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Hey, guys. Before getting to the actual question, I just want to remind you that we have a contribute page. I was thinking that all of you would've seen it already as it is literally in the navigation menu, at a very visible place. But... my analytics tell me another story - barely anyone visited it.

Even if you don't want to contribute, could you please at least check it out? I would be very thankful.
https://classdev.net/page/contribute

Anyways, back to the topic. Ads - these rectangles that usually make you mad.

There are three sides of ad serving - advertisers (people creating the ad), publishers (people displaying the ad) and end users (people that view the ad). Advertisers create ads to spread the word for their product/service, publishers then display the ad to their people, then those people might be interested into buying the product/service the ad offers, which supports both the advertiser and the publisher.

Let's imagine that the end user suddenly disappears from the cycle. If ads don't reach to any users, advertisers don't have a reason to advertise, which leads to publishers relying on ads to have significant loss, or even stop functioning completely.

I am a publisher on this site, and I serve ads trying to at least cover the expenses of server support. Yes, we utilize a paid hosting service for best user experience.

Now, here's the thing. I was surprized to see that more than 50% of you use AdBlock. And I am not going to force you to turn it off, in the end, it's your web browser. It's all about mindset.

I hated ads when I was a bit younger, and indeed used adblock. Becoming a publisher made me realize that a lot of people have to display ads in order to provide content for free, to maintain their service, or to self-sustain in general.

Here's the thing. You might think: "There are a lot of other people that display ads, so why would I care?" Well, that's how it gets started. As I've said - more than 50% of you have adblock enabled and it really has an noticeable impact.

So guys, please, ClassDev needs your support. You're a switch away from supporting ClassDev. Especially while we just got started as a community. Please, stop your AdBlock.

And a disclaimer. You probably have the worst experience with popup/onclick/audio/other annoying ads. Don't worry, this site does not display any of them.

If you hate ads anyway, please consider becoming a patron to remove all ads.
https://patreon.com/classdev

If you reached this far in the post, from the bottom of my heart - thank you!
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Already whitelisted


You always have my support, it's amazing what you do at no cost.
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I fully agree. You can stop AdBlock only for this domain if you wish to keep it for other sites that have annoying ads. At least support the domain server support so this site can keep running.
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ABP is a requirement for internet use, there are so many annoying pop-ups and or pop-unders.. you know all about them i'm sure.

For the sake of this forum i will disable ABP for this site, BUT, if the ad's become annoying then back on it goes...

And PS  @powersupersport i did want to support the forum, but i don't have or want a patrion account, but i do have paypal and it supports reoccurring payments..
just say'n
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Quote from: TinSoldier

And PS  @powersupersport i did want to support the forum, but i don't have or want a patrion account, but i do have paypal and it supports reoccurring payments..
just say'n

I'll definetly look into that. Seriously though, thank you very much
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I've kept adblock disabled for quite a while here, to give you guys a helping hand


Just curious, but what expenses does it cost to host the site a month? There are cheaper options out there if you take a look around
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So, i know this is a serious topic but this is what i saw as ad in this page...

https://s9.postimg.org/940gn4n5b/Screenshot_32.png

and the attachments doesn't work???
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@whynot, occasionally you might see some pretty "interesting" stuff pop up, but just ignore such


And attachments should work. What message did you get when the upload failed?
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PS attachments seem to be broken, uploading gets stuck on "uploading", i see the white progress bar go across the top but it never completes..
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it just said something went horribly wrong...
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@tinsoldier, @whynot, okay, I will make sure to check that out
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