Why the pop-ups and pop-unders?

This is a discussion on Why the pop-ups and pop-unders? within the A Brief History of Cprogramming.com forums, part of the Community Boards category; Originally Posted by Angoid The attitude here is unbelievable. You can't even raise an issue such as this and get ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angoid
    The attitude here is unbelievable. You can't even raise an issue such as this and get a sensible discussion going.
    Consider the charged language you used from the very beginning, including the implicit message that your opinion is the correct one. Consider the fact that you still haven't offered any solution to a problem that you perceived. You get the fruit from the seeds you plant.

    Now, consider the social dynamics currently in play. You've been a user on these boards since September of 2004. You should understand the unspoken community rules about what to post, how to post, etc. If you'd read my post and thrown out your pride, you could have distilled it down to two different messages: (1) That you're addressing the wrong crowd with your opinions in general, and (2) that whining about a problem does nothing to help solve it. Also consider that community standards do not maintain themselves. Do you really want a community where a user of nearly two years posts about personal problems with the administration of the site without suggesting a solution?
    If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein

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    I think he went away. He's angry now.

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    Originally Posted by brewbuck:
    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pianorain
    Consider the charged language you used from the very beginning, including the implicit message that your opinion is the correct one. Consider the fact that you still haven't offered any solution to a problem that you perceived. You get the fruit from the seeds you plant.

    Now, consider the social dynamics currently in play. You've been a user on these boards since September of 2004. You should understand the unspoken community rules about what to post, how to post, etc. If you'd read my post and thrown out your pride, you could have distilled it down to two different messages: (1) That you're addressing the wrong crowd with your opinions in general, and (2) that whining about a problem does nothing to help solve it. Also consider that community standards do not maintain themselves. Do you really want a community where a user of nearly two years posts about personal problems with the administration of the site without suggesting a solution?
    Consider that you haven't read my first post, where I said I don't disagree with adertising per se and that it's a good way to get revenue.
    Consider that I ignore unspoken rules. If you want me to play by a rule, make it a hard and fast rule. Get the admins to set up a new rule. I ignore unspoken rules on any forum, and have NEVER had a problem except for here. One forum amongst dozens ..... where do you think the problem lies???? It doesn't take a programmer to work that one out.
    Consider that I know better than to post personal problems ANYWHERE on the open Internet. What do you take me for????????? Well, just for considering that I take you for the same, only 10 times worse.
    Consider that you're just being puerile.
    Consider that I won't argue with you any more. In line with a one-liner I once saw, "Never argue with an idiot. They'll pull you down to their level then beat you with experience"
    I think you can put a signature here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angoid
    Consider that you haven't read my first post, where I said I don't disagree with adertising per se and that it's a good way to get revenue.
    Consider that I ignore unspoken rules. If you want me to play by a rule, make it a hard and fast rule. Get the admins to set up a new rule. I ignore unspoken rules on any forum, and have NEVER had a problem except for here. One forum amongst dozens ..... where do you think the problem lies???? It doesn't take a programmer to work that one out.
    Consider that I know better than to post personal problems ANYWHERE on the open Internet. What do you take me for????????? Well, just for considering that I take you for the same, only 10 times worse.
    Consider that you're just being puerile.
    Consider that I won't argue with you any more. In line with a one-liner I once saw, "Never argue with an idiot. They'll pull you down to their level then beat you with experience"
    ^^ is a example of a redundant function...
    Consider that using more than one ? does not prove a point better.
    Consider that you have attacked the forum that we like to hang out in.
    Consider that you have 67 posts in 2 years of being on this forum and you act like you carry some weight.
    Consider that this is your personal problem and you should take it elsewhere, as you can see none of us have the problem, therefor it is yours alone making it personal.

    Consider... how do you stand typing with so much redundancy... hurts my head a little

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    > Consider that you have 67 posts in 2 years of being on this forum and you act like you carry some weight.
    I don't think that is the kind of impression this board should put on people, as if a post count meant something other than a plain statistic.
    Quote Originally Posted by citizen
    This thread should not exist. If the OP has a solution for advertising, his comments would be better directed to the webmaster instead of us. Forum members have nothing to do with how CProg gets its revenue.

    http://www.cprogramming.com/email.html

    Address whines and stuff to him, not us.

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    True enough citizen... just making a point that he doesn't seem very active on here and is acting like he has some sway or should atleast.

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    Lock the thread?
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    if not just to keep this from going out of control

    *Dispenses emergency 10mg chill pills*

    I think everyone needs to take one.

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