Turn Off Ads?
Page 2 of 9 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 125

Thread: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

  1. #16
    Party like it's 1990 Blitz Dorsey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Columbus, OH
    Posts
    4,716

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I like it. I believe I suggested Google ads for this site a couple years ago. No one wants ads on a site, but I have found the Google ads to not be too annoying. I run a website and we use them and our customers do not complain. (Now, the Info Links that we have are a completely different story -- people hate 'em.)

    This is a good step for RedsZone IMO.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #17
    Maple SERP savafan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    Posts
    17,568

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    If the ads don't make enough revenue, I'd recommend looking into the amazon.com associates program. Most of us here have probably shopped on amazon.com at one point or another: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/
    My dad got to enjoy 3 Reds World Championships by the time he was my age. So far, I've only gotten to enjoy one. Step it up Redlegs!

  4. #18
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Posts
    132

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I'm getting a subscription for myself and for my nephew Willem who posts here. This is the greatest idea, friends. I'm glad I can finally contribute to the wellness and prosperity of a great website like Redszone.com. Boss-Hog, you have my vote for website owner of the year!!!

  5. #19
    venicereds
    Guest

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I just lurk, rather than posting, but a tip from a fellow webmaster...the ads will be clicked on more if they blend more into the design...You can track sets of ads separately to see for yourself, but I bet you'll earn more from the horizontal ads that blend into the posts section. I'd actually put a border around them to make them look more like posts.

  6. #20
    A Little to the Left Redsfaithful's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Bexley, OH
    Posts
    7,466

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I'd also look into CPM networks in addition to Adsense. You've probably considered that already, but just in case.
    We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
    --Oscar Wilde

  7. #21
    THAT'S A FACT JACK!! GAC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2001
    Location
    Bellefontaine, Ohio
    Posts
    26,672

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Boss and GIK....

    You guys have done a fantastic job with the creation of, and maintenance, of this forum. A majority of us, who have been longstanding members since it's inception, will all attest to that as we've watched this forum grow and grow.

    And with growth comes the requirement of needing better technology to handle that "workload" (server, bandwidth, etc). So who is suppose to pay for that? It should be a no-brainer that those who are taking advantage of the service should. And not just a minority, or those willing go fork over a donation.

    Do I personally like ads? No. But it's not that big of a deal to me. Besides - you've been more then democratic by giving me the option of turning them off by paying a yearly subscription fee of $30. An option I have chosen to do. And it's an option I took not just because I don't want to see the ads, but because I am more then happy to do my part in helping to keep costs down, and keep this site up and running.

    $30 a year? For me, that's pocket change for what I am getting in return from this forum, and I'm more then glad to pay it.

    Thanks again to the administrators and moderators for all you do.

    On a different note..... I noticed that an earlier poster stated that ORG members can post on the Sundeck. That's not true is it? Was that changed?
    "panic" only comes from having real expectations

  8. #22
    Administrator Boss-Hog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    6,074

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC
    I noticed that an earlier poster stated that ORG members can post on the Sundeck. That's not true is it? Was that changed?
    I thought he said they can't post there, but either way, that policy has not changed.

  9. #23
    Big Red Machine RedsBaron's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    Out Wayne
    Posts
    22,834

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I have absolutely no problem with the ads. As always, Boss and GIK are doing a great job.
    "Hey...Dad. Wanna Have A Catch?" Kevin Costner in "Field Of Dreams."

  10. #24
    Member TeamCasey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    TeamBoone's Attic
    Posts
    12,317

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Not bad except the ones that split a thread. I think I've read the whole thread when I haven't. Habit change on my part.

    They would seem more natural to the right margin.

    Nice job, guys. It makes sense considering the growth of the board over the years.
    Pots and Kettles

  11. #25
    Member 919191's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    the corner bar
    Posts
    3,788

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Will the ads be family friendly?
    I've been to dinner at Jimmy Buffet's house, and I've eaten it at a homeless shelter. And there's great joy and harrowing terror to be found in both places.
    -Todd Snider

  12. #26
    Administrator GIK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    4,056

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    91- That's the intent. We're still figuring a lot of this out, so if you see anything questionable, please bear that in mind. You can also send me a PM with the content of the ad, which will help me investigate these concerns.

  13. #27
    Administrator GIK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    4,056

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    I forgot to mention this earlier, but we now have a PO Box for those not interested in using PayPal for a subscription.

    Just know that it will take longer for your subscription to go into effect as we wait on the mail, bank, etc.

    PM me for details.

  14. #28
    Red's fan mbgrayson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,057

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by GIK View Post
    I forgot to mention this earlier, but we now have a PO Box for those not interested in using PayPal for a subscription.

    Just know that it will take longer for your subscription to go into effect as we wait on the mail, bank, etc.

    PM me for details.
    I went ahead and paid through PayPal. Thanks for keeping this great site going.

    One thing to nit-pick about. By default, PayPal set up a recurring payment for my RedsZone subscription. I personally hate this type of thing because over time I lose track of all the automatic billings that get scheduled to take place. I am sure by next March I would forget to expect the $30 fee to come out of my account. I prefer to have to make a decision every year to click a few buttons and manually renew. Just my 2 cents worth...
    __________________
    “This one was a perfect one. I don’t know if I can find a better one, better timing. He [Price] really said some great things there. It really encouraged us to go back and do what we do. … I didn’t know he could speak like that.” Brayan Pena 5/21/14

  15. #29
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Ga
    Posts
    2,362

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    how about a 3 yr subscription and/or lifetime subscriptions?
    The happiest people don't need the best of every-thing; they make the best of everything they have.
    ---
    'Life isn't about how to survive the storm,
    but how to dance in the rain.'
    ---

  16. #30
    Administrator Boss-Hog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Cincinnati, OH
    Posts
    6,074

    Re: Changes to RedsZone's Donation System / Ads

    Quote Originally Posted by mbgrayson View Post
    I went ahead and paid through PayPal. Thanks for keeping this great site going.

    One thing to nit-pick about. By default, PayPal set up a recurring payment for my RedsZone subscription. I personally hate this type of thing because over time I lose track of all the automatic billings that get scheduled to take place. I am sure by next March I would forget to expect the $30 fee to come out of my account. I prefer to have to make a decision every year to click a few buttons and manually renew. Just my 2 cents worth...
    We can specify whether it's recurring or not. Would the majority prefer it not automatically recur?


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25