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Hi everyone,

I don't know how you all feel about the 'change of ownership' of Cyberhound, but I'm almost done with it!

I get loads of 'spam' on the board! Every second post there is a flashy animated advert (the 'manga' kind of stuff) for 'find your soulmate', 'belly flattening' products,.... etc.
I'm sorry, this is NOT what I'm looking for when I want my daily dose of 'basset relief'.

I realise I haven't been very 'active' on the board the last year, but I've had other priorities (sorry again bout the Basset Hound Holiday Card Exchange). I try to persuade my customers to spay and neuter, to give good education to go to puppy classes, to not use negative conditioning training, etc...

This board is just NOT the 'family' anymore that we used to be. It's overcommercialised, there are too many ads,... Heck, I would not even leave a child approach the board anymore because of the ads!

I created a Facebook group called 'Cyberhound'. It should not be difficult to find...

Greetz,

Patrick
 

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I find the ads very annoying.
I do not mind the Banner too much but the ones part way through topics are very off-putting.
 

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I am less bothered by the ads than I am by the lack of traffic this board sees now. It used to be pretty active, with more long-time members (HELLO STEINAR, WE MISS YOU!!!). It's just not very interesting anymore (no disrespect intended for the current posters).
 

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Hi,

Thank you for your feedback. The ads are here because they help keep this site FREE for users to enjoy. I'm not aware that pop-up ads are enabled for registered users (if anyone at all). They can easily be blocked (as someone already mentioned).

We have some work to do with growing this community again and I am open to suggestions and feedback!!

Thanks and have a great day!!

Yung
 

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I only see the ads if I'm not logged on & just browsing - except for the banner of course. I'm hoping for more activity on the board and it actually looks like there is more posting going on. I can also block them with Firefox if they become too annoying. If it keeps the board going and we still have good traffic I'm OK.
 

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I am less bothered by the ads than I am by the lack of traffic this board sees now. It used to be pretty active, with more long-time members (HELLO STEINAR, WE MISS YOU!!!). It's just not very interesting anymore (no disrespect intended for the current posters).
I do find the ads to be annoying but I guess nothing ever stays the same.

I miss many of our long term members as well.
 

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I don't get any pop up ad's, the only ad's I have are the banners. Which if it keeps the board free then it is what it is.

The only really problem I had with the change over.. was logging in the first time, i had to change my password, but now its no big deal.
 

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ads..

Hi,
The ads are a bit distracting, but I can live with them. Seems as if we've lost many long time posters, tho. And that seemed to happen before the switch. Would be nice to have a more active community--like we had a year or so ago.
 

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Hi again everyone,

Hope you all had a great weekend. We are committed to making Cyberhound Forums the best source of all things bassets. I hope all of you will stick around and help us make this happen and continue to enjoy the community here!!
 

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Dear Administrator:
I just want to thank you for all you are doing for the forum. Everytime we have had a major change in the forum we have lost some of our wonderful hound owners. Hopefully those we've lost through this change will find their way back to us. This has been an awesome site full of wonderful caring people who love the Basset Hound breed. I have learned so much about these quirky hounds through all the knowledgable people here, and the love, care, and support have been awesome. I for one will be staying!!!!!
 

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I think when we went with more pictures and less real basset talk we sort of lost a little something. Pictures are great and a nice adjunct but I miss the real conversations we used to have!
 

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A pictures only worth a few words

I think when we went with more pictures and less real basset talk we sort of lost a little something. Pictures are great and a nice adjunct but I miss the real conversations we used to have!
Beverly, I said the exact same thing several years ago, though if I recall most preferred pictures to conversation. That seems to be the first thing people ask a new member, let's see a photo of your dog. Maybe we should have our own photos as avatars! :eek:

Seriously I remember the day when there weren't photos or few knew how to post them......except Steinar. I think we really got to know each other back then. I'll never forget you talking about your plane ride and trip to Florida with Francis. :D

So IMHO, a photo really doesn't tell a whole hec of a lot, certainly not a thousand words worth.

Barb
 

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Hey Patrick....where's your photo album??
 
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