Hmmph. Now I’ll have to rethink. Maybe they should make this a pay-per-access site. It would at least have the advantage of weeding out the irritating, childish weasels whose idea of a flame is a jerk-off joke learned on usenet. Or on a second-grade playground.
I got your OP just fine. Your OP (and presumably your alleged humor) was that the main advertiser and nearly-sole revenue source for a site that I happen really to enjoy was pissing you off. And rather than following the link to find out what they’re getting at (or, God forbid, upgrading your freaking browser – the banner rolls, you know), you decided to insult that revenue source here.
Not to yourself, but to everybody.
Not in a private email to the advertiser, but out where it could embarrass the sponsor.
Not in a private email to the moderators, but in the Pit.
You wanted to rant in public. So what, specifically, is your suggestion? Should the SDStaff go to Parentco and suggest they change the ad?
Please. Get a real job sometime, Utopia-boy. The guy who writes the check writes the ad. When asked to change it, they just might stop placing it altogether. Betcha that’s why we don’t see the Quokka ad anymore.
Doubtless, there is out there somewhere some person trying to sell banner space for this message board. And when potential clients check out the site, what do they see? You. Whining about seeing the same ad too often. Would you sign up?
I consider you to be a direct threat to the fiscal health of an on-line community that I happen to think should flourish. And yea, that gets my ire.
As banners, go, the one at issue is among the best on the net. Why?
It’s not in weird colors, flashing all over the place.
It doesn’t lie and promise me free money.
It doesn’t creep (an annoying thing you’ll discover when you do that browser upgrade we discussed)
It takes up essentially no bandwidth, and loads quickly.
It supports a good site.
The product it’s “selling” is itself free.
Jonathan Rosenbaum is in fact among the better reviewers in the country.
So you don’t like the text? Don’t read it. But click through anyway. And find something else to worry about. Perhaps you could do something about that guy trying to spread misinformation in General Questions under the guise of “my friend says…”.
Livin’ on Tums, Vitamin E and Rogaine