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Old 08-05-2001, 08:52 AM
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Now Advertising?


So will hosts be able to advertise in this "non-profit" forum. I think selling banner space was a terrible move. Please do not delete this post, I'm just describing my opinion.

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Old 08-05-2001, 09:56 AM
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im just talking to matt about this.. i dun like it either

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Old 08-05-2001, 10:08 AM
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Re: Now Advertising?

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So will hosts be able to advertise in this "non-profit" forum. I think selling banner space was a terrible move. Please do not delete this post, I'm just describing my opinion.
Yes, it does put a sort of sinister twist on the forum, even if it is only GreenPeace. I'm not sure what to think of it... but I'm sure Matt will explain the move.

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Old 08-05-2001, 10:38 AM
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Hi,
Perhaps Matt will limit the banners to charities only. This would be a nice thing to do, considering all the traffic this site has.
But....everyone needs to make a living.

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Old 08-05-2001, 10:57 AM
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WHT has contradicted themsleves again. Where once there would never be any advertising to ugly flashing banners at the top of the page. Good job Matt... Once again you have put another knife in the backs of the people who visit your forums. How about being faithful to the people who support you?

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Old 08-05-2001, 11:26 AM
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I dont have a problem with the banner being for a good cause. I hope they are not charging greenpeace for it thou.

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Old 08-05-2001, 11:32 AM
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Craig,
the cause probably means little or nothing to WHT. What matters most now is probably the check they get at the end of the month.

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:07 PM
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Does it really matter?

I dont have anything against Matt having banners on HIS site. Afterall its not like anyone is going to be forced to click on them, and i see no reason why it will change the forums for the worse. If he is going to sell the banner space to hosts then im pretty sure he wont sell it to companies like *****.
Sitepoint forums have adverts all over them and it doesnt seem to matter.

Matt has the right to make money like every other peson.

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:22 PM
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your point is well said, but not based on facts. This is another example of a money-based self contradiction. In the past WHT has said " they were non profit, and would not sell ads."

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:25 PM
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I don't enjoy the banner ad, no links in sigs, no avatars, but come on people. Everyone treats WHT as if it is their god given right for it to be there and for matt to continually shell out money for it! Lets just have a good time and let matt do what matt does...until it hampers someone's ability to post here, let's just let it be.

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:25 PM
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perhaps he is contradicting him self. but again does it really matter?

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:36 PM
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A couple of points. One, none of the mods know anything about this, as far as I can tell, so don't ask us about it. Two, if I had to guess, which I hate doing as I might be wrong, I doubt the ad was sold. Three, even if it was, 'non-profit' does not mean 'no income'. There are costs assosiated with running this site and it would be more than fair to break even. Four, even if the site shifted to 'for profit' that's Matt's choice and personally, if I had a site this successful, I'd want to make a few bucks on it and I think everyone here would feel the same way.

Matt has said he'll discuss it soon, so hold out until then. I know the after the fact discussion makes everyone a bit twitchy, but it will be addressed.

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:36 PM
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banner ads

Im not opposed to banner ads at all even if they are for profit, as long as their reputable companys and good looking ads. What i do hate is the fact how the banner ad sticks out, if your going to put banner ads up at least blend them into the background, and restrict animated annoying ads LIKE the one your running now, their annoying and hurt my eyes.

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Old 08-05-2001, 12:39 PM
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Leave the guy alone - his site right?

I like the ads, I like sponsorships.. after all, it's hosting related products right? it's parts of the industry!!

So let's think what would be the best way for Matt to create the ad space.. maybe sponsorships like on SItepointforums ?


hmm..

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Old 08-05-2001, 01:32 PM
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Once again you have put another knife in the backs of the people who visit your forums. How about being faithful to the people who support you?
You SUPPORT him? You send him a check every month? How do you support WHT? By sending traffic here? Well, zipadeedooda! What does that do but make his bill larger every month?

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