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Should the articles on the right hand side be removed?

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Either that or maybe more simply put: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur altera altera. Debet cum tranquillis esse meditati ingeniis. Appetere veneficii ut etiam criminum altera brevis ad corporis. Omnem qui alter dicendo vel partitionem reliquarum et, diviserunt pars philosophi, esse eiusdem se. Nos et posse ea huius sit administrandae videmus pars in reticendo quarum quantum et homini et. Quam facilius sunt magnificentius clamat in ut et quem iudicium iudicii vel retentam haec animadverti omni periculum hanc. Ipsi maturius dico est nisi hanc partim voluptatibus moderatisque consuetudinis iucunde, is iudicia enim reliquarum eum est argumento. Vacare iam materia quae reprehendat sapienter. Fore invidia et ea et timide modo non modo orationem potius alterius potius debet maturius et. Difficultatis quaestio cum eas litteris nos! Praetermittatur cum ad et nos potius iucunde etiam nos, altera et differunt. Consuetudinis insitam et meditati laboris et, reliquarum servare esse posse et quam sua ut esse?

Consuetudinis omni huius iudices cum proprium! Eandem quaestio iudicia iudicia tantum quandam summis et exquisitaque tranquillis tractatione certum divisam ad iudicii et. Inveterata philosophiam ut temperantiam iudicium artium quae quaestio. Cum miseram utraque non mihi etiam alieno octo easque in lege videbatur vestri ceteras rationem. Sunt partitionem summum viam quae materia in tris causa defensione clamat est. Iucunde posse veneficii communis sapienter vetere. Mihi subterfugere diffidenter quae modo. Reliquarum ad facilius videtur invidia quantum vetere nec certe magno iam criminibus condicionem praeclaram certum iudices. Et me altera quam nihil autem quaestionis! Ab a tris, et quod maximis mihi nihil iudicia vos quae.

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Magno quam accommodatior difficultatis ab elaborandum, voluissent invidia materia partes vacare sermone et quam ut et possit voluptatibus. Meditati magno causa habere! Quae accommodatior sapienter et magnificentius cum fore. Est generis notae communis quarum partitionem ad octo. Condicionem re exquisitaque ego in est collegerunt quam modo id qua. Tum ita neque retentam niti ab invidia innatam apti foris omni aliis, sit procul arbitrantur alter intellegant.

Eum agendo certe ut generis etiam iucunde, vehementer magno accusatoris. Haec remota alieno causa sapienter hanc. Videmus dicitis illud iuste dicendo. Magnae Iuniani esse initio qui retentam seditiose tractavissent quam innatam partis generis partes animadverti omnes generis generis quae. Huius et in mihi hanc communiter viam ut communiter nihil modo nec, diffidenter illustresque quo? Iudicium arbitrantur est et partis temperantiam altera, posse generis et beate ipsas. Partes iuste honeste melius constituta. Iucunde collegerunt iudicium communis dicendi iustituiam magno constituta nec. In condicionem generis criminum, esse in, Graeco natosque eaque et, altera facilius contionibus ingeniis honeste sumptibus qui? Quo adiuvet id et accusatores esse invidia defensione Graeco, censores vacillant iudicii invidia diffidenter modo omnem. Mihi vel congregationem altera duas diviserunt esse esse ut distributionem ad itaque videmus legitimae considero. Id quod contentionis et sunt itaque criminum.

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Either way, your call:).
Gesundheit :rolleyes:
 

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For those complaining about ad blocks or the temporary placeholders I have one question. When you receive your favorite FREE or subscribed magazine do you request the publishers to remove all the ads before you read them? This advertising model has been one of the main ways that we are able to keep the site up and running. In a idea world I'd like to have no ads on the site. They really are a PIA to manage and to keep track of. Unfortunately they are need and will remain until or when a better revenue system presents itself.

Regarding the placeholders: If any of you who don't like the placeholders would like to write up a nice tech article or anything Alfa Romeo related I'd be happy to use them when I am finally able to complete the redesign. Right now I'm on vacation with the family with limited internet access so don't expect any changes for the next week or so.

I "CHALLENGE" all the naysayers to send in their articles or tech write ups. Instead of complaining why don't you be part of the solution. I'll be anxiously be awaiting them.
 

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Hear hear
Well put Simon -
IOW - put up or shut up!


For those complaining about ad blocks or the temporary placeholders I have one question. When you receive your favorite FREE or subscribed magazine do you request the publishers to remove all the ads before you read them? This advertising model has been one of the main ways that we are able to keep the site up and running. In a idea world I'd like to have no ads on the site. They really are a PIA to manage and to keep track of. Unfortunately they are need and will remain until or when a better revenue system presents itself.

Regarding the placeholders: If any of you who don't like the placeholders would like to write up a nice tech article or anything Alfa Romeo related I'd be happy to use them when I am finally able to complete the redesign. Right now I'm on vacation with the family with limited internet access so don't expect any changes for the next week or so.

I "CHALLENGE" all the naysayers to send in their articles or tech write ups. Instead of complaining why don't you be part of the solution. I'll be anxiously be awaiting them.
 

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I "CHALLENGE" all the naysayers to send in their articles or tech write ups. Instead of complaining why don't you be part of the solution. I'll be anxiously be awaiting them.
Well, I was one of those who voted to keep the articles, so I guess I'm not among the naysayers... :) However the naysayers do seem to have POed Simon (and I don't blame him), but more so, now have they have been challenged to fill the very space they have been complaining about and become part of the solution. I wonder if there are consequences for not rising to the challenge? :eek:

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Putting it another way, in the interest of "Alfaly love", I will also not say what's really on my mind here. I don't mind adverts as per the guidelines. I do stick by my position. There is a tab for Articles. Just suggestions for a clean, professional BB. All one has to do is say "No" and explain, Respectfully, Bruce.
 

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For those complaining about ad blocks or the temporary placeholders I have one question. When you receive your favorite FREE or subscribed magazine do you request the publishers to remove all the ads before you read them? This advertising model has been one of the main ways that we are able to keep the site up and running. In a idea world I'd like to have no ads on the site. They really are a PIA to manage and to keep track of. Unfortunately they are need and will remain until or when a better revenue system presents itself.

Regarding the placeholders: If any of you who don't like the placeholders would like to write up a nice tech article or anything Alfa Romeo related I'd be happy to use them when I am finally able to complete the redesign. Right now I'm on vacation with the family with limited internet access so don't expect any changes for the next week or so.

I "CHALLENGE" all the naysayers to send in their articles or tech write ups. Instead of complaining why don't you be part of the solution. I'll be anxiously be awaiting them.
Simon, I believe you misunderstood my thread, or perhaps it was misconstrued along the way. I was talking about one particular ad which I cannot even read because its not in English. I used the term "articles" because that is the only English that is on there and I'm assuming that is the title for it. The other thing I don't care for about this particular ad is that it messes up the formatting of posts.

I think you completely misunderstood this thread, so hopefully this clears it up a little.

For those of you joining the bandwagon, read the whole thread first...that might help...*cough* gary & nicola *cough*
 

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Well, I was one of those who voted to keep the articles, so I guess I'm not among the naysayers... :) However the naysayers do seem to have POed Simon (and I don't blame him), but more so, now have they have been challenged to fill the very space they have been complaining about and become part of the solution. I wonder if there are consequences for not rising to the challenge? :eek:

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Of course you did, but you have the platinum level, so you can choose to have the old skin. Why should he be pissed off? No one was complaining about advertising altogether! Just ONE (1) bloody ad! You want to put a different ad there? Stick a google ad in there. Boom. Solved. Done.
 

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Of course you did, but you have the platinum level, so you can choose to have the old skin. Why should he be pissed off? No one was complaining about advertising altogether! Just ONE (1) bloody ad! You want to put a different ad there? Stick a google ad in there. Boom. Solved. Done.
I don't thing Simon miss understood at all. It isn't an ad, it is the place holder Simon is referring to. I don't know the technical details, but it looks like it can't be replaced by an ad. So come up with an article to replace the place holders or wait patiently until his private life allows him the time to replace the place holders with what ever is going to go in that space once the design is complete.
 

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... You want to put a different ad there? Stick a google ad in there. Boom. Solved. Done.
I think this is precisely the crux of the issue... Simon is busy with the overall re-design, and therefore cannot get to sticking something there. I'm sure he would love to get to the "Boom. Solved. Done." phase, but he just has too much to do before he gets there. However, he is asking for others to help him make that step happen... This would help him, and it would also solve the issue of people looking at something that they can't read. Hence, his "challenge". A good solution, IMHO...

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For those complaining about ad blocks or the temporary placeholders I have one question. When you receive your favorite FREE or subscribed magazine do you request the publishers to remove all the ads before you read them? This advertising model has been one of the main ways that we are able to keep the site up and running. In a idea world I'd like to have no ads on the site. They really are a PIA to manage and to keep track of. Unfortunately they are need and will remain until or when a better revenue system presents itself.

Regarding the placeholders: If any of you who don't like the placeholders would like to write up a nice tech article or anything Alfa Romeo related I'd be happy to use them when I am finally able to complete the redesign. Right now I'm on vacation with the family with limited internet access so don't expect any changes for the next week or so.

I "CHALLENGE" all the naysayers to send in their articles or tech write ups. Instead of complaining why don't you be part of the solution. I'll be anxiously be awaiting them.

What he said:).
 

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I don't thing Simon miss understood at all. It isn't an ad, it is the place holder Simon is referring to. I don't know the technical details, but it looks like it can't be replaced by an ad. So come up with an article to replace the place holders or wait patiently until his private life allows him the time to replace the place holders with what ever is going to go in that space once the design is complete.
Ken, when I read your post, I heard someone talking out of their rear-end. Ads can be placed wherever the administrator/moderator wants them, of course there might be limitations to the software. There were ads on the right column before, so this kind of thing is nothing new. Your post should have stopped at: "I don't know the technical details..." because you are right, you don't know, so continuing to speculate about something you have no idea about doesn't make any sense.

I think this is precisely the crux of the issue... Simon is busy with the overall re-design, and therefore cannot get to sticking something there. I'm sure he would love to get to the "Boom. Solved. Done." phase, but he just has too much to do before he gets there. However, he is asking for others to help him make that step happen... This would help him, and it would also solve the issue of people looking at something that they can't read. Hence, his "challenge". A good solution, IMHO...

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See above post + who can help him make that happen? No one else on here other than two other moderators have admin access to this website. I've made a suggestion and its been done before, so why not go with something that works? Stop jumping the bandwagon like everyone else and keep things in context.
 

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Sean, there is no need to get rude. I was simply trying to point out what Simon stated and you appeared to miss. The Articles are "Place holders" not ads. They are there to reserve the space during the design process until they can be replaced by the final product.
 

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Sean, there is no need to get rude. I was simply trying to point out what Simon stated and you appeared to miss. The Articles are "Place holders" not ads. They are there to reserve the space during the design process until they can be replaced by the final product.
Ken, just replying to your tone of post :rolleyes: I can read what Simon said and I stand by my statement.
 

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Simon, I believe you misunderstood my thread, or perhaps it was misconstrued along the way. I was talking about one particular ad which I cannot even read because its not in English. I used the term "articles" because that is the only English that is on there and I'm assuming that is the title for it. The other thing I don't care for about this particular ad is that it messes up the formatting of posts.

I think you completely misunderstood this thread, so hopefully this clears it up a little.

For those of you joining the bandwagon, read the whole thread first...that might help...*cough* gary & nicola *cough*
Sean, here's what you said to start this frustrating thread:

"Can we remove the articles please?

Since a large portion of the Alfabb population doesn't speak this language, could we please remove these articles to the right of the screen? It takes up unnecessary space and ruins the format for the rest of the page."


I'm sorry to say that I've read this entire thread, a function more of stunned disbelief than interest on my part. I know exactly what you're cough, coughing about. Several people have tried to explain that the "greeking" under the Articles heading, the section that offends you, is there simply to indicate what that space will look like when there are actual articles to call up. I hate to be repetitious, but this doesn't seem to be getting through.

Simon's suggestion to speed up the design process -- and thus eliminate that language you can't read -- is for AlfaBB participants to get busy and come up with content for that section. This is your invitation to participate, if I'm reading Simon's message correctly.

Furthermore, I find it puzzling when you write that the Articles section "messes up the formatting of posts." It doesn't mess up anything on my screen, so I wonder how it messes up yours?

Geesh, can we please quit carping and give Simon a chance to finish his redesign? He's given us an amazingly generous gift. The least we can do is act like we appreciate it.
 

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...Stop jumping the bandwagon like everyone else and keep things in context.
Sean,
I'm not jumping on any bandwagon... If you don't understand how place holders work (and why your suggestion makes absolutely no sense), and don't see how you can be a part of any solution, then I'll just leave this thread alone...

Best regards,
 
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