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#9887 - 09/30/03 08:53 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: GeeVee]
crackers Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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have there ever been ads that only appeared on the front page? I would have a very difficult time given the discussion driven nature of the site justifying an investment in advertising that only appeared on the entry page.

furthermore, the point that i raise is not that you will have more captures by routing people through the front page but instead that fewer people will bother with the site if the forums are not directly accesible. Personally, I am not going to take five minutes to reach the discussion board. Try the site from a dial up on a macintosh or a linux box and see what i am talking about...

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#9888 - 10/01/03 12:33 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: crackers]
Mark Heyman Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
Posts: 1123
Loc: South Jersey (Pinelands)
Dial-up? Ha Ha HA

People still use them? Five minutes? Ha Ha HA How you can't really use the net through a dial-up anymore. It's like trying to run XP on a 286! Virtually all sites have graphics which take a while to load.

3 years ago when I was still on a dial up - I used to truthfully say that I could drive to work in Delaware an hour away - work on the net and drive home faster than use my dial-up connection.

Dial-ups, HaHaHA sheesh HaHaHA ha ha ha

My condolences

Seriously Mac and Linux are so far in the minority the most sites just don't worry about them (that much), and that's is exactly how MS likes it. Believe me I'm no MS fan - it just the way it is, and why they have the market share they do. Guess I'm over being mad or sad about it.

No I'm not!

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#9889 - 10/01/03 02:56 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: Mark Heyman]
Chooch Offline
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Registered: 11/15/99
Posts: 1184
Loc: South East PA
I run XP on a 300.
Works for me.
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#9890 - 10/01/03 08:11 PM Re: high speed v. dial up [Re: Mark Heyman]
crackers Offline
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lets see, recent figures in the economist say >50% penetration of highspeed in US, and >20% globally. I live in turkey. High Speed there maxes out at ~100k before 9am Eastern Time...

thank you for your condolences. it truly sucks. but i am loving my stay stateside in fast computer land!

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#9891 - 10/01/03 08:48 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: Mark Heyman]
Smike Offline
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gee mark, they got high speed internet in the 'pinlands' of NJ? wow the world has come a long way. pretty soon you will have those 'live bait' vending machine like we do over here in pennslytucky

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#9892 - 10/02/03 04:35 AM Re: high speed v. dial up [Re: crackers]
Mark Heyman Offline
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Registered: 12/23/99
Posts: 1123
Loc: South Jersey (Pinelands)
lets see, recent figures in the economist say >50% penetration of highspeed in US.

That's the 50% that actually use he internet for something besides email.

Actually i don't know what that 50% means. 50% of the internet users have high speed access, 50% percent of the people in the US have high speed access - no, thats too high.

and >20% globally.

Globally? Before your trip when you realy want information, you'll wait for it on that slow connection, and the advertisers will be happy. Right?

I used to read this sight on a dial-up, started at 14.4, but here weren't any popups or so much graphics then. HS wasn't available at attracive rates, or in very many places.

Sorry for sounding antagionistic.







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#9893 - 10/08/03 12:05 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: Mark Heyman]
quanto_the_mad Offline
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Registered: 05/14/02
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Seriously Mac and Linux are so far in the minority the most sites just don't worry about them (that much), and that's is exactly how MS likes it. Believe me I'm no MS fan - it just the way it is, and why they have the market share they do. Guess I'm over being mad or sad about it.





Heh heh... I'm currently typing this in Lynx, through a telnet session to a NetBSD server. Gunks.com works just fine for us "alternative" users.

I still use Lynx frequently- no graphics, no pop-ups, no flash (grrr), no nothing, just plain content in plain text.

The site works fine in Moz... all sites should work in Mozilla... I run Moz on FreeBSD and have no problems.

FreeBSD is dead, long live FreeBSD!

-QtM
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#9894 - 10/08/03 05:05 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: quanto_the_mad]
MarcC Offline
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The site works fine in Moz... all sites should work in Mozilla... I run Moz on FreeBSD and have no problems.




Really? Do the drop-down menus from the top menu bar work? They don't for me in Moz 1.4.
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#9895 - 10/09/03 08:13 PM Re: closing back doors [Re: MarcC]
crackers Offline
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Registered: 03/21/01
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Loc: pdx
nor in 1.3

but maybe i should upgrade to 1.5...

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