[Vit-discuss] question about ads
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Sat Mar 12 15:40:22 EST 2005
On Mar 12, 2005, at 08:16, David Heinemeier Hansson wrote:
>> I notice that ruby-lang.org has Google ads. Is this likely to be the
>> case even after the re-design?
> I would hope not. I gather the revenue generated is minimal. Rather
> make up for that in a one-time pledge if funds are needed to run the
> site. Ads make the thing look cheap and are in my opinion unsuited for
> a site with the character of ruby-lang.
I don't think we're the ones who can decide about ads. I think it will
be up to the people paying for hosting bandwidth. In any case, I agree
with DHH. I would hope that there are no ads, and if there are some
ads, that they are better than the google ones.
If ads are a necessity, I wonder if we can use better, targeted ads
that fit well with the design. An idea might be to work out a deal
with Ruby-related commercial sites. An example might be Basecamp HQ,
Snowdevil.ca, Textdrive.com (web hosting service with ROR).
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