    915F Rogue Black 80S
    915H Rogue Black 85S
    712u 4i Recoil F4 110
    714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
    SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
    WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
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    Thank you for your feedback and it’s noted.

    @Olde Maroon said:

    @Gxgolfer said:
    Ads were previously embedded within posts. Traffic hasn’t decreased, ad impressions did.

    You may be right. Traffic may be the same since all sorts of scammers frequent the classified sections now.

    And you can claim that "ad impressions" are down, but the fact that people are immediately posting about how intrusive the new look is suggests that maybe you aren't focusing on user experience.

    Just admit that you are focusing resources on increasing ad revenue at the cost of user experience and safe BST transactions. Own that **** instead of spitting out useless statistical jargon that runs counter to what members are reporting.

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
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    @Yanki01 said:
    wrong, an ad didn't post like a comment. this was not how it previously was.

    Yes, the delivery method changed.

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
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    That is not a universal statement as it works fine on modern mobile devices. We are reformatting it for older devices.

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    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
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  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXAS 6267Members Posts: 6,267
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    modern mobile devices??? what are you talking about?

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    915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
    915F Rogue Black 80S
    915H Rogue Black 85S
    712u 4i Recoil F4 110
    714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
    SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
    WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 3:23pm #19

    Sorry

    I won’t engage beyond what was already stated as there really is no point. We see the issue, and addressing on reformatting. The inline ads are staying.

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
    GolfWRX Website Help Desk
  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 3:29pm #22

    @Bobb3rdown said:
    I'm on a galaxy s9 and find it very intrusive. I wont be on this site much longer if it stays this way on mobile. I dont mind banners at the top and bottom. But in the middle of a thread is ridiculous

    @bigmoneyp said:

    @Gxgolfer said:
    That is not a universal statement as it works fine on modern mobile devices. We are reformatting it for older devices.

    I have a modern device. I didn't say the ads don't work. I said the user experience sucks. It's not a format issue, these ads are intrusive.

    Feedback noted. Ads were embedded in threads before. Now it’s a separate post.

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    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
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  • GxgolferGxgolfer Site Founder & Co-Owner SF Bay Area, CA 26909Rules Official, Administrator Posts: 26,909
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    Bottom line yes, we lost significant revenue last seven months due to lack of delivering impressions.

    Posted:
    Before sending me a message for help, please look at the website support section:
    Have a Ad/BST question, first look and post here:
    BST AD Help
    If you have a general help question, post here:
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  • Puttersaurus RexPuttersaurus Rex one swing at a time  625Members Posts: 625
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    I understand needing to improve ad revenue to keep the site running and free.

    It looks like most of us don't like the ads as "posts" for every 6th comment in a thread. I do not want to read threads today because of this. Maybe every 10th comment would be a better rate? Also agree that top and bottom banners are fine. Please keep on tweaking and working to improve this. There can be a happy medium.

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  • DpavsDpavs OverWRX'ed Michigan 3483Members Posts: 3,483
    Joined:  edited Oct 8, 2019 5:42pm #29

    "I'm sorry I don't do impressions"

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  • Yanki01Yanki01 TEXAS 6267Members Posts: 6,267
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    what's sad is most of us upset with these issues are long time members. I've been here for over 10yrs, some longer and some around the same time. it's amazing to see what this site is becoming.

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    915D2 Rogue Silver 60S
    915F Rogue Black 80S
    915H Rogue Black 85S
    712u 4i Recoil F4 110
    714 AP2 5-PW Nippon Modus3 Tour 105x
    SM6 51.08F | 56.08M | 60.10S
    Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec 33/350G
    WITB || Scotty Cameron Mil-Spec
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  • Z1ggy16Z1ggy16  8028Members Posts: 8,028
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    A random ad every 5 posts is pretty brutal. I know when I'm on Reddit, I believe it's every 15 threads on the main page, but not while I'm actually inside of the specific thread looking through responses.

    I love this website, but I'm 100% certain you made a mistake by doing this. I'm a member of various other forums that aren't golf related and none of them have ads as posts inside of the thread itself. Somehow almost all of them are surviving purely on banner ads. Hopefully this is just a short term band aid that will lead to a long term sustainable solution.

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