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Advertisments on TORn - Need some feedback

calisuri
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Jun 22 2008, 5:15pm


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Hi All,

As one of the owners of TheOneRing.net, I wanted to write briefly about the increase in ads on TheOneRing.net. Our goal at TORn is to keep the experience here as non-commercial as possible, and any time we start making adjustments, I feel it is important and critical to inform our family (you!)

TheOneRing.net is a very expensive place to run - we get a lot of traffic. That is a good thing and only helps the community. The unfortunate part about big traffic is operating costs. Server equipment, hosting, bandwidth, etc.

To help alleviate the financial strain of running TORn, we've started experimenting with new ads. For example, you'll notice placed some Google Adwords into the site. You'll notice these below the left navigation, and below the large banner on the main site.

While those additions do help, I am in the process of looking at adding similar advertisements to the message board community.

I hope you will share your thoughts and concerns about this topic, as I guarantee that we will consider all when making decisions.

In addition, if you do comment on this thread, please provide us with some information so we can make some informed decisions. Please tell us this information, if you know it:

1. Your operating system (Windows XP, Mac OS X, etc)
2. Your browser and version number (Internet Explorer 6, Safari 3, etc)
3. Your screen resolution (1024x800, 800x600, etc)
4. Do you mind seeing non-Tolkien related ads on the site?
5. Have there been any ads recently that irked in you in anyway?

And one last thing - This post is NOT a request for financial help for the site. TORn is, and will always be, a free and open resource to all fans. We aren't doing badly, but we want to plan for the future when traffic will increase even more.

The Mysterious Calisuri


Subject User Time
Advertisments on TORn - Need some feedback calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 5:15pm
    Not a problem Rosie-with-the-ribbons Send a private message to Rosie-with-the-ribbons Jun 22 2008, 5:32pm
        Thanks Rosie! calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 5:41pm
    As far as I am concerned Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 22 2008, 6:06pm
        Thanks Peredhil calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 6:32pm
    seems fine to me... greendragon Send a private message to greendragon Jun 22 2008, 6:07pm
        Cool! Sounds good to me! calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 6:33pm
    Fair enough... Finduilas101 Send a private message to Finduilas101 Jun 22 2008, 6:34pm
    Thank you for asking... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Jun 22 2008, 6:47pm
    Well... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 22 2008, 7:05pm
        In the interest of full disclosure... calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 7:24pm
        And speaking of Affiliate Relationships... calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 7:25pm
            I always though this was a very nice way... leo Send a private message to leo Jun 22 2008, 7:27pm
            I hope I was able to be clear about what I was asking for Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 22 2008, 8:08pm
    No problem Nienna Send a private message to Nienna Jun 22 2008, 7:16pm
    I say we should sell TORn... leo Send a private message to leo Jun 22 2008, 7:22pm
        HAHAH calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 22 2008, 7:26pm
            It never hurts to help! leo Send a private message to leo Jun 22 2008, 7:28pm
                ouch maegwen Send a private message to maegwen Jun 22 2008, 7:31pm
                    Do we need to bring this up /all/ the time? ;-) leo Send a private message to leo Jun 22 2008, 7:34pm
        Some answers... diedye Send a private message to diedye Jun 22 2008, 7:53pm
    :( .... diedye Send a private message to diedye Jun 22 2008, 7:50pm
    No problem dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Jun 22 2008, 8:11pm
    I trust you Eledhwen Send a private message to Eledhwen Jun 22 2008, 8:24pm
    Blinded by our greed, we'll take the 9 FREE RINGTONES!!! without question./ L. Ron Halfelven Send a private message to L. Ron Halfelven Jun 22 2008, 8:27pm
    I've got Adblock RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jun 22 2008, 8:49pm
        Oh, and pretty please....NO POPUP ADS!!!1!!!!ELEVENTY!!!! // RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jun 22 2008, 8:50pm
            Nevermind...I see you've already addressed this issue. :) // RosieLass Send a private message to RosieLass Jun 22 2008, 8:53pm
    Keep them secret, safe, and simple Arwen's daughter Send a private message to Arwen's daughter Jun 22 2008, 8:56pm
    Answers Aerin Send a private message to Aerin Jun 22 2008, 8:57pm
        Depends ArathornJax Send a private message to ArathornJax Jun 22 2008, 9:19pm
    Your hard work is much appreciated! :) mwirkk Send a private message to mwirkk Jun 22 2008, 9:20pm
    I trust you, but please no "roll over" ads a.s. Send a private message to a.s. Jun 22 2008, 9:33pm
    an additional thought Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 22 2008, 10:04pm
        There *is* a "Merchandise" link in the box at the left Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Jun 23 2008, 12:00am
            yeah, Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 23 2008, 12:40am
    Some thoughts .. Elven Send a private message to Elven Jun 22 2008, 10:33pm
    I don't have a problem... Alcarcalime Send a private message to Alcarcalime Jun 23 2008, 12:08am
        it occurs to me that a question worth asking is: Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 23 2008, 12:43am
            This is a good point. /NT Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum Jun 23 2008, 1:45am
    Weighing in Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Jun 23 2008, 12:55am
    I trust you guys as much as I trust Peter :) grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 23 2008, 1:02am
        One tip Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jun 23 2008, 1:46am
            *flying tackle-hug!" You Rock! :D // grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 23 2008, 8:57am
    My answers Smeagirl/Girllum Send a private message to Smeagirl/Girllum Jun 23 2008, 1:42am
    Seems fine to me too :-) Kelvarhin Send a private message to Kelvarhin Jun 23 2008, 2:09am
    Advertisements on TOR.n Eruwestial37 Send a private message to Eruwestial37 Jun 23 2008, 2:24am
    Echoing others hatster Send a private message to hatster Jun 23 2008, 10:40am
    Hmmm Sherry Send a private message to Sherry Jun 23 2008, 12:01pm
    My info deej Send a private message to deej Jun 23 2008, 12:02pm
    Awesome feedback so far! calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 23 2008, 1:11pm
    Mac vtboyarc Send a private message to vtboyarc Jun 23 2008, 1:53pm
    mine Annael Send a private message to Annael Jun 23 2008, 3:03pm
    Righto... Ainu Laire Send a private message to Ainu Laire Jun 23 2008, 4:40pm
    Well Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone Jun 23 2008, 5:20pm
    Frankly, I never look at the ads. AlassŽa Eruvande Send a private message to AlassŽa Eruvande Jun 23 2008, 5:43pm
    So far so good. FarFromHome Send a private message to FarFromHome Jun 23 2008, 8:35pm
    Please, no mortgage ads with gyrating people. Radhruin Send a private message to Radhruin Jun 23 2008, 8:49pm
    My thoughts Kimi Send a private message to Kimi Jun 23 2008, 9:11pm
    As long as they don't make an unexpected noise. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins Jun 23 2008, 11:03pm
        Hear hear re sneakability at work! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Jun 24 2008, 12:09am
    Wow. What other sites would actually think to ASK this? BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jun 23 2008, 11:12pm
        Hehe *evil grin* calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 24 2008, 1:33am
            Drat! BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jun 24 2008, 1:56am
    You guys are really great! calisuri Send a private message to calisuri Jun 24 2008, 1:35am
    don't mind as long as... Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 24 2008, 5:18am
        Where to find it Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 24 2008, 4:25pm
            I found it in . . . Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 24 2008, 5:48pm
                *goes looking* Peredhil lover Send a private message to Peredhil lover Jun 24 2008, 6:04pm
    well Artanis Send a private message to Artanis Jun 24 2008, 9:48am
        but.... Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Jun 24 2008, 1:41pm
            D'oh! Someone at New Line is smacking their head right now ... BuckyUnderbelly Send a private message to BuckyUnderbelly Jun 24 2008, 3:08pm
                LOL Artanis Send a private message to Artanis Jun 24 2008, 8:09pm
    Screen Res: 1024 x 768 - finally found it! / Daughter of Nienna Send a private message to Daughter of Nienna Jun 24 2008, 5:30pm
    Adds don't bother me... SmeagoloftheStoors Send a private message to SmeagoloftheStoors Jun 24 2008, 6:25pm
    My computer specs. Artanis Send a private message to Artanis Jun 24 2008, 7:55pm
    My take on the ad situation Idril Celebrindal Send a private message to Idril Celebrindal Jun 24 2008, 9:10pm
    Probably not of much use Stapper Send a private message to Stapper Jun 25 2008, 2:44pm
        Wow! Howdy Stapper!! grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Jun 25 2008, 4:14pm
            *hugs* Stapper Send a private message to Stapper Jun 25 2008, 5:00pm
    briefly ElanorTX Send a private message to ElanorTX Jun 26 2008, 1:13am
        Ads and info Eldameldo Send a private message to Eldameldo Jun 27 2008, 1:54am
    My stats NottaSackville Send a private message to NottaSackville Jun 26 2008, 6:06pm
    Hey, post all the ads you want; I won't see 'em anyway ;-P Kyriel Send a private message to Kyriel Jun 26 2008, 11:10pm
    Much the same as everyone else... Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jun 27 2008, 6:02am
    Hmm... stormcrow20 Send a private message to stormcrow20 Jun 30 2008, 12:43am

 
 
 

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