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post #16 of 46
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Originally Posted by nikongod View Post
total members includes people who have decided that there are better sites to talk about hi-fi gear.

it also includes the people who sign up and ask 2 questions about whether the ipod is ok for the HD580 without an amp....

i doubt head-fi has more than 10000 people who sign on at least once per week.
its not all about members!, you could probably five fold that number of the total visitors that this site supports, members are a tip of the iceberg i bet!

anonymous users who put the same load on the site as i do whilst browsing.
post #17 of 46
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
damn..the mods are quick on the draw it seems these days..Either they just deleted a few posts just now (to protect their sponsors interest am sure..whoops this post gets deleted in the next 2 mins am sure)..or I am hallucinating..shame.

My post was removed, and I dont know why. I was only criticing why the new style was bad compared to old one, which was so efficient.
post #18 of 46
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Edited by Sduibek - 6/14/14 at 8:51pm
post #19 of 46
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Originally Posted by MaZa View Post
My post was removed, and I dont know why. I was only criticing why the new style was bad compared to old one, which was so efficient.
Efficiency is good
post #20 of 46
How about fewer ads but charging more for them? Same revenue and advertisers would have more exposure - clutter makes people tune the ads out.
post #21 of 46
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Originally Posted by Sduibek View Post
Efficiency is good

Yeah. Basically I said that before I could quickly tab-click all the forums I'm going to read, and then quickly check the latest news before browsing my tabs. Fast and efficient. Now I have to roll the bejeezus out of my wheel mouse before I see the forum list. I can already feel my wheel get looser and dead from that fast and intense rolling.
post #22 of 46
It is highly unusual coming across so many ads/sponsors on a .org website...
post #23 of 46
I'm good with it all. It's a well designed site that sets a standard on how forums should run.

Try going to audiogon or some of the other sites where the posts are generally "Mine is better, yours is crap" "this blows that away and you're a ^*%&$ if you don't agree". I know some of that exists here but not nearly as much. There is serious ugliness on many of the audio forums and not much community. This is the best I've come across even though the info on anything outside of headphones is not as good.

Internet advertising is usually the worst revenue generator unless you have a massive amount of hits like Yahoo, etc. I work for a startup and we get hits well above what headfi does and it doesn't even cover the bills. We still investment funding to survive.
post #24 of 46
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Originally Posted by sachu View Post
It is highly unusual coming across so many ads/sponsors on a .org website...
what should the suffix dictate as netiquette for its revenue??
post #25 of 46
some find such big big solutions like rocket science for such simple problems...
reminds me of that Pen in Space joke where US spent millions to make a pen that writes in space..whereas Russia simply used Pencils.



if u are a regular head-fier....here is something(s) u can do :

1. u can set http://www.head-fi.org/forums as bookmark....so you can directly visit the forum page.

2. or Contribute as a member.

3. or stop complaining like a kid...people in some developing countries have to walk a mile just to fetch water..and u complain about having to roll your finger on a mouse..sitting in air conditioned room, enjoying a rig more expensive than some people's monthly salary.





Edit: Sorry, shouldnt discuss ad blocking techniques...they only harm the site
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Edited by Sduibek - 6/14/14 at 8:51pm
post #27 of 46
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Originally Posted by Sduibek View Post
Just FYI it's hard to take advice seriously from someone that says "u". Something to think about

I agree about the last part, though. That is a good point. Americans as a society, at least the newer generations, are starting to become very "me me me" in mentality. The Age of Entitlement.
Why so serious?


thanks to joker..no one actually takes that question seriously enough to answer it anymore.
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Edited by Sduibek - 6/14/14 at 8:51pm
post #29 of 46
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Originally Posted by Sduibek View Post
Well, .org is reserved for Non-Profit Organizations and as such any ads, banners, etc. should serve the sole purpose of funding the costs of said organization's website/code/hosting/maintenance/labor/etc.

a) the ethos behind .org is not enforced. in other words, it may be 'bad practise' but is not strict in any sense of the word, any tom dick and harry can buy a .org without having to declare/prove its content. in my humble opinion head-fi is not a commercial venture but a community of information which needs to be supported by those who use it, therefore does not fall foul of any actual or moral requirements for the tld

b) i would hazard a guess that the revenues from banner adverts doesnt go near toward covering the sites running costs, so it isnt a profit making organization in that regard.

what do you think mine and others subscription monies, and click thru's go on out of interest? do you have a sneaking suspicion? do tell...
post #30 of 46
Head-Fi has the most ads of any site I visit. It is the reason I dont come by anymore. And $150 for a year's worth of no ads? Give me a break.
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