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Old 02-14-2009, 08:53 PM United States
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Will the ads be clickable? I like to click on things!
Oh yes, clickable would be great!
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:11 PM United States
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Is someone able to do one for me? I have no idea how to make one, but would like my site up there. I will pay or trade or something if someone designed a banner for me.
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:13 PM United States
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Amanda will make it for you Kristy. You just need to let her know what you want on it, and it has to fit within the provided parameters.
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Unfortunately, this will essentially be just one .gif file when it's all said and done and therefore cannot support clickable content. You'll need to put your web addy on your banner.

ETA - this is no longer true. Ads ARE clickable - used a different method to make this work so no problem with clickable ads.
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Unfortunately, this will essentially be just one .gif file when it's all said and done and therefore cannot support clickable content. You'll need to put your web addy on your banner.
One forum I go to has the banners rotate when the page is refreshed, rather than having them be on a timer; that way, the banner itself is clickable. But then not everyone would have quite equal advertising to every member

Or maybe make the banner clickable and go to a directory of paid advertisements?
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One forum I go to has the banners rotate when the page is refreshed, rather than having them be on a timer; that way, the banner itself is clickable. But then not everyone would have quite equal advertising to every member

Or maybe make the banner clickable and go to a directory of paid advertisements?
Yes, and I'm pretty sure they have substantially more server usage due to this. We're trying to keep that to a minimum - hence one file and therefore, no clickable images. Sorry.

And we do NOT want to go the route of the Google ads...then we'd have those that would have the ad blocker kicked in and noone would be seeing the ads that were paid for. That defeats the purpose.

ETA - this is no longer true - Ads ARE clickable!
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Old 02-14-2009, 09:27 PM United States
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And we do NOT want to go the route of the Google ads...then we'd have those that would have the ad blocker kicked in and noone would be seeing the ads that were paid for. That defeats the purpose.
Not google ads... but just a locked thread or something where people could then scroll through the list of advertisers and be able to click through to the appropriate web page rather than trying to type in a URL in the three seconds that the ad is visible and then waiting for it to come around again. However it ends up working out, I think that it's a good idea though Not that I have anything to advertise...
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Not google ads... but just a locked thread or something where people could then scroll through the list of advertisers and be able to click through to the appropriate web page rather than trying to type in a URL in the three seconds that the ad is visible and then waiting for it to come around again. However it ends up working out, I think that it's a good idea though Not that I have anything to advertise...
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - you mean have the whole banner clickable so that it links to a locked thread on THIS forum and that thread has a list of all of the banners that have been placed in the rotating banner at the top?! Okay...I gotcha now.

Now that...I may be able to do.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:28 PM United States
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OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH - you mean have the whole banner clickable so that it links to a locked thread on THIS forum and that thread has a list of all of the banners that have been placed in the rotating banner at the top?! Okay...I gotcha now.

Now that...I may be able to do.
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Old 02-14-2009, 11:38 PM United States
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Yes. That. Apparently, I can't explain myself very well :P
And see? Already implemented. Thanks for the idea.

Only thing that we're doing a slightly bit different is - once the ad is placed in the ad rotation, the Advertiser will be sent a PM or email with a link to the thread, letting them know they may then post their banner in that thread. They may also put any other info that either wouldn't fit or their contact information or whatever in that thread as well.
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