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Old 02 Dec 2008, 20:45
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Generally speaking, members here have already bought vb, so they dont need anything advertising vb.com.
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Old 02 Dec 2008, 21:44
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Originally Posted by Paul M View Post
Generally speaking, members here have already bought vb, so they dont need anything advertising vb.com.
the blog and project tools products are selling so well that a few links from here would kill vb.com

I may have to go over to the .com boys and complain as .org is some sort of freelove fest.

Hey yeah man, chill
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Old 03 Dec 2008, 13:07
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I may have to go over to the .com boys and complain as .org is some sort of freelove fest.
Yes, i'm sure the users on vBulletin.com are totally the different to the ones on vBulletin.org ... LOL...
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Old 03 Dec 2008, 13:16
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"The .org TLD is mostly associated with non-profit organizations"
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Old 04 Dec 2008, 07:33
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Most of the content on this site is provided by the members, Not Jelsoft. That will be one of the reasons why jelsoft won't be supplying this forum with annoying ads to the hilt, thus making money off of a site, the members built the submissions they post that makes this forum worth visiting.

You may look at the site as a money making engine, and feel that jelsoft and the powers that be deserve some comission off the backbone of the members work but that's all they do is run the site nothing more, nothing less. It's the members that provide the content.

Same rule goes for the staff, and like you said, they are just that. volounteers. They joined with the intent of running and maintaining this site, not rewarding them for something they actually volounteered to do and that myself and many others do every day.

If anyone needs rewarding it will be the memberbase not the volounteers that are expected to do the task(s) that they were recruited to do.

Anyway, ads are nothing but a nuisance. It wouldn't go down well with the majority of contributors.
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Old 05 Dec 2008, 09:02
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It just ruins the style and look, and people just don't like them, i guess 0.9% of people click them. Not much.
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Old 05 Dec 2008, 15:03
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ads are nothing but a nuisance.
Then just turn them off. I wouldn't think that would be such a difficult task for a coder. Never heard of Adblock?

But on my community forums these ads are placed by local businesses and offer a small revenue stream for our nonprofit, and are a source of local information for readers. We don't allow any flashing banners. I encourage our members not to turn them off.

Again, vb really needs a built-in well implemented ad system for those that want it. For those unfamiliar with ad blockers, I suppose an option to turn them off could be added in the UserCP.

Anyway, this topic has strayed way too far. The simple question "Why doesn't vb.org have advertising? Because we don't want to." has turned into some kind of bash fest against in-your-face advertising in general.
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Old 05 Dec 2008, 16:45
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I found a rather nice paid ad system in the form of GAB from thevbgeek.com. It's a bit intimidating at first but gives you complete control over your ad content.
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Old 05 Dec 2008, 17:36
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Then just turn them off. I wouldn't think that would be such a difficult task for a coder. Never heard of Adblock?

But on my community forums these ads are placed by local businesses and offer a small revenue stream for our nonprofit, and are a source of local information for readers. We don't allow any flashing banners. I encourage our members not to turn them off.

Again, vb really needs a built-in well implemented ad system for those that want it. For those unfamiliar with ad blockers, I suppose an option to turn them off could be added in the UserCP.

Anyway, this topic has strayed way too far. The simple question "Why doesn't vb.org have advertising? Because we don't want to." has turned into some kind of bash fest against in-your-face advertising in general.
Adblock may hide the ad but experience with other vbulletin resources is that ads which are surrounded by tables leaves a good bit of redundant spacing. Anyway, I have nothing against ads, they are just not the klind of thing you want here. If you even bothered reading my response you would have read that I gave a good explanation on why ads wouldn't work here, and why vbulletin should never implement ads on this forum. You quoted about 5% of my actual response.

So let me explain, Shelley = hasn't got a problem with ads. Shelley = (and i'm sure many users) would have a problem with ads being placed here. Yes they are a nuisance, and yes I know certain forums depend on them for additiional income so you see, shelley doesn't have a vendetta towards ads.

On a related note. A certain vbulletin resource forum I staffed at which was a nice thriving community was taken over by a top vbulletin seo company which placed ads to the hilt and that alone killed the community. Everyones work had gone to waste at the expense of the people who contributed by a company that really didn't need to advertise their product. And I'm not speaking about the odd ad, I'm talking about ads in every page you visited and the memberbase didn't like this one little bit. Now, the forum is dead.

Hopefully, I put my point and my mediocre example across a little better to you.
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Old 05 Dec 2008, 21:45
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Personally I have no problems with ads but I do set my ad-blocker to stun. I also block certain page elements on certain ad infested sites to take care of this issue;

Adblock may hide the ad but experience with other vbulletin resources is that ads which are surrounded by tables leaves a good bit of redundant spacing.
Back on topic; I have to agree with most of the others. This site has no need for ads and I would hate to visit one day and find them placed here.
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