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Ads onsite?
Yes, some ads would be ok.  71% 161 votes
No, absolutely no ads at all.  14% 32 votes
Undecided as of right now.  5% 12 votes
I really do not care.  10% 22 votes


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    17th of Jul '13 @ 7:52 AM Hasnt voted yet!


We need something to generate revenue that doesn't come from the userbase.

One option is adding ads to the site.

PROS:

Consistent revenue each month

CONS:

May cause a little more lag

We don't currently have a programmer, so we couldn't program 'opt out' option for Gold Members quite yet ((Could come later.))

Obvious con; they're ads. No one likes ads. smile_tongue.gif


This poll is very general; I'd like to get an idea of your thoughts before we narrow down the type of ad, where it would be, etc.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 9:05 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I would say if you removed those icepets related ad banners up there^, replacing them with outside ads it wouldnt be too bad.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 6:09 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I hate ads. And I hate how some sites go overboard with them, like Neopets. Sheesh.
As long as you keep it in a place where it doesn't flash right into my eyes when I first open a page, it'll be okay. Maybe on the bottom of each page?



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 6:16 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Posted by Nexinhah


I hate ads. And I hate how some sites go overboard with them, like Neopets. Sheesh.
As long as you keep it in a place where it doesn't flash right into my eyes when I first open a page, it'll be okay. Maybe on the bottom of each page?


Forget Neopets you should see the state of Marapets!

They used to be at the bottom of the page, but regardless of where you put them just get Adblock attached to your browser (available on Firefox and Google Chrome) and pffff no more adverts.

Trust me I wouldn't be able to play Marapets without it (their adverts crash my browser).



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 6:24 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I suppose a few ads would be OK. I really like how there aren't any now, but I understand the need for reliable revenue. If you do go with ads, please for the love of all that's good, avoid drop-down ads, ads that appear whenever you mouse near them and cover your whole screen, ads about inappropriate subjects, and perhaps also loud ads. I play with volume off, but others don't and a sudden, loud ad may startle some people. (I don't know if you can select the types of ads or not.)

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    17th of Jul '13 @ 6:56 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


That might help, however don't we have to pay for people to advertise? or is it the other way around?



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 6:58 PM Hasnt voted yet!


If we did get some ads, it would probably be with a gaming advertising network that shows ads for games that people here might enjoy.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 6:58 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Just get rid of the icepets ads & they should be fine (:



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 7:03 PM Hasnt voted yet!


Posted by Wonderrabbit


That might help, however don't we have to pay for people to advertise? or is it the other way around?


The website being advertised pays the advertising company on the basis of Cost Per Action, Cost Per 1000 Impressions, or Cost Per Click, and the advertising company pays the websites on that basis (whatever was chosen in the campaign) that are allowing the advertisements to be shown.

So every time you look at an ad, click on one, or sign up and use a site from an ad, that takes money from that site's campaign to pay someone for you having seen it, clicked on it, or taken action on it.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 7:16 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I fully support ads because the site needs the money.

HOWEVER...
If it means more lag than there already is, playing will become such a hassle that people mught lose interest on that alone.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 7:18 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I fully support ads because the site needs the money.

HOWEVER...
If it means more lag than there already is, playing will become such a hassle that people mught lose interest on that alone.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 7:19 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I would prefer to have pay-for-click ads segregated on one page and then have users voluntarily click through them daily (for iP rewards in the future, for free right now), but... I think having ad banners at the top or bottom of the page makes the most sense right now because it would be easy. I definitely don't want ads forever. And for those people who are like "hurr hurr I'll just adblock them," I am wondering if that even counts as a view when it comes to pay-per-view? If it doesn't, that would defeat the purpose of this idea. We need to generate revenue for the site.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 7:24 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Sorry for the double post up there, my 3DS is acting up.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 8:26 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


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    17th of Jul '13 @ 8:32 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Although I really, really hate ads, I think it's something we need right now. At the bottom of the page would be the best place for it, and please no terrible flashy ones (If that is sometihing that can be chosen). I don't know if it should be an ad where IP gets money once a player desides to click on it. I mean who does that with ads anyway, right?

But having said that, if the lag isn't handled first, and it causes even more problems then I'm absolutely against it!
More lag problems would really spoil my fun in playing, and you might loose me all together.



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 8:41 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I don't have a problem with them as long as they don't have crazy animations. :U



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 8:56 PM Voted for Undecided as of right now.


If they aren't ads that talk or bounce all over the screen or something then I'm OK with it. But also this site does lag pretty bad already at some times, it might not be a good thing



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    17th of Jul '13 @ 9:24 PM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.



But having said that, if the lag isn't handled first, and it causes even more problems then I'm absolutely against it!
More lag problems would really spoil my fun in playing, and you might loose me all together.




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    17th of Jul '13 @ 11:46 PM Voted for No, absolutely no ads at all.


Sorry but no, the site is slow enough as it is, ads will make the game borderline impossible to play. I find ads on any site hard to deal with, and everyone who just says you'll use ad blocker.... well you're defeating the purpose of the adds and negating any benefit the site may have from them.



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    18th of Jul '13 @ 1:22 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Posted by AlaraRose


I suppose a few ads would be OK. I really like how there aren't any now, but I understand the need for reliable revenue. If you do go with ads, please for the love of all that's good, avoid drop-down ads, ads that appear whenever you mouse near them and cover your whole screen, ads about inappropriate subjects, and perhaps also loud ads. I play with volume off, but others don't and a sudden, loud ad may startle some people. (I don't know if you can select the types of ads or not.)


This.

Also, replacing the IP banners (for now) is a good idea.

And yeah, people who use an ad-blocker: that doesn't help. It doesn't count.

As for the lag... I'm hoping it doesn't get worse. At the same time though. Ads = money = possibly a better server?

& we ripped up the ending, and the rules, and destiny, leaving nothing but freedom and choice.


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    18th of Jul '13 @ 6:53 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


THe one reason i don't hang out on neopets much is because of ads. If ice pets has ads i'd like them to be somewhere where they won't be in my face, very little animation, and games like this only.
Edit: as of this post, i was undecided and did not vote



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    18th of Jul '13 @ 7:04 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Only new here, but I fully support the fact that the site needs to generate revenue. I am so used to sites having ads now, I tend not to notice xD I think some would be okay, as long as they didn't interrupt game play by popping up in your screen in your face type O.o



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    18th of Jul '13 @ 8:03 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I never really minded ads anyhow.

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    20th of Jul '13 @ 4:14 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


I assume Claws would use project wonderful? Hopefully we can get some good revenue for the site this way.



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    20th of Jul '13 @ 4:22 AM Voted for Yes, some ads would be ok.


Posted by Faith


I would prefer to have pay-for-click ads segregated on one page and then have users voluntarily click through them daily (for iP rewards in the future, for free right now), but... I think having ad banners at the top or bottom of the page makes the most sense right now because it would be easy. I definitely don't want ads forever. And for those people who are like "hurr hurr I'll just adblock them," I am wondering if that even counts as a view when it comes to pay-per-view? If it doesn't, that would defeat the purpose of this idea. We need to generate revenue for the site.


NO!!! This is considered click fraud and would ALSO defeat the purpose of using ads, and will even get you banned from some of the ad networks...

I agree with the ad-blockers being a problem though. Most of us use them, I use one, not ashamed... Maybe an incentive to allow them to display on their screen!



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