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EpicSki Supporters: NO ADs New Feature

post #1 of 10
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We have a new feature! Supporters can go to their Profile page, select Edit Account Details, scroll to the bottom, and check a box if they want to turn off the ad displays.

The supporters in the community is what made this site possible for many years through their voluntary donations.  EpicSki tries to give supporters more value, and this is another small way to pay it forward.  Thanks for making this place what it is today.

Want to be a supporter?
post #2 of 10
Whether I do the supporter thing or not, the ads are no issue for me. What I want is a decent search function... Then maybe I'll re-up someday.
post #3 of 10
I don't care about ads or not.  I do think the $35/year is way too steep in this day and age to pay for a web site and I'd never pay it. 

And particularly for anyone in the industry.  I'm paying $100/year to be in PSIA.  I ain't gonna shell out another $35 for a web site.  There may be other PSIA members that cough up $35 but I really think Epic membership should be granted gratis to registered pros and patrollers.

-l2t
post #4 of 10
Hmmm, I figured bootfitters, ski instructors, insiders (everyone but supporter) did get it for free.  I agree you guys should get that if you qualify.  No, I am not eligible for any of those titles

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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post

I don't care about ads or not.  I do think the $35/year is way too steep in this day and age to pay for a web site and I'd never pay it. 

And particularly for anyone in the industry.  I'm paying $100/year to be in PSIA.  I ain't gonna shell out another $35 for a web site.  There may be other PSIA members that cough up $35 but I really think Epic membership should be granted gratis to registered pros and patrollers.

-l2t

 
post #5 of 10
Great idea and thank you! The pop up boxes on the right side always slowed down the page loads and were a real PITA. Now they are gone page loads immediately!

Never even looked at them anyway. Great new feature. Kudos and thanks again!!!!
post #6 of 10
btw,

if you don't like ads, run Firefox and load the Ad Blocker Plus plugin.

-l2t
post #7 of 10
Thanks learn2turn. I do use Firefox 3.6 as my browser but wasn't aware of that add on. Installed. Nice heads up!
post #8 of 10
I really don't mind moderate ads on web sites but all the moving ads on yahoo where just driving me crazy.  It's soooo annoying to try to read with anything moving on the screen.  I had to do something about it.  So I researched and found the Ad Blocker Plus plugin.

If Yahoo had just stuck to normal static ads, I'd have left them up and I'd be viewing them every day.  But they got too obtrusive so I blocked their ads.  Their loss; not mine.

-l2t
post #9 of 10
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Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post

I don't care about ads or not.  I do think the $35/year is way too steep in this day and age to pay for a web site and I'd never pay it. 

And particularly for anyone in the industry.  I'm paying $100/year to be in PSIA.  I ain't gonna shell out another $35 for a web site.  There may be other PSIA members that cough up $35 but I really think Epic membership should be granted gratis to registered pros and patrollers.

-l2t
 

Frankly, I think they're both pretty cheap.  PSIA clinics are priced way below market rates given the quality of instruction.  And $35/year to help ensure this site keeps functioning is a bargain IMO.

But, obviously, the value is in the eye of the beholder.
post #10 of 10
The site is very fast without the ads. I figure, with my use of the site, that I save about 10 minutes for every 60 minutes of surfing, more if I'm not responding to many posts.

I had used OpenDNS to block the ads but that caused a delay in my page refreshes. I'm assuming the Firefox blocker is more efficient as it simply says "don't retreive this" where as OpenDNS was seeing the domain was blocked but the javascript was waiting for OpenDNS to report the domain was blocked before it failed.

Anyways, nice feature. Saves me time and I don't look at ads on websites. Ever. So it is no loss to the advertisers.
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