OK so for those who have no clue what Kontera this site just added this new thing which underlines certain words and phrases in a sentence twice in blue and adds a little pop up link to it looking like a speech bubble in a comic book, that features an advertisement that has little or nothing to do with what the hell you were talking about in the first place. Worse yet it's likely to have a ton of these f__ing things per post if you're a guy like me. I for one think these things are annoying as hell, ugly, tacky and overall unprofessional looking. I feel they cheapen and degrade the site and for what it's here for. I mean OK this site had it's share of ads on it in the past but I for one can deal with that. generally they were out of my way, they didn't pop-up in the middle of me typing something, and generally they were off to the side. Kontera on the other hand is a lot more in your face. Nah man I can't go without saying something.
Anyway the reason I bring this one up is because I want to make a point, state my opinion, and I also would like to see if anybody else here feels the same way. I'm willing to bet the people who run this site don't actually care about what we think in this matter because this is either making or saving them money. Still I'm going to hope I'm wrong.
So my fellow posters, what do you think of this new addition of Kontera? Love it? Hate it? Tell me all about what you think about all this.
As always the best answer goes to the person who can offer up the most insight on the matter. Go nuts.
- I love it!Vote A
- I like it.Vote B
- I dislike it.Vote C
- I hate it!Vote D
JenH posted an update to answer my question.
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Thank you for your poll question, Toban_Frost! Everybody's feedback, positive or negative, is incredibly appreciated by the GirlsAskGuys team.
Kontera was implemented this week and I agree that it is a little intrusive. We are testing out different advertising campaigns and companies...some will work well and some will not. All of your honest answers and comments will help us make the right decision. For now, we need to let Kontera run so we can gauge the results overall. That said, the last thing we want to do is create a distracting or annoying experience for any of you.
The advertising we implement permanently across our website should provide you with even more options relevant to the answers or advice you are seeking. Please bear with me as I figure out what works best for all of us!
Another idea we are exploring is to offer a Premium Membership and hide all advertising for qualified members. You could pay a small monthly or annual fee to join or earn a premium status with a certain number of Xper points.
Thanks to all of you and please keep the feedback coming!3
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