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[Motd] No more Gateway adsANN.lu
Posted on 20-Mar-2000 14:38 GMT by Christian Kemp18 comments
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Yesterday evening, I asked ImageNetworks if it would be possible to no longer display any Gateway banners in their default ad rotation for ANN, and as of today, you should no longer see any Gateway ads on here. :)
No more Gateway ads : Comment 1 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Firebird^ on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Excellent! Gateway doesn't deserve it since they lied to us by
promising and never delivering (and they probably never intended to in
the first place) the new Amiga.
No more Gateway ads : Comment 2 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by redrumloa on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Yipeeee!!!! Clap clap clap clap!!
No more Gateway ads : Comment 3 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by the man in the shadows on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (redrumloa):
don't know why it was so important that it deserved an announcment though... Besides, I own three Gateway computer systems and never had a problem running linux on them 8^)... and I still use my Amiga as the primary computer system.
No more Gateway ads : Comment 4 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Ironically, if the AOL machine is Amiga based as rumoured, Gateway may
be spreading Amiga technology into millions of homes.
A trojan for Amiga, who can then say "your AOL box can also run our
software and do all this".
No more Gateway ads : Comment 5 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Jonny Johansson on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Hehe, we're petty, petty people. O:)
No more Gateway ads : Comment 6 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Brian on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Thank you, thank you, Thank you!!!
ANN sure does listen when you have a complaint, don't they!!! :-)
No more Gateway ads : Comment 7 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Elliott Olson on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (John Block):
- Ironically, if the AOL machine is Amiga based as rumoured, Gateway may
- be spreading Amiga technology into millions of homes.
What rumour? Where did you hear that?
I agree with the above, that Gateway had (under the guise of Amiga) lied to us.
No more Gateway ads : Comment 8 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Marek Pampuch on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Wow, I like this advert Company :)). Not every "money maker" can remove a stupid banner ;). And not every webmaster can do the same:)
No more Gateway ads : Comment 9 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Tw|sT on 19-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
About time what have they doen for the amiga ?? and here we are giving them free advertising....
No more Gateway ads : Comment 10 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Patrick White on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
Yay! No more Gateway ads!!!!
No more Gateway ads : Comment 11 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Andre on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 4 (John Block):
::Ironically, if the AOL machine is Amiga based as rumoured...
Nope, I think it's more like...
The AOL box may be based on the work of the Gateway employees
who were previously known as the Amiga division of Gateway.
("Gateway Objects" on Linux?)
NOT on anything from Amino/Amiga/Tao & friends.
Bye,
/ / / //ANDRE
No more Gateway ads : Comment 12 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by AGregory on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
I really don't care if I see Gateway ads or not. Actually, on
this site, most people won't by their products due to their
duplicitous treatment of the Amiga "community"...so they are
just wasting their time here...
Anyway, anybody could build a box just as fast as it would take
themto deliver it, so why use 'em?
Also, they have been pretty quiet about their "internet" device.
Maybe so many other companies have "devices", that they gave up
on that one too?
Goodbye Gateway, maybe the only money you will make in the near
future is on the Amiga patents.
No more Gateway ads : Comment 13 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Shaun Murray on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
I don't know Christian. I suspect you were earning more money out of Gateway than they were out of any advert ran on ann. ;-)
No more Gateway ads : Comment 14 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Christian Kemp on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Shaun Murray):
> I don't know Christian. I suspect you were earning more money out of Gateway
> than they were out of any advert ran on ann. ;-)
I wasn't earning much. I think most of their campaigns are CPC (I can't check
with ImageNetworks but on Burst! that was the case). Cost-per-click obviously means I only get paid if somebody visits them, which is/was improbable.
No more Gateway ads : Comment 15 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by John Block on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
In reply to Comment 11 (Andre):
Amiga licensed everything of value from Gateway. This means we don't know how much Gateway Amiga DNA is in the new machine.
No more Gateway ads : Comment 16 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by AH^ on 20-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
I like the idea of the Bill Gateway ads removed but I ignored them for the
most part (even though I cringed when I DID take notice, hehe). Only 1 good thing
came out of Lameway, & that was letting Amiga license. Of course, they would have
done a lot better to have SOLD IT ALL to them, but they're a Huge company whom
only cares about Green ($$) & NOT able People.
On a curious note...I wonder how many Bill Gateway people read ANN & have checked
out this thread? Probably none...but... ;)
No more Gateway ads : Comment 17 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Lameduck on 21-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
It is refreshing to see that the Gateway add is now gone. I used to be a regular Amiga supporter and user up until last September (1999). Something happened back then and I tink Gateway may have something to tdo with it. You see I teach PC repair and hardware course at the local college. When a student would ask about alternatives to the buggy and restrictive Windoze, I would always respond with "Well there is Mac .... " upon which they usually responded with "Yech!!!!" (I do not know why as I also have a Mac, and though it is not my favorite computer, I find nothing wrong with it.) That response is usually my cue to let them know about Amiga. Most people now have never heard of Amiga, or only remember that their dad had one a long time ago. I would let them know that by Christmas, something wonderful was going to appear in the stores. I had about a quarter of my students waiting in anticipation. Then a few people left Gateway (voluntarily or not) and the whole thing was scrapped. Later Phase 5 died. I took my money that I had put aside for an accelerator and got myself I standard PC (standardcrashes alot, at least with Windoze). I now spend most of my time exploring Linux, finding it very interesting. The crashes are gone also ... I was convinced there was something very wrong with my hardware. Since then I have not looked back at the Amiga world. I know there is a new company called Amino, and I saw in a news site that a new machine is promised for April. I will even check it out when it does, but I will NOT hold my breath. As I have to keep abreast of changes for my PC course, I have seen some of the products planned from HP, Dell, and especially Sony for next Christmas. I'm afraid it's just too little too late from our old Amiga. The only small chance that I see is the fact that so many companies want to jump the MS ship. As a used-to-be-die-hard-Amiga user, I will finish with this; As a PC instructor, I recomend PC brands everyday. Guess which brand I tell everyone to stay away from? Can you say moo?
No more Gateway ads : Comment 18 of 18ANN.lu
Posted by Colin Wilson on 23-Mar-2000 23:00 GMT
RE: the gateway ads...
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