johnm wrote:Crikey, I think I may have to surrender my grumpy tag, you lot are making me feel inadequate
I do agree that the ads have probably reached a level where they are in danger of becoming counter productive and a couple of steps back might create a suitable balance. In particular the wobbly column at the right hand side is distinctly off putting, otherwise it's not too much of a problem. The eclectic mix of content adds to the entertainment
Thing is, it wouldn’t take a week or two to back out the wobbly column would it? Would take about 30 mins.
The “tests” are to see how many of us leave.
Why not come and join us on Facebook? I’m not a big fan of social media, and have an account for “pilot stuff only”, so even if you don’t like Facebook for other stuff you can just join the pilot group.
What we’ll lose that we have here is the ability to search.
It’s odd, I have a magazine subscription, I understand the forum is free and runs at a loss, so the rest of the business has to cover it, but with volunteer mods and spare time programmers I presume the overhead is hosting?
What’s that £35 a month ?
so in a world where you lot moan if a landing fee goes up 60p, I can’t see this place becoming subscription.
However, I can’t believe that SkyEcho wouldn’t pay £35 a month to add a tag line to the forum.
I’m typing this on an iPhone on a train. It’s bearable on an iPhone. I’d not bother to visit if I was sat at a desktop.
Anyway, long and short of it (it’s been said before) it’s not our trainset. Live with the adverts or leave. Simple as.
The footfall is now being monitored, it’s not reduced, so the adverts stay. Simple as.
I’ll probably have the odd look in the next week or two, only if I’m on an iPhone, and I’m not often on a train. Meanwhile, the shrivelled fruit is welcoming these days.
All the regulars have said “this is ridiculous”, the response is “we’re not changing it back”, you can’t get clearer feedback than those who make up the backbone of the site telling you you’ve got it wrong. So don’t pretend you want feedback.
(Of course, it could have been changed back while I type this, I’m on an iPhone, so I can’t tell)