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Author Topic: The DC Website is free from google ads - CodyQuotes are here!!  (Read 12182 times)
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« on: June 17, 2006, 10:34:01 PM »

(I'm leaving in the context-sensitive google ads on the top of the forum for now only because they can be amusing and/or relevant to topics (for now), but other than that..)

Big announcement: the website pages have been scrubbed of google ads!

now we have something very new.. CodyQuotes!

Here's a screenshot:



The idea is to show a random little excerpt (teaser) from some of the fun (and some negative!) testimonials/quotes sent in by people.  When you click on it you can read the whole thing and other quotes - and on that page we make a pitch to donate.

The idea of replacing the ads with these are that:
  • we have more control and don't feel like suckers begging for advertising dollar pennies
  • we might even do better financially if this encourages more donations
  • they are just more fun and less obnoxious.
  • it will encourage more people to send in comments


Note: currently while testing, many pages show 2 blocks of these, one at top and one at bottom left.  I think we will make it alternate between these and not show both at same time.


Well, what do you think?
(if you are a member you might have ads turned off so you might never see them anyway).
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« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2006, 10:36:55 PM »

maybe later we can add it little trivia things, and other words of wisdom from Cody.
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2006, 10:42:08 PM »

ps.
if you are a donating member your ads will turn almost completely off by default.
this effects the CodyQuotes too (because they are like an internal advertisement).

due to popular request, you can control this - so you can turn them back on (or completely off) at your pleasure.  see instructions here: http://www.donationcoder....opic=1228.msg8509#msg8509
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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2006, 10:53:20 PM »

Good Riddens to Google.  Long live Cody!
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2006, 02:29:45 AM »

ps.
if you are a donating member your ads will turn almost completely off by default.
this effects the CodyQuotes too (because they are like an internal advertisement).

due to popular request, you can control this - so you can turn them back on (or completely off) at your pleasure.  see instructions here: http://www.donationcoder....opic=1228.msg8509#msg8509

when i go to the link above and click the http://www.donationcoders...n=profile;sa=forumProfile link it appears to be dead???

just thought it worth mentioning.

(great job on the new feature too.)
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2006, 04:40:39 AM »

Why did this topic just remind me of Paul Simon's song, KodaChrome?
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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2006, 05:09:28 AM »

This is an incredible idea!
I love it, it looks good, fits the site's spirit, shows how great the site is, demonstrates honesty (by showing the bad quotes), and... IT HAS CODY! How could i not like it?

Fantastic, great idea, now i just wish there was a way to keep the codyquotes and lose the google ads, by changing something in the profile.
(And shouldn't it be on the forum too? smiley )

Definitelly, this is the way to go, perfect evolution!  Thmbsup
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2006, 05:42:11 AM »

ps.
if you are a donating member your ads will turn almost completely off by default.
this effects the CodyQuotes too (because they are like an internal advertisement).

due to popular request, you can control this - so you can turn them back on (or completely off) at your pleasure.  see instructions here: http://www.donationcoder....opic=1228.msg8509#msg8509

when i go to the link above and click the http://www.donationcoders...n=profile;sa=forumProfile link it appears to be dead???

just thought it worth mentioning.

(great job on the new feature too.)

Yes it is a dead link - simplest solution is just to hit "Profile and Membership" at the top of this page and then "Forum Profile Information on the left" you can then change the "Chance of Displaying Advert. (0-100)" field at the bottom.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2006, 05:45:37 AM »

Having said that I just set mine to 100 but I don't see any of these my forum pages? (or anywhere else???)
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2006, 05:49:44 AM »

they arent on forum page.
and some web pages dont have them - i may add them now that they are not pure ads.

but like i said, view some of the review or software pages and you should see them, like http://www.donationcoder.com/Software/index.html
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« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2006, 08:36:32 AM »

Also:
more testimonials/quotes are needed!

So if you want to say something about donationcoder.com, good or bad, or if you know a site where someone said something worth adding to that list of quotes (http://www.donationcoder.com/About/quotes.html), please send it to mouser@donationcoder.com.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2006, 11:16:25 AM »

Strange I posted a reply to  Mouser (to the next to last comment) but it has disappeared ???
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2006, 01:46:34 PM »

carol you seem to have gremlins eating your posts.. or cody is doing it!
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2006, 08:13:45 PM »

Interesting and cool idea. I'm sure you'll be keeping an eye on the donation stats, etc. and I imagine all (certainly myself) would be interested in hearing what kind of effect this has, if any.

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« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2006, 08:08:07 AM »

Nice idea!  Cool
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« Reply #15 on: June 23, 2006, 10:02:19 AM »

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I'm sure you'll be keeping an eye on the donation stats, etc. and I imagine all (certainly myself) would be interested in hearing what kind of effect this has, if any.

well the new change has been in place for about a week and according to the stats, no one has donated from the new codyquotes page, so i guess we are losing about $35 a week from this change so far.. but i still believe this change is a good thing for the long run.
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« Reply #16 on: June 23, 2006, 10:41:21 AM »

How about adding the Cody panel to the forum page top? This is my first port of call on most visits - and I'd guess most regulars - unless I have a reason to look elsewhere on the site (new stuff is usually posted or pointed to on the forums). Shame for the regulars to miss out on the Cody headlines. People can still opt not to have them in their profiles if they don't want to see them.
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« Reply #17 on: June 23, 2006, 03:09:42 PM »

no one has donated from the new codyquotes page, so i guess we are losing about $35 a week from this change so far
I'm very sorry to hear that, i think the codyquotes really are a great idea.. Sad
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« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2006, 01:20:08 AM »

I agree with Carol. I haven't seen this new feature yet because I only visit the forums. cheesy

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« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2006, 01:27:21 AM »

and as full members you don't see ads anyway.

but as far as the new feature - you aren't really missing out on anything.
the quotes are from: http://www.donationcoder.com/About/quotes.html
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« Reply #20 on: June 24, 2006, 01:42:09 AM »

Ok, but that page is so much to read, it's overwhelming. It'd be nice to have it presented to us in little snippets. Wink So is there any chance to have an "ad" feature for full members too? I know, it's an odd request. cheesy

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« Reply #21 on: June 24, 2006, 01:44:09 AM »

you can as a member turn back on such "ads", just read how here:
http://www.donationcoder....um/index.php?topic=1228.0
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« Reply #22 on: June 24, 2006, 02:06:20 AM »

Yeah, I remember that, but does it work in the forums too? cheesy

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« Reply #23 on: June 24, 2006, 02:12:06 AM »

yep, same setting affects forum and pages.
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« Reply #24 on: June 24, 2006, 02:27:21 AM »

Ok but now I just see Google ads, lol.

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