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We Want YOU!!! [Pic]

I-A-B wants YOU!

No we NEED you!

Do you love I-A-B? We love you… hopefully it”s mutual. Even if it isn”t we still need any of you guys who use these social media platforms to please go and pin, or tweet, or reblog, or like us on your page. Shoot you don”t even have to like us, just share us!

Are we blatantly groveling on the ground begging for your help in making I-A-B a better site? YES. We are not above begging. We need you to show your family, your friends, and your coworkers I-A-B. You might get kicked out of your house, your friends may become your enemies, and you might get fired, but we would still have each other. You could still see them all in the threads, if you could get them to come on the site.

We need viewers to exist, and the price for all this free entertainment we give you, is that we are asking each one of you to ask at least one person you know to come and join the site. We don”t have to be your dirty little secret anymore! Let it out – it could be therapeutic!

So feel free to click any of the links below to go and check out our fan pages and be our biggest fan. Also feel free to use this thread as an open forum or post any ideas that would help the site grow. Thanks guys… we love ya!



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Date: 03/23/14 12:50 PM

109 Responses to We Want YOU!!! [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 16, 2014 at 12:40 pm
    Link: We Want YOU!!! - We have something for you to do when your bored.
  2. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm
    Nope.
  3. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:00 pm
    Thanks for your support chalket.
  4. Profile photo of mykunter
    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:07 pm
    I don`t do social media.

    Would it help if I made another profile here? What about clicking on some ads? That would mean I`d have to use *ugh* Internet Explorer so there ARE actually ads... I`d be willing to do that maybe...
  5. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:10 pm
    mykunter why not invite a real acquaintance to join? Anyone... your newspaper boy, the guy at the gas station, your siblings, anyone really.
  6. Profile photo of CreamK
    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:13 pm
    Autoplay...
  7. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:21 pm
    We haven`t got any friends, that`s why we`re here. (sniffle, sob, etc)
  8. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:30 pm
    kitteh, is there any IAB merch? Like the t-shirt fancy is wearing in his profile pic? I`d buy that! I imagine others would, too? :-)
  9. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:34 pm
    What myk and Nic said...

    And you`re more than welcome, kitteh. Just so you know, my response to your request mirrors the response from IAB when we ask for even tiny improvements to this site.
  10. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:36 pm
    I am not sure if this still works...

    http://170233.spreadshirt.com/
  11. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:42 pm
    chalket well I guess you haven`t noticed we are putting up 40 posts a day now. We are putting up at least one game a day. Every single submission sent in gets approved. We now have a rules page. We have stopped linking the chive and cherry plucker etc. The swear filter is getting reduced next week (after a long arduous fight). The chat is back under construction by IT and should work soon (I hope)

    What requests are you speaking of specifically?
  12. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 1:47 pm
    Yeah... Nope.

    Of the social medias listed, I only use facebook.
    And though on occasion I do link to this site (only on when the post is interesting), I won`t do IAB`s advertising for them.

    Everyone I talk to knows I frequent this site, and if they were so inclined, they would`ve already signed up.

    Sorry guys, I`m not doing your footwork.
  13. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm
    @kitteh, is Demand Media doing anything about the lack of views? Are they advertising on their other sites, cracked.com, eHow, examiner.com, etc?
    We have links to others` pages; can they not find other sites to do more mutual linking?

    Looking at pages 5(near past) and 59(far past), I see that most posts have about 5000 hits, with a few outliers. How many hits per post do we need to "keep the site running"?
  14. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:07 pm
    ElectricEye, I`ll order that which should not only be direct support, but also via advertising (now I just need to work on my abs so that it`s a more positive advertisement). I also just "liked" on FB. :-)
  15. Profile photo of UncleBallSak
    UncleBallSak Male 60-69
    124 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:15 pm
    I have just started really using the internet. I found this site by typing in I am Bored on my keyboard one day and I am hooked. I LOVE I AM BORED. I have learned so much and made some really good old new friends. I don`t use much of anything that you want, but I am going to go and make some accounts on those sites just to add I AM BORED. If that is what it takes to get everything going here or keep it going, then I am in.
    And by the way..some of you that always talk poo here should get your asses in gear and turn in some stuff. I make stuff all the time and turn it in..guess what some of IT goes up on I AM BORED and the whole world can see it. So why don`t you pissy whiners get busy and get some of your stuff up too. I am sure Miss Kitteh9lives would appreciate the help. Or are you scared that everyone will talk poo about it like you talk about other peoples stuff? You all know who you are.
    Sorry about the rant.
  16. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    Great SmagBoy1,
    I am not sure if the site makes any money from the sale of t-shirts. I would assume someone at IAB in the past set up a deal with supplier at the lowest price possible just for the free advertising on the shirt. But once you get one, if you want, take a pic at some interesting spot wearing it and submit it. I will make sure it gets posted! Thank you for your support.
  17. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:28 pm
    DuckBoy87 1. No, they aren`t. 2. No they aren`t doing that either. I have finally gotten the okay to write to cracked`s head editor and ask if they will link share with us. I am guessing what the answer will be. Can you?

    3) We should have the pics hitting between 20,000 to 25,000. Videos should be at 7000 to 15,000.

    Here`s the thing. We are on our own. We will get no advertising dollars they go to the bigger sites. We are only here because of you loyal members. The ones who love the community on IAB. It would be nothing to them if we disappeared. Nothing.

    We are the little site that could, and we are chugging as hard as we can to keep afloat. We need help to keep chugging.
  18. Profile photo of LordJim
    LordJim Male 60-69
    7047 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:37 pm
    This pretty much is my social media.
  19. Profile photo of skypirate
    skypirate Male 18-29
    2422 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:47 pm
    dont got any of those, but this new putting `sound on page` thing needs to stop.
  20. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:52 pm
    What made us lose members? Was it the quality/quantity of posts? Were/are there problem users that may not have broken rules but are scaring others away?

    If we get people to make an account, what is being done to get them to stay? Are the aforementioned tweaks you mentioned going to keep people coming back?

    Will turning off ABP help? I willing to do that, so long as pop-ups and auto-play ads stay away.

    Sorry for the questions, thanks for the answers.
    I just think there is a better way than "spam your friends".
  21. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 2:54 pm
    Also for posting everything that gets suggested, these past two days have been pretty good on the quality of the posts.
  22. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I`ll put a very prominent post on my MySpace page :) That`ll draw in tons of people.
  23. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:13 pm
    Maybe you should ask why the site has gone into freefall rather than begging people to share it? People can share it all the livelong day won`t get you regular users if they don`t like the site. I`m not going to share it, i come here more out of past habit now.

    Some pet peeves, anyone who makes criticism constructive or otherwise generally gets shut down quite fervently by admins.

    You`ve gone more adolescent boy recently with the submissions links. If I want to see softcore there is tons of places on the net to see it.

    Maybe try and encourage people to come up with some original content? I`ve seen most of the stuff on here on 9gag before it gets here. Do a regular competition or give someone some incentive to host their creative content?

    Provide tools to make creative content?

    Shift towards a more social environment, with more community tools. These forums are dated and makes it harder to have ongoing communication.
  24. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:15 pm
    @kitteh9lives and regarding the cracked.com link share? Why will they say no? Because they don`t want to spoil there brand with association with IAB so repeating what is below innovate or die
  25. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    DuckBoy87
    1)Don`t really know, but this is what I inherited when I took over after Fancy.
    2)Not sure, but we are working on improving them. I hope everyone has noticed.
    3)I believe that could be part of the issue, but we have weeded out some of the trolls.
    4)better quality content on a regular basis. (Same time. Same Amount. Everyday.) Less server errors and glitches. Fixing some of the user problems. Caring about the site and the users, and devoting time and effort from new mods and admin.
    5)I hope so. I will keep trying.
    6)unless you are clicking on them, probably not anymore than getting more views would help.
    7)Questions are good. Glad you are asking them.
    We don`t want you to spam your friends, just tell one person. Just one would help. Share the content you like. Every little bit helps.

  26. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:21 pm
    funny gerry... 5555
  27. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:26 pm
    Mr_Pedo_Bear thanks for the suggestions.
    Which admin or mod is shutting you down?

    Cracked is a busy site which has many huge link share accounts. They get millions of views a day. It would be beneficial to us, but would it be beneficial to them?

    I am hoping that they will. I have my fingers crossed, and I think they should just for the simple fact we are owned by the same company. We are basically brother sites.

    We are the little guys. The underdogs. I am fighting for IAB. Can someone be my corner man?

  28. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:27 pm
    In regards to original content, can IAB produce any original content?

    I know the Fancylad`s 10 Pictures of Randomness had some legal issues or something, but can it be arranged that it come back?
    What about Monday Morning Mailbag?
    How about any other weekly/monthly feature?

    Can it be done that the rating system actually mean something? If the posts were arranged by date and rating so that fresh, more popular posts are on the top.
    I know there is already the Latest and Popular rearrangers already, but who actually uses those?

    If barely anyone uses them, will eliminating them cut server costs?
  29. Profile photo of drawman61
    drawman61 Male 50-59
    7750 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    Nickel2 I would laugh if that wasn`t so true (sniff) And well said, UncleBallSak, I do think the bigger whiners are the least active. Tbh, I actually look forward to some of the comments as much as the posts at times. There is some comedy gold comes from you`s mugs.
  30. Profile photo of Geogypsy
    Geogypsy Female 18-29
    2546 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 4:15 pm
    Done
  31. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 4:18 pm
    DuckBoy87
    1) yes and we already do.
    2)Fancylad is working with ehow now. I do the cluster o` wtf pics fairly regularly, that has taken it`s place.
    Monday Morning Mailbag hasn`t been done for years. Lack of mail coming in.
    Cluster O` WTF, Cool Pics, Mid-morning Memes, are now regular posts.
    The rating system actually means something only if people use it. Very few use it right now. If you are talking about rewriting hard code or HTML... that would be a hard road to travel.
    The server costs here are minimal.
  32. Profile photo of punk7634
    punk7634 Female 18-29
    191 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 4:42 pm
    kitteh9lives, I`ve been coming to this site for the better part of a decade. I would have never even heard of cracked.com if it wasn`t for some of their links ending up here. I recall a number of years back that I would have heard of all the latest viral fads weeks before my friends.

    Recently, I`ve been coming to the site less mostly because of the reposts and ;acl of things I find interesting or funny. It`s been improving as of late and I appreciate that.

    Personally, I`d love to see a consistent post time for content even if it`s not the same number of items per day. I don`t spend a large chunk of my day just sitting on the internet. I like Cracked because I know exactly when their articles will be up each day.

    Not sure I have a point, but I love the site and share content as often as I find it interesting. If there were merch, I`d buy it.
  33. Profile photo of Spurs24
    Spurs24 Male 18-29
    1 post
    March 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm
    I`ve been coming on here for years, never bothered to set up an account. Ready to fight the good fight now though, my friends are gunna be sick of hearing about IAB from now on.
    Don`t go that would suck.
  34. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 4:58 pm
    punk7634 Thanks for the nice comments. We have instituted a regular schedule for posting, and have been adhering to it for a few months now. Hopefully that will help you in your browsing some.
  35. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 4:59 pm
    Spurs24, welcome! Thank you for the help!
  36. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:09 pm

    If this is about a drop in activity, why not go back and look at the type of content you had when IAB was busy as compared to the type of content we have now.

  37. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    What`s this all about? Is this ship about to go down?
    Are we nothing more than a turd, circling the drain...or is just about making things better.

    I can`t speak for everyone else, but some new avatar pics from kitteh would keep me clicking!

    What? You say it`s not going to happen? (It was worth a shot)

    Lots of youtube channels use subbable to stay afloat. Maybe it`s worth a shot???


    OOOHHHH! Idea!
    We could hold a raffle. Everyone puts in a few bucks, the winner gets to kick fancylad in the junk. Better yet, we track down the guy who programmed the swear filter and kick his junk.
    Grand prize could be a date with kitteh! What? Not going to happen? (it was worth a shot)

    Sorry, my ideas stink. I don`t have any facebook or twitter accounts. I try to post whenever I find something interesting. Maybe I`ll keep doing that...and try...to be less of a jerk.

    Good luck IAB.

  38. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:38 pm
    Gerry1of1, I really don`t believe that content is the issue. The internet has changed and IAB used to be the big kid on the block. We had all the kitty videos you could watch. But now we have tons more sites that basically cloned IAB and went running. The competition is fierce. We were here first, and I hope we will be here last. All the others copied us and got huge.

    Here we are... chug, chug, chug... doggy paddle, doggy paddle.
  39. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm
    turdburglar we`ll take your suggestions under advisement... thanks. Lol.
  40. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm
    kitteh, I`m just throwing out ideas to see if anything sticks.
  41. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    Kitteh, " on the block. We had all the kitty videos you could watch. But now we have tons more sites that basically cloned IAB and went running. "
    They sound fun! Do you have any links?
    Seriously, people stick around and return not because of my sparkling personality, but for the content. So I don`t think content is not an issue. But what do I know, I`m fool enough to keep coming back 555
  42. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:46 pm


    If this is about a drop in traffic, I have my theory.

    In the past there have been long periods of flame-war type posts. Global warming, politics, race, etc...

    I don`t think there is anything wrong with those type of posts. I think the problem was in the comments section. A certain few who contributed little except their time arguing.

    Things seem better now, but think back. Think of all the regulars who have disappeared. I remember when markust said he was done. I didn`t believe him at the time. I don`t know why he came to mind, but there are many others. It takes a thick skin to have an opinion here at IAB.

    If I remember correct, even squrilz left us for awhile.

    My point here is simple. The content brings people, the comments section makes loyal IABers.

    Good mods can help keep things equal in the comments. Squirlz is a good mod in that area. (IMO) He`s put me in place a few times.

    Sorry for rambling.
    Good
  43. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 5:53 pm
    turdburglar thats why squrlz was made a mod, for that very reason. Hopefully that won`t be an issue any more.

    Gerry what content would you like to see?
  44. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm


    Kitthe - I was joking there, mostly. Subbable may be worth a look.

    Seriously though, is IAB a sinking ship?
    Or
    Is this about making a good thing better?
    Or
    A bit of both?

    I am not looking for a complicated answer. I don`t mean to get too detailed. Just a very very general idea of what`s going on.

    Basically, on a scale of 1 to 10. 1 being IAB is doomed. 10 being things are just fine, just trying to make a good thing even better. I suppose a 5 would be....

    O.K. forget the 1-10.

    Just wondering if we are doomed.
    Yes
    NO
    Maybe
    Don`t know
    Depends
    or
    (If the NSA is watching and you can`t answer right now, just wink)

    My curiosity is reaching "George monkey" levels.
    Good luck IAB. Sorry for bothering you kitteh. I`m done. Good night.
  45. Profile photo of kitteh9lives
    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8044 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 6:32 pm
    turdy, Not doomed yet. Trying to make sure we don`t become doomed. ;-)
  46. Profile photo of Javien
    Javien Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 6:56 pm
    I don`t use social media, but a thought about the rating system:

    About the rating system, I kind of find it flawed.

    Nothing about it pops out. It kind of blends in with the background, so I forget it`s even there most of the time.

    The site uses like 2 colors, 3 including white for EVERYTHING. I like the colors and the layout, but it makes nothing stand out.

    A lot of the posts (Not the last few weeks, stuff has been quality for a few weeks now) IAB has reminded me of a mild /b/, which I don`t see as a good thing.
  47. Profile photo of BostonKaiser
    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm
    I`ve already shared numerous links on FB. I even downloaded the IAB app, piece of junk that it is. Won`t even open, and if it did, content rarely was updated. As far as a corner man, I`ll be any man you need me to be, kitteh!

    Gerry: Don`t sell yourself short, my man. Your comments are one of the main reasons I keep coming back. Not many people can make me literally laugh out loud, and you`re one of them.

    I would definitely hate to see IAB disappear.
  48. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    Kitteh, certainly I have noticed the posts have picked up again, and even some improved variety and content (thank you), but I was referring to the several coding problems many of us have noted over the years (I once sent a rather detailed email with quite a few suggestions but I don`t think I have it anymore).

    The swear filter is definitely one of the problems, so I am truly pleased that is soon to be addressed. Most of my other complaints are comment-related (ie. too-small character limit with a frustratingly inaccurate character counter; too-small pic size limitation; lack of html buttons which most all forums have; glitches when using links and pics in one post; glitches if post ends with a link; and so on). Does the fact that "chat is back under construction by IT" mean there is some hope for reworking the comments section too?
  49. Profile photo of chalket
    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:18 pm
    Also, the suggestion was made a while back (which I seconded) to add "Next" and "Back" buttons to the TOP of posts as well as at the bottom. There seems to have been an increase in really long submissions (whether many pics/gifs/vids or one long, huge graphic) and it can be a pain to have to scroll to the bottom just to move on (especially for cheapskates like me with slooooow interwebz!).
  50. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm
    I`ll assume that people who create an account are more likely to keep coming back.

    The biggest incentives I see to having an account is to be able to submit content, post comments, and the chat (when it comes back). Favoriting items is also there, but I haven`t really used that consistently.

    Maybe make a weekly post where that week`s top 10 funny comments get featured. This could get people to sign up.

    Maybe other incentives for having an active account? Most already have their 4 stars!
  51. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm
    Maybe a forum for forum`s sake?
    User`s create their own topics and it doesn`t have to be directly related to what`s posted on the front page.

    I`ll point to GameFAQs style of forums for an example. Of course, that would require a couple more mods to make sure that it doesn`t run amok.
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:53 pm

    ;-)
  53. Profile photo of Gerry1of1
    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm

    Okay, everybody, IAB needs money so everyone has to click on 5 advertisements. They get paid for that crap. Click on them, browse a few pages before you close the window.

    Fancy needs a new pair of shoes.
  54. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Maybe it`s time to allow submissions from xnxx.com.
    JK;-)
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    @ turdburglar - if you want porn fine - I`ll personally slap you in the face with my flaccid penis, but there`s no reason to post that here at IAB. {although a live feed webcam might be fun and profitable}
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    i8mygoldfish Male 18-29
    82 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 8:34 pm
    I think a Forum would do this place wonders as well.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    @ goldfish, there is a forum of sorts....a chat option. I`ve tried it, being the social fun guy I am, but it seems to be filled with juveniles so I stopped trying it. But then, maybe you`re into that so go try the chat option.
  58. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 9:20 pm
    @Gerry, kitteh said the chat is under construction right now.

    I hardly ever used it because I prefer static conversation ala forum format rather than dynamic conversation ala live chat format. I`m sure others are too.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36834 posts
    March 23, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    No IAB Chat! well there`s a loss!

    I have Star Trek {Corbomite Maneuver episode} and I have beer... I`ll live without IABchat. And in dog beers I`m only on my 2nd
  60. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:05 am
    Kitteh, when the new swear filter comes into being, please post the list of proscribed words.
  61. Profile photo of Qwertyuiop95
    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
    215 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:10 am
    Been lurking here for... awhile. At least a year before I made this profile. Not exactly gonna say the site`s gone uphill in that time, but hey, at least I still use it, even if I pretty much never comment or post.

    Always fun checking in on the soap opera that is the IAB comment section. All my favorite characters interacting and arguing about squirrels or politics or squirrel politics or political squirrels.

    Now to go be a ghost for another six years.
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    Qwertyuiop95 Male 18-29
    215 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:12 am
    Also, wow, you guys are seriously still using the URL to send the comment data? I`d assumed that was changed years ago. Good `ol IAB, I suppose. A sort of constant, changing very little over time.
  63. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:31 am
    On the main topic, I understand that social media is taking over from forums such as this as the main source of fresh viral material and comment thereon.

    I don`t see a problem with this, nor do I see any reason why the forum or the community here must triumph against the biggest trend of society today.

    Philosophically, I would say that there are only two ways to survive: Either (1) pivot into a radically different social platform (giving up most of that which has been built); or (2) content yourselves with continuing as before providing an old-school repository.

    I am happy with the latter. I am confident that as long as there is activity, it will be able to earn sufficient advertising to support the bandwidth. Perhaps owners missed the boat to sell for megabucks when IAB was enjoying exponential growth. That is not our problem.
  64. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:33 am
    "Now to go be a ghost for another six years."

    You lasted one minute, forty three seconds ... and some of that was spent typing.
  65. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:44 am
    if there`s more people we`ll have to talk to people and stuff.
  66. Profile photo of LemonCurry
    LemonCurry Male 40-49
    1106 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:54 am
    i love you guys if that helps.
  67. Profile photo of fantasoix
    fantasoix Male 40-49
    46 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:58 am
    I-Am-Bored`s Must See Photo Galleries: are what keeps me from sharing content....after every link there they are just waiting to suck and etch the same images into my skull. Put something cool there...anything but the same pics over and over and over. Gives the site a bad impression, and makes it look sleazy with the underage boys groping the mothers breast, the same bad tattoos. It`s just not interesting content and definitely not varied. Maybe a random mix of the last 30 days highest rated posts to keep people interested. Just my $.02
  68. Profile photo of Nickel2
    Nickel2 Male 50-59
    5879 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 2:58 am
    My twopenn`th:
    I enjoy the variety, everything from demolitions to derrieres, T&B; the `oh how fascinating`, animals, crashes, whacky/zany/off the wall, science, space, huge human achievements etc etc.
    I try to post stuff that I think others may find funny or interesting.
    Dislike:
    Broken bones, blood and guts etc; for straight porn I go to a porn site, that`s what they specialise in. (no-one buys fruit from a radio shop)
    Swearing and rude words:
    BBC Radio 4 which is the backbone of British family civilisation now has many words in common parlance that are censored on IAB, viz: Bullpoo, poo, arse, rooster etc. common parlance is wot us common people speak: Bullpoo, poo, rooster would be valid substitutes if the site were aimed at 6-year olds.
    The point being: What is the target membership/demographic?
    Increase picture size. Incorporate the post-rating stars thing into the `next` arrow, so you do it when you move on.
  69. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 3:30 am
    What would make this site grow? get an owner and a new senior admin that actually gives a poo about it, and doesnt simply want to turn it into yet another Buzzfeed style site.
  70. Profile photo of pyk
    pyk Male 30-39
    76 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 3:53 am
    Until all the soft porn goes I cant recommend this site to anyone.
    But that`s OK. It`s my dirty little secret.
  71. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 4:36 am
    @Kitteh I`ve seen you shut down someone in the past when they commented on the soft porn increasing. Something which has been shadowed here.

    Seems a few suggestions you`ve had is

    1- the sites appearance, colour layout etc.
    2-Social issues, i.e Forums would be good, making newer rating system for comments, or posts
    3 - Try some original content as said you`re an aggregate site and now have a lot more competition. Most content here has been seen before you turn up

    Do a comp and get some people to do some online cartoons, or a video feed. Find something with a regular pull they`ll come for that and then browse a it each time. Especially as people have seen a lot before they get here.

    It appears that IAB was a good idea, but just didn`t change, got lazy and comfortable. Now Fancy has left and you`re having to try and make up time.
  72. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 6:51 am
    IAB you really ARE my dirty little secret!!! I can`t share you, I JUST CAN`T!!!!
  73. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 7:40 am
    kitteh9lives, "well I guess you haven`t noticed we are putting up 40 posts a day now. We are putting up at least one game a day. Every single submission sent in gets approved."

    Quality submissions > quantity submissions.

    If you are posting 30 sh|t posts per day, those deter people from looking at the 10 good ones.

    Drop the soft core porn and I might share it on my facebook. There are plenty of sites for porn that are free.

    I would also suggest not posting single image pics of something stupid. I load one of those, and I think: lame. I can go to the cheezburger site and see them all at once -- which seems to be where I see the bulk of them first anyway. It takes time to load IAB pages, and it is disappointing to do so to see a single stupid pic.
  74. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 7:42 am
    The thing is.. I am a professional, who works in children`s services. There is no way in hell I am advertising a page on my personal facebook or anything else that is NSFW.

    The amount of soft core porn posted here is also making it less and less likely I view this page during lunch or breaks also.

    I am sure there are many other people who feel the same way.
  75. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 7:46 am
    Also, consider this:


  76. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 8:53 am
    @elkingo
    You are such a hypocrite!

    "I would also suggest not posting single image pics of something stupid."
    Look at your own submissions...all eleven of them and a member since: 12/4/2007.

    "If you are posting 30 sh|t posts per day, those deter people from looking at the 10 good ones."
    We are driven by member submissions...Just because you don`t like something, doesn`t make it a poo post. There are some submission that I hate, but they still get put up, because a member submitted it and thinks it is good.

    "It takes time to load IAB pages, and it is disappointing to do so to see a single stupid pic."
    If it takes you time to load IAB pages, I would suggest upgrading your computer and get an ISP that isn`t dial up. The average IAB single pic page is around 200-300 Kb. If you can`t download, cache and display that amount of information in less than 2 seconds, you need to upgrade something desperately.
  77. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 8:53 am
    (cont.)

    One of the reasons I love IAB is because of it`s simplicity. On the internet, simple = good fast and reliable.

    "Drop the soft core porn and I might share it on my facebook."
    You don`t share the adult posts...just the kittens one then...It`s not rocket science.

    "There are plenty of sites for porn that are free."
    I guess you know all the good sites, huh? I am assuming that being a profeessional and all, your not allowed to say that you watch porn, like everyone else. Act one way and live another, that must suck.

    "The amount of soft core porn posted here is also making it less and less likely I view this page during lunch or breaks also."
    Again...don`t click on the ones that are marked NSFW, 18+ or have words like NUDE in the title. They are all clearly marked.
  78. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 8:54 am
    (cont.)

    "I am sure there are many other people who feel the same way."
    YEP...about 10% of IAB members feel the same way.
    Sexy Survey Results

    The Log In with Facebook widget...
    Again...one more time....those kinds of upgrades to the site are done by IT in the backend of things. We have no way to adjust, add, change, modify or repair anything. Maybe someday, but not today.
  79. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:15 am
    @ElectricEye -

    I thought the whole nature of this post was to get feedback and help. If you don`t want that, piss off then.

    I work in a field (child psychology) that monitors EVERYTHING we do. So when they see I went to view a kitten post on www.i-am-bored.com they view the whole website, and not just the link o kitties I posted. If there is NSFW things in it, then I get wrote up or fired.

    You want to increase views, but rage like a 5 year old when I tell you why I am viewing less (on a post you asked for it no less!).
  80. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:19 am
    "Maybe someday, but not today."

    Then I suggest pounding IT`s ass about it. "Someday" may be too late, and this page be irrelevant like these pages:

    http://maddox.xmission.com/

    http://www.dontevenreply.com/

    http://www.27bslash6.com/



    http://www.emailsfromcrazypeople.com/

    Instead of hip and interesting pages like this:

    http://memebase.cheezburg
  81. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:20 am
    BTW - Emails from Crazy people died because the fanbase left and there wasn`t enough traffic to keep it going.
  82. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:31 am
    I don`t know a thing about your field or where you work. Why would they write you up or fire you for something you have never even seen? That makes no sense to me. The way you state it, it sounds like you work in some lab being watched 24/7. Sounds scarey to me.

    As for "raging like a 5 year old" My rebuttal is both very adult and true. You are not used to an adult argument, I guess. I am no child for you to analyse. When you spout poo out of your mouth that directly offends me, I am going to say something.

    I feel bad for you, if your place of employment monitors and censor you so much that you can`t be yourself or even act like a normal person. Do they not allow you any form of adult entertainment at all? Are you threatened with termination of employment if you don`t eat what they prescribe? or if you don`t watch the correct channel on your tv?
    I don`t mean to be rude or nasty to you. You just pushed the wrong buttons with me this morning.
  83. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:47 am
    How are you online now writing all this?
    Are you risking your job to argue with me now?
    I mean the comments are part of IAB and if you get caught here, a site with NSFW content, you could get written up or terminated.
    Or are you at home now? Safe and able to do whatever you want and be yourself. Maybe you should just visit us here when it is safe to do so. We`ll be here, waiting for you.
  84. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:49 am
    ElectricEye -

    Strawman argument. I work in a school though; so yes.. adult entertainment on a school network is watched very close.

    "You are not used to an adult argument" -- and yet this `civility` when given constructive criticism makes me want to provide your website with even more useful and time consuming feedback.

    "Why would they write you up or fire you for something you have never even seen?"

    When I open a webpage that has this on it:
    "Mammary Theater - WTF DD Film Feature" or "Nekid Yoga" or "Nude Pamela Anderson Is Still Amazing At 47 " or even "67-Yr-Old Grandmother Explains Semen Facemasks"

    Explaining that sh|t to a school board member, parent, or teacher who is watching all internet use, whether I open the link or not is not something I plan on doing any time soon.

  85. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:49 am
    "How are you online now writing all this?"

    I am on FMLA for paternity leave. I am home atm.
  86. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:52 am
    You say you are offended by the softcore porn on IAB, yet you use pornigraphic crude gutter slang in your response to me.

    "Then I suggest pounding IT`s ass about it"

    That statement to me is more offensive than anything ever posted on IAB. I now am dire need of some mind bleach.

  87. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:52 am
    "Maybe you should just visit us here when it is safe to do so."

    I thought you wanted to increase traffic?
  88. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:54 am
    "That statement to me is more offensive than anything ever posted on IAB. I now am dire need of some mind bleach."

    Lol..

    Strawman argument. Sure.. its offensive. Lets talk about that.. instead of what your problem actually is -- low site traffic.
  89. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:56 am
    "I am on FMLA for paternity leave. I am home atm."

    Well great then, that gives you plenty of time to spend here then, since your at home. Keep up the trolling. I gotta get back to work though, have a great day and thanks for getting my blood pumping this morning. You were better than 3 cups of coffee...:)
  90. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 9:59 am
    ElectricEye - "
    Well great then, that gives you plenty of time to spend here then, since your at home. Keep up the trolling. I gotta get back to work though, have a great day and thanks for getting my blood pumping this morning. You were better than 3 cups of coffee...:)"


    Lol.. honestly wasn`t trolling.. just trying to provide and voice some honest and valuable feedback. Take it for what you want. Opinions are like arseholes.. everyone has one, and most stink. XD
  91. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 10:06 am
    I see you`re still arguing...Ill get back on around 6pm CST and talk some more with you. Have a great day strawman.
  92. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 10:08 am
    @electriceye
    It`s that kind of stuff which makes people leave the site. To put it frankly you`re begging people to share the page to drum up numbers. People are saying they won`t and giving reasons. Your response to say members don`t care. Well ask yourself this. Even with the incredibly leading questions in that survery you had what 2000 responses? Not a lot is it. Posting the softcore is a substitute for quality content. It is also short term as people grow up and then stop going here, they go on proper porn rather than think boobies. Remember chat just became a domain for tweens and then became dead. You want to appeal to a small segment at expense of a bigger one then don`t complain that your numbers are low.

    You were incredibly out of order to Elkingo. Why bother good luck with the site another one who won`t be around to see it. Adios
  93. Profile photo of Smoothjc1
    Smoothjc1 Male 50-59
    260 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 12:18 pm
    To bad you want exclude Google plus, guess you are not hurt TO bad.
  94. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm
    "The Log In with Facebook widget...
    Again...one more time....those kinds of upgrades to the site are done by IT in the backend of things. We have no way to adjust, add, change, modify or repair anything. Maybe someday, but not today."

    One final thing, and I will shut up and go away. Regarding this... we members hear this A LOT. You know.. I was reflecting on it, and it seems to me this argument about IT not being able to fix things has been around for years.

    Maybe it is time to fire the IT department. They can`t even do the simplest of upgrades without some BS line about IAB code being old and outdated... I say to that: Well... update it then! Re-code and re-launch the site as to fix these old problems.

    If the current IT people can`t do it.. fire them!

    The moment I cease to be able to do my job, I loose it.. why is it different for the IAB IT department?
  95. Profile photo of turdburglar
    turdburglar Male 30-39
    4896 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm


    Dang gerry. I was just kidding, which is why I wrote that I was just kidding.

    It`s been awhile since my last turkyslap. I hear that is how you say hello in Cali.
    Next time I`m there, I just might take up on that offer.
  96. Profile photo of DuckBoy87
    DuckBoy87 Male 18-29
    3279 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:05 pm
    @electriceye, I`ll have to agree with Mr_Pedo_Bear.

    Don`t attack elkingo`s for his place of work`s stringent internet rules. All he was saying was that he won`t view IAB during work when post of promiscuity is rampant.

    When given advice/suggestions, no matter how bad they are, still take them in a weigh them against other advice/suggestions. elkingo didn`t say anything that was inherently untrue.

    Anyway, have a good day at work, I`ll be back at 10 EDT. I`ve rehearsals to go to.
  97. Profile photo of Squrlz4Sale
    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 1:52 pm
    @ Elkingo: Hey, I hear you and appreciate the feedback. And I can definitely relate about not wanting to access NSFW content. Many large corporations keep sites such as IAB on a blacklist and anyone attempting to access them gets an inquiry from HR as a warning. A second visit can be reason for termination.

    Regarding the difficulty in getting IT work done for IAB, I think the situation is that we are low man on the Demand Media totem pole. To revamp the code would require a significant investment and apparently Demand isn`t willing to make that investment at the moment.

    I think Kitteh`s desire is to increase our traffic so that Demand comes to view IAB as an asset they want to keep and develop--as opposed to an underperforming website that they might, at some point, decide to let go so they can focus their energies elsewhere.

    (Let me emphasize that this is all speculation on my part. I`m not privy to any inside information.)
  98. Profile photo of 747Pilot
    747Pilot Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 2:03 pm
    Well if it goes down, i offer to buy i-am-bored for $100 cash.
  99. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    Comment 100! I`m comment #100!

    I get 10% discount on my annual IAB Membership now, right? :-)
  100. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 4:29 pm
    @elkingo
    Sorry for the interruption. I had to do some work.
    I talked with a friend of mine and she explained the "whole internet at work thing". I honestly didn`t understand it. I do now.
    I do appreciate your constructive thoughts on this topic, but also I want you and everyone to understand, that this post wasn`t put up to give everyone a forum for discussion on the problems of IAB, but an easy way for everyone to get the information about IAB on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumbler. I was simply asking, that if you use any of those other platforms, to add us on them. When I read your comment, it hit a nerve. I should have just let it go, but I didn`t.
  101. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 4:31 pm
    (cont)
    Since I am new mod here. I am trying to get more people to come to the site and check it out. Those social networking sites can really boost membership to sites like ours if enough people share them.

    Thank you for the excellent banter this morning and your very constructive thoughts on how to improve IAB even more. I look forward to chatting with you again in the future.

    Thanks for the back up Squrlz4Sale. Much appreciated.
  102. Profile photo of Javien
    Javien Male 18-29
    270 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 4:41 pm
    kitteh9lives - The correct way to talk to others about concerns.

    ElectricEye - The wrong way, the way that makes people just want to leave this site forever.

    "but also I want you and everyone to understand, that this post wasn`t put up to give everyone a forum for discussion on the problems of IAB"

    kitteh9lives kinda opened that can of worms, and then politely replied to a lot of concerns.

    Mr_Pedo_Bear - "Some pet peeves, anyone who makes criticism constructive or otherwise generally gets shut down quite fervently by admins. "

    kitteh9lives - "Mr_Pedo_Bear thanks for the suggestions.
    Which admin or mod is shutting you down? "

    I must say, the way you handled elkingo is a very good example of this.
  103. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 50-59
    2729 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 4:46 pm
    @5Cats
    Congratulations!!
    I am filling out the paperwork for your free lifetime membership now. After I submit it, it can take as long as 60 months before it is processed and hopefully accepted. That is baring any mistakes I have made in completing the 13 page form. I will update you in 4 to 6 weeks, when I receive the confirmation letter from the higher ups that they have received the paperwork.
  104. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm
    ElectricEye - You must be new here.. lol forums almost always get hijacked into some other-than-intended purpose of discussion.

    I don`t take offense.. after all I have been here for ages. Lol Also, I understand how frustrating it can be working with the public. No offense taken. =)
  105. Profile photo of elkingo
    elkingo Male 30-39
    5468 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 6:34 pm
    Squrlz4Sale - I see.. so the idea is bring in more traffic, which translates to more revenue, which further means more IT support. Lol

    Makes sense to me... May be difficult though.. that is sort of like putting the cart before the horse.
  106. Profile photo of avail9988
    avail9988 Male 18-29
    700 posts
    March 24, 2014 at 7:27 pm
    WTF autoplay sound... Seriously I open 20 tabs at a time cut it out.
  107. Profile photo of Draculya
    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    March 25, 2014 at 12:17 am
    @ElectricEye... Thicker skin is needed to moderate this site successfully.
  108. Profile photo of kangoala
    kangoala Male 18-29
    702 posts
    March 25, 2014 at 1:47 am
    "Give us more traffic and we`ll give you a better site" - Ummm, I think you`ve got it backwards there buddies.

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