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Ganoncrotch said:
trunkswd said:

The team here are aware of this issue. We are waiting on the return of Talonman before we are able to proceed as none of us on the writing staff have the ability to do that. 

Edit: While I can't speak for the rest of the time, what I would like to do is to have the Weekly Charts updated again with JUST the hardware figures. Maybe have more of a break down like I do with the weekly hardware articles to help make up for the lack of software. - http://www.vgchartz.com/article/441149/global-hardware-weekly-week-43-2019/

Also see Kotaku has been getting a lot of user and staff uproar at the management because the site has autoplaying adverts with audio, seeing the staff from the site agree with the users that it's BS is kinda strange to see in comparison to the "well other sites use ads too" route which fell on almost all the complaints about how badly the adverts impact the user experience on here. For mobile data users having this site consume videos worth of data to try and post a simple message is completely unacceptable.

I think most of the staff agree that the ads on VGChartz are trash, and I can't recall that ever being the response, our response has typically always been that we can't do anything about it which is true. We did send Ioi an email a couple or so weeks ago but have yet to get a reply, I'm using Adblock and try to avoid coming to the site on mobile now thanks to the auto-play/auto-sound adverts.

Speaking for myself but I imagine a lot on staff feel this too, I get annoyed about the ad situation, mostly because it's clearly an issue but we can't do anything about it and it was one of the biggest complaints that was mentioned often while Talon was updating the site and our response always had to be a not very helpful one of "We can't do anything about it" and knowing that doesn't help the situation at all but it's all we can do/say.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 03 November 2019

Ryuu96 said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Also see Kotaku has been getting a lot of user and staff uproar at the management because the site has autoplaying adverts with audio, seeing the staff from the site agree with the users that it's BS is kinda strange to see in comparison to the "well other sites use ads too" route which fell on almost all the complaints about how badly the adverts impact the user experience on here. For mobile data users having this site consume videos worth of data to try and post a simple message is completely unacceptable.

I think most of the staff agree that the ads on VGChartz are trash, and I can't recall that ever being the response, our response has typically always been that we can't do anything about it which is true. We did send Ioi an email a couple or so weeks ago but have yet to get a reply, I'm using Adblock and try to avoid coming to the site on mobile now thanks to the auto-play/auto-sound adverts.

Luckily I'm a supporter, so am able to use the site in my phone. 



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trunkswd said:
Ryuu96 said:

I think most of the staff agree that the ads on VGChartz are trash, and I can't recall that ever being the response, our response has typically always been that we can't do anything about it which is true. We did send Ioi an email a couple or so weeks ago but have yet to get a reply, I'm using Adblock and try to avoid coming to the site on mobile now thanks to the auto-play/auto-sound adverts.

Luckily I'm a supporter, so am able to use the site in my phone. 

That's the thing though.... I sub to stuff like Netflix as it's €15 a month for great content.... do you really think this site is so good that it can afford to annoy mobile users into asking an entry fee?

@Ryuu96 I have on at least 2 separate occasions been given a reply about the ads on here as being from the same pool as used on X and Y other websites, not addressing the fact that on here the site is/ (was more at the time) held together so poorly that certain adverts just straight up break/broke the formatting of the site layout and rendered this site , not site X and Y unusable. It would be like having a strobe light set up in a ward for photo-sensitive epileptic patients and then saying that the lights are fine because the disco across the street uses the same brand of light bulb.

Again though, my main point is the fact that this site I would rate as fair from a desktop point of view, poor/very poor from a mobile point of view and it certainly isn't a site which will grow by pointing users towards the paywall if they want to be able to browser here in any reasonable way, I mean even without the ads, the text entry on mobile is really just counter-intuitive, doing text entry on a forum shouldn't require a tutorial to be able to navigate to a "submit" button.



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Another reason this site declines? Everybody talks, nobody acts. I'm no better on this measure, of course, as I have ideas for threads that could become ongoing things but never bother to do them, but I'm also crazy busy with work. There's a lot of cynicism and complaining going on in this thread, and demands that site admins fix certain things, but I said it before and I'll say it again, saving this site will take action, from as many of us as possible. People like mZuzek taking the time and devoting the effort to carry on traditions like the Greatest Games thread are what we need more of. If anyone here actually gives a shit about this site, don't knock the people taking real action like that. If you don't have time to put in that kind of effort, that's understandable, but at least do what you can to support the people that do.



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Here is a tip for mobile. Download Firefox and then choose add on that shhhhh... Begins with U and ends with Origin.



I kinda miss the one with the big butt. Forgot her nick.



Hunting Season is done...

Zoombael said:
I kinda miss the one with the big butt. Forgot her nick.

His*



Ryuu96 said:
Zoombael said:
I kinda miss the one with the big butt. Forgot her nick.

His*

Don't try to ruin one of the few happy memories i have of this place.

I member a nice big butt...



Hunting Season is done...

Ryuu96 said:
Zoombael said:
I kinda miss the one with the big butt. Forgot her nick.

His*

The backstory, and "commitment to a bit" was laudable. The best ever really. The Drill can go get ******. Not even close.



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