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Even newer, betterer ads!

Postby Paul » 18 Feb 2009, 19:38

Since last Summer, LRR has been experimenting with advertising on the site sidebar and on the forums with AdBrite. As you all probably know, it has been a very mixed bag and on the whole, fairly disappointing. The ads that AdBrite provides are just not very relevant to our content, are uninteresting to our user base (eg. you guys), and pay practically nothing.

Well, NO LONGER!

Welcome to LRRvertising 2.0, powered by the awesome folks over at Giant Realm! The Giant Realm ad network is geared specifically towards gaming and other geeky pursuits and should therefore be serving up much more interesting/relevant ads.

Let us know what you think, or if there are any problems.
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Postby Master Gunner » 18 Feb 2009, 19:43

Well, I like the LRR DVD and Shirt ads I've seen thus far, props to whomever made them. More at 11...or whenever I see a few of the new, non-LRR ads.
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Postby Paul » 18 Feb 2009, 19:48

Giant Realm is based primarily in the US at the moment, so Canadians and other non-Americans will probably be seeing mostly in-house ads.
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Postby DmitriW » 18 Feb 2009, 21:30

Paul wrote:Giant Realm is based primarily in the US at the moment, so Canadians and other non-Americans will probably be seeing mostly in-house ads.


I'm a USAire, and I'm seeing only LRR and Kei-kon ads. Not a bad thing, just thought I'd drop a line about it.
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Postby tamaness » 18 Feb 2009, 21:32

The new ads are filtering in. I've seen a couple non-LRR ads, but admittedly very few.
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Postby tak197 » 18 Feb 2009, 21:36

The new ads I have seen are for LRR stuff and 5 gum.
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Postby CyberTractor » 18 Feb 2009, 22:28

The ad bar is still on the right. Big images still conflict with the ad bar.

Remember that?
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Postby Canonfoder » 18 Feb 2009, 22:47

Not sure if it is something i just noticed or is a result of the ads but when in a window smaller than the width of the page (most noticeable with the width of the blog and forum pages) I get crazy Graphical errors in the upper right and right side of the screen. Its purely aesthetic but just noticed. Ads seem to be working fine I've gotten many of the non inhouse ads and no problems yet.
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Postby Graham » 18 Feb 2009, 23:00

CyberTractor wrote:The ad bar is still on the right. Big images still conflict with the ad bar.

Remember that?

That shouldn't be happening because the forum automatically resizes images to the correct width. Granted, if you choose to view them at full size, then yes it messes with the layout.

I'm not sure what you're describing but it sounds like a problem on your end.
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Postby Evil Jim » 18 Feb 2009, 23:40

It's like a delicious meal for my eyes (which I get back.)

So far I'm only getting LRRvertisements. I'll let you know if anything outrages me.
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Postby Graham » 18 Feb 2009, 23:57

Master Gunner wrote:Well, I like the LRR DVD and Shirt ads I've seen thus far, props to whomever made them.

Thanks!
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Postby Lyinginbedmon » 19 Feb 2009, 01:03

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Postby Zack » 19 Feb 2009, 05:24

Yeah, the LRR Stuff ads are great. Kudos to Graham. I love the background colours.

I've only seen LRR and Kei-kon, but I just logged in.

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Postby Graham » 19 Feb 2009, 12:08

I've seen an ad for "Fired Up!" on the main page, but we only just launched the service so I imagine we'll be getting more as we go.
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Postby Mercenary » 19 Feb 2009, 22:55

Its a bit strange I click the link but it just opens up a new tab with nothing there and the tab name is "(Untitled)" without quotes.

Running Noscript with Firefox but NoScript is only blocking doubleclick.net... So is that whats not allowing me to view the ads?


On another note: KeiKon will there be live feed? XD
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Postby Master Gunner » 20 Feb 2009, 03:33

Graham wrote:I've seen an ad for "Fired Up!" on the main page, but we only just launched the service so I imagine we'll be getting more as we go.


I just saw that too. Hopefully more will be rolled out shortly.
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Postby CyberTractor » 20 Feb 2009, 21:38

Graham wrote:Granted, if you choose to view them at full size, then yes it messes with the layout.


Yes, that's what I'm talking about. Is it that hard to at least make it an option to have the bar on the left, or should I just stop bringing it up?
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Postby Graham » 20 Feb 2009, 21:49

CyberTractor wrote:
Graham wrote:Granted, if you choose to view them at full size, then yes it messes with the layout.

Yes, that's what I'm talking about. Is it that hard to at least make it an option to have the bar on the left, or should I just stop bringing it up?

Well, the bar is staying on the right, so I guess so.

I understand why you have a problem with it, I do... but we've done all we can to make the forum look its best (by doing things like the auto-resize filter), so it's those photos aren't meant to be viewed at full size.

Essentially you're complaining because french fries hurt when you stick them up your nose. You're supposed to eat them.

The alternative is disabling the ability to view them at original size, which isn't a solution.
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Postby JesterJ. » 21 Feb 2009, 00:02

Graham wrote:
CyberTractor wrote:
Graham wrote:Granted, if you choose to view them at full size, then yes it messes with the layout.

Yes, that's what I'm talking about. Is it that hard to at least make it an option to have the bar on the left, or should I just stop bringing it up?

Well, the bar is staying on the right, so I guess so.

I understand why you have a problem with it, I do... but we've done all we can to make the forum look its best (by doing things like the auto-resize filter), so it's those photos aren't meant to be viewed at full size.


I think what he's saying is that the re-sized ones look good, but they're essentially thumbnails. When you clicky to make the thumbnail bigger, the ads interfere.

Unless that's what you're understanding and are saying just doesn't matter, in which case that doesn't make sense to me, but it's entirely your call.
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Postby Zack » 21 Feb 2009, 07:35

The solution to that is just right click and click "Open image in new tab".

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Postby CyberTractor » 21 Feb 2009, 08:33

Graham wrote:Essentially you're complaining because french fries hurt when you stick them up your nose. You're supposed to eat them.


I love it when people make an analogy that has absolutely no resemblance to what was being discussed as if it was supposed to be a conversation ender. Its the equivalent of a big "Fuck you."

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Postby tamaness » 21 Feb 2009, 08:38

maybe, by way of solution, the expanded image could be made to push the ad further to the right, or to overlap the ad?

I'm not sure how this could be implemented.
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Postby Graham » 21 Feb 2009, 09:30

CyberTractor wrote:
Graham wrote:Essentially you're complaining because french fries hurt when you stick them up your nose. You're supposed to eat them.

I love it when people make an analogy that has absolutely no resemblance to what was being discussed as if it was supposed to be a conversation ender. Its the equivalent of a big "Fuck you."

I'm responding to this in a PM to avoid this thread getting off-track.
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Postby Joshua » 22 Feb 2009, 17:55

I'm digging the ads, saw one for a razor, I need to get one of those.

Still seeing a lot of LRR ads, thanks for giving so much care to the issue.
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Postby Lord Chrusher » 23 Feb 2009, 17:05

Why are we (or at least why am I) still seeing Kei Kon ads even thought the screening was yesterday?
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