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Today, a GREAT change to ads on Great Day Games!
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GDG-Brian



Joined: 14 Jul 2011
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Today, a GREAT change to ads on Great Day Games! Reply with quote

Before today, ads on Great Day Games were on a 40 second timer. This caused there to be several seconds of blank, dead airtime at the end of each ad.

The ad was done playing, but the timer was still going. This was bad for everyone - us, our advertisers, and our fans!

We've made a change today that should cut this time down significantly. Now, the ad timers should be accurate and customized for each ad. As soon as an ad is finished playing, it will close and your game will start.

This can save players up to 20 seconds per ad depending on which one is shown, which can really add up at the end of a long play session!

Please post a comment if you have any feedback about this update - does it get you in the game faster? Any technical problems? Let me know!


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walleye 1



Joined: 21 Sep 2010
Posts: 26

PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All is good, the only thing that bothered me was that damn flying dragon!!
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MsBear



Joined: 23 Sep 2011
Posts: 1

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Turbo Majong Reply with quote

Sad Hi, recently The game Turbo Majong has been moving in slow motion! Can you fix this, or tell me how? I've tried everything, using google chrome. never had this problem before. Love the game.
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3648

PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 5:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian,the ads seem to be a lot smoother than they were.
In fact I have been getting some that are only 5 seconds long.
Those are really great,5 seconds and no sound...
now don't you go and change any of that Smile Smile Smile Smile
Hope you've had great holidays all the way around.
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elcelcpa



Joined: 19 Jun 2006
Posts: 1184

PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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diamonddiva



Joined: 30 Jun 2010
Posts: 70

PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:56 am    Post subject: Ads Reply with quote

I see no difference in timing-the blue screen STILL lasts too long(I have AdBlock). You may have taken a second or 2 off-no biggie, tho you act like you're doing us a huge favor, you're not. Still the same old same old.
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brian,I think you're doing a great job.
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larkspar



Joined: 20 Sep 2011
Posts: 337

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with you ConnieLea! I am glad to have a place to come and play for free, and even more so, all the good friendships I have made over the years--so I say, Thanks Brian and GDG Smile I know you need to play the ads,
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GDG-Brian



Joined: 14 Jul 2011
Posts: 426

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: Ads Reply with quote

diamonddiva wrote:
I see no difference in timing-the blue screen STILL lasts too long(I have AdBlock). You may have taken a second or 2 off-no biggie, tho you act like you're doing us a huge favor, you're not. Still the same old same old.


The ad blocker is the problem. Our recent update was made to detect exactly when the ad finishes playing, and immediately jump to the game after that. Ad blockers interfere with that process, so the end of the ad is not detected, which means it won't go to the game until the standard amount of time passes. Since ad blockers also interfere with our ability to support our website, this is not something that we will be changing, since players with adblockers are not doing us any favors either.

Sorry if this comes across as mean, but please remember that our site is totally free. While I know that ad breaks can be annoying when you are excited to start playing a game, ads are what keep our site free, and keep me (and many others) employed! Try disabling your ad blocker, you may find it a better experience to be able to get to your game faster by allowing the ad to play.
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I already know that there is no point in complaining,
but,the amount of ads we are seeing is excessive (in my opinion).
We watch one before the game starts and one after the game.
Even in the beta section we get the one after the game.
Could you enlighten us as to why this is,Brian Question Question Question Question
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Sassarina



Joined: 02 Aug 2007
Posts: 3062

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, when Brian said the ads keep them employed I take that to mean, it makes them money. So, stands to reason they would try to cram as many ads as they can in here to make more money, right? That would be my guess anyways...
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3648

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still think that the ad I call the 'EXIT' ad is a bit much.
Once a game is over,it's like having to wait for another commercial to end.
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trubrit



Joined: 13 Apr 2011
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now so many ads and trackers my ghostery add on won't even let me in so I guess its goodbye for ever from me .
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ConnieLea



Joined: 10 Dec 2008
Posts: 3648

PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2017 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The ads constantly changing to the left of the game
makes the games slow down or stop altogether.
I've been here for a very long time and I can barely play now...
I hate it Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation Exclamation
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Bob8256



Joined: 16 Apr 2010
Posts: 46

PostPosted: Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remind me to become enthralled with that Announcement
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