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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 11 Sep 2014 16:03 #121409

This is a very good point about the ads in the shows and I appreciate and understand the question. TheQuiltShow.com has only accepted a few advertisers and have always selected people we believe build a great product and are good to the quilting community. We limit the number of advertisers to a very small number and we don't send advertiser emails through to our membership. Even most promotions by our advertisers are rewritten by us and include education or free items to be given away in contests. It's always a balancing act and the advertising partnerships are still necessary for our existence. Your second point is also appreciated. We have recently requested some new ads.

(By the way, there is a scrub bar in the player, though you didn't hear it from me.)
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 11 Sep 2014 03:53 #121406

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Lisa N,

As a new paid subscriber, you may not have expected advertising. I have been a paid member since January 2007 and there have always been ads on the quilt show. I don't know how many people would have to pay for the ads to go away, but it hasn't happened in seven years, so I would not expect it to change.

An alternative for you might be to purchase the DVDs when they go on sale (around Thanksgiving each year.) In the past they have offered a reduced price for ordering 3 or more DVDs. It won't be as cheap as a one year membership, but the DVDs do not have commercials (hooray!)

Your comments would be appropriate for the "contact us" section of the web site. There is not much monitoring on the forum, and by now you have probably realized that there is a small, but fiercely loyal group of TQS members.
lisan wrote:
I'm a new subscriber. Current practice in online media is that if you pay for content, you need not suffer through advertisements.

I was very disappointed that my paid quilt show content includes advertisements in the videos.

The only content that I pay for that still has advertisements is cable tv. Do you really
want to be in that category? :-(

Netflix, youtube, spotify, amazon prime, are all examples of providers where paying a fee comes with (the expected) ad-free content.
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 09 Sep 2014 18:41 #121378

I don't often voice an opinion, but does she know how to fast forward past the ads if they bother her so much. Looks like she has been with the show for quite a while, maybe she was just having a bad day. Oh well you can't please all the people all the time, but this show really tries. Nan in upstate NY
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 09 Sep 2014 16:10 #121377

Ads?? What ads??

LOL - they are just breaks so I can go get a snack!!
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 09 Sep 2014 13:32 #121375

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I wasn't going to comment here but I changed my mind. I, too, am sorry you are unhappy about the ads but(and this is a big but) when the site first became available those ads were what made the shows possible. I am not part of the accounting crew on the site but my suspicion is that they are still the reason the shows are possible.

I would like to see new adds too but me being seductive would probably make everyone laugh so hard that they would miss the point of the ad completely but it sure would be fun AND entertaining!

Looking great Lorchen.
Blessing from Northwest Indiana, USA
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 09 Sep 2014 06:07 #121363

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Lorchan,
I didn't recognize you on your new avatar...you look fantastic.
It was great meeting up at FOQ, I still owe you a coffee.....if you are ever in my neck of the woods please drop in you would be most welcome.
Glad to hear that you enjoyed your holiday.
How is it being back at school :wink: I expect you are enjoying it.....NOT
Anne
PS. I think the price we pay for the TQS membership is fantastic value and I wouldn't be without it, it's the first thing I look at when I put the laptop on in the morning.
Like others I have learned such a lot and I personally don't buy quilt magazines as I think they are a waste of money....I would much rather spend my money on a book like Yoko Saito's "Houses Houses Houses"
Happy quilting
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 19:23 #121362

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Put me on the list too. I'd like to give one a try. Haven't had the opportunity.

Lorchen, You are looking quite stylin'!!!
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 17:15 #121360

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Susan, maybe we should suggest to Bernina that they use some of us members and make some new adverts. They don't have to be quite as 'polished', but I would love to see Rita sing a wee Irish song in honour of the 630, or Ritzy seductively stroking her quilt as it's quilted by a computerised Gammill, or......... Rosemary getting a Bernina 730 delivered and dropping her old machine in the dustbin behind the house,..... the possibilities are endless. I volunteer to take part, flying to Houston, attending a workshop at the show and having a temper tantrum in the classroom because the machines in the room are not Berninas. :)
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 07:02 #121356

suehenyon wrote:
However, I really wish the Bernina and Gammill advertisements would get changed once in awhile. I want to smack those models silly after watching them for years. :lol: Not Linda Taylor, of course.

You are not the only one :P

I just click on the next chapter on the side when the ads appear and thereby avoid them although the one where the next show is advertised I let run through. Nice to see what is on the menu before chalking a date in the diary to watch.

Marianne
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 06:33 #121354

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Lisan, I too, am sorry you are not happy. Please consider how little a Star Member pays annually and realize how important paid commercials are to bring us this quality website. There is considerable cost involved in paying for the staff, locations, taping, editing, and for the incredible guests (no, they do not do it for free!). And there's no telling what other costs are involved that I haven't given a second thought to. There may not be commercials during the shows on PBS for example, but the shows are definitely shorter because the commercials are there, just at the beginning and end.

Hopefully you will give consideration to that next time you watch a show or visit the site. I'm not crazy about the commercials, but at least it's pleasant to see the beautiful photography in them. At last we are treated to quality rather than stupidity, suggestiveness, and blatantly disgusting content. Give me TQS any day over network!

Please also consider the special technique classroom shows that are offered such as the current BeColourful videos now being shown, and Ricky's Lady of Shallot classroom now happening. There's never a dull moment at TQS!

I have made many wonderful, worldwide friends through the show, and learned about hundreds of incredible quilters and techniques I would never have dreamed of.. and I wouldn't give that up for the world! Some of us have even formed a side group of TQS members who make quilts for soldiers injured in combat and for others who have had significant challenges in their life.
TQS is not just a 'TV' show..it's a lifestyle to enjoy and embrace. Without those few ads and commercials, it probably wouldn't be possible to produce, thus it would sadly disappear.

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."...quote courtesy of Dr. Seuss
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 06:08 #121353

idaho wrote:
My membership here is a lots less $$ and entirely different content than any of the pd. services you mentioned !
Sort a "apples and oranges" to my way of thinkin" ! :roll:

I agree you are talking about different things, and its the price that makes the difference also, and I agree with Lorchen they are not on long enough to bother me at all, the costs are kept down because of sponsors :D :D :D


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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 06:04 #121352

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If you buy a quilting magazine you get adverts in there too. And the weekend newspapers are at least half full with adverts of all sorts of irrelevant junk. Those are all 'Paid Content' items. This Site is so much more than just the shows with a couple of 'relevant' ads (although I agree with Sue about changing them out once in a while)

Sorry you're not happy but come and hang out in the forum and you will find there is so much more going on here, that you won't notice them - I don't.


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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 08 Sep 2014 05:45 #121350

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Lisan, Sorry you were disappointed at first. When I think of all I have learned in the few years I've been a member it is just astounding. I recently completely a project using in excess of 10 different techniques I hadn't even thought of prior to membership. That doesn't count the wealth of advise and help freely and quickly given in the Forum from member/expert quilter's from all over the world.

Stick around the site. Explore the classrooms. Join in the Forum. You'll be amazed.
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Re: Disappointed: Paid content shouldn't have ads. 07 Sep 2014 22:44 #121348

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