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    Google ads.

    I don't remember seening these a few days ago... They new?
    George, I hope your getting money or something from this...

    I don't mind ads; I really think, since this forum is free, that everyone else shouldn't mind the ads either.

    The only ad type I would protest against is popups, unless they are controlled... Example: no popups with inside of a forum, meaning, when you open up threds...

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    Think they came on around noon.

    Sad they are ugly, the text sometimes runs right until the cel-border and the links open in the same window ...

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    i found a nice php encoder earlier from those ads
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    encoder?

    Well then, you must be the only person on the internet to be affacted by banner ads.

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    I must say, if this forum is going to have ads (don't see how it ever survived with out 'em) then these are the kind I want. No crazy images with laser toting monkeys, just text. Best of all, they are completley relevant to the forum. Obviously it would be nice if they were costumizable so they didn't stick out so much...but I think sticking out is the point .

    Add one user to the "fully understanding and supporting the adds" list!

    Oh, and I saw them around 11:00 US Central time.

    Edit:
    Just after posting about how relative I thought these adds were to the forum, I saw an add for the Red Cross and Peace Corps. Now I totally support these groups, but I just thought it was a little funny, if not odd.
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    I think ads rock! I was really hoping for those entertaining Orbitz ads.

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    After a little bit of serching (10-20 seconds ) I found this google site that I am pretty sure explains exactly what we are seeing:

    https://www.google.com/adsense/
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    Thats pretty cool. I guess the new cf motto shoud be :

    Thou shall clicketh on thy google ads when thy leaveth codingforums.com

    I wonder how good the "relevant ads" will be.

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    Well, people advertise to sell stuff, I don't know how relevant they are to poor people like me...

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    Thanks for the support. The Google ads probably are temporary as I come up with a format for direct advertising on CF. I signed up with Google yesterday simply as a spur of the moment thing, since I've seen how targeted the ads can be, and can actually serve as useful resource links.

    I've resisted putting advertising on CF for the longest time, but I think in order to make CF grow, it needs to pay its own way at least. I have a couple of ideas of expanding the site such as creating a tutorials section that anyone can contribute to, which will require additional hosting etc.
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    Originally posted by WA
    I have a couple of ideas of expanding the site such as creating a tutorials section that anyone can contribute to, which will require additional hosting etc.
    Tutorials section, that'd be cool.

    Of course so are getting t shirts. They'd help advertise too. What's been the hold up?
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    Originally posted by oracleguy
    Tutorials section, that'd be cool.

    Of course so are getting t shirts. They'd help advertise too. What's been the hold up?
    I second that on both accounts!! I can't wait for mordred's regex tutorial
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    Hey, I offered free design, and cheap mass printing, but I didn't hear any feedback from the powers that be...
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    Those are the best ads on the Internet! I love them because they don't get in the way like those flashing ads. Right click > Block Images from this Server

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    T-shirts?
    Man, it's like yelling, "I'm a Geek!" in the middle of a mall.

    The t-shirts better be writen in "1337" so no one but other geeks may know that your a bigger geek then them...

    *sigh*

    Dodged the bullet on that one, but.... for how long...?



    Either way, I think ads will allow George to have the site pay for itself, and if we are to ad any tutorial pages to the forum, I think it should be connected to this forum's Database... One account, and easier on the admins.

    I am applying for a job as a moderator of the tutorial section. (I lost at the 1999-2000 election, I wont lose at this...)


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