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Posted 15 February 2000 - 08:31 AM
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Posted 15 February 2000 - 09:29 AM
But, if it really bothers you that much, you have a couple options.
1) Turn off the load images option on your browser. Most browsers still let you click on the place where the image goes in case you do still want to see the image.
2) Install a packet filter between yourself and the internet, block all traffic from ad0.cyberpreps.com.
3) Install a smart proxy server, and have it block all queries to ad0.cyberpreps.com.
4) Stop visiting sites with ads.
Distinguished Rhino - Reputation: 2312
Posted 15 February 2000 - 09:56 AM
We know that there is a problem with the ad server timing out, and we''re working on a solution to it. We''d like to have more ads targeted specifically at game developers, since I think that would be more beneficial to everyone.
I wish we could run this site without any kind of income, but it just wouldn''t be realistic. Server costs alone can be staggering, but there are other costs involved as well. One of the biggest is the time we all spend working on the site. Up to this point, our efforts have been almost entirely without compensation (which is fine, because we all do this because we love it, and I''d personally do it even if I never expected to see a dime from it). However, many of us would like to work on the site full-time, and since we don''t want to charge our members, ads are the best way we can do that. (We COULD do it for free, but I think my kids would be sad with no food, no clothes, and no home ).