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Question: What should be the post cut off for ads showing? (Figures shown in brackets are the number of pages of members fitting that criteria.)
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Barry Scott


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« on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:11:52 »

Please read the whole of this post and then please feel free to give your opinions. Smiley

Just to let everyone know, i will have advertising throughout the forum by the end of this week.

I've always been a touch reluctant to do anything to piss anyone off, while balancing this with the longterm goal of making the forum self-sufficient. This causes a slight problem because advertising pays bills, and nobody likes advertising.

Anyway, without rambling on too much, if you're logged in and have more than 50 posts (this seems a reasonable number no?), adverts will be non-existent. They'll only be displayed to guests, people not logged in and users with 50 posts or less. I haven't firmly decided on the 50 post cut off, but it's extremely unlikely to be higher, if anything it will be lower.

Opinions welcomed. Please!

Thanks Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:16:25 »

cant complain. will this advertising be enough to fully fund the site?
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« Reply #2 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:16:35 »

capitalist pigdog
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Barry Scott


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« Reply #3 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:19:26 »

Dunno Dave, it's experimental, but i hope so. We're just going to have to see how everything pans out. Nothing is going to change for the regulars, because all ads will be hidden.
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« Reply #4 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:20:25 »

capitalist pigdog

I was expecting that! Cheesy
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flammableBen

« Reply #5 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:24:23 »

I just logged in as future news monkey and didn't see any.

Oh wait. I've got adblock on. Is it that good?
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Barry Scott


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« Reply #6 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:29:46 »

Not present yet. Before the week is out it will be. I'm Just getting some decent tracking uploaded and getting some geek to solve a small problem implementing the ads.
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flammableBen

« Reply #7 on: Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 23:30:54 »

oops I missed that bit. Fair plays.
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« Reply #8 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 00:01:55 »

Seems fair enough to me. But as an alternative have you not thought of perhaps instead of paying the hosting/bandwidth bills as they come in, bundling them up as one big bill, throw in a few TEFers mortgages, then package them up as a structured collateralised debt product and get the government to take the whole lot on instead? Then pay yourself a massive fuck off bonus and retire "in disgrace" to a life of whores and cocktails in the Bahamas.
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« Reply #9 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 07:08:08 »

Completely fair, you make the cutoff 5000 for all I care.

So how does revenue generation work for this. Is it simple referral schemes or is there some other way?
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« Reply #10 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 07:12:24 »

I dunno, I'd quite like to see keyword advertising just to see what in merry hell that would throw up on here:

"Buy or sell STFC Bart at Ebay.co.uk"
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« Reply #11 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 08:14:39 »

Fifty posts you say? (Checks the little number on the left). Yeah carry on.
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Barry Scott


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« Reply #12 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 08:40:22 »

So how does revenue generation work for this. Is it simple referral schemes or is there some other way?

It'll all be Cost-Per-Action. They'll essentially be free offers and various other little benefits, that when signed up for, by a user, payment is made depending on the action taken. So it is a kind of referral scheme yes. Cheesy
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Don Rogers Shop

« Reply #13 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 09:29:57 »

How much will advertising be
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« Reply #14 on: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 11:49:00 »

I think you should maybe raise the post count a bit, make it 500 or so, 50 sounds very low.
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