Since when do we get adds? | Sololearn: Learn to code for FREE!

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Since when do we get adds?

I've never noticed adds on the app and find them distracting. Is this something new? do they appear after a while of using the app?

7/20/2018 7:16:02 AM

florian kock

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Just got my first video ad that was pretty loud. That was good for waking me up. I actually understand and fully support sololearn having ads (I was actually wondering why we didn't get any ads for so long) and the ads are placed in I think good places. But I don't want a video ad suddenly starting with startling you like windows xp's welcome sound when you forgot you had your speakers volume dialed all the way up. And I don't want to see some purchase I did several days ago (which is NOT even remotely relevant with what sololearn does) appear here. I just hate the concept of "personalized ads". I think it would be better if I saw some ads about some books for programming languages for example. That would be way better IMO since we all come here for one thing: Learning programming. TL;DR(How? It's not that long...): I support ads on sololearn. However I'm not happy with how ads are handled right now. It would be much better if the ads were actually relevant with what this app does.

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I would find the ads more acceptable if Sololearn were to use the money to create new content and improve the platform. If they continue to rely on users to create new courses and moderate content whilst earning $$ from ads then personally I find that exploitative

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Head to the Google Play Store. Check SoloLearn's reply to the people who, in their review, say that they're unhappy with the ads. You'd be delighted on reading the reply :)

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comercialisation of the web today is disgusting. I like to remember the first half of the 1990s. There were no annoying popup messages and rare ads and the internet was a pool of non-selfish collaborative people. And now it is like: "What do you pay me if I will give you an answer?"

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I give it a month. If SL does not start showing me ads, I'm quitting.

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The ads are not as annoying as in other apps, so I think they are quite ok. Anyway, there are too many ads for my taste, so less would be better. Maybe SoloLearn could implement the setting for ads not as an on/off switch, but how many percent of ads you want to get... πŸ˜’

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Hatsy Rei if sololearn DOESN'T show ads?

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By the way, I like the beer ads... 😊 Started getting them a couple of days ago...

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when one plays a game and get adds it's a distraction on top of another. that's one thing. But when we try to focus --learn -- and get distracted. It's another thing entirely.

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Austin Kline It is rumoured that the next update will include an option to remove the ads.

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KrOW TBH, I'm very excited... We're eagerly waiting for it, don't we? ^_^

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Dev if we're going to have ads why wouldn't they make a pro version of this? I would buy it.

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Hatsy Rei I hope so

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S. C. Well, it's not exactly a rumour when it's from SoloLearn's official reply to a review in Play Store. :>

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My response to the recent trend about inappropriate ads. Share for awareness (?). https://www.sololearn.com/post/18040/?ref=app

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You're right. But they could have told me they wanted to make money first.

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Yeah we get adds but the real question is do we get subtracts? Adds, OK, but I don't like subtracts.

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It is a pity you can't downvote adds (or upvote).

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I fully understand the inclusion of ads. Maintain an app like this must be very expensive. But I'm receiving constantly ads about breast surgery and it's difficult to concentrate with pictures of women in lingerie (also my wife look at me in a bad mood).

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Its okay! But why cant I target to ads location on the app? Anyway, I recommend you guys to allow only programming related ads otherwise myself I will left here😴😴😴😴