When I first signed up for an account here, I was a bit worried that the ad content that I would be viewing would be too annoying for me. I am the kind of person that instantly blocks an ad if it annoys me to much (such as the "Punch the Monkey" flash ad). The same happens with TV - I will go out of my way to change the channel if there is an annoying ad.
However, as I've used the forum, I've noticed that the ads here are present yet not annoying, and they are even occationally relevant. I hope this business model continues to work for frihost, as it works for me quite well.
Yeap, you are quite right. When first visiting the forums, I was exprecting annoying flashing banners all-the-where, but what I saw were google ad-sense like text ads, and that is pretty fine.
google text ads are fine, i hardly notice them any more unless they are about something that intrests me.
These chitika ads are ok as well, nice for a site like this not to bombard users with popups.
I think the ads are incredibly annoying and I tolerate them, but ignore them. Somehow I don't think I'll be buying a 2005 Honda Pilot anytime soon, ad or no ad.
I don't really mind the ads. :p
The ads are usually irrevelant, but as long as there are not popups and they do not interfere with the forum, I do not mind them.
The das are ok. Quite discreet and a great way to fund the activity.
Yeah, the way to present ads should be changed to style like google, just text. By the way ,Google released a new form to publish ads several days ago, called lightbox. It will be more efficient for Google's users and its clients.
Stop bumping old stuff... -close-