100 lb. Club - I despise the "1 tp for a Flat Belly" ad that is on here...




Michelle98272
04-11-2010, 07:34 PM
I posted something similiar in the "Announcements and Forum Help"...http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/announcements-forum-help/198611-concern-annoyance-ads.html



It might be petty but the ad really offends me. This is the ad that shows the hand drawn picture of a chubby girl in a bikini...the Ad reads "1 tip for a flat belly" and the chick shrinks in size. As if there is one sure fire tip that would get me, a 255 lb woman a flat belly! LOL It is misleading and unhealthy and really goes against most of what we here at the 100 lb club subscribe to: Healthy eating, lifestyle changes, no quick fixes.

I know we can't had an ad free forum (ads pay to keep a site like this afloat) but we can complain about the ad to the Administrator who can then complain to Google AdSense.


ShylahEQ
04-11-2010, 07:41 PM
i don't know what browser you use, but I use Firefox. They have an addon called Adblocker.

you can basically block the ads that you don't like. it's very useful!

cottagebythesea
04-11-2010, 07:54 PM
For a fee, you can subscribe to 3FC without the ads. ;)


Michelle98272
04-11-2010, 08:21 PM
For a fee, you can subscribe to 3FC without the ads. ;)


Suzanne said " Ad-Free Subscriptions and Renewals unavailable

We will be unable to process new and renewal ad-free subscriptions for a while as we go through some structural changes. We will post an announcement in the future when this changes. Currently paid subscriptions will continue for the paid period, but may not renew.
Thank you "

http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/announcements-forum-help/165269-ad-free-subscriptions-renewals-unavailable.html

Has that changed??? If so...I'll be sending in $$ asap to get rid of the ads! Whooo hooo. That IS good news!

murphmitch
04-11-2010, 08:21 PM
For a fee, you can subscribe to 3FC without the ads. ;)

Cottage, I didn't think that was available anymore. If it is, I sure would like to renew my subscription.

westernsoutherngirl
04-11-2010, 08:53 PM
I agree that particular ad is annoying - and probably not that effective! Advertiser should know so they don't waste their $$ with something that doesn't work! And really it is sort of contrary to the 3FC philosophy of healthy weight loss!

CarbsAreEvil
04-11-2010, 09:21 PM
i don't know what browser you use, but I use Firefox. They have an addon called Adblocker.

you can basically block the ads that you don't like. it's very useful!


Wow, I had no idea! That is so cool!

Asherdoodles87
04-11-2010, 09:37 PM
The ad really doesn't bother me because I have seen it on different sites as well. It's a common one I have seen around other sites. I hardly notice the ads on 3FC because I just tend to scroll straight down and ignore the top and the side.

I can see how it might be offensive, though.

cottagebythesea
04-11-2010, 10:00 PM
For a fee, you can subscribe to 3FC without the ads. ;)

My mistake, the ad free subscriptions are not available at this time. :o Sorry.

Lyn2007
04-11-2010, 10:15 PM
I have TWO fat chicks shrinking on MY page... one on the top and one on the side... lol.

Beverlyjoy
04-11-2010, 10:26 PM
It's kind of annoying. But, if it keeps this site going, it's OK with me. I don't pay attention to it anymore.

mandalinn82
04-11-2010, 10:29 PM
Administrators can get specific ads removed from the rotation by URL. The problem, of course, is that these are generic-type ads populated at a bajillion URLs. So we block one and there's another identical one ready to take it's place. We've done this, and continue to do so, for ads discussing HCG injections and other unsafe things, but since the ads are so prevalent, they're really hard to eliminate altogether.

PaulaM
04-12-2010, 12:54 AM
I have to say I never even noticed it until it was pointed out. Now I see them both.

time2lose
04-12-2010, 08:35 AM
My 2 cents worth. Adblocker has been a huge help for me. I will gladly pay for an ad free site if it becomes available again. Not to block the ads, Adblocker works well for me, but to support 3FC. I could not have lost this much weight without the support of 3FC!

Sskar
04-12-2010, 10:30 AM
Adblocker is a real +/- addon. Absolutely great for totally blocking ads on Firefox and Google Chrome, but it does hurt revenue for sites that you want to support. If there is no option to subscribe to an ad-free version of 3FC then I suggest using Adblocker Plus to avoid seeing diet-related ads, especially because many of them are not only wrong but are triggering and painful for us.

time2lose
04-12-2010, 10:49 AM
I used to support 3FC by going through a link here to make my purchases from Amazon. They got a certain percentage of the sale. Does anyone know if that is still available?

MindiV
04-12-2010, 10:50 AM
It doesn't offend me really...just think it's pretty funny how the lady shrinks but her boobs actually grow. MAN I wish that had happened with me...

Lyn2007
04-12-2010, 11:04 AM
I thought 3fc got bought by a company? So if we click ads or links it is just supporting a big corporation? Just curious, because to me that is a different concept than supporting a small, personally owned message board, although I do appreciate the board either way.

Michelle98272
04-12-2010, 12:11 PM
Funny...I just realized that by putting "1 tip for a flat belly" in this post...that is what ad Google AdSense is putting here. I think I will download Firefox for my computer at home. I notice though, I already have Firefox as my browser here at work and still see the damn ad. I fiddle around with it to see if I can get rid of ads.

nelie
04-12-2010, 12:12 PM
I thought 3fc got bought by a company? So if we click ads or links it is just supporting a big corporation? Just curious, because to me that is a different concept than supporting a small, personally owned message board, although I do appreciate the board either way.

3FC is owned by the same company that owns Fitday and a few other health/fitness related sites.

I wouldn't click on ad links but I also wouldn't go out of my way to block ads. A big site like this costs quite a bit money and people time to run (which is one reason it was sold). The ads generate revenue to pay the people as well as the cost to host the site.

ShylahEQ
04-12-2010, 12:25 PM
Michelle - you have to have the Adblock add on. If you go to Firefox's addon site you can search for it.

Yes, ads generate revenue, but honestly I don't care. If I find an ad to be offensive / annoying, I block it. I don't do it to all the ads, but some I just can't stand to see period.

LabMonkeyGirl
04-12-2010, 12:29 PM
You can also use the Add-on called Web Developer (for Firefox). I use it to block all colors and images (temporarily) to prevent nosy coworkers from knowing what I am reading. Right now, this entire site is in black and white for me with no images/banners.

Slashnl
04-12-2010, 12:31 PM
I hate the ad, too. Especially when accessing this site at work. Kind of looks odd on a work computer. :)