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I'm calling a sidebar about the Sidebar.

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Christ help those that depend on this site. And that tool, Strype, said Piche has the community's best interests in mind.

Well, of course he'd think so, he got priority bend-over-backwards-for-popufurs service when it came to serving takedowns on his stolen art.
 

Croconaw

#1 Most Requested Croconaw
This was announced a while ago...





Ladies and gentlemen, ads relevant to the site's "common interest" and certainly don't contain malware:



Well golly gee, look at the reputation for that site!

also https://twitter.com/arielmtspeaks/status/592481216739180544/photo/1


I'm trying my hardest to act surprised. I really am.
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
I'm trying my hardest to act surprised. I really am.

Honestly, this is precisely what I expected when this whole thing was first revealed.

I'm feeling quite vindicated.
 

Roxxas

The Demonslayer
better, but its still in the way.
slim it down a touch and move it down a bit
(from top to bottom of image)
ie from header side to footnote side.
 

krystalfox77

Offcial Krystal
Warning, the java script has been defeated by the cunts at IMVU, I repeat, the java script has been circumvented by the cunts at IMVU.
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Warning, the java script has been defeated by the cunts at IMVU, I repeat, the java script has been circumvented by the cunts at IMVU.

And I saw this coming as well. Have fun with the cat and mouse game. :/
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Firefox still working, on Chrome, it's not, I mean, I guess it could look worse, but, the higher-ups at IMVU are still heartless cunts. There, I said it.

The only thing that matters to a company like IMVU is money. Their time in the sun has passed, and now it's time to squeeze every last dollar out of everything they can before the executives close the doors and move on.
 

robbo

New Member
Yeah, totally not a fan of the fact that "full view" is no longer a full view because of the sidebar. This says to me that proper display of ads is more important than proper display of artwork, and that just isn't right. I supported the IMVU buyout based on the idea that the site would be the same, only with performance improvements and *unobtrusive* ads, but with the ad sidebar taking up almost a third of my laptop window and the artwork being scaled down to accommodate it, I'm quite tempted to call BS. I'm certainly annoyed in any case.
 

Draconas

Active Member
I'm sorry, I didn't realize that FA turned into an ad dump with people's art just taking up space


No im not fucking kidding, that is FULL FUCKING VIEW on mobile, and already there's TWO fucking ads that are the same size, if not bigger than the god damn image im wanting to view. Why does the bullshit bar have a HIGHER PRIORITY than the image? Who's the fucking idiot that thought that would be a wonderful thing to do?

NOT A SINGLE PERSON LIKES THE DAMN THING. make it go away Kthnxbai.
 

Alexxx-Returns

The Sergal that Didn't Vore
If that thing absolutely HAS to be there... At least make it smaller. Even just a bit smaller. That ad is just obnoxiously big. It doesn't HAVE to be so big. IIRC, Studies show that people gloss over smaller ads the same way they gloss over bigger ads, it's just unnecessary. For those of us who us Adblock, that sidebar is just a massive abyss that isn't serving any purpose.
 

pheonixbat

The Battiest Bird
I've always had a constant adblock on my browser so I'm just stuck with the huge sidebar. But dayum now that I'm seeing some of the actual ads, those things are loud as heck. Like not volume-wise but visual-wise. And oh gosh that mobile screenshot shows the horribleness to the max. I'm really hoping this isn't a sign for where FA is headed in the long run, because we were promised otherwise. And one thing I sure don't like is being lied to.

But alas, I'm shackled to FA because it's the only place that people commission me from. We're experiencing the same thing here as on Facebook whereas everyone uses it Because everyone uses it.
 

Runefox

Kitsune of the PC Master Race
Rest assured, this is exactly where FA is heading in the long run.
 

stonebandit

Member
It might just be me but, the way the page looks now makes me think of those shady sites that screw-up your computer. Kinda makes it embarrassing to submit anything
 
omg. these screenshots are making me cry. i mean, i knew this was gonna happen. knew it from the moment of the announcement of buy out. but.. god damn. not even porn sites, that are notorious for ads all over in your face are this big or intrusive or obnoxious!
next step: plz to wait for ad video 2 load and play b4 you can c artz.
 

Kadrasar

New Member
All they have to do to fix this issue is to move the sidebar. If they need extra space why not put it next to the comments. Surely that's less intrusive than next to the submission. Given that FA is an art site you'd think the staff would have heard of a little thing called composition. The artists and art appreciators that use the site certainly have. And things like this piss off us more than anyone else. Visual art is called "Visual art" for a reason, and screwing up the aesthetics of your art site UI is not something you want to do. The sidebar move was a bad idea, can we have it somewhere less intrusive please?

On the subject of ads, consider the people using the site. My adblocking software currently blocks the new ads, but not the community ads. As long as this is possible I don't see a problem. Most of us are interested in seeing the community ads. Just keep them separate please. If I had to see the shit ads with the good ones I'd probably just block the lot. Nothing will be gained by forcing ads on those who don't want them. People who use adblock aren't interested in shit ads. That's why they have adblock...

Hopefully this will be fixed soon. A community site that doesn't listen to it's community is prone to the harsh side of natural selection.
 

krystalfox77

Offcial Krystal
All they have to do to fix this issue is to move the sidebar. If they need extra space why not put it next to the comments. Surely that's less intrusive than next to the submission. Given that FA is an art site you'd think the staff would have heard of a little thing called composition. The artists and art appreciators that use the site certainly have. And things like this piss off us more than anyone else. Visual art is called "Visual art" for a reason, and screwing up the aesthetics of your art site UI is not something you want to do. The sidebar move was a bad idea, can we have it somewhere less intrusive please?

On the subject of ads, consider the people using the site. My adblocking software currently blocks the new ads, but not the community ads. As long as this is possible I don't see a problem. Most of us are interested in seeing the community ads. Just keep them separate please. If I had to see the shit ads with the good ones I'd probably just block the lot. Nothing will be gained by forcing ads on those who don't want them. People who use adblock aren't interested in shit ads. That's why they have adblock...

Hopefully this will be fixed soon. A community site that doesn't listen to it's community is prone to the harsh side of natural selection.

You forget, this is Dragoneer and IMVU we're talking about, the very idea that he actually cares is laughable, he's too busy sucking IMVU's dick and being their official white knight sycophant.
 
Meanwhile, Dragoneer...

I've been told that some of IMVU's nastier ads were autodownload malware? Gross.

yea. i've heard that a few places now.. i mean i'm not surprised at all with the type of business IMVU is. i just... i dunno, i think i'm still in shock a bit that dragoneer did this to us. i mean he's always had mess ups and fuck ups and he's not the best PR person in the world.. but he is a human bean. and he made promises. at this point he's no better than the people who put furries on daytime television like dr. phill and that.. tanya.. or tiara.. the model that got the talk show.. (i'm sure someone out there knows who i'm talking about.. ^^;; )
 

squiddysquiddysquiddy

Lv. 3 Rage Squid
Update on the FA twitter, they're planning on removing the sidebar.

All things considered, they tried a new format, people responded, and they took it down, so while it was a bumpy road and a bad idea, they listened to the users, so thanks for that, FA.
 
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