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What sort of advertising would you find acceptable on the forum?

CTC related services only (eg CDF)
17
13%
General cycling related adverts, as might be found in Cycle magazine.
37
28%
None, leave the forum as is.
76
58%
 
Total votes: 130

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby gaz » 28 Sep 2013, 8:19pm

It's arrived on the CTC home page now, a variety of CTC membership adverts.

The Cyclecips one was commercial. I wonder whether that decision was made because you can opt out of the Cycleclips e-mail and read it on the main CTC website without the commercial advert?
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Sep 2013, 10:45pm

Excuse me while I climb up off the floor, having been knocked down by a feather.

I've just checked my email and the cookie-driven Evans advert for bike storage hooks has been replaced with an ad (not from Evans :roll: ) for a specially discounted personal loan with an APR of 1734%. :shock:

How do they know I'm boracic and innumerate? :?

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby thirdcrank » 16 Dec 2013, 2:46pm

With my email, I'm currently receiving adverts which are difficult to ignore from Network Rail about their holiday timetable. Difficult to ignore in that when I go to my email website, the ad appears and just sits there on an otherwise blank page: even ignoring it for a long time - eg an hour - makes no difference. It seems that the only way to get rid of it is to refresh the page repeatedly until another, ignorable ad appears in its place. There seems no way to get the message across to Network Rail that they are not part of my holiday plan. :evil:

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby mjr » 16 Dec 2013, 6:06pm

Or change email provider to one that doesn't suck and put bad adverts on the pages... but you might have to pay a whole £3/year for that level of quality.
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby gaz » 16 Jan 2014, 7:17pm

The banner on the CTC main site has now switched from CTC advertising to commercial, EBC.
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby Mick F » 16 Jan 2014, 9:16pm

Sad.
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby Si » 17 Jan 2014, 4:20pm

+1.

I'd think that Wiggle wouldn't be too pleased...unless EBC are to be the new CTC shop?

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby thirdcrank » 17 Jan 2014, 4:29pm

Either way - from watching the relevant thread - I don't think that a certain CTC members' shop, AKA Spa Cycles, will give a monkey's :lol:

Which is where I stand, I suppose. If there's money to be made for the charity though ad's, why not? Incidentally, having made the same assumption about that possible change when gaz first posted, I had a look at the CTC Shop www for clues. I found none, but fwiw, it's now the only place in the known universe that still refers to the CTC as the national cyclists' organisation, rather than charity. That alone should be enough to get them sacked. :wink:

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby Mick F » 19 Jan 2014, 3:37pm

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby gaz » 19 Jan 2014, 6:51pm

Mick F wrote:Image


thirdcrank wrote:... it's now the only place in the known universe that still refers to the CTC as the national cyclists' organisation, rather than charity. That alone should be enough to get them sacked. :wink:


That terminology, indeed even some of it's predecessors, continue unabashed on some CTC member group sites. They can't sack the volunteers. :wink:
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby Mick F » 19 Jan 2014, 8:10pm

......................... and the banner states that the CTC is powered by Wiggle ................... and not by its members .......... or donors.
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby Cyclome » 5 Nov 2016, 4:05pm

I am strongly against any advertising. I pay an annual subscription to avoid having to put up with distracting adverts.

Other forums don't have them
http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php;
http://www.touringcyclistclub.org.uk/index.php/forum-frame-2).

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby gaz » 5 Nov 2016, 4:37pm

Cyclome wrote:.... I pay an annual subscription to avoid having to put up with distracting adverts. ...

Whilst realising that there's a bit of threadcromancy going on here, :wink: I am left wondering who you pay this annual subscription to :? .

The Cycling UK forum is freely available to all, rather than being a members only resource. The Cycling UK website is littered with advertising.
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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby Phil_Chadwick » 5 Nov 2016, 4:52pm

Adblock.

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Re: Forum advert banner

Postby thirdcrank » 5 Nov 2016, 4:57pm

I wonder who would want to advertise on here? Saga? Age UK Funeral plans? Perhaps there's now a Philosan Full Strength (Fortifies the over 70's :wink: )

Ok ok. I do know it's all pumped out by adverting firms willy nilly.