|Will the ads be as intrusive as on other Huddler forums?
It will be a similar format, but we've customized the appearance to better meet our community's unique needs and represent the Mothering
/MDC feel. I do hope that you will give the new site a chance though. One of the ideas behind the format switch is that the ads that members will now see will be more relevant and interesting. The advertising (which enables us to host the community) will be more targeted and of use to our members than say a random car wax ad or make millions a day stuffing envelopes. We will continue to offer ad-free viewing as a premium subscription benefit, so that's something else to consider. In the new platform, there will be an ad at the top and the very bottom and then down along the far right-hand side of the page. It's pretty easy to maneuver through, and ads don't seem to be anywhere close to being 1/3 of the page.
|will adblock plus for firefox still work?
I honestly don't know the answer to that, but blocking the ads is a topic that's not appropriate for me to discuss in Q&S. Ads are how we keep the site open and available at no cost to our members and guests. So please understand that a conversation about how not
to view these ads isn't something I'd like to host, and we'd need to take any discussion of this nature to PM. That said, I have no reason to believe that a Firefox product would not
work. I know that there are lots of members out there who would be happy to help you via PM. Thanks for your understanding
|will smily's be affected ?
Smilies are supposed to be transferred over in their entirety so the short answer is no, they should not be affected. There is the potential for a few days of smilie technical difficulties due to our huge number of smilies, but it should only be temporary (if at all). I'm still working out with the technical folks about any limitations the software places on smilies, and I'll be sure to report back as soon as I have all the information. I've seen all the smilies at the test site, and they looked just fine.
We plan to be able to show everyone soon so please stay tuned! Thanks again for your support of Mothering