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News about Advertisements on the Forum.

Post by ☠ ~ Aɳɳ ~ ☠ on Mon 06 Aug 2018, 18:20

Dear Users,


Since the information in this editorial is a little outdated, I thought it was time to share some updates on this topic with everyone. Not all of what is written in that topic is obsolete, so please don't disregard everything there. 
However, there are some updates.


Advertisements.
Due to a number of complaints about some of the ads, we're slowly changing to banner ads. That means the "Skip ad" button will be history in the future, but there will be a banner in stead. You probably still have to disable your adblocker to get through to the target. The banner ads generate a lot less revenue for G4TW, which is why we're adding a second link shortener to the mix in the form of Linkvertise. You will only be asked to wait 15 seconds for the "Continue to Download" button to appear. 

We are now running a script on the forum which allows us to "adfly" all outgoing links at once, without having to do them one by one. This has caused a number of interesting problems, which we are working on.



Spending the money.
You may be wondering what we do with the income from these advertisements, and I would be happy to share! We've started using a "Premium" package for the forum. We pay a set amount of money to Forumotion each month, and it enables a number of nice features. To name a few: 


Arrow The forum now has it's own, personal domain. Games4theworld purchased a couple of domains, and you can reach the forum by going to:
https://www.games4theworld.club

But don't worry if you've bookmarked the forum in the past, you can still use the old URL.


Arrow Advanced search is now enabled on the Forum.


Arrow The Forum now has an SSL certificate.


Arrow The Administrators now have a few more options in the Adminpanel.


Arrow The team receives gifts from time to time, for their hard work. 


Remember we are all volunteers, and we spend a lot of time making your visit to Games4theworld a pleasurable one. 

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Re: News about Advertisements on the Forum.

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Wed 22 Aug 2018, 18:29

Just a reminder in addition to what has been said above: we do not condone any means that circumvent or otherwise undermine the current policy of ad-shortened links.

Again, it's perfectly fine for you to disapprove of these ads, but understand that the implementation of the policy for the time being at least stands as-is, and is not debatable.

I'd also like to add that most of the "problematic" ads (e.g. sexual or other non-family-friendly content) should be gone now as well. Should you see any further problematic ads, please e-mail me through the button in my signature, and if possible add a screenshot to your message, showing the problem-ad.


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