Advertising on the Forums
We've been discussing Ad Placement across the forum the past few weeks and coming up with various scenarios that we wanted to discuss amongst everyone to get some general feedback.
We've always tried to keep ads to be a minimum on the site to not detract from the viewing experience and feel that we've done that well over the past 10 years. Of course advertising is necessary to cover the many costs that involve keeping the site running which I think most people understand and appreciate.
What do you think about placement of the current ads?
I've had discussions with our Google contacts who suggested implementing something similiar to Rooney To Replace Scholes? - RedCafe.net. What are people's general feeling on that? Note the ad in the first post, the ad beside post reply, and the ad below the 5th post. Looks ok? Too in your face? If you don't like it, what don't you like about it, and what would you be prepared to live with?
Anyone have any other suggestions/thoughts? Just to say up front, we're not going to force anything on the community, but we are looking for constructive feedback on what is too much and what is acceptable.