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Old July 16th, 2008, 13:21   #31
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For that specific amount I would recommend you contact Threadstone, he can arrange wonderfull things for you...
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Old August 6th, 2008, 13:22   #32
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I still think AdSense or something similarly unintrusive would generate good revenue given the volume and diversity of the traffic here: this could easily be combined with a user donation system to remove ads for those who still wish to contribute and/or don't want to see ads.

At least with advertising everyone is contributing some form of revenue, in one way or another. No free rides, more fairness for all.

I don't know all the stats from ASC (including operating costs) but I'd hazard an educated guess it could generate $50-100/day in revenue, possibly more (guessing from stats from my own server, hosting pics etc which I posted here).

It could potentially not only pay for hosting and related expenses, but also for some form of compensation for staff and/or occasional draws etc.
Problem I see with Adsense et al is that american/asian/other airsoft retailers will often come up, so we'd shoot ourselves in the foot when it would come to try and educate noobs not to buy from sites advertised on this site.

Oh, and we'd also get ads from buyairsoft *shudder*
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Old August 6th, 2008, 15:12   #33
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Problem I see with Adsense et al is that american/asian/other airsoft retailers will often come up, so we'd shoot ourselves in the foot when it would come to try and educate noobs not to buy from sites advertised on this site.

Oh, and we'd also get ads from buyairsoft *shudder*

AdSense can filter/block specific ads from being displayed on a page. Ultimately even anything airsoft-related could blocked.

And we have some international visitors, and if I'm not mistaken AdSense can deliver (or block) certain ads based on geographic location. So visitors from the US could see an Airsplat ad, but we [Canadians] wouldn't.

As for buyairsoft, if they want to pay to advertise their massive inventory of out of stock items.... :P
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Old August 6th, 2008, 15:30   #34
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IIRC the same problem creep up with the EVE Online site I visit. Farmers selling ISK for IRL money advertise their wares through adsense, and the sites that had these ads up could only block N number of ads a day/week/month.

I don't think you can manage completly the ads.

Also, quick side note on the recent database errors we are having. I'm used to seing a ratio of about 1:10 registered members to guests. Right now we have 35 registered members for 2358 guests online.

Is the site even capable of handling this load? I'm thinking this is the source of the db errors that keep coming up these days.

Also, I would like to know if the link in the original thread still points towards ASC's piggy bank or not.

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Old August 17th, 2008, 21:03   #36
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how about an anual charge of $10 to have access to the buy and sell section?
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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:26   #37
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Thanks for the support guys. Sometime in the near future I will be changing the hosting relationship here, to reduce costs. I'll have a better idea of what the financial future of ASC is at that point - thanks for bringing up the ideas though, ever since we closed ASCA it's been running on savings, basically, and I should do something about it.
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ASC is like crack, and I'm due to pay my crack dealer. What gives? do you guys not want my money?
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Old September 30th, 2008, 02:40   #38
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I would happily chip in to keep the site running. Surebet had a good idea too, buy more PM space.

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