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  • yeezys

    mumbled "yo. "

    3 years agoReply
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    if i wanted ads i would watch tv.
     londonlegacies
    3 years ago
    A-FUKIN-GREED.
    Poisonous.Calum
    3 years ago
    legit me
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    You want this site to keep going and get good prizes in the competitions, then dont complain.

    - Aldrin
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    Harsh... But true. :P

    - Aldrin
    yeezys
    3 years ago
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    @[♠ Aldrin ♠] come to the realization that the ads are bothersome. they're large and slow down other's connections. i am stating my opinion on them and i find it rude that you felt the need to disregard my opinion as if i was be unreasonable. i don't appreciate it. but thanks for your opinion that i disagree with but can understand.
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    How much are you willing to donate then? If Movellas don't have ads, it has to make its money through other means.

    - Aldrin
    yeezys
    3 years ago
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    What makes you think I would be donating anything? Some people don't have the money to spoil on websites, but I don't think the ads need to be so large and need to be posting EVERYWHERE.
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    Okay, so here's the deal.
    Currently, the Movellas staff are working on making the ads smaller.
    Secondly, Movellas have to get their money from somewhere. If not ads, donations. Plain and simple.

    - Aldrin
    yeezys
    3 years ago
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    That is literally all you had to say instead of coming at me with an attitude I can gladly return.
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    As I said, it's the hard truth, sister.

    Apologies if I came across as blunt, but that's the way it's turned out to be.

    - Aldrin
    Black China
    3 years ago
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    now you wonder why people are leaving this site. people can't even post their thoughts with out smart asses coming on their shit. like goddamn, what ever happened to expressing our own thoughts?

    and yes, I understand the fact that movellas has to get money from somewhere to pay for its staff, but don't you think that there could be other possible ways?

    I mean this site is near to downhill anyways.
     londonlegacies
    3 years ago
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    Not trying to intervene here or anything, but since I kept getting notifications on this post, I felt like I could state what I think as well.

    I understand the part where they need the ads to pay for certain things (i.e. Competitions, payments for staff, etc...) but the positioning of the ads is what's bothersome. The one right on top of the task bar is horrible placement as it cuts the reading portion in half. The response from the task bar is slow, and me personally it won't let me edit my works that are in drafts. It'll freeze up and crash.

    people are wondering why so many users are leaving, it's because they keep adjusting and adding things to the site without any form of a warning to the public. I'd rather have them tell me a few days prior so I'm aware it's happening.

    Last night myself I posted my own opinion and it got considered to be overly exaggerated. People preach to show respect to others when they can't show respect themselves. It's hard to vocalize an opinion when all you do is get attitude from someone over it or your own opinion gets bashed down. That's why we get defensive.

    I'd just suggest you approach it differently and with a different attitude. Acknowledge someone's opinion politely and then state your own. Thank you!
    Black China
    3 years ago
    She just wrote a whole essay. Preach! @[ londonlegacies]
    yeezys
    3 years ago
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    What I've been trying to get across to you is what @[Black China] and @[londonlegacies] have said. But I will add that your attitude in which you directed your thought at me was what caused me to have an attitude back. I apologize if what I said seemed rude in a way, I was only defending my opinion.
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    Black China, say these possible ways. I am actually interested to hear them.

    And London... Read it. They DID say.

    New Things Happening on Movellas

    by Skye S, Friday March 11, 2016
    New Things Happening on Movellas - A small update from backstage!
    Read more


    - Aldrin
    teen idle
    3 years ago
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    gosh. not to add on to this, but i believe people are entitled to their OWN opinion and their OWN respect. even if you disagree with it, just learn to know that not everyone is going to agree with you nor like you for it. of lo these many months, this has always been the issue, and i've never been more shocked on how many people aren't able to express themselves without being the need to be attacked for it.
    Black China
    3 years ago
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    Aldrin, if movellas really needed money, they would be charging these authors fees for promotion instead of hosting a contest/competition all the damn time. they also could make and sell merchandise, which i am sure some dedicated users might pay for. and asking for donations as well. Cutting down on competitions could lead to them SAVING money instead of WASTING it. And if the sites sales don/t match up with the money they are making, then they need to let some of the staff go.

    Ads could be a last resort. I just don't want them to turn into another dumb website and make people buy memberships. That's usually what 'ads' turn into.

    ALSO. Let people have room to breathe and express their own opinions. As I said before, this is exactly the reason why this site is near a damn desert.
     londonlegacies
    3 years ago
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    They said it. Great. I'm not able to get online 24/7 to see the new happenings so it was a big surprise for myself. But that was only a small portion bit of what I said. Your opinion is valid as well as the rest of ours. So if you want us to respect your own statement, you better respect our own. Respect is earned not a given. (:
    Aldrin
    3 years ago
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    I did and have. I said my condolences, and I have held my hands up. If I still showed my disrespect, it'd be obvious.

    Black China, great! Nice ideas, actually. Why not tell the Movellas staff? I'm sure they would be interested and open to your ideas.

    - Aldrin
    Sanguine
    3 years ago
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    I don't like the ads. Of course I don't. Why would I be interested in what seems to be Danish ketchup, or chicken? The ads lag, they stick to the top of my page and they make sure my browser crashes every once in a while. But it seems like they are the last resort.

    For personal competitions, Movellas must provide the prizes. They don't get any money from them, and they run it completely. The Red Queen competition is a personal one. Because Movellas came up with it, and it's not done through the publishing company, Movellas physically can't earn money from it.

    Sponsored competitions DO earn Movellas money, but it looks like it's just enough to keep the website afloat. When Georgia was the community manager, I saw a few comments about her pay coming late. Not a good thing.

    Movellas can't earn any money from the YouTube channel. Why? To earn money from YouTube, Movellas must be a YouTube partner, and one needs around a million views and a certain amount of subscribers to do that.

    Movellas COULD do a Wikipedia, and simply ask users for donations, but from the reactions of different people on different websites, Movellas would probably die very quickly.

    Create paid memberships? I doubt Movellas would do that. Besides, what would you be able to access as a paid member? People would just flock to other websites that offer the exact same services for free. So that option is out the window.

    Yes, ads have a lot of issues, but Skye has stated that they're being fixed. The banner ad has already been removed from the mobile site until it's coded to be properly responsive. She stated that the team is looking for different places for the ads.

    What are the ads paying for on Movellas?
    - Bandwidth, so we can upload images and have covers on our Movellas
    - The staff, so the website can be run
    - Server space, so the website exists
    - Competitions, so we can have better prizes and more competitions running
    - Flights, so the employees of Movellas can organise deal with ease to allow for things like interviews, sponsored competitions and exposure
    - Office space, so the staff don't have to work at their homes and communicate with difficulty
    - Programs, so the website can run properly (Movellas uses Adobe, which is an expensive monthly subscription)

    And I probably haven't even covered the half of it.

    Yeah, the ads suck. But they're kind of necessary.

    I'm not hating on your opinion, so please don't believe that. I'm simply explaining the ads and why Movellas needs them.
    Sanguine
    3 years ago
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    XD
    yeezys
    3 years ago
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    @[Sanguine] and @[Gear] it's over now. there is no use commenting but thank you.
    yeezys
    3 years ago
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    no no no absolutely not sorry if i came out with an attitude but i think if others wanted to put their opinion on here i'm okay with that. i can respect other's views on things to a certain degree and in the end it all comes down to politely commenting on other's mumbles with your opinion instead of attacking them like the website seems to have an issue with. i have no issue with others wanting to put in their input on the ad topic.
    Black China
    3 years ago
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    Sanguine wasn't answering any questions. She was trying to point out as to why my suggestions were 'incorrect' so to speak. Which is something she does quiet often, I must say in my opinion. No one cares what the ads pay for - we can easily figure that out ourselves (if people are smart). The fact is is that no one wants them here... but yikes it doesn't matter anymore now.
    Sanguine
    3 years ago
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    That wasn't my intention, and I'm sorry if it came out that way. And I'm sorry if it seems like I do that a lot - trust me when I say I don't mean that.
    Black China
    3 years ago
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    this is exactly the fucking reason why i am leaving this site and giving up on it for fucks sake.
    Black China
    3 years ago
    nobody asked for Sanguine to apologize. and I understand she tried to show me, but frankly I never asked for anyone to show me any midpoints in anything. they we simple suggestions. that's all they were ever meant to fucking be.
    Black China
    3 years ago
    but it's over now and I'm letting it go :)