The Future of RunningAHEAD (Read 7612 times)


A Dance with Monkeys

    Cool.  There is a new option under Options (top/right corner) to subscribe to RA.

     

    http://www.runningahead.com/options/subscription

     

    It looks like you can pay money to subscribe and the ads go away for a period.  Cool!

    Julia1971


    All in for Boston

      I gotta ask again.  Honest question.

       

      If they are not loud and intrusive, why are ads "insulting"?

       

      I can't answer for those posters, however, I think there are a lot of ads out there that are offensive to women.  The American Apparel ads come to mind.  I personally wouldn't stop frequenting a site that had them (I read dcist.com every day and they carry their ads), but I do cringe when I see them.

      Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. - Anais Nin

        Perfect and done. 

         

        And FWIW, for a tool and site I use every day, I was seriously undercharged.  I like that I can still donate above the subscription price. 

         

        Good luck eric. 

         

        MTA: One question - If this is annual subscription, will I be notified when it's time for me to pay again, or should I be keeping track?

         

          Done here as well and was happy to donate too. Thanks for keeping that option and for everything you do to make this a great site.

            Perfect and done. 

             

            And FWIW, for a tool and site I use every day, I was seriously undercharged.  I like that I can still donate above the subscription price. 

             

            Good luck eric. 

             

            +X

              I can't imagine Eric ever putting obnoxious ads on the site; nonetheless, the prospect of having something new intruding into a place you have grown to love can be a little scary.  I personally would lean toward the subscription option because I like to see just what I want to see and nothing else on a page (yeah, good luck with that on the web), and that's one of the big reasons I love this place.  In my case, I'm guessing a modest subscription fee would mean a good deal more revenue for RA Inc. than click-throughs.

               

              Side note:  I do really wish people would differentiate between "ads" and "adds". Smile

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

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                I can't answer for those posters, however, I think there are a lot of ads out there that are offensive to women.  The American Apparel ads come to mind.  I personally wouldn't stop frequenting a site that had them (I read dcist.com every day and they carry their ads), but I do cringe when I see them.

                 

                Thanks, that's helpful.

                 


                Blaine Moore (MM#2867)

                  I can't imagine Eric ever putting obnoxious ads on the site; nonetheless, the prospect of having something new intruding into a place you have grown to love can be a little scary.  I personally would lean toward the subscription option because I like to see just what I want to see and nothing else on a page (yeah, good luck with that on the web), and that's one of the big reasons I love this place.  In my case, I'm guessing a modest subscription fee would mean a good deal more revenue for RA Inc. than click-throughs.

                   

                  Side note:  I do really wish people would differentiate between "ads" and "adds". Smile

                   

                  Well, Eric has taken "modest" to whole new levels...he's only charging $10/year Surprised

                   

                  That's less than 85 cents per month!

                  Run to Win
                  24 Marathons, 17 Ultras, 16 States (Full List)



                    Well, Eric has taken "modest" to whole new levels...he's only charging $10/year Surprised

                     

                    That's less than 85 cents per month!

                     

                    No kidding! Smile

                    Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.


                    Imminent Catastrophe

                      Cool.  There is a new option under Options (top/right corner) to subscribe to RA.

                       

                      http://www.runningahead.com/options/subscription

                       

                      It looks like you can pay money to subscribe and the ads go away for a period.  Cool!

                       And prorated too. Thanks Eric!

                       

                      MTA: I'll probably turn on the ads from time to time just to see what they are. And if it's stuff I can't live without. 

                      "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                       "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                      "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                       

                      √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                      Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                      Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                        thank goodness.  A fee keeps most of the weirdo lurkers out, and I hate this new flashy advertising.  Will be subscribing too. 


                        Petco Run/Walk/Wag 5k

                          Well, Eric has taken "modest" to whole new levels...he's only charging $10/year Surprised

                           

                          That's less than 85 cents per month!

                           worth more than a RunnersWorld subscription for sure! Even with starting with a multi-year subscription, I'm adding a renewal to my Google calendar so I don't forget the annual donation. I wonder if I can leave the remaining unused subscription time to someone in my will...LOL

                          bob e v
                          2014 goals: keep on running! Is there anything more than that?

                          Complete the last 3 races in the Austin Distance Challenge, Rogue 30k, 3M Half, Austin Full

                          Break the 1000 mi barrier!

                          History: blessed heart attack 3/15/2008; c25k july 2008 first 5k 10/26/2008 on 62nd birthday.


                          Imminent Catastrophe

                            thank goodness.  A fee keeps most of the weirdo lurkers out...

                             Hey, I'm still here.

                            "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

                             "To obtain the air that angels breathe you must come to Tahoe"--Mark Twain

                            "The most common question from potential entrants is 'I do not know if I can do this' to which I usually answer, 'that's the whole point'.--Paul Charteris, Tarawera Ultramarathon RD.

                             

                            √ Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 20/21 July 2013

                            Boston Marathon 21 April 2014

                            Tahoe Rim Trail 100M 19/20 July 2014

                              FINALLY got around to donating.  That felt good, and it was long-overdue.

                               

                              Thanks, Eric!!!

                              “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman


                              Non ducor, duco.

                                I clicked for the ads because I love Eric but I was hoping for more ads like:

                                 

                                Meet Sexy Oklahoma Singles! (Guaranteed to have teeth)

                                 

                                or even

                                 

                                Get  Kim Kardashian Boobz OVERNIGHT! 

                                I'm back.