Goodbye ads

Jun 27, 2023, 9:54 am
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,303
I've had Google ads running for a while (for guests only)

They were also on the Wiki - again for guests only, but the Wiki uses separate user accounts and is a bit of a pain to login to.

I'd say they were generating about $1-10 a month depending on how many clicks. Anyways, not a whole lot. The main banner ad had text stating that ads are hidden for members - the main goal for me was to encourage people to sign up. But I don't know if the trade off was worth it.

Decided to do my part to fight the enshittification of the internet and remove ads completely.

Hopefully if anything this will keep guests sticking around the Wiki and forum longer and sign up because they love playing IVAN and enjoy what they're reading.
Jun 27, 2023, 2:40 pm
Joined: Dec 17, 2007
Occupation: Taking Names, Formerly Kicking Ass
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 992
I would donate to a fundraiser if you had one
Jun 27, 2023, 5:16 pm
Joined: Dec 2, 2007
Location: New Attnam
Interests: bananas
Posts: 2,303
I appreciate that but no it's ok. It was more of just a) free money, might as well and b) annoy people into signing up.

I should've pulled the plug a long time ago but mostly just forgot they're there since I'm always logged in and don't see them
Jun 28, 2023, 12:58 am
Joined: Apr 2, 2014
Occupation: Navastating
Location: Aslona
Posts: 769
capristo wrote
b) annoy people into signing up.

The best way.
Jun 28, 2023, 1:57 am
Joined: Dec 3, 2007
Occupation: Chaos Weaver
Location: Standing between all life and death
Posts: 2,893
I don't know about the wiki, but they weren't too intrusive on the forum. There are sections that aren't available unless you're a member anyway. Still, I support fighting the enshittification of the internet. Just give us a shout any time you do need a fundraiser. Unlike last time, I have some leeway now
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Jun 28, 2023, 2:49 am
Joined: Dec 14, 2017
Occupation: Student
Location: Finland
Posts: 225
I did not know that there were ads
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