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Title: Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 09, 2012 12:23:28 PM
01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!


Hey, all!

Exciting news for the new year! If you're a Fanatic Friend of Craftster, you now have an exciting and oft-requested feature......

You can turn off the ads!!!

We've given our current Fanatic Friends of Craftster the ability to turn off all ads on Craftster!! ;D  Yep, it's true! If you're a Fanatic Friend of Craftster (FFOC) just go to the home page (https://www.craftster.org/) and look under the right portion of the long ad in the middle (the "leaderboard"). There you'll see a link that says "Turn advertisements off". Just click that and *poof!* the ads are gone!


Don't worry, if for any reason you'd still like to see ads on Craftster, just go back to the home page (https://www.craftster.org/). The link will now say "Turn advertisements on" and if you click that, they'll return! And if you turn them on and decide you like the site better without, you can always turn them off the same way. :)



Wait.   Wasn't this an option previously?

Well, for a brief time at the end of 2007/beginning of 2008, we did offer the option to turn off advertisements for all FOCs. Unfortunately, this became financially unsound, and we had to reverse the decision (although anyone who had opted out of ads was able to keep them off).


How is this time/option different?

This time around, we are not offering this option to all Friends of Craftster.  This option is only available to Fanatic Friends of Craftster for $24.  However, you can still get a regular Friend of Craftster membership (without the ad option) for $12.


I had the ads off but now they're back on!

We don't believe that we've turned ads back on for anyone who had them off from the 2007/2008 edition and ISN'T currently a Fanatic Friend of Craftster, but if so, please contact us (https://www.craftster.org/contact.html).


What if I still want to see the ads from small businesses?

Unfortunately, at this time, there is no option to pick and choose which ads you'd like to see (ie crafty vs non-crafty). However, if you'd like to check in on which small businesses are advertising with us, please feel free to browse our small business ad information page: https://www.craftster.org/advertise/squarebuttonads/  We appreciate the support!


How can I become a Fanatic Friend of Craftster?

You can become FFOC right here! (https://www.craftster.org/subscribe.php)  Thank you! :)


I'm a small business owner who has an ad on Craftster. Will the number of views my ads receive drop?

All guests, members, and non-Fanatic Friends of Craftster will still see all the ads on the site. We don't anticipate that this option will have a drastic effect on the number of views your ads receive.


We may still tweak a few more minor things like where the toggle switch is placed, or more specifically add more of them.   We also may, if possible, turn on ONLY in house ads (meaning ads that direct you only to other parts of Craftster, ie the Craftster shop, or a current challenge, etc.), but none of that is currently in the works.  Just letting you know in case it becomes an option! :)

We hope you all enjoy the new feature!  We're sooo happy to bring this request to fruition for you!! :)


Title: Re: 01/04/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sarahj2001 on January 09, 2012 12:29:04 PM
That's exciting to be able to turn them off!!


Title: Re: 01/04/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: jungrrl on January 09, 2012 12:30:10 PM
Woohoo!!


Title: Re: 01/04/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: loves2experiment on January 09, 2012 12:30:41 PM
What a fabulous option :)  


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Belladune on January 09, 2012 12:31:27 PM
holy biscuits!  this is fab! 


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on January 09, 2012 12:40:34 PM
Great option Thank you so much!
But I knew I'd have trouble...when I went to the home page to "see" I have the option to turn the adverts "On" not "Off" and I have adverts. What have I done now???


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: jungrrl on January 09, 2012 12:47:01 PM
Try clearing your cache. That may work it out.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: MareMare on January 09, 2012 12:50:02 PM
Very fun!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on January 09, 2012 12:53:59 PM
 ???
Try clearing your cache. That may work it out.
Thank you!  ???


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: alwaysinmyroom on January 09, 2012 12:56:43 PM
I actually like the ads... :D but it is nice to have the option!

Of course, my wallet hates the ads, but too bad...


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 09, 2012 12:57:42 PM
I always love it when Craftster adds a new feature! ^_^


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: SevsOnlyGirl on January 09, 2012 12:59:32 PM
Always something new and exciting here at Craftster!!  Thank you!!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: fantasticmio on January 09, 2012 01:04:39 PM
Mine was showing ads and said "turn advertisements on" as well.  I clicked it anyway, the page reloaded and the ads were still there, but the link changed to "turn advertisements off", so I clicked on it and it worked.

Not sure if I'll keep them off, but hopefully this helps. ^_^


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: kjlutz on January 09, 2012 01:10:43 PM
Probably not possible from a programming perspective but I would love an option to just turn off the icky stomach fat/weightloss ad. 

But in general I will keep the revenue stream coming, cause I really love Craftster.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: jungrrl on January 09, 2012 01:11:29 PM
Mine was showing ads and said "turn advertisements on" as well.  I clicked it anyway, the page reloaded and the ads were still there, but the link changed to "turn advertisements off", so I clicked on it and it worked.

Good call, mio!

Probably not possible from a programming perspective but I would love an option to just turn off the icky stomach fat/weightloss ad. 

We don't want those around either! If you see them let us know!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: hgddm on January 09, 2012 01:17:12 PM
Woohoo!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: amaryllisroze on January 09, 2012 01:23:17 PM
Best thing ever!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: tcmatteson on January 09, 2012 01:23:36 PM
Very nice! Thank you :)


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: thingsivemade on January 09, 2012 01:29:06 PM
Awh, you guys rock! My screen is now full of awesome :)


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 09, 2012 01:30:02 PM
Ahh, such an exciting day for us!  So happy we could make this happen.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: audio on January 09, 2012 01:32:23 PM
Awesome!! When my foc runs out in April I'm sooo splurging for the Fantastic Subscription. I really miss the awesome ufo icon for ffocs. and no adds sounds AWESOME!!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Aislynn on January 09, 2012 01:37:57 PM
Wow, so cool!  I did the same thing Mio did, to make mine work, and it worked like a charm!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on January 09, 2012 01:47:27 PM
Hooo-eeeee!  Thanks!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: A2K on January 09, 2012 02:10:00 PM
NNNNnniiiiiiiiiccccccceeeeeeee!  ;D  You guys rock!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: rackycoo on January 09, 2012 02:11:57 PM
Is it bad that I sort of like the ads? How awesome to have a choice, though.  ;D


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: jungrrl on January 09, 2012 02:16:40 PM
Is it bad that I sort of like the ads?

Not at all!  ;D


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: BeaG on January 09, 2012 02:17:13 PM
My pop-up killer already took care of the ads, but nevertheless I love that you are giving us the option of turning them off.
Thanks!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: luckdragon on January 09, 2012 02:19:20 PM
Sweet!  Thank so much!!!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Aislynn on January 09, 2012 02:35:54 PM
It makes such a difference in loading the site!  Way faster!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: penelopewaits on January 09, 2012 02:41:43 PM
hooray! thank you :)


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: HSG on January 09, 2012 03:15:58 PM
A+++ Craftster! (Still thinking of Christmas Story ;) )

Having that ability is a great option to offer. Could Craftster get any better? I think not.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: jungrrl on January 09, 2012 04:00:51 PM
A+++ Craftster! (Still thinking of Christmas Story ;) )

 :D :D :D :D :D


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: psyche on January 09, 2012 04:37:30 PM
OOh neat. Now I just have to get used to this new ad-free look! But that's a handy option.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Illiamdra on January 09, 2012 04:45:41 PM
YAY!!!!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Listessa on January 09, 2012 07:05:46 PM
Yay!  I just love you craftster folks!  Thank you!  <3


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: craftADDchick on January 09, 2012 07:24:37 PM
This is such an awesome feature! While I do like some of the little ads on the side (and have clicked through on a couple), the banner ads really slow things done on my old Mac. So, having the option to turn them off when I'm using it is fantastic!

And, thanks to fantasticmio for answering the question about the "turn ads on" bit when I was still seeing ads :)


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Stifflersmom on January 09, 2012 07:39:11 PM
I bow to your greatness, sweets!! What a fab option!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 09, 2012 07:44:52 PM
I bow to your greatness, sweets!! What a fab option!

Casey, too!  And our fabulous tech team!  We've got oodles of people behind the secret curtain. :D ;D

Thanks for all of the amazing feedback so far, guys!  We appreciate it!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: v3nu5 on January 09, 2012 07:56:41 PM
Hooray! I can't think of a better reason to donate a tiny bit more money to support craftster. :)


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Krafty_Karasu on January 09, 2012 09:23:24 PM
woot!  this would be great...if I didn't already have ad-block blocking them for me.  ;D  but I'm sure everyone else likes it!!!  thank you!!!!!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Homerof2 on January 09, 2012 09:39:28 PM
I turned my ads off for now and will judge which I like better.  Occasionally I did see some good ads I wanted to check out so I may turn them back on later.  But it's nice to have that option.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on January 09, 2012 10:32:19 PM
Mine was showing ads and said "turn advertisements on" as well.  I clicked it anyway, the page reloaded and the ads were still there, but the link changed to "turn advertisements off", so I clicked on it and it worked.

Not sure if I'll keep them off, but hopefully this helps. ^_^
Thank you Fantasticmio! Worked like a charm. I'll give it a try out too. I'm gonna miss the sewing machine ads though.
Thank you Craftster for this option!
Wow! I've been on half an hour now and can't believe how fast Craftster has become w\out the advertisements. Yeow!  All of a sudden the speed of light!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: HSG on January 10, 2012 05:00:35 AM
I turned my ads off for now and will judge which I like better.  Occasionally I did see some good ads I wanted to check out so I may turn them back on later.  But it's nice to have that option.
Ditto! Cause you can find some new places to shop and great deals on supplies we already buy.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Eliea on January 10, 2012 04:50:48 PM
awesome! This is why I love the admins on this board! You really listen to the posters. :)


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Artisan82 on January 11, 2012 12:17:38 PM
This is an AWESOME incentive to become FANATIC.  Well done.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: SoCraftyTal on January 18, 2012 01:24:02 PM
Great news for Craftster-land and an awesome way to kick off the new year!  ;D


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sweets4ever on January 18, 2012 01:56:51 PM
Thank you, guys!  We appreciate all of this support!!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Homerof2 on February 04, 2012 04:29:21 AM
So I gave it almost a month without ads and I really liked the clean look and feel of it but I just kept thinking - what if I'm missing out on some cool things - so I turned them back on today.  I'll judge over the next month which I like best.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sweets4ever on February 04, 2012 07:55:43 AM
So I gave it almost a month without ads and I really liked the clean look and feel of it but I just kept thinking - what if I'm missing out on some cool things - so I turned them back on today.  I'll judge over the next month which I like best.


Ah, that's pretty cool!  I'm excited to hear your results, if you're willing to share!


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Homerof2 on February 13, 2012 02:07:26 PM
So I gave it almost a month without ads and I really liked the clean look and feel of it but I just kept thinking - what if I'm missing out on some cool things - so I turned them back on today.  I'll judge over the next month which I like best.


Ah, that's pretty cool!  I'm excited to hear your results, if you're willing to share!

I'm not even going to go a month with the ads on because I already know I like it better without them.  90% of the time it's just the same ads anyway (Tophatter Auctions and Dress911) so what's the point.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: dreadlocklove on June 04, 2012 11:12:06 AM
Mine was showing ads and said "turn advertisements on" as well.  I clicked it anyway, the page reloaded and the ads were still there, but the link changed to "turn advertisements off", so I clicked on it and it worked.

Not sure if I'll keep them off, but hopefully this helps. ^_^

After clearing my cache, restarting my computer, and still seeing the ads, I tried what you shared and it worked.  Thanks.


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Chrystal Midori on September 01, 2012 11:16:57 AM
Turning off the ads was one of the reasons why I chose the Fanatic $24 option over the $12. Those ads made the site run soooooo slow and it was getting annoying  :-\ . But now, it runs great! Now I can go through the site with ease  :D


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sloth003 on November 04, 2015 07:11:37 PM
Ads turned on today. Everytime i try to turn them off they send me to the subscribe page. My profile shows i am still currently a friend of... Help.



Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sweets4ever on November 04, 2015 07:13:16 PM
Ads turned on today. Everytime i try to turn them off they send me to the subscribe page. My profile shows i am still currently a friend of... Help.



Rut ro!  Yes, your account activity shows you should definitely still be a Friend.  Let me bump this to IT.

Anyone else experiencing this currently?


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on November 08, 2015 03:12:31 AM
Nope


Title: Re: 01/09/12 - Fanatic Friends of Craftster Now Have the Option to Turn Off Ads!
Post by: sehandmade on February 13, 2017 01:02:57 AM
Like it! ;)