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I-A-B Reader Email Of The Day #6: It`s Back [Pic+]

The I-A-B Email of the Day, #6: It”s Back


I bet you thought you”d never see this feature here again, eh? What can I say, the final days of summer took a lot out of me and I”m just now catching up with everything–stuff too mundane to mention, but rest assured, all I-A-B related. So on with the email I”m throwing in two today.
–Fancy
Dear Fancy,

OMG–what have you done? I can”t maneuver your site at all! I know you have to have advertising but HOLY LORD you have masses. In every corner on every page and it blinks, flashes moves and it”s a major distraction. I know, I know–if I dont like it then leave, so actually I”m just here to say Goodbye. The ads at the bottom of the page for Twitter, Stumble etc… They really are in the wrong place and just piss me off. I will move along now. Good luck with fitting in some actual links.

–Dawn, via email (name and address withheld)

Dawn,

You said it–the ads suck–suck like hell. And it-s not only the ads, but other things, but I-m not even going to get into that right now. That said, yeah, the ads blow and I discuss how I can get a few of the more obnoxious ones off every week with management. But what it all comes down to is money–is I-A-B making money? If it is, that-s good because I-A-B is literally earning its keep and we can exist. If it doesnt make money (and it always has, but I-m just saying, if it doesn-t) then management would have to consider keeping dead weight around.

So yeah, I understand, the Meeboo jacks up the site pretty bad (shh, it has a hide function) and a couple of the Google Adsense ads blink and talk (let me know when that happens, they”re not supposed to do that per agreement), but making I-A-B is my full-time job–10 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Hope you come back–it”s not all that crappy–I”ve seen worse.

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Fancy,

I have been a visitor for a couple years now and have always appreciated the outlandish and “un-newsworthy” segments and articles you share. Your articles recently have begun to truly expose the unjustness and exploitation of power and authority lately. YouTube is good, but you guys hone in on the important and relevant topics. You are becoming my primary resource for deeper news.

Thanks. Oh, and I am an asshole too! Cheers!!!

–Patrick, via email (name and address withheld)

Patrick,

Ah, a nice email for a change–thanks. Yeah, the Mods and I try to cultivate an even balance between dick-and-ball content, newsy current events and ridiculous pop culture. The newsy stuff is always my favorite, but I love poking fun and celebutards–especially when it gets readers pissed.

“Why is I-A-B posting a photo of that skank or a whore Linsday Lohan?” you might see in the forums…

If there happens to be an absurd photo of Lohan”s orange face, Kardashian”s implanted ass or whoever the tart of the week is, its because were just pointing out how retarded they are. We”re certainly not putting them up on pedestals. All were trying to do here is highlight the good stuff and mock the bad stuff.

Highlighting the good, mocking the bad, Fancy

Anyone have a question for I-A-B, Fancy, the Mods, or life in general, just whip up a letter and send it to Fancy right here.

Fancy”s Reader Email of the Day is back. Sorry for its absence, it was a brutal summer… Lots of booze, etc…

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33 Responses to I-A-B Reader Email Of The Day #6: It`s Back [Pic+]

  1. Profile photo of fancylad
    fancylad Male 30-39
    18499 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm
    Link: I-A-B Reader Email Of The Day #6: It`s Back - Fancy`s Reader Email of the Day is back. Sorry for its absence, it was a brutal summer... Lots of booze, etc...
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    Turnshroud Female 18-29
    4230 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    It`s still better than what Cracked did, just sayin
  3. Profile photo of El_Chinche
    El_Chinche Male 18-29
    546 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    *Cough*ad blocker and script blocker*cough*
  4. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3147 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    I`m on my iPad. And because of it`s shoddy iOS, I never see the Meebo bar, and half the ads are just white boxes; I never get ads in the YouTube videos.

    When I`m on my computer though, those things can get annoying, but I`ve learned to ignore flashy things.

    The thing that irks me the most is the eHow links. I remember one that read "How to get your boyfriend to break up with you". I clicked it and read it. It told the reader to do really nasty things like insulting the size of his dick in front of his friends etc. Not really IAB`s fault, but it is something that should be addressed somewhere and I just felt like ranting a bit,
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    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4888 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm
    IAB is my "real" social network.
  6. Profile photo of M_Archer
    M_Archer Male 18-29
    525 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 5:16 pm
    Ads pay for the site. Either Fancy runs on ads or donations--and who would pay for the latter?

    There is a certain addon for a certain web browser that gets rid of them...
  7. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm
    @El Chinche

    If people are so hopelessly computer illiterate that they haven;t figured out how to do away with ads yet, they should really just have to suffer through them all. That way sites still get money, and I computer literate people aren`t bothered. I really is the best of both worlds.
  8. Profile photo of BrimstoneOne
    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm
    Ads? what Ads? And What`s a Meebo Bar? Is it little, little ,little double arrow thing that`s smaller than a cursor arrow? And for content, it`s bloody random, and I like that way...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36187 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    "my primary resource for deeper news"
    Better than
  10. Profile photo of aquaman1227
    aquaman1227 Male 18-29
    683 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    THERE`S A HIDE FUNCTION!? Honestly it took me a bit to notice the meebo bar. I think I`ve just developed a blind spot in that area.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3275 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    Two things will stop the ads dead in their tracks. Firefox and Ad Block Plus. (Sorry Fancy)
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    oogah_boogah Male 30-39
    65 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    Add NoScript to that list. I honestly didn`t know there were any annoyances on I-A-B until one day, on a whim, I turned off AdBlock+ and NoScript.

    "Two things will stop the ads dead in their tracks. Firefox and Ad Block Plus. (Sorry Fancy)"
  13. Profile photo of Dickens
    Dickens Male 18-29
    74 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm
    AdBlock+, GreaseMonkey/Stylish, and Chrome here.
  14. Profile photo of thelonious
    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    I guess there is indeed many things adblock does for me that I`m not even aware of anymore. Which raises the question, who`s paying for all of this dung?
  15. Profile photo of JumboCookie
    JumboCookie Male 18-29
    1245 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    I never noticed the ads until I accessed the site on a different computer... It was crazy! Maybe if everybody turned off their adblock for this site, we wouldn`t have to do the zany ads just to stay afloat... but until the zany ads go, adblock stays...
  16. Profile photo of skullgrin
    skullgrin Male 18-29
    937 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    wait wait wait wait...so someone actually works on this site as a full time job...seriously? it takes 10 hours a day to maintain this page? seriously? I don`t not believe it...but it seems kind of out there at the same time
  17. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    Chrome users click here

    Firefox users click here

  18. Profile photo of Tekas
    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm
    "wait wait wait wait...so someone actually works on this site as a full time job...seriously? it takes 10 hours a day to maintain this page? seriously? I don`t not believe it...but it seems kind of out there at the same time"

    Of course it doesn`t. I`ve made a better looking PHP replica of IAB as a side project just for fun and tested it for a couple of weeks with some friends. (It is not online). It`s a community driven website for god`s sake. Just put it online and let it be.

    Adblock+ it is for me!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    What ads? LMAO, simpletons
  20. Profile photo of davymid
    davymid Male 30-39
    12151 posts
    September 22, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    wait wait wait wait...so someone actually works on this site as a full time job...seriously? it takes 10 hours a day to maintain this page? seriously? I don`t not believe it...but it seems kind of out there at the same time
    You`d be amazed at the amount of time and effort it takes.

    Apart from Fancy (who earns a salary), the rest of us funky multicoloured names do this for free, out of love. Because we`re one of the Bored.
  21. Profile photo of Listypoos
    Listypoos Male 40-49
    3069 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 3:00 am
    It would have taken less time for her to research the adblock plugin and install it than it would to write a pissy email.

  22. Profile photo of AGit
    AGit Male 30-39
    996 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 3:56 am
    "wait wait wait wait...so someone actually works on this site as a full time job...seriously?"

    Please allow me to rephrase this a bit:

    wait wait wait wait...so someone actually doesn`t know about Adblock...seriously?
  23. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 5:15 am
    Firefox with Adblock+ and Ghostery. No more ads and tracking cookies. On my I-A-B i haven`t got a single ad, nothing but the sweet sweet content. And those 8 trackers you have here.. Keep the site excactly like it is, adds won`t be bothering me.
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    GRadde Male 18-29
    2556 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 6:32 am
    He. Davy said he was one of the Bored. And, for all intents and purposes, also on the Board. I am so easily entertained (without any factual basis for my humour`s focus).
  25. Profile photo of splurbyburbl
    splurbyburbl Male 30-39
    2798 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:07 am
    Dear DAWN,

    Why the drat are you out of the goddamn kitchen??! Get your fat, whiny ass back in there and make all the people who are not whining (everyone besides you) a motherdrating sandwhich. Oh and then lick my scrotum. That is all.
  26. Profile photo of simim23
    simim23 Female 18-29
    1429 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 9:16 am
    Ah, so if I hear any annoying ads or see crazy blinky things, I`ll know to both notify Fancy and to update my ad-blockers.

    This is really cool to know. It`s also why I like I-a-b so damn much.
  27. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25407 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    Why winge. Get educated. Dont people understand that there are programs that block ads so we dont actually see them. I dont see the ads, IAB gets the money for the ads. Everyone wins!
  28. Profile photo of almightybob1
    almightybob1 Male 18-29
    4290 posts
    September 23, 2011 at 2:09 pm
    I`ve made a better looking PHP replica of IAB as a side project just for fun

    And how did you write a script to find 20+ links a day? Or to filter the good, entertaining user submissions from the bad?
  29. Profile photo of Pillmatic_
    Pillmatic_ Male 18-29
    93 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 11:39 am
    "Or to filter the good, entertaining user submissions from the bad?"


    wait, when did IAB start doing that? awesome!
  30. Profile photo of Kaylen226
    Kaylen226 Female 18-29
    114 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 7:56 pm
    Dawn... Good riddance!! If you`re too stupid to go find a block addon for all the garbage ads, you really are not making this a better site. You`re an idiot and no one will miss you.
  31. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
    2554 posts
    September 24, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    Firefox + noscript here.
    Never seen the need for adblock really, noscript seems to do the same thing and more.
  32. Profile photo of Tekas
    Tekas Male 18-29
    147 posts
    September 25, 2011 at 8:56 am
    "And how did you write a script to find 20+ links a day? Or to filter the good, entertaining user submissions from the bad?"

    almightybob1, it was community driven. Anyone could submit links that would be "on hold" until a moderator reviewed and approved them (or or simply removed them). The thumbnails for both pics and videos would be generated automatically upon submission (I only made the auto-thumb script for youtube, supporting youtube.com and youtu.be, which is easy)) and stored in the server. Additionally, in the admin panel, one could set "approved" users so that their links would be auto-approved upon submission.

    It was a fun little project. :) As far as I remember, I`ve left some stuff (such as ad management though) somewhat unfinished, since I got myself bored in the process LOL.
  33. Profile photo of Bewsa30
    Bewsa30 Male 30-39
    36 posts
    October 1, 2011 at 2:08 pm
    there are ads on the site??

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