MacRumors, Pop-Ups and Ads

Discussion in 'Community' started by arn, Sep 28, 2002.

  1. arn macrumors god

    arn

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2001
    #1
    I received the following email today:

    G'day,

    I am a new convert from Micro$oft to the Mac, and do not find it in good
    taste to visit your site and look at Micro$oft adverts and windows pop-ups.
    I wonder how other people feel about it? Maybe we should ask them as well?

    Regards,


    Hey,

    I'm with you on the non-Mac ads and pop-ups.

    We're working to switch to all Mac-ads if possible... The other advertising is necessary to keep MacRumors comfortably running, with the ability to add servers as necessary. MacRumors was losing money for 2 years straight. If the ads bother you, then you are welcome to donate (http://www.macrumors.com/contrib.html) for the ad-free version of the front page (http://www.macrumors.com/members/).

    Otherwise this service requires a dedicated server and close to 300 gigs of bandwidth to maintain monthly... and will probably need to add a second dedicated server in the coming months. This comes at a cost. If that requires some non-Mac ads and pop ups to appear, I think most people don't mind, or will pay the $20 donation for an ad-free front page.

    arn
    http://www.macrumors.com
     
  2. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

    edesignuk

    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2002
    Location:
    London, England
    #2
    I for one have no problem with any adds, surley anyone with half a brain must realise that to keep a site as popular as this up and running costs $$$, and so any source of income is a welcome one, whatever it advertises.
    If you don't like the popups use Chimera or Mozilla and use their built it popup blockers. :rolleyes:
    But for god sake, don't start bitchin' about arn trying to keep the site alive by running adds.
     
  3. mac15 macrumors 68040

    mac15

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2001
    Location:
    Sydney
    #3
    the ads are ok, I have no probs with the ads, Chimera blocks pop-ups and the other ads don't bother me

    its actually cool seeing some www.thephotohaus.com ads, they guys that run it are super cool
     
  4. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

    jelloshotsrule

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2002
    Location:
    serendipity
    #4
    come on... it's www.thefotohaus.com

    one of the guys is cool the other is a little well....... he likes very young girls :rolleyes: :rolleyes: ;)
     

Share This Page