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Mr. Mystoffelees
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... private messages...
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Mary Mowder
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If you're talking about Steve Brooks' P.M.s they are a revenue stream for the Café.
This keeps the Café free for me to use.
I just check to see if I'm interested and go on about my business. The ads disappear in a while.

I Don't have a problem with it.

If I got an ad from someone other than The Café in a P.M. I would be bothered.

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LOL!! I agree with both of you. I hate the ads, but I'm glad this place is free. It's sort of a necessary evil.
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On Sep 26, 2014, w_s_anderson wrote:
LOL!! I agree with both of you. I hate the ads, but I'm glad this place is free. It's sort of a necessary evil.


For nothing in this world is free. If you don't want to pay money, you have to endure the ads, if you don't want to endure the ads, you have to pay money. Either way, you have to pay either with ads flashed before you or with money.
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ed rhodes
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The ads are not "flashed before you." When you log in, you get a sign that says you have a "private message." (Nine times out of ten, you know it's going to be an ad) IF you choose to click on the private message icon, you get a list of messages which make it very clear they are ads, you then have to click ON the ads to actually see them. In no way are they "flashed before you."
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I don't mind the advertising in private messages from Steve Brooks - this place is pretty good about not shoving popup banners etc in your face, so just click to delete the prompt and move along - no big deal.
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The private message sign is magical. Smile
Bedtime for me.

I have 7 "private messages". Smile Smile
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I have 7 still in their original packaging.

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I think they are cool, as there are things I have never seen in card magic, which is what interests me.
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I like clicking on the banners too. Lots of good items on those sites too!
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Mr. Mystoffelees
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Understand, but my point is that another "banner" would help avoid confusion. Some of us do use the message system to converse privately on the Café. For us it is a bit (not earth shaking by any means) of an intrusion to be told you have a "private message" when it is, instead, an ad. This never bothered me much either, but it seems to be getting much worse.

Secondly, if it is an ad, say so up front. Steve has many times had something to say that was important to me, and I would hate to skip over something important. For now, however, I guess I will just have to ignore "private messages" because I find it aggravating...
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On Sep 27, 2014, Mr. Mystoffelees wrote:
Understand, but my point is that another "banner" would help avoid confusion. Some of us do use the message system to converse privately on the Café. For us it is a bit (not earth shaking by any means) of an intrusion to be told you have a "private message" when it is, instead, an ad. This never bothered me much either, but it seems to be getting much worse.

Secondly, if it is an ad, say so up front. Steve has many times had something to say that was important to me, and I would hate to skip over something important. For now, however, I guess I will just have to ignore "private messages" because I find it aggravating...



Your kidding right? Really how long does it take you to look at what is in a PM? I feel that it maybe a slight inconvenience but to be truthful I have purchased at least 5 items in the last few months from those PMs.
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Salguod Nairb
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I know what you mean. After seeing the latest PM alert I felt compelled to go buy milk at the Co-Op a block away. I know what you are thinking, you think I was planning on buying milk which is true; but not the no sugar added dark Cavalier chocolate and a bag of Kitco potato chips. Who knew PM's could be fattening!
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