Paid Subscription | Australian Frequent Flyer
Australian Frequent Flyer

Welcome to Australia's leading independent Frequent Flyer and Travel Resource since 1998!
Our site contains tons of information that will improve your travel experience.

Joining AFF is fast, simple & absolutely free - register now and take immediate advantage of these great BENEFITS.

Once registered, this box will disappear. And you will see fewer advertisements :)

Paid Subscription

Status
Not open for further replies.

v8Statesman

Established Member
Joined
Dec 16, 2005
Messages
2,199
Flights
My Map

Is there, or is there any plan to have paid subscription to the forum to remove the ads?

I don’t mind Google ads, but the animated banner ads drive me nuts! The reason for this is I connect to a terminal server via a WAN link while I am away and with the ads wanting to redraw the screen every ½ second it makes everything so slow.

I know they are there for revenue, so I was hoping to just cough up the revenue and have them removed.

Thoughts???

PS The first thing I do when a page loads is scroll down just enough so the animated ads are off the screen. This speeds up my viewsing a lot.

 

cpl

Intern
Joined
Nov 30, 2004
Messages
72
odoherty said:
I agree entirely.
Personally, I prefer the old forum.
It's extremely annoying. Some ads are also placed such that they give the (false!) impression they would belong to a posting.

I would not be surprised if the ad overkill makes people move on to different forums.
 

Gazza

Member
Joined
Feb 5, 2006
Messages
122
Hi

Like all new things it is taking some time to get used to but i thinks its OK.

If I had to pay i would not be here. No offence its just not that much fun.

Cheers
Gazza
 

straitman

Moderator
Joined
Apr 27, 2003
Messages
16,850
Flights
My Map
Gazza said:
Hi

Like all new things it is taking some time to get used to but i thinks its OK.

If I had to pay i would not be here. No offence its just not that much fun.

Cheers
Gazza
There is probably room for the in between option of an optional paid subscription and Admin is the only one who can really answer this.

v8Statesman
Have you sent Admin a PM and asked the question? :confused:
 

Dave Noble

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2005
Messages
6,419
All I can say on the matter is "adverts? what adverts?"

Internet advertising can be easily neutered

Dave
 

straitman

Moderator
Joined
Apr 27, 2003
Messages
16,850
Flights
My Map
Dave Noble said:
All I can say on the matter is "adverts? what adverts?"

Internet advertising can be easily neutered

Dave
Not if you are as computer illiterate as a lot of people around here :!: :D
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,233
The ads are annoying but after the first week or so of the new software you get used to them and only focus on the relevant information.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,742
Flights
My Map
cpl said:
It's extremely annoying. Some ads are also placed such that they give the (false!) impression they would belong to a posting.
While the ad's themselves do not bother me, this 'feature' I find annoying. In some posts the ad ends up between the text of the message and the signature that some people have, without anything really indicating where post stops and ad starts.
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,233
oz_mark said:
While the ad's themselves do not bother me, this 'feature' I find annoying. In some posts the ad ends up between the text of the message and the signature that some people have, without anything really indicating where post stops and ad starts.
Just as well you don't have a signature oterwise I would have been really annoyed. :p :oops:
 

Yada Yada

Established Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Messages
1,872
Damien said:
There are ads? :confused:
:D Yep, right in the middle of your post, no less. :eek:

I guess the ads help pay for this place so it's just something we have to accept. Like most advertising, I find that it becomes repetitive enough that I just don't notice it after a while. I have a policy to never click on an Internet ad, ever. They are wasting their money on me. :D
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,742
Flights
My Map
Yada Yada said:
:D Yep, right in the middle of your post, no less. :eek:

I guess the ads help pay for this place so it's just something we have to accept. Like most advertising, I find that it becomes repetitive enough that I just don't notice it after a while. I have a policy to never click on an Internet ad, ever. They are wasting their money on me. :D
At the end of the day, this website has to get paid for somehow, and accepting advertising is a way of paying the bills. I really don't see them much differently to ads in newspapers, or magazines or on TV. It is just when they become a little intrusive that I may make comment on them!
 

Dave Noble

Senior Member
Joined
Oct 10, 2005
Messages
6,419
Without posting full details on how to avoid google and banner adverts, might I suggest trying the deliciously ironic method of working out how to avoid them

Dave
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Yada Yada

Established Member
Joined
Dec 6, 2004
Messages
1,872
Dave Noble said:
Without posting full details on how to avoid google and banner adverts, might I suggest trying the deliciously ironic method of working out how to avoid them
Well thank you, Dave Noble. That has made my day. :D
 
Last edited by a moderator:

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,233
Yada Yada said:
Well thank you, Dave Noble. That has made my day. :D
Not sure whether Clifford would be too happy.

I would hazard a guess that AFF would be making money from users clicking on the ads.
 

NM

Moderator
Joined
Aug 27, 2004
Messages
15,807
Flights
My Map
JohnK said:
Not sure whether Clifford would be too happy.

I would hazard a guess that AFF would be making money from users clicking on the ads.
And when was the last time you actually clicked on an ad presented by such a web site?
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,742
Flights
My Map
JohnK said:
Not sure whether Clifford would be too happy.

I would hazard a guess that AFF would be making money from users clicking on the ads.
Does google pay per click, or per placement on a web site? It could be that it in appearing on the page there is some payment made.
 

JohnK

AFF Supporter
Joined
Mar 22, 2005
Messages
41,233
NM said:
And when was the last time you actually clicked on an ad presented by such a web site?
Today, and I do so on a regular basis. I don't like them in the middle of posts but still I do look out for something interesting.
 

oz_mark

AFF Supporter
Joined
Jun 30, 2002
Messages
17,742
Flights
My Map
JohnK said:
Today, and I do so on a regular basis. I don't like them in the middle of posts but still I do look out for something interesting.
Was it the free FIFA world cup tickets when you fly Emirates ad? :)
 
Status
Not open for further replies.

AFF on Air Podcast

  • The Qantas Oneworld Award – AIR015
    Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:07:50 AEST
      Learn how to fly around the world using your Qantas Frequent Flyer points as Matt chats to James Green, an award travel consultant at Frequent Flyer Solutions. This episode ...
  • Qantas Frequent Flyer Changes – AIR014
    Sat, 29 Jun 2019 00:40:35 AEST
      Last week, Qantas announced a major shake-up to its Qantas Frequent Flyer program. In this episode, former Head of Loyalty at Malaysia Airlines, Mark Ross-Smith, joins Matt ...
  • jb747’s Stellar Career with Qantas – AIR013
    Sat, 15 Jun 2019 03:00:41 AEST
      In this special edition of the podcast, Matt chats to John Bartels (a.k.a. jb747) about his flying career with Qantas, the A380, the QF30 incident, flight training, retirem ...
  • Cheap Virgin Australia Business Class – AIR012
    Sat, 01 Jun 2019 03:05:28 AEST
      Find out how to get cut-price Virgin Australia Business Class tickets by buying and redeeming Etihad Guest miles! This episode also includes some listener Q&A and an interv ...
  • Star Alliance Status – AIR011
    Sat, 18 May 2019 09:39:41 AEST
      Find out how to easily earn Star Alliance Gold status with several different frequent flyer programs! This episode also includes an interview with John Blom, Australia’s ...

Community Statistics

Threads
82,044
Messages
1,897,709
Members
49,889
Latest member
Willjet

Currently Active Users

Top