update on this users experience..
my opinion/tolerance of the ads in the photos grows worse all the time..not better..
I am contributing photos to a thread about CSX signal bridges:
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 7&start=15
Im planning to move my future photo posts on this topic to railfan.net, only because of the ads in the photos..
In another recent post:
http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopi ... 28&t=92972
I purposly inserted only tiny thumbnails..so there wouldnt be an ad in every single one of my photos..
(they arent added to very small photos)
this greatly decreases user experience, because people cant see and enjoy the full-size photos..
I am seriously considering leaving railroad.net alltogether because of this issue alone..
it really ruins the user experience for me..
there is an adblock addon for firefox, which helps, but I also access RR.net on computers running IE, and I cant add ad blockers to them.
Putting an advertisemt in EVERY photo is just way over the line..its too much..
IMO, it ruins the photos, and annoys me greatly every time I see those ads pop up in every single photo..
I understand the need for advertisements..I understand they are often necessary..
ads on the top and bottom of pages are fine with me..
but an ad in EVERY one of my own photos (and every photo on the entire site, in every single thread) is just unacceptable to me..