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Old 09-18-2012, 11:34 PM   #61
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Just wanted to say thanks Kyle. I know I'm a recent joiner but I have already learned a lot from this site you created. Without your help my tank would just be an idea floating around in my head with no means as to create a thriving fish tank. Thanks for everything! Maybe you should start a new fish tank in honor of passing the torch!
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Old 09-19-2012, 02:54 AM   #62
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Hope things don't change much. This is a great site with lots of knowledge and great people.

Adam has some big shoes to fill and some tanks to be planting. You can always start with a nano tank on your desk...I am sure some RAOK will fill it for you.
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Old 09-19-2012, 07:00 AM   #63
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The best forum Ive been so far. Thanks, Kyle.
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Old 09-24-2012, 09:48 PM   #64
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Last website petguide bought that i frequently roamed got a bunch of ads added to the website.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:23 AM   #65
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I was wondering why there were ads on the main page now...

I hope for the best but I've seen two other great forums go downhill once they were sold. One of them I was a member on for 7 years.

Common sense says that companies like verticalscope buy these for one reason, to make money.

Either way, thanks KyleT and have a great one.
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Old 09-26-2012, 07:55 PM   #66
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you can be very proud of the community you have helped to thrive and survive over the past ten years.
best of luck to you in your future endevours.

And for the new owners welcome to our world, you have very big shoes to fill.
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Thanks for all that youve done to provide us with a top notch forum Kyle. As with any changes, there will be growing pains and some folks are better able to adapt than others. Ones person, or even a few peoples opinion isnt likely to sway the odds, but just make you look like a poor member. With that being said...Welcome Adam! I look forward to having you aboard
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i have to agree with that sentiment as well. You have been available, had an open ear, and very receptive to my needs and ideas. I am very sad to see you go, and just al ittle apprehensive at new ownership, lol. You have spoiled us, Kyle! I do hope that some day when life is less hectic, I can help you stock a tank as a thank you!
I agree with the sentiments expressed here, Kyle you deserve a reward after a decade of continual development, expansion and the level of commitment that you've shown over the years. I remember joining back in 2003 and though I've not been as active as I'd like and have been in and out of the hobby over the past decade, I have always relied upon the site for advice, information, and a sense of community. Thanks for making that a reality not just for me but for the rest of the community members, old and new alike. A decade is a long time and you deserve the break, lol.

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oh boy, the ad's have started.......
Hmmm...well we already have those now, the question is will there be more? Will they be larger, more offensive and obvious? That would definitely turn me off, but we'll have to wait and see. According to Kyle, there won't be much of a change, so I suspect (and hope) that things will remain the same in terms of current advertisement practices, placement, etc.

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I used to be big into aquariums when I was younger, but started moving around a lot with jobs and such, so sadly had to stop. Moving it became a huge PITA.
I'll probably get back into it when I'm firmly in a house and not in an apartment.
I know how that is. I just bought a 90P and Gods help me if it isn't heavy without anything in it, so I'm dreading the day when I have to move out of my apartment. Just transporting the thing is going to be an issue by itself!
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:12 PM   #67
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Hmmm...well we already have those now, the question is will there be more? Will they be larger, more offensive and obvious? That would definitely turn me off, but we'll have to wait and see. According to Kyle, there won't be much of a change, so I suspect (and hope) that things will remain the same in terms of current advertisement practices, placement, etc.
Not the random ads at the bottom of the page. Next we will see ads in between post. Someone said it above..... Companies like these buy sites for one reason, to make money. They don't care about you or your tank. They only care about your activity on this site.
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:40 PM   #68
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Not the random ads at the bottom of the page. Next we will see ads in between post.
Between the pages/post?
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Old 09-26-2012, 08:48 PM   #69
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Next we will see ads in between post. Someone said it above..... Companies like these buy sites for one reason, to make money. They don't care about you or your tank. They only care about your activity on this site.
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Between the pages/post?
It's already happened, ads are already here along word links laced into the posts.
Page loads are slowing down too.
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So block them if they annoy you.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:19 PM   #71
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Well I didn't mean to instigate any conflict, but I am worried about the proliferation of ads beyond the level of what we currently have, as I think that would constitute a distinct and undeniable disincentive to participate in TPT community. Ads turn me off and research shows that depending upon the frequency, duration, placement, and content, ads can turn off a wide variety of people for a wide variety of reasons. Thus, the avoid that and the consequentially predictable decrease in member activity and new member enrollment, I hope that this change in ownership does not presage a change in revenue strategies vis-a-vis advertisement on the forum. As an academic you'll forgive me for raising this point, but I feel compelled to do so, as I believe that a more informed membership, the more informed the debate and conversation about the future direction of TPT. As I pointed out earlier, I have relied on TPT and only TPT for a variety of reasons and no doubt, there are many members (and indeed non members) who fall into the same category. Perhaps Kyle or Momotaro or some of the other Admins could speak to this, but it would be interesting to know by survey or poll, how many TPT members are members of more than one forum or just this one alone. As I think that information would indeed affect discussions about the appropriateness of changes to the current advertisement scheme. I think people who are members of just this forum would be highly motivated to go elsewhere for their informational/community needs if changes were implemented.

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I don't think that all ads can be blocked? If so, how? If all the ads can be blocked then this (happily) obviates my entire discussion.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:42 PM   #72
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If anyone is using Firefox, install the add on "Ad Block Plus" and poof the ads are all gone.

I do not see one anymore anywhere on the site.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:23 PM   #73
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Ah, the old Firefox trick. I wish Safari had something similar!
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:44 PM   #74
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Between the pages/post?
I visit a wakeboarding forum and in between post, say post 3 and post 4, will be an ad. Every 15 - 20 post after that will be another. It's very annoying.
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The only time I see the ads or word links is when I don't log in.
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