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A Note On Advertising

I want to briefly address the advertising on this site. As you may have guessed, this site is supported by advertising - that's what covers the cost of running the site (our time is still "donated," however). However, it has never been my desire to run annoying or intrusive ads. Lately some ads for "smileys" have been showing that play sounds when your mouse passes over them. I make a conscious effort to "opt out" of such annoying ads and am in the process of tracking this one down and removing it from metalunderground.com. I apologize for the annoyance factor and hope that you'll please bear with us.

I want to assure you all that I'm taking steps to improve the overall relevance of the ads by offering some direct advertising and using less intrusive formats as well. Furthermore, in the near future I plan to eliminate all intrusive ads to members who are logged in. Our dedicated readers and members should not have to put up with popups, interstitials (between-page), audio or layered ads and I plan to make this so. Many of the changes coming up in 2006 will be member-centric actually, as you all - as well as all the great metal bands - are what make this site worth running (despite some of the flaming comments at times).

Finally, if you are a metal label, band, promotion company, etc. interested in advertising on metalunderground.com, please contact me here. Thanks for supporting metalunderground.com! \m/

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zMETALlica's avatar

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1. zMETALlica writes:

Rightly so, the way it should be!

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 11:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Negatyve_One's avatar

Member

2. Negatyve_One writes:

(despite some of the flaming comments at times).

Ill argue that some should be most, if not all. At all hours and times, but I havent done enough lately to warrant such complaints. :(

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 1:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Writer/Reviewer

3. RememberMetal? writes:

*Salutes Deathbringer*

I for one am very grateful not only for the existance of this site but how it is managed....Anything you guys can do to make this already great site better is much appreciated. Thanks in advanced.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 2:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. BentDreadknot writes:

You are Awesome Deathbringer!!!! I love this site!

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 10:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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Member

5. WhylordWhy writes:

You need more porn ads. Seriously DB you do a great job and I will speak for us all in saying keep up the great work.

# Dec 6, 2005 @ 11:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BaXuz from Ku. Macedonia writes:

This page i awsome dude I just f***IN' love this sh**.Dude you rule!

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