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    PSU appeal to ad blockers message going live

    We've done this before and I know that some of you have kindly made an exception for PSU with your ad-blockers.

    Here's the situation. Up to 44% of readers a day block PSU's ads with ad blockers. PSU relies on advertising to keep it running. If all those people unblocked now PSU would be able to hit another level in terms of what we could do with the site. As it stands, these ad blockers are crippling us.

    Of course, we're not expecting you to grab your violins just yet, and we are looking at other ways of monetising, but this is still going to be our main form of income to keep things running.

    You will see shortly an appeal appear at the top of the forums. It won't be intrusive. It will look much like the tab for FRESH NEWS. When users click on it you see an appeal and instructions on how to install ad blocker or donate. Of course, we know it's cash-strapped times for all so we don't expect you to part with your cash but un-installing ad blocker would be great and highly appreciated.

    We're just trialing this appeal. We can see how many people read it and then make our site an exception.

    I hope you don't find this too intrusive. Thanks for your support.
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    i already had it

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    can you put it on the right side of screen. you going annoying more people if its on the top

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    Quote Originally Posted by -Dj- View Post
    can you put it on the right side of screen. you going annoying more people if its on the top
    we'll give it a try!
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Dj- View Post
    can you put it on the right side of screen. you going annoying more people if its on the top
    I guess you can see it then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Dj- View Post
    can you put it on the right side of screen. you going annoying more people if its on the top
    I guess you can see it then?
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenW View Post
    I guess you can see it then?
    yes i saw it in the morning lol

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    I did disable it but was greeted with a horrid ad that made loud noises and showed me a video of some game. I pressed refresh and it went away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I did disable it but was greeted with a horrid ad that made loud noises and showed me a video of some game. I pressed refresh and it went away.
    Sorry about that We're always looking at ad partnerships and ways to tailor content to be non-intrusive and actually interesting to our PlayStation community.

    It's SCARY to think that almost half of PSU members use adblocker... that's 50% potential revenue, which would get circulated back to the community with upgrades and fixes, totally lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    I did disable it but was greeted with a horrid ad that made loud noises and showed me a video of some game. I pressed refresh and it went away.
    I know what advert you're talking about I think. We're going to do away with those as we know they make people install ad blocker. We want to make PSU a fun experience without intrusive ads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOnTheRun View Post
    Sorry about that We're always looking at ad partnerships and ways to tailor content to be non-intrusive and actually interesting to our PlayStation community.

    It's SCARY to think that almost half of PSU members use adblocker... that's 50% potential revenue, which would get circulated back to the community with upgrades and fixes, totally lost.

    Ads are also blocked for subs as well. One of the perks.

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    u guys are not the only one people use ad blockers

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleOnTheRun View Post
    Sorry about that We're always looking at ad partnerships and ways to tailor content to be non-intrusive and actually interesting to our PlayStation community.

    It's SCARY to think that almost half of PSU members use adblocker... that's 50% potential revenue, which would get circulated back to the community with upgrades and fixes, totally lost.
    50% sounds alot, but I was actually expecting a higher number

    Still want to say a big thank you to everyone who is taking off adblock, your awesome



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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenW View Post
    I know what advert you're talking about I think. We're going to do away with those as we know they make people install ad blocker. We want to make PSU a fun experience without intrusive ads.
    That advert you're talking about was one of the main reasons I subbed believe it or not

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    Oddly I dont even see ads in the forums, though I do on the homepage. lol

    (Never downloaded an ad blocker, unless it was sneakily installed in another plugin)

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    I've disable it for my work PC and home laptop (at least for this site). Hoping I've done it right though.

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    I turned off abp for psu.com/* but I'm already a sub so what is done is done.




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    I'm fine with ads as long as they don't popup and take control of my view, or bother me with noise. I'll give PSU a chance.

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    I use Ad blocker and we have had the topic before and i will remove ad blocker from my browser
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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenW View Post
    I know what advert you're talking about I think. We're going to do away with those as we know they make people install ad blocker. We want to make PSU a fun experience without intrusive ads.
    If that happens, then I have no problem making an exception for this site. I have for other forums that I visit time to time. Every time I have had it off, it's been pretty bad ad-wise here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gers View Post
    That advert you're talking about was one of the main reasons I subbed believe it or not
    You rewarded them for annoying you?

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    The ads on the psu.com are not to my liking lol. It's hard to imagine how many I haven't seen over the course of five years.




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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    The ads on the psu.com are not to my liking lol. It's hard to imagine how many I haven't seen over the course of five years.


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