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bluesteel
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2/15/2014 8:14:27 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I remember someone mentioning this once, so I undid my adblocker. They do look really bad and annoying. I can't imagine even using the site with them - they are super-intrusive. This is basically the Facebook dilemma (destroy the user-experience before you attract the user-base).

Anyways, if you don't already use one, I highly encourage an adblocker: https://adblockplus.org...

I repeat for Juggle that they can generate more traffic by: (1) attracting former high school and college debaters to the site with Google ads and (2) doing SEO optimization so the high quality debates appear higher when someone is doing research for school or for a debate topic. Juggle should sponsor the high school debate topics to encourage people on the site to debate them. That would generate massive traffic.

Personally, I think the direction the site is going is pretty bad with opinions/ads, etc. Juggle improvements were great when they first took over, but now they've just cloned their own site onto DDO to add a bit of traffic.

What do you all think? I've been gone for awhile so I haven't really heard much of the opinion (I probably missed it when these things were first rolled out).
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2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.
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2/15/2014 8:46:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

Wait, it seriously looks like that? I don't have adblock and I only have a small ad on the top that isn't too intrusive or tacky.
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2/15/2014 8:46:49 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

lol, WOW. Those are all from the site? Guess I have to turn my popup blocker off too for the full experience.
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2/15/2014 8:47:56 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 8:46:49 PM, bluesteel wrote:
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

lol, WOW. Those are all from the site? Guess I have to turn my popup blocker off too for the full experience.

The pop ups only came up after I turned off adblocker, so you should be good.
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2/15/2014 8:58:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 8:46:40 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

Wait, it seriously looks like that? I don't have adblock and I only have a small ad on the top that isn't too intrusive or tacky.

It's probably something on my computer, I'd be concerned, but I don't care because of adblock.
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2/15/2014 9:16:37 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I haven't seen an ad on the Internet in years, and I'm not going to start today.
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2/15/2014 11:28:48 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Most sites with ads look horrendous. I have used AdBlock for quite a while, and the difference is remarkable. I prefer my experience over money-making. I used to have a slight sympathy for ad use, as some sites find them necessary to survive and make improvements. Don't care any longer Ma'ams.
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2/15/2014 11:29:05 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

Mate... That's not the site. You have viruses.
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2/15/2014 11:30:43 PM
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I don't use Ad Blockers. The company pay for those ads, and if they find out those ads aren't getting viewed, the website gets in a lot of legal trouble.
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2/16/2014 12:44:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

Dude... that ain't the site...
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2/16/2014 12:48:54 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Not a fan of ads.
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2/16/2014 9:28:24 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 2/15/2014 11:29:05 PM, donald.keller wrote:
At 2/15/2014 8:39:53 PM, SeventhProfessor wrote:
The ads, bad and annoying?

http://www.debate.org...

Nah.

Mate... That's not the site. You have viruses.

That's what I thought at first, but they're only on this website.
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