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Travis Leanna
(T.L.) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
How many BPL ads have you clicked on? on 10/03/2011 22:27:31 MDT Print View

Let me be clear. This isn't intended to be a flame thread. Most of us have already voiced our opinions.

I'm simply curious as to how many of you have clicked on the ads with a genuine interest and/or intent on checking the stuff out.

I have not.

Ken T.
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: All up in there
Re: How many BPL ads have you clicked on? on 10/03/2011 22:36:10 MDT Print View

None here either. And funny, I don't notice them much now as at first.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: How many BPL ads have you clicked on? on 10/03/2011 22:45:33 MDT Print View

Zero. Always.

Jesse H.
(tacedeous) - MLife

Locale: East Bay, CA
+1 on 10/03/2011 23:16:49 MDT Print View

none, and never will...

I don't notice them as much, but I do... it is what is, seems a little underhanded to force ads on paid subscribers... but what can I do?

NOTHING! just vent when I see these treads lol :)

I still think this is an awesome community, which is why I'm still here, lifer or not...

Jesse Glover
(hellbillylarry) - F

Locale: southern appalachians
Re: +1 on 10/04/2011 05:42:09 MDT Print View

The forums are free. Your membership money pays for the content of the "magazine".

Tim Zen
(asdzxc57) - F

Locale: MI
Re: *2 on 10/05/2011 19:38:10 MDT Print View


Edited by asdzxc57 on 01/29/2012 13:18:26 MST.

Michael Richey

Locale: Southern Utah
Ads in BPL on 10/05/2011 21:08:38 MDT Print View


Mary D
(hikinggranny) - MLife
Re: Ads in BPL on 10/05/2011 22:21:38 MDT Print View

Zero here, too. Although I was tempted to see what was going on when they listed "Six Moon Designs."

Jennifer McFarlane
(JennyMcFarlane) - MLife

Locale: Southern California
Really? Not even once? on 10/05/2011 22:35:04 MDT Print View

I clicked on one out of curiosity- it's like a google shopper for equipment and took me to familiar sites like Moosejaw and Altrec. Didn't buy anything but was curious because I had never heard of Gearbuyer. Apparently all of the posters so far have much more self control than I do :)

Ceph Lotus
(Cephalotus) - MLife

Locale: California
boo on 10/05/2011 22:55:36 MDT Print View


Edited by Cephalotus on 10/05/2011 22:56:35 MDT.

David T
(DaveT) - F
ads. on 10/06/2011 09:51:56 MDT Print View

zero. never will.

however, it's good to know that i can:
Shop "Taco" products at GearBuyer

Edited by DaveT on 10/06/2011 09:52:45 MDT.

Acronym Esq
( - F

Locale: TX
Re: How many BPL ads have you clicked on? on 10/06/2011 10:17:34 MDT Print View

I've clicked on maybe 20 to get pix and ballpark prices.

acronym 10/6/2011 11:14 AM

Mike In Socal
(rcmike) - MLife

Locale: California
I have on 10/06/2011 11:43:01 MDT Print View

I've clicked on 1 or 2 ads just to see what a mentioned item would cost. I don't think the ads are as intrusive as the much larger graphic ads we see on other sites. I do think they can be helpful if you are shopping and want to find out more specs on a mentioned piece of gear. The ads as they are now do not take any more space than the nav bar and copyright notice at the bottom of the page. It might be nice to have an option for paid members to turn off the ads.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
How many BPL ads have you clicked on? on 10/06/2011 13:55:52 MDT Print View

I have clicked on quite a few out of curiosity. SMD is advertised with some great gear. I personally do not find these very small ads no issue at all. Everybody involved in a business needs to pay rent or a mortgage. It all about making a profit to keep your business a float.

Edited by Creachen on 10/06/2011 15:02:50 MDT.

Ben Wortman
(bwortman) - M

Locale: Nebraska
Nope on 10/06/2011 14:57:51 MDT Print View

I have not clicked on any. Mostly, I already know where I want to buy a piece of gear from.

Maybe it would be cool if the adds gave you a link to items in gearswap also.

All in all, they don't bother me. If it brings in some revenew to BPL, great.