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Advertisements on the web cam.

What a shock to discover ADVERTISEMENTS on the Africam web cam today.  This new feature has certainly made viewing the waterhole an annoying experience.  I don't like it and I will make it a point NOT to visit the advertised sites.  Thank you AFRICAM for ruining what used to be a pleasant experience.

LostInOz (not verified)
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No ludicrous is jumpin into an arguement that ended two months ago... And as for i dont belong , i bet i know more about the cams, the people who run them, where they are located, the history of the site, the wildlife then you'll ever know so dont say i dont belong here ... the fact off the matter is complaints are more important then some limp wristed compliment... A business or site learns more from saying whats wrong then whats right, And when i saw people(aftre 10 yrs of viewing) leaving because there pc cant handle the flash it is sad and well just plain wrong..

The issue was never africams right to seek revenue but there lack of consultation with the members who have been loyal and dedicated some for over a decade... And if people dont "complain" how will they know whats working for them and what isnt...

but as i said this arguement is over and most of us workin together to put up positive suggestions and idea's...

And maybe you should stop ruining it for everyone else and understand that people have a right to voice a opinion wether u or i like it or not...

I apologize too anyone else reading this i had hoped we had moved on to find solutions that work for all .. but no one has a right to tell me or anyone else they dont belong here thats is ludicrous................................

Daffadillsnroses (not verified)
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Why must people complain about he silliest things in life. The ads arent no more than 30 sec long! The people complaining about this is ludicrus, and maybe u guys should donate  a couple thousand to replace each ad then.you wouldnt be watching these cams if it wasnt for the ads.It takes money to maintain the cameras.If your complaining about this then u really dont need to be here.This is for people who adore and love watching our wildlife.We really dont need ppl like that ruining it for everyione else.There is definitly better things to complain about, besides a few meesly ads.

Daffadillsnroses (not verified)
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blueeyedlibra wrote:
RogerH wrote:
LostInOz wrote:

  Visitors seeing all the adds, members getting less ads, and paid subscribers getting none at all.

What say to that, Africam?

Do u stop watching Television , cuz of the commercials???I think not. This is a site for viewing wildlife. If u have to look at a few ads to see it, then so be it.If your complainging about a few ads then u prolly dont care that much about viewing them anyway.

thats an excellent idea especially for those that cant afford it. Aleast be a member! Once the paid subscription goes so will lots of people that wont beable to afford it. They will go to other cams that are free. The idea here is for the money but when you dont have the visitors you wont get the money!

Daffadillsnroses (not verified)
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finnfors wrote:
hello, I'm back for som comments, or ideas regarding the "cams".
I been an "africammer" for almost 2 years, and a while ago, I "signed off"
because of the "commersials" interupts in the stream. I do check out the forums, because I'm interested in the devellopment of the sight.
But I must admit that Africam has given me so much pleasure over the time, so  Itś hard so say "good bye".

Why is a commersial break every 30 minutes or ever every hour a problem?
The answer is, "africammers" live with the sound, like other people "live" whith the TV-sound on. A break in the sound, advertising is like drop a bomb in the Church.

I hade big plans for the future of a school here in Sweden, my plan was to place a 32 '' TV on the wall of the biologic institution of our "high school"
that showed NK 24/7, but because of the commercials breaks, this is no allowed at our school.

How to finance???
If this is tecnically possible I don't now. but...
I'm willing to "subscribe" to the cam, like other people subscribe to TV channels. I value NK more than a "movie channel" on TV.

Is it possible to "mail out, an url to subscribers every week?
Let's say abt. 15 US$ for all the cams /month. That's free from commercial.

For the moment I found another "cam" in Botswana, thatś free from commercials
while running. "Pete:s pond", they fight with finance and Technology difficulties like africam do.

Finally, The "Flamingo cam", dump it, I'v been in Nakuru and seen them live, but the cam is like the "old one" with seals!!
nothing happens, It's doomed, better close it down, use the  money on NK instead.

Regards Lasse
In the beginning I wasnt to fond of the ads either,but they have to be able to get their funds for being able to keep up with the cams.In which are very expensive to maintain.The idea of Africamers paying a monthly charge, may bring in a lil bit, but will most likely loose alot of cammers in the process.Especially now, with the economy the way it is.The commercials is by far the best way. Its definitly worth the brief interruptions,to be able to see the awsome wildlife that africa has to offer..

DavidsMood (not verified)
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I've noticed the Nkorho webcam has not had any Ad's in the viewer today.  If this is permenant then it certainly is good news.  There are many members that don't post much but visit the cameras daily.

Thank you Africam.

 

Edit: 11:55 Central Time

Nevermind.....They're back again. 

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hello, I'm back for som comments, or ideas regarding the "cams".
I been an "africammer" for almost 2 years, and a while ago, I "signed off"
because of the "commersials" interupts in the stream. I do check out the forums, because I'm interested in the devellopment of the sight.

But I must admit that Africam has given me so much pleasure over the time, so  Itś hard so say "good bye".

Why is a commersial break every 30 minutes or ever every hour a problem?
The answer is, "africammers" live with the sound, like other people "live" whith the TV-sound on. A break in the sound, advertising is like drop a bomb in the Church.

I hade big plans for the future of a school here in Sweden, my plan was to place a 32 '' TV on the wall of the biologic institution of our "high school"
that showed NK 24/7, but because of the commercials breaks, this is no allowed at our school.

How to finance???
If this is tecnically possible I don't now. but...
I'm willing to "subscribe" to the cam, like other people subscribe to TV channels. I value NK more than a "movie channel" on TV.

Is it possible to "mail out, an url to subscribers every week?
Let's say abt. 15 US$ for all the cams /month. That's free from commercial.

For the moment I found another "cam" in Botswana, thatś free from commercials
while running. "Pete:s pond", they fight with finance and Technology difficulties like africam do.

Finally, The "Flamingo cam", dump it, I'v been in Nakuru and seen them live, but the cam is like the "old one" with seals!!
nothing happens, It's doomed, better close it down, use the  money on NK instead.

Regards Lasse

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H i Paul.  I'm happy you weren't offended.  Where I live when you watch a program you go to a commercial break after every so many minutes.  I've grown up with it.  So because you have no ad t.v. I have decided to move to Australia....just kidding ( although I do want to visit there). With my favorite programs I record them on my DVR box and then just fast forward through the commercials, which watching t.v. at my house is fun if you don't get motion sickness easily.  lol    As far as t.v. being company....I always have one on, too. Smile

I added the comment about the t.v. watching hoping people would realize this isn't anything to get mad about, and that a solution can come about if people put their ideas out there.  With anything new you have to work to get the kinks out.  It will with time be even more wonderful than it is now.

The people that are involved in putting this site together put a lot of work into making it special for all us and they deserve to know it's so appreciated.  So I guess we just need to be a little patient.

Thanks for talking to me, Paul, and I look forward to someday vacationing in Australia (when I get there ....I will be.....watching t.v. at your house....lol    Good day, Paul, see you in Africam!!

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LostInOz (not verified)
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Gday haze loved ya post, im sure you'll get many with tv/ad comment but, lol..

i do have a tv run 24/7 and it is on commercial networks... however lol and this is where it gets tricky .. i do not watch the shows that i love on there or sports because of the ads.. i tend to go the net for such things where i can get a ad free format... there is nothing worse then missing a touch-down, goal or in my case a nasccar crash thanks to ads. and i find ads affect the flow of the comedies i enjoy watching like 2 and a half men... So yes it is a fair point you made but thanks to the net i am able to avoid ads in most things i watch. the tv is on as company mainly i spose lol..

i also think its important none of us get offended as it is opinions that are needed at times like this..  they cant work out  a good ad schedule etc  without us all letting them know what our limits are... and i think it was natural for people like me to feel a lil distressed in the first few weeks of the change . and hopefully they all will, as me move on to be constructive in there approach to the issues at hand..

anyway i think i've over done my two cents worth  so i better shut up a while lol... have a good day all be safe and happy where ever you are...

LostInOz(paul)

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I'm fairly new to Africam.  Thank-you Admin, Rangers, and Members for everything you do to make Africam more enjoyable for All of us.  Making it accessible to catch up on things we've missed. The sharing that goes on from all over the world is phenominal.  Again, thank-you!

I, personally, like that the ads are at the bottom rather than popping up full screen during refresh.   If I choose not to watch the ads at a particular time I adjust the bottom of the cam screen so I don't see them.  I take pictures that do not show the ads.  If you are excited there is an elephant,,,a giraffe...a cheetah...a kingfisher...or whatever it may be you will see around the obstacles.

? for the unhappy people:  Do you not watch t.v. because of the commercials?.......that is part of life, too. 

I liked Roger H.'s suggestion and think the free membership/ ad free fee could work. Whatever you decide to do, Admin, ......you have my full support.  I appreciate everything everyone here has done.......and I have learned so much about Africa, and each day for me now...is truly a new day.

Hopefully I have not offended anyone...that was not my intentions. This is just my opinion on the matter at hand.    Hazel

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RonMexico (not verified)
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It's great news that there will be an ads free membership service in the near future, that's something I've been hoping for for a while now. I am having less trouble with the stream than I had been last week, so between that development and the news that an ads free service will be launched, I'm very happy with the direction things are headed. Thanks Africam.

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