Advertising - Your Opinions Please

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Should we have adverts on Chastity Mansion

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  3. I don't mind

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  1. Jens
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    A few times recently advertising on the Mansion has been brought up. Adverts such as small banners linking to other sites - Tickleberry, Fetlife etc etc

    Please can you vote on the poll above, and then reply to this thread with your views/opinions on adverts on Chastity Mansion.

    Many thanks.
     
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    Even though i voted yes, i would have prefered to have a third option that says "i wouldn't mind" ...
    Neither i want to vote for a strict yes nor for a no.

    If advertising helps to run and maintain the site, then it is fine with me as long as there are not popping up dozens of new windows.

    maid katrin
     
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    I have updated the poll options for you Maid Katrin, and i also moved your vote over to 'I don't mind'
     
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    Agreed, i voted yes, i would have prefered to have a third option that says "i wouldn't mind"

    i won't mind a small amount of adverts, but would not want to see this site (that is run so professionally) to begin to mirror that of the other chastity site (that will remain nameless) which has become one large advertising site.

    Just my two cents.

    i'm not stupid, the "i don't know" wasn't there when i voted. ;)
     
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    LOL, you are too cute ... it was just an opinion ...

    Hugs, maid katrin
     
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    If it is necessary, then I could cope with it. As long as it's kept simple, out of the way of the posts, and the advertisers are relevant. I'd probably rather we didn't have to go that route though, it's a slippery slope to start down.
     
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    i have voted No - the front page has plenty enough going on without any extra that will probably also increase the page load time.

    i liked the album strip but that has gone - but it seems easier to have banners?

    Just one POV.
     
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    I voted I don't mind. But I'm more on the Yes side. I think you are well within your rights to advertise, you spend a lot of time and no doubt money keeping this site going and for that we are all grateful. Those of us that know you know that you never sought to make a profit off of the site but if you can then good for you.

    A banner at the top and bottom of the site on a refreshable basis might be a good idea. If the banners refresh each time you click on a new page it means you can have more companies advertising on the site without having to make loads of space for banners.

    It goes without saying that popups would be bad but banners don't bother me much. I bet chastity web sites would be falling over themselves to advertise on here. Heck why not even make a whole separate page of banners.
     
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    adblock for firefox

    I voted "I don't mind" because a) I believe Administrator is responsible b) I have adblock extension in my firefox browser.

    I highly recommend https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1865 if you want to filter out irritating ads and banners and such.
     
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    Hmmm, Slightly off topic, but this type of sort of thing could be worrying. Banners and adds are the one thing that keeps the web free. If we all start blocking adds then the only way site owners could generate revenue is by charging a subscription. Not all site owners are like MW and Pet. Facebook and most news web sites rely on adds.
     
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    We all don't.

    Just the ones who are irritated by the ads anyway.

    I would not worry.
     
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    From this sissy's point of view it simply depends on the quantity, the style and the relevance of the adverts.

    In fact she would prefere a site without any ads for data privacy reasons. But of cause an ad is not as threatening as for example Google Analytics since the collected data from an ad use to be rather few compared with Google's data pool: This is Orwell's Big Brother in reality.

    On the other hand ads might keep the site running and might link to sites she'd like to visit anyway. So yes, this site should have ads if necessary. But this is neither a clear "yes" nore an "i don't mind".

    * curtsey *

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    I voted I don't mind. I believe that the administrators of the site will make the best choice. It is, after all, up to them in the end and I think they have done a super job with the decisions they have made regarding the site thus far. I trust that any future decisions will be just as sound.
     
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    I voted no. The advertising on another site is half the reason I no longer go there. But,, I am not the one fronting the cost to keep this site going either. So,, in saying that, I can understand why a site has them. The ads to me clutter up why I came to the site for to begin with.

    tiff-he
     
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    I have to say I agree with the thoughts of the above that is why I voted no
     
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    I can't seem to access the vote so put me down as a "yes". I like the idea of clickable links rather than actual ads though. There are a lot of products and companies discussed openly on here. Why not make some revenue for the hard work you guys put in and get a rev share when sufficiently interested parties click through from Chastity Mansion and buy something. It shouldn't compromise the integrity of the site as clickable links are entirely voluntary and I'm sure the smart folks on here could spot the scammers posting for business. I know I have bought stuff on people's recommendation on this site- ultimately, that sale is down to the quality of the site you have created. Get rewarded for the effort you have put in to make this such an accessible forum!!
     
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    I voted I wouldn't mind. but it goes without saying that this is contingent on it not being overdone.
     
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    I think that what ever keeps this site up and running, go for it!! I agree with most that some ads can get quite annoying. But I would hate to have this site go to a pay site, just to keep from running ads. So if we need ads to keep things running smoothly then ads are OK.

    Missy Tanya

    PS: Susie Q said you can have her beer can collection to recycle!! :anim_39:
     
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    Well we know how I feel about this!

    I was happy to allow banners in the side bar for Mature Metal and tiff and Ms Linda's new business, but I'm really not sure about how advertising will work in general.

    Don't worry - the site won't be over run by ads because I won't allow it!
     
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    advertising has many benefits such as showing U/users products/pages that may not have been known, generating income to ease domain costs, funding get-togethers, etc... plus most U/users are used to seeing banners and adverts on other sites anyway so it really isn't that much of a change for them.
    i'm all for it...
     
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    Mistress Watchful i would vote yes but the vote thing seems not to work? i just get a White screen. my humble view is that You could put it all in one place preserve the no ads feel of 99 percent of the site and those amongst the community that want to check out the ads page could go there. Are You and pet aware of the million dollar pixel page concept? basically a very enterprising young lad sold each pixel on a screen for a dollar a time to companies. Each time a user went to a pixel it would pop up a logo and web address plus a short product pitch and the user could click through to the website. He made a million dollars in no time as people jumped on it a flash. You could run a similar concept ? just a thought. (that's a freebie idea.... The next one is a million dollars..... perhaps i have not thought my consultancy business model through to well......lol!)

    regards. CIL
     
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    Adverts for what?

    OK, i am really not sure how to vote here because everything depends on everything.

    As a contributor to the site (financially as well as text) i feel that i have paid for a no-advert site. But there are a number of members here -- and Mature Metal comes quickly to mind -- whose advertisements would be more than welcomed by me and, probably, by most members. And, because the content here is what it is, were i Mature Metal, i'd pay good money to advertise here in any way Mistress Watchful and Her pet would allow.

    And that is because this forum is very high quality and Mature Metal's wonderfully diabolical devices are also very high quality.

    But then i see the probability that some Chinese CB-X000 knock-off company that makes trash would want to advertise using Google and, because of the content here, Google would place adverts for their horrible products here and then there would be people from this site (who may be new or may not have found all of the reviews) who may be tempted to buy the stuff, it wouldn't recommend the Chastity Mansion.

    So here are my questions to Mistress Watchful and pet:

    Is that much money needed to run the Mansion? Is it just not going to be possible for that amount to be raised by requests? Can regular financial contributors choose to turn off all ads? Will there be any limit as to what companies are allowed to place adverts? Will they be subtle or horrid flashing thingies that annoy? What will they look like and how, exactly, will they tend to detract from what the users have come to know and love about this wonderful forum?

    i would be happy to vote if i can get answers to these questions.
     
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    I don't want people getting confused about this. We have no intention of throwing up adverts left right and center and making this site a wreck. This website is a result of a lot of hard work and amazing, friendly and loyal members.

    In threads on this site, and in PMs to myself we have had advertising mentioned and requested. We have always said no but recently realised we have never asked the members here for their opinions, hence this thread.

    Ms Linda's upcomming website/ business and Mature Metal will be having an advert up on our site but it will be done nicely and so that it can be seen, but not become annoying to people. These are long time members of this site and great contributers and we want to help them the best we can.

    Please don't panic and think we are going to suddenly charge people or throw up porn adverts all over the place. Once again this thread was to get everyones feedback because it is incredibly important to us. This is your site as much as it is ours. It seems very obvious most people are happy with adverts here as long as they are very discreet and help us in someway, which is great of people to say.

    Personally I do not see adverts ever being on chastity mansion at all, I hate the things!!

    As stated, the only ones you will see will be for 'friends' of the mansion such as MsLindas site and Mature Metal.
     
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