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Post by PingPangQui » July 2nd, 2007, 8:04 pm

Laudimir wrote:(...) More money to the devs!
Did you actually read this thread?

Most of the devs/contributers have either an indifferent or negative opinion about that subjects unless the money is for a specific purpose like hosting a server.

Collecting money for the devs private valet for contributing to this project is a bad idea imho. Some devs go, new will come and some may stay forever. They contribute to this project because they like to, have the time and have fun doing so. It is a healthy community as it is now and I can hardly believe that money will any positive effects here - It is far from it.
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Post by Laudimir » July 2nd, 2007, 11:50 pm

I did indeed read it. I am expressing my own opinion, and since it is an opinion it shouldn't be dependent on anyone else's [opinion].

As to the "more money to the devs!" quote, it was more of a joke than anything else. I suppose sarcasm is somewhat lost here.

The devs do not have to accept any money, if it is available, regardless. And, ads would not hurt anyone, anyway.

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Post by Shadow » July 3rd, 2007, 7:10 am

Sarcasm translates very bad over the internet.
I don't know why but it happens all the time.

To me too. :roll:
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Post by Maeglin Dubh » July 3rd, 2007, 2:19 pm

Really? I'd have never guessed it. I wonder why?

I'm actually OK with the idea. Google ads aren't all that intrusive at all.
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Post by Changeling » July 3rd, 2007, 2:34 pm

Shadow wrote:Sarcasm translates very bad over the internet.
I don't know why but it happens all the time.

To me too. :roll:
I know this is a little off-topic, but this is a study about just that.

I also agree with the vast majority of others supporting this idea for funding, but I would like to see it on the bottom of the page instead of the top. Could that be an option given in the profile?

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Post by mog » July 3rd, 2007, 5:13 pm

I agree with freim:
Ads would be acceptable if there was an imminent need for money. Otherwise I don't really like the idea (No matter if you can disable the ads or not).

Trying to get neccessary hardware/money by donations should remain the preferred way.
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Post by Shadow » July 3rd, 2007, 7:32 pm

mog wrote: ...

Trying to get neccessary hardware/money by donations should remain the preferred way.
To be at the peoples mercy is of course the best way.
I agree contributions in art, code, music, ideas (not in that order OK) could be compared to this.
On the other side you just give time not money so you are not paying for it. That's a big difference.

If the evil capitalism spends some bucks for the good case why not it is not a damned pact with the devil.

So I actual can't understand most prejudices if someone could explain it to me?
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Post by Velensk » July 3rd, 2007, 9:22 pm

On the sarcasm thing-

I sometimes think that the english language needs a written expression of sarcasm. Maybe some kind of symbol or something.

I wonder what it would look like.
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Post by energyman76c » July 3rd, 2007, 10:37 pm

as long as the ads are not popups/unders and not freaking blinkings gifs, I am ok with it. It really depends on the amount of ads... but a single one or two won't hurt.

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Post by turin » July 4th, 2007, 1:14 am

OK, people have been saying that the ads have already been added, but, um, I don't see any. :? They're in the upper-right-hand corner, right? What I see there is a Google search box with a choice

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Google [                             ] [Search]
         [x] Web [ ] www.wesnoth.org
And it's the same every time.

Anyone have an explanation?
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Post by Konrad II » July 4th, 2007, 1:18 am

Isn't THAT the ad?
http://giantitp.com

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Post by turin » July 4th, 2007, 1:20 am

Konrad II wrote:Isn't THAT the ad?
That's the ad? Why the heck would Google pay money for that? I can imagine adding it to a website just because it's useful. And I thought google ads were rotating, or random, or something...
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Post by Zebulon » July 4th, 2007, 1:25 am

turin wrote:Anyone have an explanation?
Yes.

Your adblocker has a filter with :

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http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/*

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Post by Konrad II » July 4th, 2007, 1:27 am

turin wrote:
Konrad II wrote:Isn't THAT the ad?
That's the ad? Why the heck would Google pay money for that? I can imagine adding it to a website just because it's useful. And I thought google ads were rotating, or random, or something...
Don't know, Google is weird enough to make things like that.
So that's not the ad? I suppose i have it blocked. What is it exactly? I don't have any adblocker
http://giantitp.com

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Post by turin » July 4th, 2007, 1:58 am

OK then. I guess firefox blocks Google ads automatically, I sure didn't do anything to set up adblocking.
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