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Old 29 Nov 2008, 12:14
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why no ads?

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Old 29 Nov 2008, 12:19
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Why should we?
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 12:21
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To reward the volunteer 'staff'
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 12:35
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If volunteer staff were reworded would they still be 'volunteer'?
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 12:42
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Yes they would. You can be a paid volunteer. Africa is full of them.

Anyway I'm not asking for ads, I just wondered why there are none. I suppose ads could be shown only to guests or unlicensed members. Doubt there would be a shortage of people voluteering to pay for ads i.e. stylers, producers, seo specialists, maybe even vb itself could offer vb.org a finders fee for new customers. This site is the reason I've gone for vb.
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 13:11
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Ads detract from the look of a site/forum - I personally like a site with no ads, rather than one full of ads.
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 13:35
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Considering that this site is a 'perk' for people who pony up the cash for a vBulletin license, I think ads would be a bit out of place.
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 13:44
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Originally Posted by Chris-777 View Post
Considering that this site is a 'perk' for people who pony up the cash for a vBulletin license, I think ads would be a bit out of place.
803 (151 members and 652 guests)

Doubt all the guests are licensed tbh. We'd probably never see ads if they did implement them anyway. No one likes ads but people click them.

Also aren't a lot of license holders also product/style developers? Would ads not help them? What if you got 1000 impressions of your site banner on here? Would you dislike ads so much?

Anyway...'why should we' seems to be the consensus so I'll leave it.
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 16:24
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Even more as you'll be having people release complete and utter nonsensical modifcations or templates just for that sole purpose
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 16:32
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^ Yep. And we all know there are enough of those as it is. :\
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 17:06
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Isn't this a corporate/enterprise site? Why would you want to take away all your customers/people?
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 17:29
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hippies!
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Old 29 Nov 2008, 21:35
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I think you just have to read the first reply to get the answer;

Originally Posted by Marco van Herwaarden View Post
Why should we?

Why should they?.. Ads on websites are to create revenue, vBulletin doesn't need this, their products create enough money, why should they clog up the forums with competitors software?

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Old 29 Nov 2008, 23:29
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they should at least advertise vb.com a little more. maybe have a buy it now button somewhere, or something because they probably lose sales over at vb.com when people come here not knowing there is vb.com
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Old 30 Nov 2008, 03:21
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A better question is: Why not a lot of built-in advertising options in vbulletin? People that spend the big bucks to buy it are the types that will need ads to pay for it.
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