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Old 06-11-2006, 07:43 PM   #11
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how big is the SQL file? and how much actual bandwidth does the site use in a typical month?
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Old 06-11-2006, 08:05 PM   #12
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I totally don't mind the ads. I completely understand why they are there. I think a donation program would be great too. I have saved a boat load of money on doing repairs on my car instead of taking it to the shop. I wouldn't have been able to know how or got ideas on how to do them without this site. I would definitely be up to returning help back to the site.

Maybe there could be something setup like BITOG has. It puts an icon in the avatar area on the supporting member'* names (if you haven't seen it already). I don't like the icons that they use, and think just a little blurb under the user'* name would be sufficient. Just something like "supporting member" by the user'* stars. I think that would be a nice 'thank you' for anyone that donates. Just a thought.
Good idea.

Im fine with the ads. Caddillacforums.com has the same thing going for them, have a look:

http://www.cadillacforums.com/forums/
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Old 06-12-2006, 12:33 AM   #13
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The ads are unobtrusive enough, and considering what we get from the site, it'* an extremely small price to pay. I did find the one posted when I first logged in announcing best pricing for a 2006 Pontiac Bonenville, interesting.
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Does the site get any money if we click on the links?
Yes.

On a related note, malicious clicking won't help anybody -- the all-powerful Google can sense click fraud, and we don't want any problems.

YES, I had the google ads on my site, and a few members decided to "try and help out" and they caused me to loose my ability to have the adds on the site. They were each clicking on 2-3 links a day.

So don't abuse it or it will be lost.
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AHAHAHA, I totally didn't even notice the ads until I started reading this thread... Waiiiiiiiiiiiit a minute here

I don't mind.
X2!!! i was like, what ad? I was looking up on the bar under the BC logo...hah..

yeah thats not too bad, as long as it does not graduate into big banner ads...those are just trashy...
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Yes the big A$$ banner adds will suck up room & because I personally have Dial-up, it would kick me off But I don't mind what u got up there now!!
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You guys are so spoiled here, 4-1/2 years of blindly going about your business here, while Keacher pays out of pocket. Remember those few times BC crashed due to old, incapable servers back in the day? This site is the real deal now, not a few hardcore fans talking codshit about detailing. We're talking million+ of hits a month. That equates to several thousands of dollar a year on hosting.

So we have a few ads...2? Worth it. Its not going to affect your day to day participation at BC.

Ads and donations (eventually) to keep the site going? or
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no ads.
And this all goes away, wouldnt be any sweat of the owners back.
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eh....i dont like em, but you have to keep the site going without going under.
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Does the site get any money if we click on the links?
Yes.

On a related note, malicious clicking won't help anybody -- the all-powerful Google can sense click fraud, and we don't want any problems.
what if we got everyone to at least click a couple ads a night or something? make it seem legit enough? wouldnt that definetely help out?
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Does the site get any money if we click on the links?
Yes.

On a related note, malicious clicking won't help anybody -- the all-powerful Google can sense click fraud, and we don't want any problems.
what if we got everyone to at least click a couple ads a night or something? make it seem legit enough? wouldnt that definetely help out?
thats the thing though, if the same IP'* click multiple times every night right after one another, then they bust jeff.
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