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Discussion in 'UHall' started by Guido_LS, Feb 2, 2010.

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  1. Guido_LS

    Guido_LS Seasoned Veteran
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    Why is this

    as well as an ad for a *free* mmo that isn't UO showing up in every thread? It should be rather obvious that I have a registered account... even your system says so. If it's an attempt to fish for donations, then lemme know, and I can gladly move this over to rants and spiels and let my opinion on that topic be known.
     
  2. Reximus

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    Stratics is a for-profit company built on the backs of hard working players writing guides/etc for free.

    Coming soon! - The answers to the 'Ask the dev' questions, only $1.99 each on Stratics!
     
  3. Black Sun

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    Glad to hear I'm not the only one seeing them.
    There's behind the scenes things going on, that I'm not sure if I'm at liberty to speak of. But I think this might be tied into those things.
     
  4. Damien Softstep

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    :hahaha:
     
  5. Hunters' Moon

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    "Liberty to speak of..."? :p This isn't a national security thing.
     
  6. Black Sun

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    Maybe it is.

    Everyone brace yourself...
    OBAMA IS COMING TO VISIT STRATICS!!

    I hope the secret service doesn't "neutralize" me now for talking.
     
  7. Hunters' Moon

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    "Don't tazar me!! Don't tazar me!!"
     
  8. Petra Fyde

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    Not guilty!
     
  9. kelmo

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    Awww crap... *grabs a beer and settles*
     
  10. Damien Softstep

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    :eyes:
     
  11. Black Sun

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    Petra, I'm not so sure I can believe you.
    Didn't you say the same thing last week when some forum disappeared or something, then you slyly turned it back on when (you thought) nobody was looking?
     
  12. Damien Softstep

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    Beer...:please:
     
  13. Damien Softstep

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    I think someone has been downloading porn thru stratics and got a trojan...:D
     
  14. kelmo

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    *looks at BS*
     
  15. Black Sun

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    You can't prove a thing... I hope.
     
  16. Damien Softstep

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    *wink*
     
  17. Black Sun

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  18. kelmo

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    Mods... Keep an eye on the other forums... It is everywhere!
     
  19. Black Sun

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    Its Stratics wide. Star Wars Galaxies forum has it, OT-NHB has it, UO has it. Only place I haven't seen it is the Staff Forum.
     
  20. Reximus

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    More ads = More $$ for Xena Dragon.
     
  21. Nastia Cross

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    Even after I sign in I still see a post immediately after the OP advertising things... :mad::mad::mad:
     
  22. Damien Softstep

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  23. Black Sun

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    You haven't noticed the ads?
     
  24. JHall

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    We're just testing some new ad code, it should be resolved/set up properly here shortly...you guys are quick :D
     
  25. kelmo

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    *chuckles* Yeah... they are.
     
  26. Black Sun

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    Thats because we have no lives...
    Wait! What? :blushing:
     
  27. Storm

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    like i said lol diving in head first good to know its us and not someone else!
     
  28. Tjalle

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    Hmm, it´s quite annoying. What kind of slayer type will work against it?

    *grabs sword*
     
  29. Ezekiel Zane

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    you betcha.
     
  30. Aurelius

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    Every thread, every forum, second post in is now an advert.

    What is worse, they are accompanied by the avatar of the poster of the initial post, and if they edited their post at all, the advert also claims to be "last edited by''' them as well.

    Whoever caused this one needs some talking to.......
     
  31. Storm

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    That was supposed to be a secret !!!! Shhhhhhhh :eyes:
     
  32. kelmo

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    *yells upstairs from the basement* Mom! BS said I have no life!!!
     
  33. Ezekiel Zane

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    *Mom yells back* Is that news to you?
     
  34. kelmo

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    All better now...
     
  35. Black Sun

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    :mf_prop:nei-ner, nei-ner, nei-ner:mf_prop:
     
  36. kelmo

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    That's it! Duel my main!
     
  37. Black Sun

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    Pfft...
    i wi11 0w|\| u n00b!!
    lolz





    (Psst... can someone tell me if I did that right?)
     
  38. Lord Chaos

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    So let me get this straight, you test ad code on the LIVE forums?

    Sounds like a nice way to make some extra cash as people are caught unaware making Stratics a lot of money...sad.

    Guess someone wants another action adventure holiday. *rollseyes*
     
  39. kelmo

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    Ahh settle down LC... It was not that big of a deal and it was resolved quickly.
     
  40. Lord Chaos

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    Most likely because people complained. Either way, it was to make a quick buck and to test ways to get it to fit in. I know because wow, as an owner of a big site, I got the offer of the same deals, we just didn't go for it.

    But *shrugs* the wheels will turn as they always do. I wouldn't care if it wasn't because there are some really good hardworking people at Stratics and a good community who deserves better.

    Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.
     
  41. kelmo

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    That has been there for ages... Try viewing Stratics with out logging into to your account. As an unregistered viewer you will see those ads. Have for some time.
     
  42. JHall

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    As part of an on going re-vitalization effort, there will be some ads showing on the forums soon. As far as Stratics having computers laced with gold and diamond sititing chairs...We're not quite covering the hosting fees currently. :)

    Of course we want them to be as unobtrusive as possible, while still offering us a revenue stream for maintaining the website - there is a fine balance, so we're putting our heads together and trying to find it.
     
  43. Lord Chaos

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    Yes I know, as I said, got the same offer.
     
  44. Black Sun

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    I've got it!!

    Lets unban everyone who has been perma-banned, and charge them 5 cents a post. So that way if we have to deal with their stupidity again, at least the site will benefit.
     
  45. JHall

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    we should only do it if you get commission black sun
    lol
     
  46. kelmo

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    He gets to mod them then!
     
  47. This has been my complaint since EA dropped its support of the game. Stratics is a voluntary site and relying on voluntary assistance to keep things accurate and up to date. Just look at the ages of the FAQ. It is no wonder why it is hard for new players to get started. Is there another MMO that relies on Stratics for its official forems and player guides?



    When Ea dropped support of UO it started to crumble
     
  48. Lord Chaos

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    Who are you again?

    But I guess Stratics dropping to nearly 1/4th of the traffic it once was has taken its toll, though you still have far enough traffic to cover hosting cost.

    But well, if you guys have another "MMO Revolution" up your sleeve, then I hope you do it better this time.

    And treat staff better, stop bleeding them out and asking sacrifices.

    And crickey...Get proper backup, don't want another great crash.
     
  49. Black Sun

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    He's the guy in charge.
     
  50. Lord Chaos

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    Unless Ryan is lying, then Ryan is still the owner of Stratics.

    No idea who this new guy is, other than if he's someone using a new nick.
     
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