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Re: Babylon toolbar

From: Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 15:30:22 -0500

On 4/13/2012 2:43 PM, Felix Saphir wrote:
> I'm just surprised by the fact, that you insist on having a border
> around those ads, but fail to demonstrate how it's going to improve
> the situation. You just state that it does.

I thought it'd be obvious that labelling the ads as such would decrease
the number of people unintentionally clicking on the ad. How would it
not? Do you think that putting a box around the ad would *increase* the
number of people mistakenly clicking? I can see it increasing the number
of people who *want* to click on the ad, but don't see how it would
increase clicks from people who want to avoid the ad. But regardless, it
sounds like a number of people want to see this happen, and don't
understand Stefan's strong resistance to it. I for one, will no longer
have any sympathy for anyone who unintentionally clicks on the ad if
it's in a labelled box. But as things stand now, I have a great deal of
sympathy for them.

> Before you start, please keep in mind that some people *will* click
> on the advertising, be there a border or not. If you want to nanny
> them as well, I suggest you sponsor the TortoiseSVN hosting (and some
> pizza for Stefan and the team) to make it ad free. How about that?

My intention isn't to reduce the number of ad clicks to zero. My
intention is to make it clear which part of the site is an ad and which
part isn't. And last time, I already said that I would donate enough for
maybe a dozen pizzas (i.e., something in the 150 euro range; I don't
know how much pizzas cost wherever Stefan is) if all ads on
tortoisesvn.net were put in a border labelled "Advertisement".

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