2008-09-08 [Hedda]: Harren Media apparently shows mostly ads for scammers and sites trying to fool people to send an expensive SMS to join a contest that probably is totally illegal and a scam. I'll have non of that on my sites, especially since it's more problem than getting money from Google who has pretty OK advertisers.
2008-09-09 [Imperator]: Who cares about doing the right thing when being immoral creates cash? :P
2008-09-10 [Hedda]: Well, I don't want the site to get a bad reputation. It's not good in the long run.
2008-09-14 [SilverFire]: :O
2008-09-14 [Hedda]: Now Google started to give the same shit-ads too. At least I could filter them out.
2008-09-16 [Artsieladie]: *applause for Hedda and a toast!*
2008-10-29 [Mortified Penguin]: ...*eats ramen*...
2008-11-21 [Helob]: Among my interests I've chosen 'religion', so the ads are 99% about that for me. The problem is just that I'm a satanist (no, not devil-worshipp
2008-11-21 [Hedda]: [Helob]: Sometimes the keywords trigger the wrong things. It's not that strange that both the ads and people looking at your profile assume something Christian when it just says "religion" and you're located in Sweden.
I tried now, and at least I got this ad under the Christan ads:
Allt i gitareffekter, Studio & Pa- effekter. Hitta det hos Sound1!
Not that they can spell "guitar" in Swedish, but anyway.
I guess I should stop having image-ads there though. They are usually crap, as far as I've seen, and they are only about the top-thing, which is mostly the highest paying, but not the most interesting thing.
2008-11-21 [Hedda]: Thanks for the input, by the way! Anything that hints on how I can make better ads is good for both you and me.
2008-11-23 [stevedoyle]: Is there a way to sell ad space to Elftown members who have something to sell, books, artwork, custom clothing, jewelry, etc.? Because they're members, they'd have to abide by the rules, (i.e. no scams, no porn, etc.). The ads would be "relevant" because it would be Elftowners helping Elftowners.
2008-11-23 [Hedda]: You can easily bid on AdWords for a space on this site.
Generally people who have something to sell have that on a wiki of some kind. They could of course get together and create some sort of shopping mall, and we could freely give the a little attention.
2009-01-05 [elfflower1989]: V.V' I don't like when the ads pop up every time I try to get back to my house ><'
Why don't you make a poll asking people who donate if they'd mind if their donations went to keeping elftown running, and not just hardware, so that there can be less ads?
2009-01-05 [Chimes]: That huge ad is so annoying... and ugly. Even if it does go away. *dies*
2009-01-05 [Hedda]: I've made it faster now.
2009-01-05 [Hedda]: [elfflower1989]: If people would be donating all the time, that wouldn't be a problem. The thing is however that Elftowners want to keep their money and even the generous gifts aren't close to what advertising gets.
What I want to do is making helpful ads that both gives me money and helps Elftowners find good stuff or save money.
2009-01-05 [Dr. Androgynous]: 1. Will the adds be disabled for those who donate, similar to for competitive sites? and 2. might be a time to consider the efficiency the way Elftown is created.
2009-01-05 [Hedda]: I'll not have ads that annoy Elftown users. Well... Generally speaking: Some will always be annoyed but some are annoyed that they get messages, that we announce contests and everything that's done here.
The ads shouldn't blink and jump around while you're reading or typing stuff, for example. And they shouldn't be in the way of content.
And I really fail to see how the current Elftown ads can be even remotely as annoying as TV or DVD-ads that you can't fast forward through.
2009-01-05 [Chimes]: Can you not move the big ad to the bottom? It's really annoying when you hover over the navi-bar up top and you get a huge ugly white thing appearing...