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Topic: 07/16/08 - New ads being shown on Craftster  (Read 69727 times)
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« on: July 16, 2008 02:04:57 PM »

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Hi, guys!  Please report questionable ads in a reply to this thread:  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=270606.0

Report questionable and potentially offensive ads and ads that scroll/talk/start playing without user interaction.  In your reply, please do your best to describe the ad and include a link to where the ad leads.

As of 07/08, we do have some non-crafty ads circulating, which you can read about below.  Please only report the offensive ads to us. Smiley

Thanks!

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Hello Craftster readers,

By the end of the today you'll be seeing some more ads than usual on Craftster and not all of them will be non-craft-related.

Why are we doing this?

Well, to put it simply, we've got bills to pay.

Among the items that cost big bucks is a new multi-server setup. We should be transferred to this new server in a couple of weeks and it's gonna be blazing fast around here.

We're also about to welcome a new employee to the Craftster team to help distribute the work around here. We'll be spilling the beans on that next week! But, trust us, you will be as thrilled as we are about this. Smiley

Are we still working away on getting craft-related ads?

You bet! The sales people at NameMedia have called hundreds of companies and we have a few exciting ad campaigns coming up soon which we think you'll all really like. We also have thousands more craft-related companies on our list to get in touch with. But this takes time and a lot of "knocking on doors" and in the mean time we need to make sure we can pay for what it takes to run Craftster.

(Ever wondered why the internet is littered with cell phone ads and not littered with craft ads? Well, it's a tough nut to crack! But we're working hard at it!)

Are we going to have to endure pop-up ads and punch the monkey ads and talking ads?

Nope. We're using very high quality ad networks to fill the unsold ad inventory. But if you see anything very questionable, let us know via the Contact Us link at the top of the page and we'll be able to block it.

- Leah
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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2008 02:28:27 PM »

If I had a crafty business, I'd buy an ad here. Grin

...I'm just sayin' Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2008 02:30:39 PM »

Me, too!

I mean, if I had time to put into my crafty business, I'd buy ad space!  Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2008 02:31:02 PM »

Me, too!

I mean, if I had time to put into my crafty business, I'd buy ad space!  Tongue

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« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2008 02:32:24 PM »

i don't mind the one with the cute lil puppy, but i did get one just now with one of those weird SIM like people dancing...those always kind of annoy me.   Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2008 02:51:58 PM »

i'm so excited about the server update and the new employee that i think you could tell me i'd have to stand on my head while watching ads, and i think i'd still be happy! (okay, not really - i get dizzy! Wink)

but honestly, as much as we might think it sucks to have non-crafty ads, or we might complain about it, it's for the better or craftster, and that's what's important! everyone who complains about the site being slow (which i'm TOTALLY guilty of myself!) should be super happy about the ads! unfortunately, things need to change to grow forward,and craftster is so incredible that i think we need to embrace the changes, thinking about how much MORE awesome craftster will be in the future!

besides, you'll stop noticing them unless they're something that catches your eye anyway - remember when the google ads came and everyone was leery of them? i don't even notice them anymore!
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« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2008 02:54:32 PM »

I'm realllly excited about the server upgrade.  I feel so awful everytime someone posts that it's timing out for them. Embarrassed
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« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2008 03:01:08 PM »

i don't mind the one with the cute lil puppy, but i did get one just now with one of those weird SIM like people dancing...those always kind of annoy me.   Undecided

Howdy, all,

Pardon my corporate intrusion. I promised Leah I'd help monitor the advertising situation to make sure nothing too objectionable gets on to the site, so I'll be brief.

If you do see ads with dancing people or singing squirrels, please post a screenshot and/or let us know which advertiser it appears to be. We have an army of minions -- OK, it's really only a couple of folks -- standing by to hunt them down and suppress them.

Thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2008 03:03:42 PM »

Ack!  Sean's online!  I better get back to work.

*waves to Sean!*  I was just...uh... doing something productive, I swear. Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2008 03:06:37 PM »

Hey, truth be told, I was just playing Scrabulous myself...
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