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Default Re: How should Caudata.org be supported?

Please forgive me if I don't take these suggestions. You're all getting off into debating what Caudata.org should and shouldn't do. Jen, Mark and I have given you the choices - this poll/thread isn't a debate on what you think we should or shouldn't do.

If we do have a consultation thread like that, it will go more like "What will <insert your name> do?", not "What do you think 'we' should do".

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Originally Posted by SludgeMunkey View Post
I feel the FrogForum formula works very well. While Google Ads can be pretty far off base, there are other alternatives which can be abit more involved for the Admins.
FrogForum's ads have turned out to be an experiment. They would need Caudata.org's traffic to have a chance of making break-even money.

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Mark...in US $s that would be around $75/month or around $15 each for 60 members for a year's site fee?
The pound is at a recent low against the US dollar right now. I doubt it'll stay at $75.

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I would be more than willing to begin donating at this level again to ensure this place as ad free.
See the top of this reply, but basically we've given you the viable options in this poll.

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I wouldn't even mind advertisements, even completely random ones like those from google ads. But if the site took this hyper commercialized tack that Johnny suggests I would be appalled. In fact I want to start a whole rant right now about how stupid I think that idea.
That's why FrogForum is sitting there as a model for you to see. There's no pay-per-view there, and I think the ads are subtle (except for the ad in the first message of a thread, but as that tells you, registration removes that from your experience).

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I'm one of those people who should have donated but haven't! If the small ads by google box is enough to fund the site then fine. If the site is going to be overrun with popups send out the begging letters.
The ad model is quite clearly displayed at the link Jen gave you. This thread/poll isn't a debate, it's a clear choice list.

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One snag with Google ads is that sometimes they are for a site which is related and you may not like.This site generally discourages purchase of wild caught animals. The ads may not.
You are correct, unfortunately there are only so many ad sources you can filter out before you don't have many ad sources left.

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I'd prefer no ads, but realistically, I'm not going to stop using the site if ads similar to the John's frog site appear. My only request is that there is none of these weight-loss ads that flash pictures of disgusting guts hanging out (before) and idealistic six packs (after). I hate those ones.
I've got over half the ad categories on frogforum turned off. See last quote response.

Last edited by John; 2nd March 2010 at 05:18. Reason: Fixed the quote of Oceanblue (not Abrahm as I accidentally attributed it before)
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