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Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #480 on: January 25, 2018, 04:01:03 PM »
With the ads gone, my pages load way quicker, it was almost unbearable at one point.

95% of that is because we're on a new server, but advertisement banners undoubtedly must add some level of overhead to page load times.

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I hope all is well, I'll donate a bit here and there.

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i'm filling up.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #481 on: January 25, 2018, 05:49:28 PM »
I had a change of heart. Don't think I still love you or anything like that. That would be creepy. And no you can't borrow my lawnmower.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #482 on: January 30, 2018, 09:13:52 PM »
How will he mow Art's lawn?

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« Reply #483 on: February 01, 2018, 09:05:13 AM »
How will he mow Art's lawn?

Shouldn't be too hard. Not much grass out that way.



*Video courtesy of THE STALKERô

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #484 on: April 21, 2018, 12:29:09 PM »
My apologies if this is rude, and if I already missed the answer... but what's the overhead for this site? There's the domain, probably something to hide domain info (I forget the terminology, and I have 2 domains myself), and then the server/hosting, the weekly pizza party I keep not being invited to...

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« Reply #485 on: April 21, 2018, 01:51:45 PM »
Diapers.

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« Reply #486 on: April 21, 2018, 02:00:11 PM »
95% of that is because we're on a new server, but advertisement banners undoubtedly must add some level of overhead to page load times.

i'm filling up.
I miss the horse porn and Ukraine dating site ads.



 

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« Reply #487 on: April 21, 2018, 09:14:29 PM »
My apologies if this is rude, and if I already missed the answer... but what's the overhead for this site? There's the domain, probably something to hide domain info (I forget the terminology, and I have 2 domains myself), and then the server/hosting, the weekly pizza party I keep not being invited to...

yeah, that's rude.   :)

(my first smiley ever, i think.)

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #488 on: April 25, 2018, 03:57:50 PM »
I stopped by Bellgab when Art died (it's been about 18 months) and noticed that the ads were gone. No surprise there. MV can blame Google if he likes but they are simply doing what their clients direct them to do. Those clients are companies looking to place ads on websites. They pay Google to reach the audiences they want to reach in settings that fit with their brands.

Since they pay for the ads, they get to say how their money is spent, or, as with Bellgab, not spent. Google acts as a media buying service (the major one) for the Internet, just as there are buying services that place ads in TV, radio and print publications.

Google may be guilty of other misdeeds when it comes to its policies across the Internet but this isn't one of them. Practically speaking, if MV were able to call up a company like Verizon or Princess Cruise Line and convince them that Bellgab was a good place for them to advertise, then he would also be able to convince Google of that. But he can't make that case as long as there's a reasonable chance of an ad appearing next to content that the sponsor finds unacceptable.

So, this was inevitable. If Bellgabbers want their site their way without concessions, MV is right. They'll have to pay for it.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #489 on: April 25, 2018, 05:39:42 PM »
I stopped by Bellgab when Art died (it's been about 18 months) and noticed that the ads were gone. No surprise there. MV can blame Google if he likes but they are simply doing what their clients direct them to do. Those clients are companies looking to place ads on websites. They pay Google to reach the audiences they want to reach in settings that fit with their brands.

Since they pay for the ads, they get to say how their money is spent, or, as with Bellgab, not spent. Google acts as a media buying service (the major one) for the Internet, just as there are buying services that place ads in TV, radio and print publications.

Google may be guilty of other misdeeds when it comes to its policies across the Internet but this isn't one of them. Practically speaking, if MV were able to call up a company like Verizon or Princess Cruise Line and convince them that Bellgab was a good place for them to advertise, then he would also be able to convince Google of that. But he can't make that case as long as there's a reasonable chance of an ad appearing next to content that the sponsor finds unacceptable.

So, this was inevitable. If Bellgabbers want their site their way without concessions, MV is right. They'll have to pay for it.

He already explained all this to us, you pedantic asshole! ::)

And they didn't choose not to deal with him. MV didn't want to deal with them because they're fascist jerks, just like you. Now, die in a fire! >:(

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #490 on: April 25, 2018, 05:42:38 PM »
He already explained all this to us, you pedantic asshole! ::)

And they didn't choose not to deal with him. MV didn't want to deal with them because they're fascist jerks, just like you. Now, die in a fire! >:(


Has it ever occured to you why your vituperative replies to things that have been posted in a reasonable way prompts people to dislike you a lot?

They're not fascists; They're running a business, deal with it and donate to MV.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #491 on: April 25, 2018, 05:46:03 PM »

Has it ever occured to you why your vituperative replies to things that have been posted in a reasonable way prompts people to dislike you a lot?

They're not fascists; They're running a business, deal with it and donate to MV.

Why would I care if someone I already consider to be an asshole likes me or not. Maybe you should grow up, stop being such an annoying SJW and realize that you're on the internet right now. Also, you are a fascist so just stop denying it. ::)

P.S. whether or not I've donated is MY business. Capice?

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #492 on: April 25, 2018, 05:48:48 PM »
Why would I care if someone I already consider to be an asshole likes me or not. Maybe you should grow up, stop being such an annoying SJW and realize that you're on the internet right now. Also, you are a fascist so just stop denying it. ::)

P.S. whether or not I've donated is MY business. Capice?

Sociopaths don't care, I get it.. You have so much anger though.. You should get someone to talk to.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #493 on: April 25, 2018, 05:52:11 PM »
Sociopaths don't care, I get it.. You have so much anger though.. You should get someone to talk to.

You have an unhealthy need to demonize people but it's because you're usually the biggest asshole in any group but you actually are so deluded that you think you're a good person. Just kill yourself already and get it over with. ::)

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« Reply #494 on: May 01, 2018, 11:16:56 PM »
I miss the horse porn and Ukraine dating site ads.



Look at her (the wife's) body language. Awkward. BTW, Ed is about 5'5 ish..

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #495 on: May 18, 2018, 11:00:25 AM »
Just threw Liberace a modest donation!
Praise the real MV aka Liberace!

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« Reply #496 on: May 18, 2018, 07:14:02 PM »
Just threw Liberace a modest donation!
Praise the real MV aka Liberace!

Thanks, babe.


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« Reply #498 on: May 18, 2018, 10:05:59 PM »
Anytime  ;)

Really?  I mean... the button is still up there.

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« Reply #499 on: May 18, 2018, 10:07:59 PM »
Really?  I mean... the button is still up there.


I thought 'anytime' was a bit of a leading comment..

Praise candelabras.

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« Reply #500 on: May 19, 2018, 01:06:02 AM »

I thought 'anytime' was a bit of a leading comment..

Praise candelabras.....
....and the things MV does with them.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #501 on: May 19, 2018, 02:39:13 AM »
....and the things MV does with them.


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« Reply #502 on: May 19, 2018, 06:27:54 PM »
How much do I have to donate to get Turbo Mode?

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« Reply #503 on: May 19, 2018, 06:32:18 PM »
Really?  I mean... the button is still up there.
Fine a couple times a year.
Praise Liberace!

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #504 on: May 20, 2018, 01:42:57 AM »
How much do I have to donate to get Turbo Mode?

It's a complex formula based on financial means of the donor, number of posts, grammar usage, and "Praise Liberace" count.

Re: BellGab is now funded entirely by user donations.
« Reply #505 on: Today at 03:19:56 PM »
What's the average donation per user, at this point? I want to know how cheap I really feel.