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Ads on the site
« on: 21 / March / 2010, 06:37:38 »
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Hi,

To keep it simple, I would like to know how would you feel about me adding some ads to the site. I was thinking of something like a slim horizontal bar on the board page, and maybe something similar in between posts, the least obtrusive possible.

This has mainly to do with supporting the host's costs, and would not occur without a pre-approval of the layout I'm thinking of.

Should you think this is too much to ask, rest assured that I'm not taking down the board, I'm just hoping to balance the cost.

Thanks in advance.

« Last Edit: 21 / March / 2010, 06:39:45 by acseven »

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Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #1 on: 21 / March / 2010, 06:57:48 »
Yes +1
I'll add the forum to my adblocker's whitelist then, as i did with hacki's AB server  :)

THX for reliable providing us this great forum !!!

Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #2 on: 23 / March / 2010, 16:11:49 »
Ads? WTF! I want my money back!

Just kidding - you have to pay for the site somehow so by all means go ahead.

(By this point of the Internet Age, I have learned how not to look at ads anyway.)
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Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #3 on: 23 / March / 2010, 18:13:49 »
How about a paypal donation link.  What kind of cost are we talking about yearly?  I would prefer giving some cash to avoid ads.

Harpo
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Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #4 on: 23 / March / 2010, 18:56:37 »
How about a paypal donation link.  What kind of cost are we talking about yearly?  I would prefer giving some cash to avoid ads.

Harpo

I see your point, but I really didn't want to do that. The cost isn't all that much (~150$/year), and like I said earlier  I'm just looking to soften this a bit.

I have other uses for my storage, so I guess by accepting donations I would be taking advantage over something I really don't want to.

But if I ever get to a point where the donation should be an option, I'll present it to you.

Cheers

ps: again, I will try to make the ads the least intrusive possible, should this be applied.

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Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #5 on: 23 / March / 2010, 19:09:56 »
I have no problem with ads as long as there aren't popups and floaters all over the place.
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Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #6 on: 27 / March / 2010, 16:27:25 »
I've placed a possible layout active in the Newbie board.

the ad appears on the posts as well.

http://chdk.setepontos.com/index.php/board,34.0.html

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Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #7 on: 27 / March / 2010, 16:42:24 »
i'm all for it :)

edit: lotsa people make money off of chdk (selling special hardware or preinstalled sd cards  ::)) why shouldnt of all people YOU at least get a lil money back for hosting this project :)


Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #8 on: 27 / March / 2010, 17:13:41 »
i'm all for it :)

edit: lotsa people make money off of chdk (selling special hardware or preinstalled sd cards  ::)) why shouldnt of all people YOU at least get a lil money back for hosting this project :)

thanks ;)

Re: Ads on the site
« Reply #9 on: 27 / March / 2010, 19:26:48 »
I know that userfriendly.org allows for people to cough up money to avoid the ads.  How about an option to remove ads if you have a yearly membership.  I would love the choice. 

Harpo
Canon Models - SD300, SD780, & SX210

 

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