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Would you pay to remove ads on YWS?

Yes at $4 a month
Yes at $2 a month
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Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:14 am
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Loose says...

I kinda like the ads. Some of them are quite humourous.

I found one once about a product that removes the smell of urine.


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Fri Jul 25, 2008 6:19 pm
idle muse says...

Loose wrote:I kinda like the ads. Some of them are quite humourous.

I found one once about a product that removes the smell of urine.


Because, lets face it, who hasn't at some point during the day? :D
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Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:03 pm
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Swottielottie says...

I would like to give something back to this site so that Nate does not go broke, but I'm afraid I would never be able to persuade my parents :(.
I don't block the adds though :).
Does YWS get money if I click on the adds? I'll start clicking if they do!

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Mon Jul 28, 2008 8:28 pm
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sokool15 says...

I don't really care about the adds that much...they're very easy to ignore, in my opinion. However, if YWS needed a fee to continue functioning, I would definitely pay a very small fee to support it. 2 $ seems reasonable, for instance. But just for add removal, I don't really care, so I wouldn't.

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Tue Jul 29, 2008 1:05 pm
niccy_v says...

Pft i'm not going to pay for things that don't bother me. But is it a 'only if you pay' so not everybody has to, or if you bring it in as a policy, only those who pay get no ads?

I personally do not mind ads, i have super fast wireless so i don't mind they don't take much time to load.
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Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:27 am
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Gahks says...

No. The ads don't interest me at all.
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Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:52 am
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Meep says...

I wouldn't pay, either. I have webspace that I pay for and I can barely afford that. :oops:
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Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:13 am
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Nate says...

Wow! 284 votes!

Anyhow, some people skipped over the first post, so this is what's happening: there will never ever be any sort of fee to access YWS. YWS is free of charge. However, if you wish to remove the ads or to donate to YWS, then you would have the option of paying $2 to $4 a month. If this policy were instituted, it'd probably be $2.50 (the extra .50 covers transaction costs).

However, I'm not sure if it'll be done still. While enough people are interested (I estimated 10% would be, and that turned out to be true), it's devilish to set something like that up. It'd take up a least a weekend for me, but I just don't have that kind of time right now.
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Mon Aug 04, 2008 3:25 pm
Ovid says...

Well $2 would be like £1.50 here in the UK

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Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:30 pm
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~Volant~ says...

meh. To me it's not that big of a deal. They're clean adds, anyway, and I've found several contests and such through google adds. They don't pop out in the middle of my screen and keep me from navigating around the site. I really don't care if they're there or not.
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Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:35 pm
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Derek says...

I'm kinda getting tired of that createspace guy being all over the screen though >_>

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Wed Aug 13, 2008 8:42 pm
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romance otaku says...

i would do it, not because of the ads, though. this site is fun, so i would do it just to support the site we all love :wink:

btw: i picked no

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Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:36 pm
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Bloo says...

well if forced to i would pay, but i would not pay just to eliminate the adds. I just ignore them.
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Young gun says...

How many people come here with the purpose of checking the ads?
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