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New Floating Ad - What the heck is this??

Sailnet Admins,

Please quit with this annyong pop-up ad. Its ridiculously intrusive. See the following for example:



And whats *REALLY* nuts...the damn ad popped up *WHEN I WAS AUTHORING THIS THREAD*....this is nuts! It follows the cursor around and wont let me click away from it or to "x" it out.



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IT WONT LET ME CLICK THREADS??!!!

Thats the whole purpose I come here...this is just beyond ridiculous. Sailnet, this **** stops or watch for an exodus.

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Yeah, the "adbull" has to go. Hugely frustrating.

It's 5 o'clock somewhere:


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Kill It Now!!!! Please!!!!


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Sorry guys... I've forwarded and reported to Admin - hopefully resolved ASAP.

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WE AGREE 100%. The company that supplies this technology was only supposed to display one of these types of ads in a 24 hour period and that's not that was happening so we've removed their code.

In the meantime PLEASE BUY SOMETHING FROM SHOP.SAILNET.COM to help support the cause!

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Looks like it's gone on my end. Thanks for the quick response you guys. I will continue to buy from SN (and recommend it to others since the prices really do rock) and will not use Ad-Block.


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Gone on my end too...thanks for taking care of this. I've never run ad-block because I know the need for ad revenue. But with 5 ads already on the page (yes, 1 advert is for Sailnet store itself), you'd think that this would be enough.

How about alternative revenue sources from the forum.
1) Premium features like avatars (a few bucks here/there)
2) "buying" sticky threads for a more bucks
3) Improve the classifieds section and charge for premium listings there


Lastly....and I hate to bring it up...what about spinning off the community as an independent entity. I'm sure someone would pay a few bucks to take over a fully functional board such as this. The theory goes that the ownership could focus limited capital resources on the store and let the community stand out on its own without the cost pressures associated with maintaining it.

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Okay, I just put my money where my mouth is and ordered this from SN at $122.10:

Revere Comfort Max Manual Inflatable PFD with ORC Safety Harness - Red - 45-61020-101R

Do a quick price check via Google and you'll see what I mean about the prices:

Comfort Max Manual Inflatable PFD with Orc Safety HARNESS
$118 - 76 stores
New Revere Comfort Max Manual Inflatable PFD with ORC Safety ...
$164.04 - Amazon.com
REVERE Comfort Max Manual Inflatable PFD with ORC Safety Harness - Red
$133.99 - Abe's of Maine

Okay - so Google cuts a couple of bucks off SN's price. But it's pretty easy to see that SN's prices rock.

I'll do a review on this bad boy when I get it in - then get flicked over my pushpit during my next BFS.

Hang tough SN! And thanks for yanking that crappy cursor ad!


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Good to see it has been taken care of.

As for the SailNet store ? We bought an new auto pilot late last year and I have to say both the price and the service where spot on, all the way from the US to Australia.

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