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Comments on: Pet Peeve - Obtrusive Ads… http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/ The Salesforce Heretic - Pushing the limits of On-Demand CRM Fri, 18 Aug 2017 22:03:42 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.0.4 by: Salesforce Heretic » More Obtrusive Ads… http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-3056 Thu, 02 Nov 2006 17:12:03 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-3056 [...] For instructions on how to use this code, please see my original post on the topic. [...] Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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by: CRM user http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2646 Tue, 17 Oct 2006 21:24:24 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2646 I agree. These banner ads are more than annoying. If this were a server application we would not allow a company to include ads in the UI, why should we put up with it just because they have the technical abilities to slip it in after we've signed up? Shame on Salesforce.com! Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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I agree. These banner ads are more than annoying. If this were a server application we would not allow a company to include ads in the UI, why should we put up with it just because they have the technical abilities to slip it in after we’ve signed up?

Shame on Salesforce.com!

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by: SSome Farker http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2442 Tue, 19 Sep 2006 03:18:07 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2442 They've got a lot of cajones throwing ad banners onto the screen. As a proponent of their platform, I am finding it harder and harder to defend their shenanigans to my paying users. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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They’ve got a lot of cajones throwing ad banners onto the screen. As a proponent of their platform, I am finding it harder and harder to defend their shenanigans to my paying users.

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by: whats the deal http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2234 Mon, 11 Sep 2006 01:37:51 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2234 I asked our salesforce.com CSM and they were able to disable the button and banners. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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I asked our salesforce.com CSM and they were able to disable the button and banners.

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by: Where's the Upside ? http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2157 Thu, 07 Sep 2006 08:33:04 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2157 <strong>Andrei Agassi looks like Craig Skinner...</strong> On the subject of annoying pop-ups. I really hate my computer making unexpected noises. Pop-ups I can deal with. But talking heads, movies etc. I really only want when I say I do. Every time I go to www.salesforce.com Craig... Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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Andrei Agassi looks like Craig Skinner…

On the subject of annoying pop-ups. I really hate my computer making unexpected noises. Pop-ups I can deal with. But talking heads, movies etc. I really only want when I say I do. Every time I go to www.salesforce.com Craig…

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by: E.J. http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2129 Wed, 06 Sep 2006 16:04:46 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2129 Heretic, that's only because they didn't actually release anything in Summer '06. :) Ok, lead auditing is nice, why isn't it on every object though? It would be especially usefull with Opportunities. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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Heretic, that’s only because they didn’t actually release anything in Summer ‘06. :)

Ok, lead auditing is nice, why isn’t it on every object though? It would be especially usefull with Opportunities.

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by: Salesforce Heretic » The AppExchange… http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2128 Wed, 06 Sep 2006 15:32:52 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2128 [...] In my last post I basically ripped apart an SFDC AppExchange advertising campaign as being overly obtrusive and obnxcious. [...] Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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by: Where's the Upside ? http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2126 Wed, 06 Sep 2006 14:44:40 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2126 <strong>Cross-Sell upsell......</strong> This post from the Heretic raises an interesting question: How can partners sell their new products to end-users? In the B2C market it's easy. They guy using the product has the power to purchase and install it. No-one else is... Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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Cross-Sell upsell……

This post from the Heretic raises an interesting question: How can partners sell their new products to end-users? In the B2C market it’s easy. They guy using the product has the power to purchase and install it. No-one else is…

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by: heretic http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2107 Tue, 05 Sep 2006 22:45:30 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2107 FYI - You can opt-out of their email marketing, though it did seem to take me several tries to accomplish this, both for my Developer Org and live instance. Also, keep in mind I don't mind SFDC advertising quite so much on the Developer Orgs. Seeing as they're given out for free (obstensibly to develop for their platform). --- E.J. In response to your comments about explaining to your users that you've looked into XYZ.... AMEN! The biggest offender in that category for me has always been the "Discover Summer '06" or "What's New In..." buttons on the home page (right side below the tabs). Fortunately / Unfortunately for us with Summer '06 I haven't gotten 1 call or email since the button went live. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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FYI - You can opt-out of their email marketing, though it did seem to take me several tries to accomplish this, both for my Developer Org and live instance.

Also, keep in mind I don’t mind SFDC advertising quite so much on the Developer Orgs. Seeing as they’re given out for free (obstensibly to develop for their platform).

E.J. In response to your comments about explaining to your users that you’ve looked into XYZ….

AMEN! The biggest offender in that category for me has always been the “Discover Summer ‘06″ or “What’s New In…” buttons on the home page (right side below the tabs). Fortunately / Unfortunately for us with Summer ‘06 I haven’t gotten 1 call or email since the button went live.

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by: E.J. http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2100 Tue, 05 Sep 2006 17:39:29 +0000 http://sfdc-heretic.warped-minds.com/2006/09/04/pet-peeve-obtrusive-ads/#comment-2100 The other thing that bothers me about this is they are constantly trying to upsell to our users. They even did this when we were piloting SFDC, which did more to hurt the sale than help it. The main problem with this is wasting my time assuring our users that yes, we've already looked into product XYZ and it's not for us. Trying to drive sales through the end users is a sure way to annoy the administrators and decision makers. Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/warped/public_html/sfdc-heretic/wp-content/plugins/codesnippet/codesnippet.php on line 260

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The other thing that bothers me about this is they are constantly trying to upsell to our users. They even did this when we were piloting SFDC, which did more to hurt the sale than help it.

The main problem with this is wasting my time assuring our users that yes, we’ve already looked into product XYZ and it’s not for us. Trying to drive sales through the end users is a sure way to annoy the administrators and decision makers.

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