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Big ad for ace hardware on the top of the page? Answered

Hey... when did that get there? How long will it be there for? I liked it better when it wasn't there.

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Bahamutzero (author)2010-06-09

I just noticed the ad O_o probably would've missed it if this didn't point it out...speaking of pointing out, I haven't been on this site long or often enough, but when i posted my topic a few minutes ago, it went poof off the feedback....i can't find my own topic on the forum!....Is this normal?

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kcls (author)Bahamutzero2010-06-09

If you go to "You" then "Discussions, then "Forums" , do you see it there? Sometimes forum topics take an hour or two to get posted.

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Bahamutzero (author)kcls2010-06-09

ah, its not up yet. You were right. Well, so long as people see the topic and reply, I'll be happy :) thanks!

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kcls (author)Bahamutzero2010-06-09

No prob! Happy to help a fellow member.

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NachoMahma (author)2010-05-26

.  Click it and see. I promise nothing bad will happen (no RickRoll).
.  That's a "big" ad?

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Huge, gargantuan, enormous even....

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kcls (author)Tool Using Animal2010-05-27

Oh, ok. Maybe it's not so bad.

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kelseymh (author)2010-05-26
You're right that's HUGE!

It's even bigger than the garden contest ad.

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kcls (author)kelseymh2010-05-27

Okay, okay. So maybe it's not huge. But it's still annoying when your a pro member to have payed for only having instructables ads and having an ace hardware ad.

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kelseymh (author)kcls2010-05-27

What Lithium Rain said.  You really ought to read your terms of service :-/

More to the point, have you actually tried click on that?  Ace is sponsoring a special "pseudo-guide" , an additional composite channel within Workshop with a series of rotating "best I'bles" on the topic of repairs. 

They've also produced a series of how-to videos which will be incorporated in that channel (and have been uploaded without spamming the Recent I'bles page!).

It's a real pity that we get whiners even when there is good corporate responsibility and "playing by our rules" going on.

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kcls (author)kelseymh2010-05-27

Ok! I'm fine with it! I've gotten over it, and am no longer whining :)  It's great to have it there, and is a pleasant addition to the instructables viewing experience. And no, you don't detect a hint of sarcasm in my voice.

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kelseymh (author)kcls2010-05-27

I am glad to hear it!  I certainly didn't even imagine that there was any sarcasm involved in your reply.  No, not at all....

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Any idea about what kind of financial arrangement is involved for this one, i.e. flat fee, per-click, or what? If clicking the thing gets more revenue for the site, I'll click it a lot more often.

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Lithium Rain (author)kcls2010-05-27

No, you paid for less ads, not in-house ads only. 

"You will see fewer ads and only the best advertisements that are hand selected from our partners."

Read more carefully. :D

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Kiteman (author)2010-05-27

It's a sponsored link.  Try it and see.

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Willard2.0 (author)2010-05-26

The ACE 'ad' links to https://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-It/

I don't really mind the 'ad', it doesn't interfere with my browsing.

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