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Server upgrade needed soon. Opinions on the new ad location?

Discussion in 'Questions, Problems, & Feedback' started by Joe Link, Jun 22, 2012.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I just finished migrating the small ads from the top of the page to the side. I've been meaning to do this for a long time, but after chatting with our host and realizing we may need to upgrade the server soon I knew I had to get it done. My hope is the larger ads and additional space for new advertisers will lead to an increase in revenue to pay for it.

    This accomplishes three of my goals:

    1) Cleans up the look of the site when you load the page.
    2) Provides advertisers larger ads. The small ads were very unpopular due to the limited size.
    3) Provides us more room to accommodate additional advertisers. There's a lot of space below the current ads.

    However, this site is for you. I'd like to hear your opinions!
     
  2. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    Hey, whatever does the trick and generates enough revenue to both keep the site operating and keep a roof over your head is fine with me. The member content is the same either way.
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm OK with whatever needs done. I resubscribed for my account but the silver membership isnt there as an option?
     
  4. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Oops, looks like I forgot to click reply on that PM! I eliminated the Silver Membership, I didn't think we needed four tiers.

    I appreciate you guys being ok with the changes if that's what needs to be done. I want to know what you guys think regardless of that too :)
     
  5. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Looks good to me Joe .......
     
  6. DeletedUser1

    DeletedUser1 Member

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    i like it +3 on the changes
     
  7. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks good to me too. I like the ads to one side.
     
  8. bmgm37

    bmgm37 Coos Bay Active Member

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    Not complaining Joey as I can get used to it but while viewing on an iPad the threads are showing up spaced apart weird being the wide ads are scrunching them to the left. Couldn't figure out what was wrong until I read this thread. No big deal, just wanted to let you know.

    Thanks for the site and all you do for us!
     
  9. simpleguy

    simpleguy Clackamas Active Member

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    Now I know why my Silver subscription option wasn't there...... Thanks Joey, just re-upped.
     
  10. techiej

    techiej vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Either position works fine by me.

    One suggestion unrelated to ad placement would be to have an Android App so that we can access/post from a phone or tablet.