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kaibigan
06-29-2002, 12:14 AM
What is it with most of the file sites and their pop ups? Jedi Outcast Maps and JK2Files.Com both have horrible pop ups.
If you own or run one of these sites or a file site with pop ups might I please direct you too such places as federationstudios.net??? Go look. We should not have to fight pop ups everytime we go to your site.

Kaito Fett

Yoda_623
06-29-2002, 12:26 AM
I think pop-ups are horrible. Especially on sites I like to go to. I need to get like a pop up ad filter I think. :)

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 12:29 AM
God, wheres a baseball bat when you need one? Oh, Oh! A chainsaw.....



Let me put it this way. Some sites have acually people PAYING out of their own pocket for the features you get FOR FREE. The downloads, the news, the faq, and the fan sties are all being brought to you by somene elses hard work and money. Now I don't expect them to pay 100% of the costs, hell I'd want to help them but I wont ( :p ). So pop ups are a great way to cost the cost and help provide a freer internet.


So in closeing dear God shut the hell up and keep your half assed comments to yourself. :mad:




Thank You Have a Nice Day! :)

kaibigan
06-29-2002, 12:35 AM
Hey sizzle chest. Learn to read before you go screaming at people. I wasnt talking about jkii.net. I like jkii.net and support them.
I was talking about jk2files.com. The site where you click or type the link and a huge massive pop up opens and you have to click thru to get to the main site.
Is there anyone there with you with an education over the 3rd grade to help you with the english words SeraphimII?
Go check that site and come back and tell me its not annoying.
By the way there alot of sites out there that offer free service to support sites of games. And some of these file sites or map sites or whatever use those and only want to pocket anything extra. So they take advantage of a free service for support sites only to add their pop ups to make money and screw the guy offering the free support site stuff.
So get bent slimo

kaito fett

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 12:36 AM
Oh and I tried federationstudios.com and www.federationstudios.com , They both don't work.





I guess the sites should have used popups to say afloat :D











J/k

kaibigan
06-29-2002, 12:38 AM
Fed.net works for me. Maybe you should get a real ISP and lose the netzero.

Kaito Fett

Opps I put federationstudios.com and its supposed to .net
I corrected it
but you still need to learn english chump and stop swinging your saber blindly at the first sound.

GE Predator
06-29-2002, 12:44 AM
haha, yeah and notice how they're increasing the amount of em? Have ya been to an ezboard lately? Whew

not only do they have pop-up's and pop-unders (the WORST THINGS EVER), they have these huge 640x400 or something giant ad's at the bottom of every page. and at the top they have a normal sized one. Every time ya go to a new thread, like 2 or 3 popups open. Sometimes they open others when ya close 1. Then they have the major spyware gator corp trying to install its BS on your comp. It happened to me once in a JO game. Had to get ad aware to remove all the crap it left on my system.

crappy file planet, they have friken like, flash ad's or some crap like that that like to float around the screen makin all kindsa irritating noise. And sometimes those 'this section is sponsered by! --------- click here to continue' things

ICQ, ad's and bots GALORE. My ignore list has like.............. 400 something bots on ignore. And every day 10 or so more get added. Where the **** do they keep coming from?

Hotmail, man, god forbid someone sells your email. Nothing like getting 40 spam messages a day AND having a filled up banned list.


The net's turning into AOL!

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by kaibigan
Hey sizzle chest. Learn to read before you go screaming at people. I wasnt talking about jkii.net. I like jkii.net and support them.
I was talking about jk2files.com.


Yea Yea Yea I already cought that and edited it, Before you posted.


The site where you click or type the link and a huge massive pop up opens and you have to click thru to get to the main site.

Did you also mention the they have great download times? I bet that comes for free....


Is there anyone there with you with an education over the 3rd grade to help you with the english words SeraphimII?

omkay atarkig mi engrish rae sgihns fo a poro falme and na lal aroond jrek off.


Go check that site and come back and tell me its not annoying.
By the way there alot of sites out there that offer free service to support sites of games. And some of these file sites or map sites or whatever use those and only want to pocket anything extra. So they take advantage of a free service for support sites only to add their pop ups to make money and screw the guy offering the free support site stuff.

But they still provide you with a great service FOR FREE. If you don't like the popups don't go, or hit that lil black X is the right corner. The fact the they work to just their site up and mantain it as well to the fantastic point that they should also deserve them a little money in the end from popups or paypal. Since I prefur the popups I think I'll stick with them.


So get bent slimo

kaito fett

Back at ya fago!

kaibigan
06-29-2002, 01:01 AM
So SeraphimII you decide to go out and get some food and maybe stop by the store and pick up some new something for your place. As you exit your house a clown pops up out of the bushes and shouts "Go to my place of my business!". You go around him. Then when you open the car door another clown pops up and shouts "Go to my place of business!". Then your driving down the road and a car pulls up with a clown in ti and shouts "Go to my place of business!". When you pull into the fast food place and get out of your car another clown pops up in front of you. Then as you get to the door to enter another clown and finally when you reach the counter one more clown. When you ask the lady behind the counter what is up with the clowns she tells you "Oh we arent making enough money so we get money from these clowns to advertise this way. Each time they pop up in front of you we get a nickle." So answer me this question. You ever going to go through that again for a lousy burger and fries or find a different place to go without the clown?
Then you deicde to go on to the store to pick up something and this time it isnt clowns, its ballerinas.
Something tells me they would all go out of business in reality. But its acceptable to do it on the net. All because we got desensitized to banner ads. Most people dont even see them anymore. So they decide to shove the ads in our face this time. Real bright idea. We ignore banner ads so what makes these ad exec genuises think we will respond to banner ads.

OK People I have been searching and here is what I found.
Pop Up Killer (http://software.xfx.net/utilities/popupkiller/)
I just installed that little beauty and it works great. So if those places want me to support them they need show me a reason to donate to their cause. And pop ups aint the way to go.

Kaito Fett

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 01:05 AM
But heres the difference, since this represents the site ur talking about, the burger place gives you free food inexchange for the annoying clowns.

Sure the clowns are annoying but if the food is desent, (burger places.....aren't that good) I'd eat there.

kaibigan
06-29-2002, 01:23 AM
SeraphimII
If you read my first post. I wasnt yelling at those sites or demanding. I was just trying to show them there are other places they can go to get hosted for free if that is a big concern so they dont have to use pop ups. Not being mean. Just politely suggesting to them if the owners or whatever read this post.
Then you come along and from the get go you insult me and talk about getting a bat on me.
I should apoligize though to you. I lowered myself to your level and insulted you back. For that I am sorry.
Fact is I dont like pop ups. And this is the first game I have seen where the majority of support sites have tons of pop ups. Not just one at the entrance. But two or three everytime you click on an intersite link. And its sad. JKii.net has one pop up when I enter sometimes. And I have no problem with that. But most of these support sites are way out of control with the pop ups. If we didnt click on the first one what makes them think we will click on it when it shows up again?

Kaito Fett

CapNColostomy
06-29-2002, 01:58 AM
HAHAHA!!! I wish that would happen to me. I like clowns..."GO TO MY PLACE OF BUSINESS" says the clown, "You got it, rubber neck!" says I. Especially what with the free burgies and fries...*drools*

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 02:30 AM
Originally posted by kaibigan
SeraphimII
If you read my first post. I wasnt yelling at those sites or demanding. I was just trying to show them there are other places they can go to get hosted for free if that is a big concern so they dont have to use pop ups. Not being mean. Just politely suggesting to them if the owners or whatever read this post.

You simple told them...If you own or run one of these sites or a file site with pop ups might I please direct you too such places as federationstudios.net??? Go look. We should not have to fight pop ups everytime we go to your site.

I don't know how federationstudios.net runs but the sites your talking about handle loads of information. I sure one of the person who runs the site can tell you, Finding any1 with free hosting would be hard if not unposible. Also the people who run the site puts alot of time and, as you might have said the webadmins can get money from popups, should get money from popups, and you also said 'We should not have to fight popups everytime we visit YOUR site.'


Then you come along and from the get go you insult me and talk about getting a bat on me.

The bat was sarcazm sugar buns, but the chainsaw....

I should apoligize though to you. I lowered myself to your level and insulted you back. For that I am sorry.

Apology accepted (I love it when people act all innocent), I'm sorry for the dear god shut the hell up and keep your half-assed comments to yourself.


Fact is I dont like pop ups. And this is the first game I have seen where the majority of support sites have tons of pop ups. Not just one at the entrance. But two or three everytime you click on an intersite link. And its sad. JKii.net has one pop up when I enter sometimes. And I have no problem with that. But most of these support sites are way out of control with the pop ups. If we didnt click on the first one what makes them think we will click on it when it shows up again?

Unless they get hosted. Game sites need to find somewhere to get their money. Unless you'd like to pay for it, popups seem a minor inconvience. Also I'm sure the webdevs love to say, look at my site. We made it all by ourselves w/o the help of [insert game hosting site here]. And like it or not popups a vital part of the internet.

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 02:45 AM
Alsoif you want to promote polite, friend, and meaningful discussion perhaps

File Sites and Pop Ups WTF??????????

Is not the best title. :D

kaibigan
06-29-2002, 02:50 AM
Fednet is currently handling a large majority of supprt sites for CNC Renegade
and guess what? One of mine too. And low and behold I dont pay a dime. Only have bandwidth restriction of 5 gigs plus plus $2 dollars per gig a month
but $2 only? Heck I can pay that with my eyes closed and I am broke most of the time. LOL
Amount of space is whatever is reasonable.
So there are places out there that are willing to help support sites
But people got to do more then do a search on google for "site hosting" and click the first option. Have to do some research.
Oh and Fednet uses the latest Databurst tech. Lets see how many of those pay sites use that.

Kaito Fett

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 03:00 AM
I sure sites that you listed, that have the amout that have the amount downloaded from them listed in Tera Bytes, get a crapload of downloads a day, and not to mention are updated daily, if not hourly, would have no problem finding such hosting.

kaibigan
06-29-2002, 03:19 AM
We arent talking about Fileplanet that has files for hundreds and hundreds of games.
We are talking one game support sites.
Maps are averaging about 2 megs in size
Models are about 3 megs
And skins are less
So lets say they get a gig a day. Alot of those networks are willing to work with the support site because hey they get free publicity off it. And Fednet has been known too.
But even if they didnt. $2 a gig is only about $50 dollars a month.
And I know you are going to say "What about the time involved?" right? They have to devote so much time get things done and so on right? Well again they arent fileplanet. If they were then they would have staffs of people. Most one game support sites do a daily or weekly file upload. And most can be run with just a few hours of time a week.
Face it SeraphimII. They could find cheaper or free if they wanted. But they dont want to spend the extra 5 minutes to go through the research. Instead they just slap some pop ups on. Which means if they arent willing to take the time to do a little research then how can we expect them to take time to do the whole site right?
I like JK2files.com except for the huge pop ups. And I like Outcast Maps except for the large number of pop ups on every page. And I mean every page.
One upon entering I can deal with. But three or four on every page? Sheesh. Go find a cheaper service. Or they got a free service and are just trying to make money and not use it for their own site.
this is obviously somethign we are just going to have to agree to disagree on.
You like all the pop ups then fine. People like you are the reason they are still around. If people dont stand up and say enough then it will just keep going. But why should they say anything when people like you try to hit em with a bat or a chainsaw? Of course its a double edged. When the ad execs realize this aint making any headway they will think of something more devious. And then we have to contend with it.
But still I guess we just agree to disagree cuz this could go on for weeks.

See yah
Kaito Fett

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 03:32 AM
Originally posted by kaibigan

So lets say they get a gig a day. Alot of those networks are willing to work with the support site because hey they get free publicity off it. And Fednet has been known too.
But even if they didnt. $2 a gig is only about $50 dollars a month.

So they should pay 50 bucks out of pocket just to provide us with a free service?


And I know you are going to say "What about the time involved?" right? They have to devote so much time get things done and so on right? Well again they arent fileplanet. If they were then they would have staffs of people. Most one game support sites do a daily or weekly file upload. And most can be run with just a few hours of time a week.

Ive found that the jomaps and jk2files are updated almost daily.


Face it SeraphimII. They could find cheaper or free if they wanted. But they dont want to spend the extra 5 minutes to go through the research. Instead they just slap some pop ups on. Which means if they arent willing to take the time to do a little research then how can we expect them to take time to do the whole site right?

Because they did do their sites right, in my opinion. They are great sites with great content and what you want. I'm not going to throw good sites away for having a few popups, but if you thik they could be b8r w/o them...


Or they got a free service and are just trying to make money and not use it for their own site.

But theyve spent all the time making it and spend alot of time keep it up. They deserve a little money for their hardwork.


this is obviously somethign we are just going to have to agree to disagree on.

Ok, we can put this at an end...

But why should they say anything when people like you try to hit em with a bat or a chainsaw?

Good god! That was sarcasm.


Adios!

King Andrei
06-29-2002, 03:40 AM
I HATE POPUPS!

I hate popups... and... banners!!! Know, why it's called popups? Cause they always "popup" in my face and annoy me!

OnlyOneCanoli
06-29-2002, 04:17 AM
All right, this discussion will continue in the Swamp, as it doesn't pertain to JKII. The discussion will continue, with warnings given to both SeraphimII and kaibigan for repeated flaming. If it happens again, the thread is closed, and possibly further action. Please keep this a civil discussion. Thanks. :)

Divine Spirit
06-29-2002, 04:23 AM
oh no, SeraphimII is post disecting!

this is getting serious :p

NerfYoda
06-29-2002, 04:24 AM
Ugh another popup thread. If you dont like em no one is forcing you to visit the site. Either get a popup killer, sit back and learn to deal with it, or dont go to the site.

Agen
06-29-2002, 04:32 AM
Just get no ads.

SeraphimII
06-29-2002, 04:51 AM
Originally posted by Divine Spirit
oh no, SeraphimII is post disecting!

this is getting serious :p

I know. I quote entirely too much.



Bad Habit...

Divine Spirit
06-29-2002, 06:04 AM
Originally posted by SeraphimII


I know. I quote entirely too much.



Bad Habit...

quoting is never bad!

imagen all the people
living in world without quotes

sorry, that was my little rendition of john lennon's 'imagen'. i would write more if i could be bothered :p :D