GAMERSYDE | PC, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, April 15, 2015 | 9:23 AM

About ads on Gamersyde

You might have noticed if you are not using an ad-blocker that the ads lately on gamersyde have been getting more and more intrusive. Even though I'm personally quite happy not to have to pay some of the site's expense out of my own pocket anymore since we switched to our current ad network, this latest type of ads is utterly and absolutely not acceptable. We are currently working with our ad partner to ensure these are never to be seen again on the site (please let us know on the suggestions forum if you see any of these again starting tomorrow), and I hope we'll be able to bring you guys the same quality of browsing as we had before. We are also thinking about another way of financing the site, so if you are interested, read on inside this news!


We are thinking about using a site like Patreon to have an alternate way of financing the site besides regular ads. For those who never used that site, it allows you to give an arbitrary sum of money to someone or a company, on a monthly basis.

This generosity would of course mean a few things for our patrons, like ads being disabled (of course), a special mention on the forum account, a dedicated download server, little things like that. Needless to say, no current (or future as far as I can tell) feature of the site will find itself magically restricted to our sponsors, you should know us well enough by now to know this would never happen. :)

What do you think about that idea? Would you be willing to help us financially with a patreon-like system?

All comments

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Commented on 2015-04-15 09:39:57
I honestly would never use ad blocker if wasn't for the intrusive ads. By all means i will try to help any way that i can like donations of sort to keep this site running. I don't want to resort to Gamespot, IGN or Youtube for their compressed videos, ugh :p
Commented on 2015-04-15 10:22:28 In reply to MikeManiac61
same here, i would not mind to donate a couple of coins. though I gotta say, those few ads I see here don't bother me, I am not using an adblocker and only see 4 ads.
Commented on 2015-04-15 11:20:12
It might depend on the region where you post from? I only see a couple of ads I see on other sites as well. Nothing intrusive. The most annoying ones are those that change the layout of the page or give you a popup. Stay away from those and I will never enable adblock.
Commented on 2015-04-15 11:48:46
Go for it. But i would hold a poll first of what people are going to donate. This gives e decent indication of what you could expect.
Commented on 2015-04-15 12:51:22
I could dig around in my couch a bit
Commented on 2015-04-15 13:44:48
I would be up for that. Maybe it can help you enlarge your presence so publishers make it a habit of supplying you with high quality footage without the need to wrestle it from them.
Commented on 2015-04-15 14:01:23
I'd love to help you. I have always loved this website.
Commented on 2015-04-15 15:18:07
Finally a patreon!
Commented on 2015-04-15 15:40:28
just disabled ad blocker. I always disable it on some sites like gamersyde and neogaf. gotta suppor the small guys :)


i remember disabling it a long time ago as well...thnx for the reminder blim
Commented on 2015-04-15 16:37:41 In reply to catfish
Posted by catfish
I would be up for that. Maybe it can help you enlarge your presence so publishers make it a habit of supplying you with high quality footage without the need to wrestle it from them.
totally agree with this
Commented on 2015-04-15 16:42:30
Yeah some of these auto-playing video ads are really annoying. I'm totally down to donate a few bucks on patreon though.
Commented on 2015-04-15 16:45:47
I declare we need some porn ads, because porn ads entertain me. Thank you.
Commented on 2015-04-15 17:10:22
also disabled adblocker will see how it looks with ads ;)
Commented on 2015-04-15 18:43:09
Ever since blim reworked the website, it's been blazing fast even with ads. I don't mind them at all!
Commented on 2015-04-15 18:56:05
Speed is not the issue, hearing and indian girl yapping about some introspection bullshit 500 times an hour is :)
Commented on 2015-04-15 19:14:14 In reply to MikeManiac61
Posted by MikeManiac61
I honestly would never use ad blocker if wasn't for the intrusive ads. By all means i will try to help any way that i can like donations of sort to keep this site running. I don't want to resort to Gamespot, IGN or Youtube for their compressed videos, ugh :p
People nitpick over small quality issues like its the end of the world. What these guys have built for us over the years is excellent, especially given the resources they've had at their disposal (or maybe lack thereof). I've been coming here for like more than a decade, and the reason i do, is not because of the videos (while they are excellent in both quality and time of delivery) but because of the site creators, and the community they have created for us.

We almost literally NEVER have to deal with children, man children, or ego inflated assholes like almost every other legitimate news outlet is infested with anymore.

Gamersyde deserves money from every regular based on the sole fact that we get unbiased news in an industry that is quickly becoming one where bias can be paid--and cheap.

Just keep up the good work, and its great you guys brought this to the communities attention. If it were some place like gamefaqs, or IGN, they'd bury your concerns and just wait for you to leave after getting tired of dealing with it.

When im able to contribute i definitely will.
Commented on 2015-04-15 19:42:41 In reply to cma112087
Posted by cma112087
We almost literally NEVER have to deal with children, man children, or ego inflated assholes like almost every other legitimate news outlet is infested with anymore.
I myself fill in the spot of the man-child, and i know a other member who really fits the the spot of the ego inflated asshole Xp
Commented on 2015-04-15 19:48:03 In reply to cma112087
Posted by cma112087
People nitpick over small quality issues like its the end of the world. What these guys have built for us over the years is excellent, especially given the resources they've had at their disposal (or maybe lack thereof). I've been coming here for like more than a decade, and the reason i do, is not because of the videos (while they are excellent in both quality and time of delivery) but because of the site creators, and the community they have created for us.

We almost literally NEVER have to deal with children, man children, or ego inflated assholes like almost every other legitimate news outlet is infested with anymore.

Gamersyde deserves money from every regular based on the sole fact that we get unbiased news in an industry that is quickly becoming one where bias can be paid--and cheap.

Just keep up the good work, and its great you guys brought this to the communities attention. If it were some place like gamefaqs, or IGN, they'd bury your concerns and just wait for you to leave after getting tired of dealing with it.

When im able to contribute i definitely will.
Wait were you mad at me or something?
Commented on 2015-04-15 22:10:09
Never noticed any ads because of ad blocker.
Commented on 2015-04-15 23:03:39
I use Adblocker but will gladly donate to this site.
Commented on 2015-04-15 23:32:08
I don't use adblocker.
Just a question though: is the patreon idea for improving the site or for a different kind of income than ads?
I'm a member of only 2 game sites. A Belgian one because of the very up-to-date news posts and Gamersydd for the video's and the respectful members. It feels like a friend site. I think the most active members here, know each other, what they like, how they communicate. I love that. When I see a post of Korn, I know how he sees things and expresses himself, or Grift the major BF fan, or Moonwalker's love for the Witcher an MJ, and so on... People sharing personal struggles and the support they get. Such a great site and community here.
But whatever happened to Plumb?
Commented on 2015-04-16 00:52:22
I don't run Adblock - but I do have 'click to activate' on flash. So I'd say half of the ads on this site never show up... I don't know if that means you lose out on revenue.
I personally would not donate directly. It's not something I do. Sorry.
Commented on 2015-04-16 00:53:16
Can you just keep your ads clean(so far I think they are), unlike n4g and a lot of other sites. Other then that I don't mind the ads.
Commented on 2015-04-16 01:14:21
If you put up a patreon or subscription option I will support you guys. A subscription for ad free stuff would be great and totally worthwhile here.
People who use adblocker need to get over themselves and the value they place on 30 seconds of time.
You cannot claim to support this site in any way or appreciate them if you use it. You are straight up making life harder for the people running this relatively small site.
Either a no ads option or even just a way to contribute would be awesome. I never watch trailers and stuff ANYWHERE else because of the quality you guys host at. Streaming stuff of late has also been awesome, not having to download every time has meant I watch more stuff from you.
Commented on 2015-04-16 03:07:56
Sorry, no, wasnt mad at all. I get what you were saying completely, just saying some people here complain about quality, or little small problems that really dont impact an overall experience. Those people really have no idea what this site is even about, and definitely havent been around since its infancy. I was just saying regardless of what issues, even if they were more serious, i would STILL without a doubt, hands down, rather come here to check news, videos, and speak within a community than anywhere else, especially places like gamespot or IGN. Those places are beginning to turn into bottom feeding cesspools.
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