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Unread 01-06-2007, 18:19
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why is there a ad in the middle of the screen?
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Unread 04-06-2007, 12:05
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The ads offset the cost of running this every year.
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Unread 04-06-2007, 18:54
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Do they nearly cover it, barely cover it, or comfortably cover it?
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Unread 04-06-2007, 22:22
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I'd say they barely covers it. In the last year they made about $80. And I pay $30 a year for the updates to the forum and then the best part of $10 for the domain name and another $40 for hosting for the year (I have a few other sites I host on this server which costs about $200 or so a year). So it's not time leave my day job yet
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Unread 05-06-2007, 09:29
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and how do they make money on it?
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Unread 05-06-2007, 10:49
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people pay for clicks , i.e. visitors to their sites, with anything from $0.01 to $4.00 or so, and we get a portion of it. The ads are based on the topic of the thread, google ads reads the thread and matches appropriate ads that are on the topic.
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Unread 05-06-2007, 18:20
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i dont see any ads any more anywhere. scary.
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Unread 05-06-2007, 19:20
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if you log out you will. Subscribers don't see ads, I think I set it up that way.
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Unread 29-07-2007, 17:07
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The ads are back, and hopefully they are a not too obtrusive. The advert after the first post is smaller. But there are ads on the RHS of the screen. To remove, you can be a subscriber, and it costs €2/month, €6 per half year, or €10 for a year. If you want to send real money send me a PM and I will give you Ciarán's address.
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Unread 29-07-2007, 23:26
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serious drop in the ould subscription fee since i joined.

the one on right hand side, really takes from page i think. makes it look like just another forum with more emphasis on the flashy bits aound it
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Unread 30-07-2007, 09:06
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Yeah it's almost free now

Anyway, I am hoping this place will generate enough mulla to get an update to the forum software and after that I have a few ideas other ideas too. Between this month and last month $7 or so. So I will keep an eye on it for August and take another look then.

Also for every person you refer to the forum in the month of August, will get you a free month of subscription. The new user will have to post at least 10 times though, and put in your name on registering.

DHBH : you shouldn't be able to see the ads you are a subscriber....
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Unread 30-07-2007, 11:46
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i dont see them but i have to log in first and i think the right hand side one just looks odd.
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Unread 30-07-2007, 14:40
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Maybe in the end I will just show the ads on the side for visitors, but for now that's how they are in the system I added.
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Unread 30-07-2007, 19:52
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I really dislike the ones on the side.
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Unread 31-07-2007, 18:27
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yeah not liking those ones either
it squishes the page up funny
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Unread 01-08-2007, 12:42
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Here is an article about exactly this subject...
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Unread 01-08-2007, 12:59
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Thanks for feedback as always.

Good & interesting article Blumenblatt.
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Unread 01-08-2007, 22:59
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I've updated the code a little, it took a bit of testing to get it as I wanted it. But now the side thing will be only on the front page and on the archives, once you log in. But if you are not logged in you will see it as before, on all pages. So that should keep you regulars happy I hope.
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Unread 02-08-2007, 00:22
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Blumenblatt: I love the way they have "Ads By Google" at the bottom of the article!
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Unread 02-08-2007, 15:08
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i don't like the ads either. it's all a bit odd
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