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Saya
11-19-2014, 05:44 AM
This topic comes up once again.

The theme overhaul that we promised is slowly in order. Unfortunately, lack of site revenue strikes again.

I've been thinking about this for a while, but I'm not sure whether to enable ads or do affiliate marketing or what. Please feel free to write your feedback on whatever is on your mind regarding this topic.

Sphearow
11-19-2014, 06:04 AM
I wouldn't mind advertisements, as long as they're not obnoxious or too distracting. I'll be happy with whatever you decide on to keep this wonderful forum going. ^^

Laisy
11-19-2014, 06:12 AM
Well, I don't really mind ads, as long as they not NSFW or just pop up everywhere. Do what you think is best.

HydraGoliath
11-19-2014, 06:13 AM
I'm fine with whatever we decide to do.

Honze
11-19-2014, 06:46 AM
Ads are fine. ( when they are not on pop-ups )

Just issue an official statement deterring people from abusing ads-clicking. If they like the product, they should go on and inform themselves, but forcefully clicking ads is bad.
Generally a normal user thinks " I'll click this advertisement tons for the greter good of this fine website ".
Then, comes google adsense that blacklists the site.

cloongc88
11-19-2014, 06:50 AM
Im all for ads, just make sure the mobile site doesnt get too cluttered (its already quite cluttered as is)

FireKiller87
11-19-2014, 06:52 AM
What you think is best for the forum is a good option. I personally think the happy medium, something not too obnoxious/interfering but something that will and should be noticeable, is a good general idea.

dranzerstar
11-19-2014, 07:57 AM
insider news: "Saya is the only one in the mod team that is strongly against Ads"
so when the forums says ads are ok, the flood gates be open

Morgane of the Mists
11-20-2014, 12:32 AM
1. Can the forum reliably sustain itself on ads?
1.1 If so, how much ads are we talking about?
2. If not, what proportion of the forums' operating budget is expected to come from ads?

I personally don't care about ads either way, but everything's about costs and benefits. What proportion of the user-base supports it, and what/who would you lose (if any) if the forum ends up deploying ads?

kuavera
11-20-2014, 10:16 AM
Bring them ads.

acolyte
11-21-2014, 12:43 AM
As a comparison, I'm never bothered with the ads in batoto~
It's one of those 'can't be helped' things~

takilung
11-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Putting one Ad in the top and one in bottom will do fine in my opinion. just dont make it too big or too noticeable plz.
http://i.imgur.com/7QYFxtR.jpg

S.Razelrink
11-22-2014, 05:58 PM
if it's for the good of the site, I really don't mind advertisements, full stop!

lanagant
11-22-2014, 06:05 PM
as long as they are not video ads .

ScarletSoul
11-22-2014, 06:51 PM
If need be I am ready to pause my AdBlock for the good of this sites development. Bring on the Ads I say!

iDuane
11-22-2014, 06:54 PM
I'm down cow for whatever.

HaganeNoKaze
11-22-2014, 07:09 PM
Ads would be okay for this site ! ;)

Bheaze
11-27-2014, 04:52 AM
i feel like the people that are gonna use this site are coming here pretty specifically. people arent here to just pass through or really use it fleetingly.

if the site needs $$ then, at least for me, dont mind putting up with ads.

It'd probs motivate admins to make site better if its got more $ and would probs overall improve site.

even though no one likes ads.......

DDX chan
11-27-2014, 05:00 AM
ads are okay]as long as they dont pop up suddenly and cover your screen

Porcupanda
11-30-2014, 01:45 AM
Ads aren't bad unless they're those types that fill half the screen and force you to minimize it. The ones that automatically play audio are even worse...

Hitomi
11-30-2014, 02:32 AM
Well, having ads seems to be the wisest decision right now. And a lot agrees on that. Go for them!

Shendu
12-30-2014, 09:22 AM
Putting one Ad in the top and one in bottom will do fine in my opinion. just dont make it too big or too noticeable plz.
http://i.imgur.com/7QYFxtR.jpg

If we decided to add an adds
i think putting it on bottom would look way better than on the top
but if the advertising company states that they want it on top than we have no choice

laser
04-10-2015, 05:45 AM
Saya this ad makes a loud ding noise when you mouse over it. it also does not tell me where it would redirect to if I clicked it
http://i.imgur.com/wPhv34I.png?1

Ryuuhou Kagiyama
04-10-2015, 05:48 AM
laser I don't think Google AdSense would allow for things like that... at least I hope not.

EDIT: It does do things like that, it's provided by Adchoices.