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All Users: A quick request

Discussion in 'Serebii.net Discussion' started by Serebii, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    Hey guys

    You may have seen this in a notice but making a post for it too.

    As you're well aware, sites aren't free to run and so we run leaderboard adverts to fund the site. These ads are often specific game ones run by Sega etc.

    To make sure we get relevant ads as much as possible, could you fill out this survey my ad network is running? It's 100% anonymous and will just help us keep relevant ads on the site

    https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/8GL2ZTK

    You have until April 3rd

    Thanks :)
     
  2. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix Go, Go Power Rangers

    Just answered. Tried to be truthful in all my answers.
     
  3. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko 62 Days Until SwSh!!! :D

    Just did it. Now hopefully the site won't harass me with the pop-up for it anymore.
     
  4. Venia Silente

    Venia Silente [](int x){return x;}

    Sooooo we are asking users to hand over information to ad networks that allow them to be tracked and targetted more efficiently...?

    In 2019?
     
  5. Playful Latios

    Playful Latios @Soul Dew

    The only personal info you provide is your age range ( not specific age ), your country, and what gender you identify as. It only takes about five minutes to do and it helps support the site. I just did the survey.
     
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  6. shoz999

    shoz999 IT WAS ME! SETETH!

    It has been done my lord.
     
  7. keepitsimple

    keepitsimple anybody want cake?

    edit: Maybe this post was a little unnecessary
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2019
    Dragalge and Venia Silente like this.
  8. Pathfinder

    Pathfinder Well-Known Member

    Done it has been
     
  9. TokoyamiTheDark

    TokoyamiTheDark The Purple Karakasa

  10. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Is it supposed to keep giving me the pop-up requesting me to take the survey when I enter the forums, even after I've done the survey? It doesn't pop up every time, but I've just had it come up for the fourth time today.
     
  11. BCVM22

    BCVM22 Well-Known Member

    The survey and subsequent request have no way of knowing you've already taken it.
     
  12. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    Oh, that's unfortunate. Thanks.


    In that case, might I suggest getting rid of the pop-up? The large news alert on the top of the website should be enough to get people's attention. If they ignore and exit out of that, then the pop-up probably isn't going to change their mind. I don't mind too much right now, but I imagine it's going to get annoying as the month goes on.
     
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  13. Serebii

    Serebii And, as if by magic, the webmaster appeared... Staff Member Admin

    I'll ping a note. It's meant to cookie it I think so it doesn't pop up
    I get it, but don't forget that without ads, the site cannot be maintained.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2019
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  14. M.P.

    M.P. Retired

    It's done now.
     
  15. Bguy7

    Bguy7 The Dragon Lord

    As an update, the last time I had the pop-up appear was the time I logged in to make that last post. I've been on the forums several tines in the past 24 hours, and haven't gotten it again, so things seem to be working now.
     
  16. michael147

    michael147 Pearlshipping Analyst

    If I understand correctly the ad industry (I am a site owner as well), in most of ad systems the income comes if a user has clicked an ad. So the AdBlock switched on and switched off with user never clicking ads get the same income - 0. Most ad providers forbid site owner to stimulate clicks in any way. What I say is: if a user has made a choice to never click ads, he should be permitted to use AdBlock turned on because it doesn't affect the final income you get. Sorry if your ad system is based on page views.
     
  17. WishIhadaManafi5

    WishIhadaManafi5 Still miss you, Lorne. Staff Member

    It's been done.
     
  18. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    I did it when it first popped up, but it kept popping up afterwards, I hope I did everything correctly
     
  19. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Still feels uncomfortable. It feels like they shouldn't need any of that information (which let's face it, they may already of gotten when we clicked the link).
     
  20. pokefreakceetje

    pokefreakceetje Well-Known Member

    I keep getting fashion ads for eg bikinis because I visited a site once and Google knows I am a bit interested in clothes. But I also get really irrelevant ads I don't know why I get targeted with them. Hence I filled it in.
     

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