If you'd pay EG a subscription fee to have adverts removed... Page 2

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  • EMarkM 28 Dec 2013 06:41:16 3,793 posts
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    Here's another vote for a subscription model.

    I get a lot of joy out of EG; it's my main go-to site for just about everything. I certainly wouldn't mind paying an annual (or one-off) subscription to remove all ads from my time here.
  • mrpon 28 Dec 2013 07:26:18 30,707 posts
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    I'd rather pay freakybun for his superb unofficial no-ads Android app.
  • Deleted user 28 December 2013 08:05:01
    It depends which of the site's journalists has written the advert. Oh yeah, that's right, I am talking about the previews and reviews ;) BOOOOM! amirite?

    In all seriousness, no, I just use Adblock (like all sensible surfers should), and a tinfoil hat for good measure (just to be on the safe side).
  • Stockings 28 Dec 2013 08:13:31 1,149 posts
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    Why would someone want to pay rather than use adblock?
  • Carlo 28 Dec 2013 08:15:27 18,556 posts
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    Adblock should have a feature that 'clicks' the adverts it hides randomly in a hidden browser window then silent closes it at a random time.

    The sites get their click through anyway, and you don't get bothered with the ads.

    The only losers are the marketers until they realise this model is shit and stop doing it.
  • CharlieStCloud 28 Dec 2013 08:25:34 5,820 posts
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    No, but at this rate, I would gladly pay for the return of portable view.

    ... remember that, anyone?
  • nickthegun 28 Dec 2013 09:21:19 64,492 posts
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    Carlo wrote:
    Adblock should have a feature that 'clicks' the adverts it hides randomly in a hidden browser window then silent closes it at a random time.

    The sites get their click through anyway, and you don't get bothered with the ads.
    Thats actually a really good idea. Compassionate adblocking. Im sure you could call the advert but not actually render it.
  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Dec 2013 09:22:09 2,250 posts
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    Stockings wrote:
    Why would someone want to pay rather than use adblock?
    To keep the site alive. Bandwidth isn't free
  • Kostabi 28 Dec 2013 09:24:57 5,537 posts
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    I'd pay for more stuff by the US Gamer people on the main site.
  • neilka Funniest Forumite, 2014 28 Dec 2013 09:26:25 17,073 posts
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    If by "adverts" you mean "ecosse" then yes.
  • Stockings 28 Dec 2013 09:33:29 1,149 posts
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    RichieTenenbaum wrote:
    Stockings wrote:
    Why would someone want to pay rather than use adblock?
    To keep the site alive. Bandwidth isn't free
    Ok, No I wouldn't pay anything.
  • ToonMonkey 28 Dec 2013 09:46:07 398 posts
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    I visit EG via iphone and am getting fucking fed up with the fucking ads for shit casinos that fill the whole fucking screen and block the menus. I mean what sort of cunt uses online casinos anyway? What a load of shite.
  • Mr-Brett 28 Dec 2013 10:22:22 13,261 posts
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    The majority of the cost for the site will be staff I expect and since they have almost nothing to do with the forum (other than removing the good features and breaking others) then no I wouldn't pay as I don't visit the front page.
  • Cappy 28 Dec 2013 10:58:08 12,468 posts
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    Historically the 'content' I've come to EG for has come from the forum rather than the front page, a small minority of the articles are worth reading and don't get me started on the reviews.

    If EG was a paywalled site shouldn't the forum members be getting the lion's share of the subscription then?

    Though, forumites would have to pull their socks way, way up. There hasn't been much decent discussion in the last few years, the mods would have to be neutered of course to allow the foul primordial soup of shit threads and offensive posting to start brewing up again.
  • sport 28 Dec 2013 11:00:56 13,085 posts
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    Is this to do with the EG tweet yesterday?

    Looks like it's been removed now after this thread was created, but I got a screenshot.
  • CharlieStCloud 28 Dec 2013 11:24:27 5,820 posts
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    5 a month?

    ... that is entering Netflix territory!

    : S
  • Syrette 28 Dec 2013 11:52:46 45,602 posts
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    There is literally nothing on any entertainment news/reviews/forum website worth paying 60 for tbh.
  • mrpon 28 Dec 2013 12:10:04 30,707 posts
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    One born every minute.
  • BillMurray 28 Dec 2013 12:11:41 8,314 posts
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    If there was an EG paywall I wouldn't stick around. I've been here for a long time but i'd get over it pretty quickly. In the past i've thought about stumping the cash for a premium Giant Bomb account but at least they have the extra content. I'll keep on using AdBlock for EG.
  • Syrette 28 Dec 2013 12:18:40 45,602 posts
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    I just don't see the problem with 99.5% of the ads. They're there but they don't get in the way of anything.

    I know I alone don't really make much of a difference to what this site makes, but for the amount of time I use Eurogamer I'd feel a bit guilty if I started blocking their ads. I use freakybun's Android app a lot with that said, which is ad-free.

    The staff are happy to look at/remove intrusive ads anyway, as long as they're told about them.
  • Aretak 28 Dec 2013 12:22:15 10,388 posts
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    Wouldn't pay for ad removal, no. I pay for a Giant Bomb subscription because of all the unique subscriber content. Wouldn't even do that for Eurogamer tbh, since the staff aren't really on-screen personalities in the same way the GB crew are.
  • sport 28 Dec 2013 12:43:40 13,085 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    One born every minute.
    Agreed. We ain't gonna give in to this EG, you hear us!
  • craigy Staff 28 Dec 2013 20:47:05 8,194 posts
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    The ad-free EG idea is mooted every year or so; I think it's a good idea, especially for those of you who truly hate ads, but I don't know what premium content we would be able to offer alongside an ad-free experience.
  • Moot_Point 28 Dec 2013 20:52:20 4,778 posts
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    @craigy Even if you packaged portable mode into the sub, I wouldn't subscribe. ;)
  • jonsaan 28 Dec 2013 20:52:44 25,967 posts
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    I don't think the ads bother me in the slightest. Never have.
  • jonsaan 28 Dec 2013 20:55:08 25,967 posts
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    Now if you could pay to get rid of the spammers advertising xxxxx nike air nike Jordan goldjewellereyxxxxx.............
  • RichieTenenbaum 28 Dec 2013 20:58:24 2,250 posts
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    I don't mind ads, but I think EG's ads are amongst the most intrusive on the net.
  • jonsaan 28 Dec 2013 21:00:16 25,967 posts
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    But, they are not pop up ads. Which are what annoys me. I don't recall pop ups on EG. Unless I am doing something wrong?
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