Originally Posted by MikeDT
I didn't mind the SF adverts either, I miss them already. Problem for SF though, if everyone goes zeroing out the sponsor's adverts via NoScript, AdBlock or whatever to make the site usable, it means no income for SF.
Paying sponsors will NOT be happy if nobody sees their ads.
Unfortunately, I am finding noscript a huge pain when trying to use the rest of the internet. I can't find a way to have it only run on Style Forum.
Vast numbers of sites have figured out how to run scripts that don't hammer browsers. Maybe you guys should work on that.
It's interesting seeing all the scripts running from external sources. It's even more interesting seeing Sponsor links (Will's A Suitable Wardrobe store) that now link to spam, not to the sponsor site. I'd like to think you guys are not involved in that, but it's hard to see how you aren't.
Trust is a valuable commodity, and it's easily lost. Edit: J fixed the links to Will's Sponsor link.
I enjoy Styleforum. I've learned some interesting and entertaining things from other members
here. I've tried to answer questions as I can, and post things I think others may be interested in. It would be a shame to have to quit using the site because of poor design (and I mean technical design issues here, performance design issues, scripts attacking browsers design issues, spam generating link design issues) decisions. As I evaluate things, I find it's not really acceptable to have to run as intrusive and restrictive an add on as no script just to access one particular site, particularly when a consequence of that is losing parts of the site I found useful.
You guys made some poor decisions in the development of this new site. You should revisit them.Edited by Archivist - 7/16/11 at 6:17pm