Not enough people buying the coffee cups?

Discussion in 'Community' started by diorio, Nov 4, 2002.

  1. diorio macrumors 6502a

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    I have notice that on the top of forum pages there are now advertisements for Macrumors coffee cups and apple stock and other various computer accessories. Is Macrumors not generating enough just through donations? Do they need advertisments to fund the site?
     
  2. szark macrumors 68030

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    I think the MacRumors Store ads are new -- but there have been ads at the top of the forum pages for quite some time.

    They were all General Cybernetics ads for a while.

    I like the store ads, although the text doesn't look very smooth to me.
     
  3. diorio thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't notice the ads before. They just seemed to pop out to me today.
     
  4. wdlove macrumors P6

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    The ads don't bother me its the American way! :)
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    When Coke and Pepsi start advertising on people's contact lenses, I'll start worrying.

    Of course looking at people with the Nike swoosh on their eyeballs would be a little disturbing anyways.
     
  6. arn macrumors god

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    Re: Not enough people buying the coffee cups?

    Forum Ads have been there for more than 3-4 months now - probably longer, I don't remember when they actually were first placed... but General Cybernetics ads were there up until today... but perhaps you just got used to them and tuned them out. :) They just finished their campaign so I moved back to the default ads.

    As for ads on MacRumors in general. MacRumors is primarily funded via ads... donations to date would have only funded the site for less than 2 months.

    So, support out sponsors... :)

    arn
     
  7. Computer_Phreak macrumors 6502

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    i remember the share of apple ads from a while ago
     
  8. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    I bought a mug, and so should all you people. It's a nice mug, but more importantly, the chicks dig it.
     
  9. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I think that one only worked on teabgs. But yes, you should all buy one, support one of the best sites on the web!

    D
     
  10. vniow macrumors G4

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    I would, but I'm really tight on money right now.
    I've got the $30 for a mug, but I need to save everything I've got until I can find a way to replenish it quickly and so far, nothing.
    Still trying though. Someday, hopefully soon.
     
  11. arn macrumors god

    arn

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    no biggie man... people can contribute in their own way. New Current Events, quality posts etc... are all good.

    Banner/Popup ads pay the bills too...

    arn
     
  12. diorio thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'll probably buy a coffee cup sooner or later, Macrumors is definately a site worth a $30 donation.;)
     
  13. scem0 macrumors 604

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    same here, I will once I can convince my mom to buy one.;)
     
  14. idkew macrumors 68020

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    just curious- if i have popups NOT load, do you still get cash?

    anyway, i am seriously thinking about using gen cyb for my next powerbook purchase. :p
     
  15. mymemory macrumors 68020

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    Hey arn!

    If you need some venezuelan flash made banners let me know:D
     

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