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#27 Sep 11 2012 at 11:30 PM Rating: Excellent
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Those are new "Internal ad skins". Marketing decided to implement them.
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#28 Sep 11 2012 at 11:58 PM Rating: Good
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Huh. Zero issues regarding this. Win7/Firefox/Premium User. No adblock. AVG.
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#29 Sep 12 2012 at 10:16 AM Rating: Good
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Huh? I lost the conversation after white panties snake-bottom.
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#30 Sep 12 2012 at 10:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Wait, what?
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#31 Sep 12 2012 at 3:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
Those are new "Internal ad skins". Marketing decided to implement them.


Marketing needs to have their heads examined then. I normally refrain from blocking ads from this site because I know that's how you get revenue (and I don't pay premium, so I figure that's fair). Ad block doesn't get rid of the issue (just replaces it with a fully black border), but I'll be blocking all ads on this site until the side borders are eliminated. It makes the site ugly as sin (And I get a sad face every time I see the plea to white list the site), but it's ugly as sin right now anyway.

WTF were they thinking? Some of us like to resize our windows in order to make the space with the words in it (the part we actually use) more visible. Now, you're eating up that space with a big ol black border. For no reason at all. I can make the border disappear if I narrow the width of my window, so it's not like you're forcing me to see the ads. You're just forcing me to view the site in a smaller window frame than I'd like.
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#32 Sep 12 2012 at 4:30 PM Rating: Decent
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WTF were they thinking? Some of us like to resize our windows in order to make the space with the words in it (the part we actually use) more visible.


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WTF were they thinking? Some of us like to resize our windows in order to make the space with the words in it (the part we actually use) more visible.


CTRL + PlusKey


Which changes the resolution/font, not the relative viewable size of the frame. I want to see more stuff on the screen. Given my typing style, it should be obvious why. Smiley: tongue
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#34 Sep 12 2012 at 4:38 PM Rating: Good
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Christ you're whiny.



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#35 Sep 12 2012 at 5:44 PM Rating: Excellent
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Meh, the day they fucked with the forum layout in order to cram in more ads was the day they reneged on their promise that premium users wouldn't be affected by advertisements and I knew it was time to give up paying for the site. Now they just get AdBlocked and Grease Monkey'd into something sort of resembling what I used to pay for.
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#36 Sep 12 2012 at 6:03 PM Rating: Decent
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Christ you're whiny.


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#37 Sep 12 2012 at 6:18 PM Rating: Excellent
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for what its worth, I got outvoted.
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#38 Sep 12 2012 at 6:57 PM Rating: Good
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for what its worth, I got outvoted.


I'm still confused about what they think they're accomplishing, other than annoying people.

If I set my window size to 986 pixels wide, I see no black border or Wow images. The Frame with the usual forum stuff completely fills the window. No scroll bar either. If I extend it any wider than that, all of that extra width is taken up with black borders on the right and left. So I extend it to 1600 pixels, and I've got the exact same sized forum frame floating between 3 inch wide black borders on each side.

I can't figure out what possible marketing advantage they think this gives them. Anyone who doesn't want to see the ads can eliminate them by shrinking the width of the window without shrinking their visible/usable forum space at all. All it really accomplishes is ******* off people who'd like to view the forum in a wider format. I have absolutely no reason to leave my window sized wider just to see the ad, do I? And neither does anyone else. So no ad being viewed, but ****** off customers equal really really really stupid marketing.

And on top of that, no ad revenue for the normal banners that they might otherwise be getting. Please tell me this is a temporary thing.
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#39 Sep 13 2012 at 12:20 AM Rating: Excellent
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for what its worth, I got outvoted.
Should've let your wombats vote as well.
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#40 Sep 13 2012 at 4:38 AM Rating: Good
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I'm still confused about what they think they're accomplishing
Advertising to people. More people are like me than you when it comes to computer skills so most aren't adjusting their screens.
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#41 Sep 13 2012 at 7:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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Please tell me this is a temporary thing.

It isn't. Apperently part of the justification is that only 20% of non premium users ever even see the existing ads because of adblock.
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#42 Sep 13 2012 at 8:03 AM Rating: Good
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What are we talking about, anyway?
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Dread Lörd Kaolian wrote:
gbaji wrote:
Please tell me this is a temporary thing.
It isn't. Apperently part of the justification is that only 20% of non premium users ever even see the existing ads because of adblock.

So rather than working to attract more paying premium users, the answer is to push more of the non-premium users towards finding ways to block the intrusive ads.

Makes sense.
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#44 Sep 13 2012 at 10:25 AM Rating: Excellent
In my template the forum takes up pretty much the whole width of the window. How does it look for you Joph? I've given you premium for a couple days.

resolution 1366x768. I don't have a bigger monitor where I am right now, and I don't recall if the forum grows or not.

Edited, Sep 13th 2012 11:27am by Xsarus
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#45 Sep 13 2012 at 10:37 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm at work right now but at 1280x1024 square screen resolution it looks like this:

http://i.imgur.com/oLxpm.jpg

I'd have to see how it looks on the wide screen at home.
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#46 Sep 13 2012 at 10:46 AM Rating: Good
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1366x768 and the template takes up the whole width, yes.
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#47 Sep 13 2012 at 10:51 AM Rating: Good
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1920x1080 and the template takes up about 60% of the width of my screen.
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#48 Sep 13 2012 at 10:52 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'm at work right now but at 1280x1024 square screen resolution it looks like this:

http://i.imgur.com/oLxpm.jpg

I'd have to see how it looks on the wide screen at home.

Looks like zam.com sucks vs the wow.allakhazam.com template.

Wow, yeah, that's terrible.

http://wow.allakhazam.com/forum.html?forum=4&mid=1347307664270135743&p=1#48


Edited, Sep 13th 2012 11:53am by Xsarus
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#49 Sep 13 2012 at 11:43 AM Rating: Excellent
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WOW template looks a lot nicer and comes close to the borders for me. Again, I'd have to check it on a wide screen.

Edited, Sep 13th 2012 12:44pm by Jophiel
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#50 Sep 13 2012 at 12:12 PM Rating: Good
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I use the TOR template. By far the most pleasant of the options, imo.
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#51 Sep 13 2012 at 12:14 PM Rating: Good
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WOW template looks a lot nicer and comes close to the borders for me. Again, I'd have to check it on a wide screen.

Edited, Sep 13th 2012 12:44pm by Jophiel
This is what WoW skin looks like on widescreen:
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