Hey everyone, I wanted to ask your opinions before I did it. I'd like to add some minimal ads to the forums (probably just at the very bottom) as another source of income for the server. Even it's a super small amount of money, I think introducing new forms of income is always a good idea (like we used to have with our amazon affiliates link... what happened to that? Post for another time I guess).
I just want to stress that no, the server does not need money right now thanks to all the generous community members that donated over the winter holidays; but I would rather set this up now then later if we needed it.
So I wanted to pose this poll for everyone and I'd appreciate it if you all could vote in it ? If there are any questions feel free to post below as well!
Honestly I use an ad blocker, so it doesn't really affect me at all
You might want to Whitelist Eldin, if you have an ad blocker, because you're helping the community in a small way. My dad used to make and host sites, and he'd just ask the users to click the google ads once a day. He got pretty good fluff from it, so if someone wasn't able to donate for whatever reason but still wanted to help, they could always click the ads to give Eldin a hand.
Banner ads have never really bothered me, its only the pop ups and the sound ads that drive me crazy.
I say lets do it!
Synthwave is best genre, don't @ me.
I'm not against advertisement, but just not very happy with all the tracking across sites that comes with it.
So... I guess it depends on how it's implemented?