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ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Posted by Michael on 1 April 2007, 02:06 GMT

[Sample Program]As many of you know, in November we began running ads on ticalc.org in order to cover our bandwidth costs. While this trial run has proven highly effective, we are still falling short each month on ad revenue. Feedback has shown that our visitors are overwhelmingly against any form of graphic banner ads, so we are instead turning to something more creative.

Beginning in the next two weeks, all BASIC programs uploaded to our archives will automatically be edited to include pay advertising, similar to what is shown in the animated screenshot. This will allow advertisers to pay lump sum fees for perpetual product placement in the BASIC portion of our file archives and should solve our immediate financial situation.

We will attempt to balance the ad placements so that they are non-intrusive; however, as the editing is done by automated scripts, there may be a few instances of inappropriately placed advertising. Please vote on the survey to let us know what you think.

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Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
James Koch  Account Info
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Thats pretty ingenious!

I hope you get your revenue needed...

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 02:17 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
NathanTheCoolest Account Info

i think banner ads would be better.

Reply to this comment    1 June 2007, 21:11 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Andrew Conachey  Account Info

Happy April Fool's Day guys!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 02:21 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
aznskinnyman153  Account Info
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hey, that ad is a dead link!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 02:25 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Snave2000  Account Info

Whew, glad it's 04-01 . . .

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 02:32 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
tifreak8x  Account Info
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Ha! Very original. ^_^

And you chose a nice ad to make fun of too. :P

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 03:17 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
nicko01  Account Info

l00k its tifreak8x!
zmg
lol
his site is c00l go th3r3
n0w
w007

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 13:27 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
tifreak8x  Account Info
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lol, wth? o.O

Hmm, it looks like I need to update my link to my new site, that still goes to the old one...

Reply to this comment    2 April 2007, 15:54 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
KermMartian  Account Info
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It appears that one of your fans is on crack. :P

Reply to this comment    2 April 2007, 17:52 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
tifreak8x  Account Info
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lol, I have fans? :P

Reply to this comment    3 April 2007, 01:58 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
nyall Account Info
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Out of curiosity are the google adds doing well?

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 03:39 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Magnus Hagander  Account Info
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Yes, at least good enough for now.

Reply to this comment    2 April 2007, 10:33 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Hanliweb Hanliweb  Account Info
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April fools joke :), my site's joke this year is using ticalc.org last year's idea :P

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 04:27 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
FOCUSEDWOLF Account Info
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Whoah...i thought they were serious on that :P

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 04:51 GMT


Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Aaron Kornaus  Account Info
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Well, they *didn't* use the red fake news box...

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 16:19 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Mr.Z  Account Info
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They never do on this day.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 17:36 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Peter Wakefield  Account Info

Sadly, it wasn't *what* the article was about that reminded me of what day it was, but the fact that there was an article at all!

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 06:17 GMT

Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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LOL, that's a good one.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 09:19 GMT


Re: Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
nicko01  Account Info

exactly what i though :)
happy 1 April 2007

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 13:24 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Travis Evans  Account Info

Yay, my calendar is working today! :-) I remembered what day this is; I came to ticalc.org on purpose just to see what they might have posted.

It's easy for me to see that this couldn't be real since editing other people's uploaded programs could be against copyright laws. They would have to probably have some kind of license agreement before you could upload BASIC programs giving them the right to do that kind of thing.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 10:02 GMT

Re: ticalc.org Introduces New In-Program Ads
Jahshan Bhatti Account Info
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Very nice! I always look forward to ticalc.org's April Fools joke ;) I even did some "time-travelling" and checked on old jokes (most before I joined ticalc.org). I laughed really hard at the one linked on my URL. Also, I hope the ads are working well for y'all.

Reply to this comment    1 April 2007, 10:04 GMT

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