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I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« on: May 14, 2006, 03:33:26 AM »
I'm testing it out to see how it does, sorry for the inconvenience. I'll remove it in a week depending on the test and user feedback.
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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2006, 08:35:29 AM »
I prefer the chemistry book ads. It reflects the forum as a chemical-focused web site.

The google ads look tacky. In fact, you won't realise they are chemical-related until you read it.
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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2006, 03:03:10 PM »
I agree with geodome.
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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2006, 09:48:34 AM »
i also prefer the book ads, at least they're useful (i read some of those reccomended books)
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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2006, 01:25:03 PM »
i also prefer the book ads, at least they're useful (i read some of those reccomended books)

Me too.

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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2006, 01:28:12 PM »
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i also prefer the book ads, at least they're useful (i read some of those reccomended books)
I agree, I also used to look at the featured books when I was bored.

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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2006, 03:12:52 PM »
Is there a way of making the User Info box thinner (or/and moving it more to the left) and squashing the Google ads to the right and putting the Featured books in between?

The google ads look tacky. In fact, you won't realise they are chemical-related until you read it.

Shhh! Don't let the advertisers know!
Anyway, I thought the ionic liquids (one of the advertisements) looked quite cool- I didn't even know they existed before then. :o
Personally, the google ads don't bother me that much, but I also miss the featured books.

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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2006, 03:16:55 PM »
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Is there a way of making the User Info box thinner (or/and moving it more to the left) and squashing the Google ads to the right and putting the Featured books in between?
That would be a bit too much in my opinion. I think that the box of the featured books is enough :)

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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2006, 05:07:34 PM »
I have a suggestion:
1. put the amazon book ad at the current google ad position.
2. move the google ad to just below the shoutbox OR
3. put the google ad just above the chemicalforum.com menu in the same left column OR
4. put the google ad between the menu and the shoutbox.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2006, 08:15:40 PM by geodome »
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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2006, 10:04:37 AM »
Anyways if you have to delete this post for security reason

I think their search engine can locate this post.. LOL
"Say you're in a [chemical] plant and there's a snake on the floor. What are you going to do? Call a consultant? Get a meeting together to talk about which color is the snake? Employees should do one thing: walk over there and you step on the friggin� snake." - Jean-Pierre Garnier, CEO of Glaxosmithkline, June 2006

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Re: I put a google ad at the top of the forum.
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2006, 08:56:28 AM »
Anywhere is fine for me as long it helps to keep the forums up and doesn't get trought my adblock filters  ;)
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