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per4ever
Feb 1st, 2002, 10:19 AM
Poe...I have an ennoying banner on top of WTAworld. Is that normal?? yuck..it doesn't fit at all...

Poe
Feb 1st, 2002, 10:21 AM
yes it's normal

per4ever
Feb 1st, 2002, 10:32 AM
it will stay?? omg..:sad:

Linton
Feb 1st, 2002, 12:29 PM
Hey administrators I was just reading all these statistics, and it seems that 20% of people will leave a site if there are pop ups and banners. Have u thought of getting it off. I mean ive had pop up banners of geocities uve one 20 million bucks (yeah right) and one about a damm survey, this place used to be spam 3 now when i open it up about 3 or 4 other boxes come off. Its really annoying. Would this have n e thing to do witht eh WTA STATRZ Network?

Poe
Feb 1st, 2002, 12:33 PM
wtaworld.com has NO pop-up ads whatsoever

Poe
Feb 1st, 2002, 12:35 PM
and one banner ad at the top of the page is hardly spam

if that's enough for you to leave a message board, i don't really think you'll find any other board on the net that does not require some form of revenue to keep it going after it reaches a thousand users :)

Steveg
Feb 1st, 2002, 12:45 PM
Poe,

I read that it was helping the sites in general (financially) if visitors click on these banners. is it the same here or does the money go to WTAST*RZ? Besides, there are some other advertisers who pay only once a commercial sale has been effected thanks to the banner.

Asking as I don't mind cliking on banners (takes only a few seconds), if it can help WTAworld.com to grow bigger and offer more stuff in future.

It is just a matter of give and take...

Poe
Feb 1st, 2002, 12:56 PM
i appreciate your thoughtful post steve if for no other reason that they are a rarity around here lately

the people controlling the ad network are the same people who have graciously hosted our site which now requires unimaginable amounts of bandwidth to maintain

I'm more than happy to have them up there and if you want to click on them once in a while to help out, by all means ;)

Steveg
Feb 1st, 2002, 01:08 PM
Thanks for your message Poe and understood now how it works. So, will do :) and hope everyone will do the same.

Since most members connect everyday, 2 minutes taken per day are not much for each person but multiplied by around 2 to 300 active members, it will mean a lot to the site...

per4ever
Feb 1st, 2002, 10:32 PM
may be...I understand it all..but it gives WTAworld another look..like it's really getting a commercial thing.

and I never click banners on a site..I wonder if many people will do that here....

Maajken
Feb 2nd, 2002, 01:59 AM
Well ive never clicked on it, but it certainly doesnt bother me at all.

tia clara
Feb 2nd, 2002, 08:57 PM
Poe, I just clicked on the banner after reading the above posts. If that helps cover expenses for this site, I am very happy to do so. I think a lot of posters would do the same if they know about it. I never thought of clicking because there wasn't any notice asking for it. But anything that helps this site continue shouldn't be too much effort for the posters who are using it. Could you maybe post an announcement or something?
Long live WTAWorld! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 12:34 AM
Thanks for the support tia :kiss:

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:02 AM
I actually clicked on one of the banners because it interested me :o But I'm glad I helped out wtaworld.com as well, because it totally deserves it.

Simon
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:13 AM
Some people find banner ads offensive, some find them merely distracting while others don't even notice them. I think those of us in the first two groups could be made to understand with a friendly announcement.

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:26 AM
Here is the friendly announcement:

It is not free to run a website with 7 million page views per month. And one ad at the top of the page should neither be distracting and especially not offensive.

I'm sorry if that is not friendly enough but to be perfectly honest i'm getting very annoyed by the reaction to this small thing that allows all of us to continue having a message board to post on.

Simon
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:40 AM
Ouch!

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:45 AM
sorry LOL Just letting out a bit of steam there :D

Daniel
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:48 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

*sigh*

*sigh*

:kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:51 AM
i mean it's not like it's up there cuz we think it's pretty :D

Daniel
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:55 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

yeah sure sure


:kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:56 AM
hush daniel.

Daniel
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:59 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

*dancing naked for Poe*


:kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:00 AM
*throwing money*

or maybe we could just put a banner on your tummy :p

Daniel
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:03 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

*cough* *cough* Sorry, I do not need your money, lol

*dancing naked for Poe*


:kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts: :kiss: :hearts:

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:04 AM
:rolleyes:

Daniel
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:08 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

*sigh* *sigh* *sigh*


*drinking a Heineken*

per4ever
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:51 AM
OMG another simple thread turning into a sex one...Daniel!!!!!


:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:24 AM
hmm.. amanda will have to answer that one because i don't know if it's possible :)

Daniel
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:34 AM
:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

*ignoring K*

*reading a history book*

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

per4ever
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:54 AM
Originally posted by Poe
hmm.. amanda will have to answer that one because i don't know if it's possible :)

poe..you just have to change the target of the link. It's very easy.

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 03:58 AM
Originally posted by per4ever


poe..you just have to change the target of the link. It's very easy.

:rolleyes:

different advertisers have different policies on what you can do with their banner code

Scotso
Feb 3rd, 2002, 07:34 AM
I don't really click on them, but they don't bother me either. I don't really notice ads online anymore, you get used to them...

per4ever
Feb 3rd, 2002, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by Poe


:rolleyes:

different advertisers have different policies on what you can do with their banner code

you mean that some advertisers demand that the link opens in the same window??? a banner is nothing else then an animated gif with a link on so... well may be, I guess you are the one who knows it ;)

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:17 PM
the banner code isn't just a .gif with a link.. and some advertisers stipulate that ANY altering of the banner code they provide is prohibited

all i was saying is that i'm not altering it without checking first!

good grief!! :rolleyes:

per4ever
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:25 PM
hehehe..I understand..just checked the code...it's just a gif with a lil script around to change ;) lol but I see that the target is always _blank..so normally it should open in another window, Poe.

well they all open in another window here...I checked it.

Poe
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:28 PM
let's stop analyzing the friggin' ad banner now before i scream

per4ever
Feb 3rd, 2002, 02:30 PM
:kiss: :kiss: :kiss:

:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Simon
Feb 3rd, 2002, 04:21 PM
Can we have a forum to discuss the ad banner?

(JUST KIDDING!!) :)

Jorn
Feb 3rd, 2002, 05:15 PM
I like that ad "Shoot the ducks" but what to do with all those banana bucks? ;)

btw, that 'game' is not really funny after trying it a few times... :o

Double Fault
Feb 3rd, 2002, 09:37 PM
The banner doesn't bother me in the slightest. Infact I'd be worried if there wasn't a banner. All sites need revenue.

It could be worse. Pop Up ads for example :(


No, the banner is fine as long as it is helping WTAWorld.

per4ever
Feb 7th, 2002, 11:06 PM
Poe the banners are multiplying themself :o

why is there another one at the bottom now?? :confused:

Josh
Feb 7th, 2002, 11:24 PM
It's more symmetric now, don't you think?

Steveg
Feb 8th, 2002, 12:10 AM
What about one in the middle too :p ?

per4ever
Feb 8th, 2002, 12:16 AM
lol@josh...you guys don't have enough money ;)

Poe
Feb 8th, 2002, 12:36 AM
Originally posted by Steveg
What about one in the middle too :p ?

what a FABULOUS idea! i'm gonna see if we can maybe even stick one underneath each forum heading and maybe between each post too

per4ever
Feb 8th, 2002, 12:40 AM
lol....that will be fun ;)

carot
Feb 8th, 2002, 03:44 AM
maybe we can put a banner in stead of all posts of K - like anyone would miss his quality posts anyway

per4ever
Feb 8th, 2002, 03:46 AM
*slap* put a banner in my sig..then you have publicity in each thread ;)

Steveg
Feb 15th, 2002, 06:20 PM
What happened to the banner at the bottom of the page :confused: ? It has disappeared for a while now.

Any problem with advertisers :confused: :( ?