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Old 06-02-2023, 09:16 AM   #1
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The software problem with the ad display that the site was experiencing this week have been resolved and the site is again working normally. In the replies to this thread several members mentioned that they use an ad blocker. I wanted to take this opportunity to comment on our ads and ad blockers:

I don't like ads either but I don't use ad blockers. The reason is I know that most free sites (like this one) rely on ads to pay the bills and keep the site running. When you block the ads you remove the only source of revenue we have and decrease the possibility of the site surviving.

I'm picky about the ads I run. I only accept ads for Lakes Region businesses that I think would be of interest to our site visitors. My ads don't track you like many other ads. The software counts when an ad has been viewed and clicked on and that's it. If you click on an ad for something you won't get blasted with similar ads.

The exception to that is the Google ads I now include in the rotation. I never wanted to run Google ads but with the severely reduced ad revenue since COVID and the site running in the red I decided that they were necessary if I was to keep the site open. I just couldn't continue to lose money and the Google ads have helped. They directly generate income for this site with every click-through.

If you enjoy this site please consider exempting this site from your ad blocker and even click on an ad if you find it interesting. That will really help to keep this site available.

Another way you can help is by making a small donation. This option has always been available but I've only received a few donations over the years:

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/misc.php?do=donate
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Old 06-02-2023, 10:55 AM   #2
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Done site exempted.

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Thanks for the explanations and the extra effort. Other free sites e.g. Wikipedia, send an annual reminder to donate. Some make the "donate" button more prominent. I'm amenable to both.
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Wow, since I posted this thread I've received a bunch of donations, some VERY generous. Thank you all SO much for your contributions!

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Other free sites e.g. Wikipedia, send an annual reminder to donate. Some make the "donate" button more prominent.
The donate module and nav bar link is visible on the site but only when viewed in a browser. Mobile users using Tapatalk don't see anything but the forum threads.
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Old 06-02-2023, 02:05 PM   #5
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Dan, I would like to make a donation but I donít want to use PayPal. What else can I do?
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I donít want to use PayPal.
I understand!

Do you use Venmo?
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I am afraid Iím just not very good at anything Internet related. Can you send me an address and I can send you a check?
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Just turned off my ad blocker for this site, never even thought about it before.
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Another way you can help is by making a small donation. This option has always been available but I've only received a few donations over the years:

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/misc.php?do=donate
Never released this was an option, thanks for highlighting the possibility and again for keeping this resource available. Donation sent!
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I'm picky about the ads I run. I only accept ads for Lakes Region businesses that I think would be of interest to our site visitors. My ads don't track you like many other ads. The software counts when an ad has been viewed and clicked on and that's it. If you click on an ad for something you won't get blasted with similar ads.

If you enjoy this site please consider exempting this site from your ad blocker and even click on an ad if you find it interesting. That will really help to keep this site available.

Another way you can help is by making a small donation. This option has always been available but I've only received a few donations over the years:

https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums/misc.php?do=donate
Success! I had my millennial son do it for me.��

I hope you get a lot of donations.
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