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Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 18:20

Dear Users,


Since the information in this editorial is somewhat outdated, I thought it was time to share some updates on this topic with everyone. Not all of what is written in that topic is obsolete, so please don't disregard everything there. However, there are some updates. 


Linkvertise.

Due to a number of complaints about some of the adfly-service, we're slowly changing to a new service: "Linkvertise". We're going to add this link shortener to most of the download links here. A brief explanation on how to progress through the ads:


Click on "discover interesting articles":

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After which a window will come up looking like this; click on the "x" in the top right corner (it can take up to 15 seconds for the window to close, though).



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Now click on "Continue" (sometimes displayed as "Weiter"), wait 15 seconds, and then "Continue to Website" (sometimes displayed as "Weiter zur Website").



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We are now running a script on the forum which allows us to "shorten" all outgoing links at once, without having to do them one by one. This, however, has caused a number of interesting problems, which we are working on, and seek to resolve in the (hopefully) near future.






Update. 

In addition to the Linkvertise, we are now also experimenting with a new ad provider. With this one, users will (randomnly) receive ads that will open up in new browser windows. As of right now (April 29th, 2019) this is still experimental. But every user visiting the Forum should receive no more than 2 or 3 of these pop-ups, per every 3-hour-period. 

So yes, 2 or 3 of these popups will show up "at the beginning" of you browsing the Forum, but will disappear thereafter.





Spending the money.

You may be wondering what we do with the income from these advertisements, and I would be happy to share! We've started using a "Premium" package for the forum. We pay a set amount of money to Forumotion each month, and it enables a number of nice features. To name a few: 


Arrow The forum now has it's own, personal domain. Games4theworld purchased a couple of domains, and you can reach the forum by going to:
https://www.games4theworld.club


Arrow Advanced search is now enabled on the Forum.


Arrow The Forum now has an SSL certificate.


Arrow The Administrators now have a few more options in the Adminpanel.


Arrow The team receives gifts from time to time, for their hard work. 


Remember we are all volunteers, and we spend a lot of time making your visit to Games4theworld a pleasurable one. 

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Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 18:29

Just a reminder in addition to what has been said above: we do not condone any messages or means that circumvent, or otherwise undermine the current policy of ad-shortened links.

"Otherwise?", you may ask. "You shall see", I will reply.  Carlos is tha man

Again, it's perfectly fine for you to disapprove of these ads, just as it is within your prerogative to grab your downloads from a different source than G4TW. Understand that the implementation of the policy for the time being at least stands as-is, and is not debatable.

I'd also like to add that most of the "problematic" ads (e.g. sexual or other non-family-friendly content) should be gone now as well. Should you see any further problematic ads, please e-mail me through the button in my signature, and if possible add a screenshot to your message, showing the problem-ad.


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