View Poll Results: What is your opinion of ads on the UF

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  • ADS! NOO NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER!

    26 52.00%
  • yeah, but only text based, little things.

    17 34.00%
  • yes, let us have HUGE banners with flash and pictures that makes the pages take 10 minutes to load.

    2 4.00%
  • who cares?

    5 10.00%
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Thread: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

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    Question Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    I was just thinking, hosting these forums obviously isn't free, and I personally wouldn't mind having ONE SMALL google ad sense thing in the corner.
    let me be clear here, I am not talking big colourful banners, I mean text only.

    What do ya think.
    (Maybe they don't need to money anyway)
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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    Adsense, sure. The moment I see an animated fly or other beast, that makes an irritating whitenoise, im turning noscript on...
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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    I agree adsense I would not mind but nothing distracting or annoying.
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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    Text-based is fine with me
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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    If it's a must, only text based stuff.




    But I have AdBlock
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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    I absolutely object to any ads of any kind. Canonical pays for these forums, which is funded by rich Mark Shuttleworth, so I doubt they're having fund problems

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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    Shuttleworth's goal is to make Canonical & Ubuntu self-sustaining, so I could see them exploring ad options. You have a targeted Linux user base camping the forums. They could run small ads for Canonical / Ubuntu gear, Linux stuff, System 76 & Dell comps with Ubuntu installed, etc.

    As long as the ads were pertinent to the folks who came here, it wouldn't be a nuisance, as long as it's not those annoying, vibrating eye-sores or flash ads that take forever to load.
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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    Sounds like a good idea, although it could get in the way if inappropriately placed..

    Have you thought about donations?

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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    The UF are sponsored by Canonical, so ads aren't needed. It was different in the past, but funding is not an issue nowadays.

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    Re: Would you object to having ads on the UF?

    so if we don't NEED them, then, well, we don't need them.
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