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Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby bnsfben » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:11 pm

Okay, is it just me or are there small ads now at the bottom of each thread?
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby Big Frank » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:15 pm

bnsfben wrote:Okay, is it just me or are there small ads now at the bottom of each thread?


yes there are im guessing its a funding issue maybe adds would help keep the sight free due to low donations this year as i said before just a guess
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby Jochs » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:39 pm

I don't see any, other than links to phpBB and Mark Alexander, and a donate button.
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby conrailmike » Sun Aug 15, 2010 8:51 pm

Yep, Google Ads at the bottom
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby SW » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:29 pm

I have been getting the Google ads also.
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby PAT.C » Sun Aug 15, 2010 9:39 pm

THIS SITE COSTS ZACK MONEY TO OPERATE.

DONATIONS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME AND NEEDED.

THE ADDS BRING A LITTLE MONEY IN TO OFFSET THE COSTS .

LAST I RECALL WAS THAT DONATIONS WERE NOT COVERING ALL THE COSTS SO PLEASE BE GENEROUS TO ZACK---
WE ALL ENJOY THIS SITE AND OWE ZACK OUR THANKS [AND DOLLARS]. :D :D :D
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby bnsfben » Sun Aug 15, 2010 10:02 pm

Yes, I agree with Pat C. I was just posting this to see if it was just me for some reason. The ads do not bother me at all! I would MUCH rather have ads than not have railroadfan.com. I would start getting angry if there were pop-up ads like on railpictures.net!
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby AARR » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:51 am

The ads are not intrusive IMO
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby TrainWatcher » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:27 pm

I was going to add something last night and noted it, I like the idea as some of the ads are quite funny.
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby AARR » Mon Aug 16, 2010 4:39 pm

It's been noted that quite a few of you have clicked on the penile enlargement ads :P :lol:
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby ~Z~ » Mon Aug 16, 2010 5:22 pm

You guys are correct, the donations are not keeping up with server costs anymore. Thought it was a good idea to see how these ads would do. I'm also going to contact a number of railroad related companies to see if they are interested in displaying a banner on the site. As for the ads, never planning on any pop-ups, and I hope they remain very unintrusive. If you are interested in something that the ads shows.... well, I'm bound by their Terms of Service not to expand on that thought.
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby Saturnalia » Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:46 pm

I installed Google Ad-block for Google Chrome....no more ads!

My question is would that affect ad revenue?
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby 59caddy » Fri May 31, 2013 7:13 pm

MQT3001 wrote:I installed Google Ad-block for Google Chrome....no more ads!

My question is would that affect ad revenue?


It shouldn't, unless you were clicking on ads before you installed Ad-block. Google basically charges advertisers on a cost-per-click basis.
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby GreatLakesRailfan » Fri May 31, 2013 10:42 pm

~Z~ wrote:You guys are correct, the donations are not keeping up with server costs anymore. Thought it was a good idea to see how these ads would do. I'm also going to contact a number of railroad related companies to see if they are interested in displaying a banner on the site. As for the ads, never planning on any pop-ups, and I hope they remain very unintrusive. If you are interested in something that the ads shows.... well, I'm bound by their Terms of Service not to expand on that thought.



Other hobby sites do this. One I joined because of their N scale community foes this. It does put a little damper on discussing non-sponsor companies, especially if the non-sponsor has a particularly good deal or unique product offering.

Regardless, I hope it works out, Zack. Do you know yet what impact the ads will have on our behavior "guidelines"?
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby Saturnalia » Fri May 31, 2013 10:45 pm

MKT_fan11 wrote:Regardless, I hope it works out, Zack. Do you know yet what impact the ads will have on our behavior "guidelines"?

The ads have been online since 2010 :wink:
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby brysonda » Sat Jun 01, 2013 12:23 am

Thought this ad on the CSX location updates thread was amusing the other day:

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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby 59caddy » Sat Jun 01, 2013 6:51 am

brysonda wrote:Thought this ad on the CSX location updates thread was amusing the other day:

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Relevant ad? by David M Bryson, on Flickr


Don't know about you, but I am seeing those all the time on here 8)
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Re: Ads on Railroadfan?

Unread postby brysonda » Sat Jun 01, 2013 11:33 pm

Lately the ads have been trying to sell me a Dell. Quite unsuccessfully at that (have been using OSX for going on a decade, and iOS since its inception).

Of course, I can't remember ever clicking on an ad that wasn't for the explicit purpose of supporting something. I much prefer the direct donation for that though.
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