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More advertising is acceptable

in return for accessing extra forums

8:53 am on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I'm a member here for more than 8 years and I can tell that I wouldn't mind if WebmasterWorld had more advertising, especially if it's targeted.

Maybe even with special offers for the members, that would make them look more carefully at what advertisers have to say.

Or make it optional: the member's group that accepts having ads have access to extra forums, even if not exactly the same number that paid subscribers have. This is easy to do in VBulletin maybe it's the case with this forum software as well, or it can be easily coded.
2:50 pm on May 27, 2010 (gmt 0)

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I agree, and it's not often I find myself saying that. Why not let paid subscribers avoid ads, and everyone else puts up with them?
12:04 pm on May 28, 2010 (gmt 0)

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Agree with QualityNonsence,

Ad's generate very little CTR from tech's though, 'everyone else puts up with them?' is the clue there! ;-)

I suppose decent web hosts, conferences, software etc could gain some impressions, brand awareness and kudos from the association but not sure you could model on CPC.

I guess the admins already got that worked out. :-)