The Future of RunningAHEAD (Read 7652 times)


12 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


      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.

      “What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the fight in the dog. – Dwight D. Eisenhower

       

      My blog is JT Running DC.  It's awesome.

      L Train


        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. - S.J.

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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.

                 


                Agony of Da Feet (#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)

                  (wow, been a while since that's been updated...)

                    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. - S.J.


                    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.

                       

                      √ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015

                      Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016

                      Western States 100 June 2016

                        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.

                             

                            √ Javelina Jundred Jalloween 2015

                            Cruel Jewel 50 mile May 2016

                            Western States 100 June 2016

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

                               

                              Thanks, Eric!!!

                              "I want you to pray as if everything depends on it, but I want you to prepare yourself as if everything depends on you."

                              -- Dick LeBeau


                              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.