View Poll Results: Do you mind looking at ads in Ubuntu Forum?

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  • No, I don't mind as long as it helps keep the forum up

    30 53.57%
  • Yes, do not show me those ads

    23 41.07%
  • Don't care.

    3 5.36%
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Thread: Should Ubuntu Forum put ads to increase income?

  1. #1
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    Re: PowerPuff avatars sweeping the forums

    You should add advertisements to the forums. Like Google adsense, http://www.google.com/adsense/ I help manage a forum with around 2k users of which 1.3k or so are active and we make around 1grand USD a month off of google ad sense, Google adsense ads are nice and non graphical so it wont really increase loading times. and its by content, so if your in a post about Gnome GUI it the advertisements will be about Gnome etc. I think that the forum could benefit with some extra revenue.

    Edit:

    For example you could have it display 468x60 ad banner right below the user cpanel thing on every page. (Im not familiar with vbuletin code, but for PunBB every page uses a header.php file and you can easily modify it to display the ads.

  2. #2
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    Re: Adding Ads to the Forum

    Ads wont stop people from doing DOS attacks, the things that make the server run slow and not work sometimes.

  3. #3
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    Re: Adding Ads to the Forum

    xequence, there has been a lot of things that have been going wrong latley, mostly HW. Also in to months we will be on a Canonical server.

    The add's topic has come up before and the admins decided not to do it.
    Edward A Robinson -- www.earobinson.org

  4. #4
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    Re: Adding Ads to the Forum

    just my thoughts: As a forums user, I wouldn't care at all about ads on forum, as long as they are text based (google is going graphical soon), relevant, and the income goes to maintaining this forum or ubuntu in some way (no profit, as in .org).

  5. #5
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    Re: Adding Ads to the Forum

    Most users wouldn't see them... I bet that the majority of people here use adblock w/ firefox or similar.. I know I do..

  6. #6
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    Would you be mad at a few small banner ads on this site?

    I was having a discussion in one of the site forums today and it seems some nice chap foots the bill for this out of his own pocket. The site administrators seemed to feel that people would be very upset to see a small banner of ads here to pay for things like the hosting for the site and improvements to the site. Would anyone be mad at this idea? To me it seems like a great way to generate revenue for those who work hard at maintaining the site and bringing money back into the Ubuntu community. Anyone have any thoughts?

  7. #7
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    Re: Would you be mad at a few small banner ads on this site?

    I see google ads everywhere else I go, I don't think seeing them on the ubuntu forums would rain on my day. Just none of those annoying flash ads that talk... That *will* ruin my day.
    "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings"- Optimus Prime

  8. #8
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    Re: Would you be mad at a few small banner ads on this site?

    Just a standard banner would be fine, I hate it when things pop up in front of me or move accross the screen and block what I was reading!

    All I'd say is, try and keep the adverts technology related.

  9. #9
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    Re: Would you be mad at a few small banner ads on this site?

    i hate ad's in every form, if money is tight they can hire me, i would work for free 8)
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  10. #10
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    Re: Would you be mad at a few small banner ads on this site?

    hmm...i don't want 'em..
    Sorry for the apathy towards the forum maintainers
    but ads really annoy me to hell..
    Even static ads like google.
    Ads in general give a rather cheap idea of the
    forum itself and the ppl(here OS) supporting it..

    The forum now is very nice..and I don't want changes to it!!
    India is a pluralist society that creates magic with democracy, rule of law and individual freedom, community relations and diversity. I wouldn't mind being born ten times to rediscover India. - Robert Blackwill, U.S Ambassador until 2003.

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