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Ads!?
« on: January 10, 2006, 09:11:50 PM »
Mitch I had a scare for a second. When I logged out I saw a strip of adds. Then I logged in to see if anyone had said anything about it and POOF! the adds dissapeared. Thank god.
But..
Please do us all a favor and keep ads away. I understand when before you log in. AND PLEASEEEEE no matter what don't use pop-ups. Ads take away from the site. Like full blown adds take away from the site.

Sorry if this has already been mentioned.

Keep up the good work Mitch and other admins.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2006, 10:05:22 PM »
Members can't see adds.

I thought about it a lot. But, financially I may need to keep it this way. One click on a google ad was $0.63 cents. Anyways, I'm conducting an experiment for a month and see if google ads can payoff server bills. I'll let you guys know.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2006, 10:14:05 PM »
Would be nice if it did.  BTW, if you start forcing pop-up ads here Mitch I may have to ban you just out of principle.  ;)  :D ;D
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2006, 04:07:12 AM »
No, no pop-ups.  If you're a member you don't see those nasty adsense ads anyways. So, it shouldn't affect anyones forum experience.

The main philosophy change is, I don't believe the non-members should get a free-ride on the forums. If they won't sign up and they use our resources and bandwidth then I'm going to milk them for all the clicks I can get.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2006, 04:22:02 AM »
One click on a google ad was $0.63 cents.

$5.34 was max I have seen on one of my sites. But it happened once only. I suppose it will be more like $.3 per click on average.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2006, 07:42:37 PM »
I agree Mitch. Non-members should see ads. I just hope for members it stays like it is now. Ad-free.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2006, 09:00:45 PM »
the silver plan cost US$18/mth.

i wouldn't mind to contribute partially to the annual cost of hosting the website, as long it keeps this website ad-free and the quality of the posts here remains good.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2006, 09:16:34 PM »
How about a link to donate to the site?

Lot's of other sites and programs have things like that.

Mitch,
You should put a thing so people can donate. I would but I have no money.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2006, 09:21:37 PM »
We'll see how the month long experiment goes. I kind of like seeing what ads google will show. If anyone is curious too, just logout and peruse the forum as usual.
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2006, 11:44:06 AM »
I agree Mitch. Non-members should see ads. I just hope for members it stays like it is now. Ad-free.

Today I see ads...and I'm a member. What's going on here?! >:(

Moreover, I had many problems opening the site.

Oh, and Smilies are not in alphabetical order anymore!
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Re:Ads!?
« Reply #10 on: March 01, 2006, 12:09:31 PM »
Just playing around nothing permanent.
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