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@CaptainAmerica what about banner ads? Obviously the site couldn’t qualify for AdSpace as google TOS would likely shut it down. Although you could probably put actual source talk behind a private wall and keep the bot from crawling that section protecting your revenue. I have a site that I run that I do this very thing.

You could try snack media, as they’re very friendly about targeted ads, and could work with you. Most advertisers don’t even care in my experince. Idk your traffic, but even $5-$10/day could resolve hosting fees.
 

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@CaptainAmerica what about banner ads? Obviously the site couldn’t qualify for AdSpace as google TOS would likely shut it down. Although you could probably put actual source talk behind a private wall and keep the bot from crawling that section protecting your revenue. I have a site that I run that I do this very thing.

You could try snack media, as they’re very friendly about targeted ads, and could work with you. Most advertisers don’t even care in my experince. Idk your traffic, but even $5-$10/day could resolve hosting fees.
We decided long ago that we didn't want to clutter the board with ad space. A certain other board sorta looks like trash IMO with the ads all over and you as the consumer can never know which are legit or a scam. We vet everything here so I'd hate to have someone click on an ad and get scammed.
 

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We decided long ago that we didn't want to clutter the board with ad space. A certain other board sorta looks like trash IMO with the ads all over and you as the consumer can never know which are legit or a scam. We vet everything here so I'd hate to have someone click on an ad and get scammed.


I hear ya. 100%. My users bitch about ads. But I always tell them it’s either that or y’all donate. But we’re a very high traffic board and hosted in the cloud, so my bandwidth fees are crazy high. Add in that we’re on VBulletin and they’re always changing things, so then I have to have a programmer fix what they break with their “updates”, and my costs start skyrocketing.

My ads aren’t related in anyway to our site. Which in this scenario would keep users from getting scammed. Mostly. But I’m also on Adsense and so search history driven. Couldn’t do that hear obviously. But I appreciate the sentiment of eliminating clutter. I’ve gotten to the point my brain ignores ads, and even stickied topics. LoL.
 

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Just donated the $3 I had left in my wallet. I'll definitely put aside extra to donate going forward.
 

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I'd be fine paying a monthly subscription fee to the site. Like $5 a month. That way we don't have this issue and it's cheap enough everyone should be able to afford it.
 

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Just now noticed this thread and the aforementioned Donation Wallet address.
Very reasonable request and happy to contribute when ordering considering the tremendous help this site has been.
 

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If you're really inclined, it can be found in the footer of the site on both mobile and desktop:

Donation Wallet (BTC)
3A46CNNXECFVfsXz8B3AQAWjWsMefbGzjW
Yeah unless I’m a idiot that’s all
I see at the bottom of the site! I’m going to donate some I’ve made many big orders so it’s the East I can do.

Footer Header​

This is some example content.

And this is another paragraph..
 

EnhancedGrappler

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Yeah unless I’m a idiot that’s all
I see at the bottom of the site! I’m going to donate some I’ve made many big orders so it’s the East I can do.

Footer Header​

This is some example content.

And this is another paragraph..
Could you send a screenshot to [email protected]?
 

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Donated - missed this thread when I signed up, but this forum continues to provide a much appreciated service!
 
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