View Poll Results: monetize Ubuntu forums?

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  • Yes, anything to help out!

    8 11.94%
  • Yea, as long as the ads are placed right and don't annoy.

    29 43.28%
  • Nah, i personally Donate or purchased stuff already

    22 32.84%
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    8 11.94%
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Thread: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

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    Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    All this activity going on and many novice asking for support, could really push funding for Ubuntu development.

    i wouldn't mind at all some google ads at the bottom of the forum. Many forums have some ads and that doesn't annoy me.

    In fact why hasn't this been implemented yet?

    Some of us are in tight situation an can't donate at this time> http://www.ubuntu.com/community/donations

    or get some stuff from the shop
    https://shop.canonical.com/

    so i would love that my activity around here would help get some funds...

    anything to help out!

    ps. Servers and bandwidth costs to keep these forums up, repositories, main website, live-CDs downloads, etc. are not free.
    Last edited by madjr; April 25th, 2008 at 10:07 PM.

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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    Because ads are always annoying, and also you'd have to think... mostpeople who use this forum are also the kind of people who pimp out their browsers with noscript and adblock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
    Because ads are always annoying, and also you'd have to think... mostpeople who use this forum are also the kind of people who pimp out their browsers with noscript and adblock.
    i would disable adblock for ubuntu forums if i had it installed.

    but a small banner at the bottom doesn't hurt anyone, in fact it may really help a lot when one can't donate.
    Last edited by madjr; April 25th, 2008 at 09:27 PM.

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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    Maybe. I'd rather purchase a t-shirt or bag if it ever gets more reasonable and affordable.

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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
    Maybe. I'd rather purchase a t-shirt or bag if it ever gets more reasonable and affordable.
    thats what am waiting too, but till that happens an ad or 2 is ok
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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    If it would help fund Ubuntu, I wouldn't mind it.
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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    I don't care as I'll just block them anyway.
    Cya!

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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    having ads on the forum is a slippery slope, i certainly don't want them? what is deemed suitable? how many ads will be considered acceptable? will they spread, what's next - popups, pop unders, who decides?

    i haven't voted, but say NO to ads on the forum, if you can't afford to donate, there are plenty other ways to help ubuntu and linux, if finance came into the equation it could ruin the whole freedom and mutual help concept of the forum
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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    Quote Originally Posted by ShadowGray View Post
    Because ads are always annoying, and also you'd have to think... mostpeople who use this forum are also the kind of people who pimp out their browsers with noscript and adblock.
    why would you need noscript on an *nix box?

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    Re: Monetize Ubuntuforums?

    Quote Originally Posted by madjr View Post
    All this activity going on and many novice asking for support, could really push funding for Ubuntu development.

    i wouldn't mind at all some google ads at the bottom of the forum. Many forums have some ads and that doesn't annoy me.

    In fact why hasn't this been implemented yet?

    Some of us are in tight situation an can't donate at this time> http://www.ubuntu.com/community/donations

    or get some stuff from the shop
    https://shop.canonical.com/

    so i would love that my activity around here would help get some funds...

    anything to help out!
    I loath forums with advertising, so in my opinion your poll lacks the option: No Way!

    Plus IMO you have missed the point of the Canonical business idea, it's not make money off users like you and me, it's to make money off of mass installations and support contracts for businesses, institutions and governments.
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