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Offline Jesper T Andersen

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Why do there have to be so many meaningless ads, I have a program so I'm not forced to all that spam. I didn't think that shipspotting could be aware that we have to drown in all those advertisements.
The old idea and soul behind the site was much better.
I am fully aware that I am here voluntarily, but I have been involved since the beginning in 2004, and I do not find myself being forced to upload x number of photos to avoid advertising, it is simply too small.
If only commercials were maritime related, but no all kinds of crap.
It's just my opinion and that's why I don't participate more actively, I hope there will be a new page and new thinking about how this page is run, this so that you get a feeling that your contribution is actually valued, and not just to run a advertising page.

This is the comment i get when i enter shipspotting.com
"You are seeing this message because ad or script blocking software is interfering with this page.
Want to hide ads? Upload 50 photos within the last year or 500 in total.
Please disable any ad or script blocking software, then reload this page."'

Regards Jesper

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 10:37:22 PM »
Fully agree with you.

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2022, 10:51:53 AM »
"This is the comment i get when i enter shipspotting.com
"You are seeing this message because ad or script blocking software is interfering with this page.
Want to hide ads? Upload 50 photos within the last year or 500 in total.
Please disable any ad or script blocking software, then reload this page."'

Is there anything that would stop you to upload 50 plus shots?
Please remember there is no such thing as a free lunch.

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2022, 03:22:45 PM »
Yes Pieter. There are things like being an ancient mariner, loving ships and living far away from some harbor.

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2022, 05:35:59 PM »
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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2022, 12:27:29 AM »
Me think you have a stone where you should have a heart!

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2022, 06:39:40 AM »
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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2022, 08:45:54 PM »
Hi Pieter

I think this is a negative view of what is reasonable, this on a good question. Don't lecture us that we only come here for the free meal! I don't think you can allow yourself to accuse people of that.
It would have been nice if there had been the option to pay and avoid advertising.
Earlier in the history of shipspotting, you could ask questions without getting shot in the foot.

Good weekend  ;)

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2022, 04:39:12 PM »
Hi Jesper

Sorry if my Dutch directness offended you, but this is about the future of the site, and not about "the good old days" . Therefore I am happy that you agree with some form of membership fee, that will avoid you the sight of whatever commercial pops up here.

Cheers

Pieter

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #9 on: December 21, 2022, 03:06:36 PM »
Hello,
this is not exactly about the concept, about the way how advertisement is displayed. I am not sure if that is new or have been since a while. One advertisement bar appears on the bottom of the site which obstructs the scroll bars when viewing a photo in full screen. Scrolling left and right is not possible due to that advertisement. Can't this be moved to the side as it was always in the past?
Thanks, Axel
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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2022, 10:25:50 PM »
"This is the comment i get when i enter shipspotting.com
"You are seeing this message because ad or script blocking software is interfering with this page.
Want to hide ads? Upload 50 photos within the last year or 500 in total.
Please disable any ad or script blocking software, then reload this page."'

Is there anything that would stop you to upload 50 plus shots?
Please remember there is no such thing as a free lunch.
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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #11 on: December 25, 2022, 09:02:00 AM »
Paul, that is strange, as an Admin you should be free of adds, the only thing you will get to see from time to time is a ShipExplorer pop-up, but no other adds. 

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #12 on: December 25, 2022, 03:04:43 PM »
I get all sorts of ads popping up - it can be quite fun - checking those 'x' icons in the top right corner. I agree, I'd say 20% are non-related to mariners but I go all out posting whatever I can, crap or otherwise, just to try and stop the ads coming up. If the site wants 500 photo's uploaded in a month, I'll do my very best. I have some holidays coming up shortly. Wish me luck everyone and Happy Holidays

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Re: I don't understand the concept of the way advertisements are displayed!
« Reply #13 on: December 25, 2022, 10:13:46 PM »
Paul, that is strange, as an Admin you should be free of adds, the only thing you will get to see from time to time is a ShipExplorer pop-up, but no other adds.
Thanks Pieter I think I have worked it out , I hadn't realized sometimes I'm not logged in hence the adds.   

 

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