2nd Poll: Should DART have ads to help DebateArt.com out and to pay for features?

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  • Alec
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    I want voters to be informed on this.

    Pros to ads: 

    -Generates more revenue which would provide an incentive DebateArt.com to make the site better.

    Cons to ads:

    -They look ugly.
    -They can contain inappropriate messages.

    Whatever your decision, please state why otherwise the vote won't count. 

    I personally to start off pick yes because I want Mike motivated to improve the site and if that means supplying him with more money from the ad revenue, so be it.
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    You might want to check this out.
  • David
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    No 100% no
  • Alec
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    0-0.  I told you to state why.
  • SupaDudz
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    no 
  • DebateArt.com
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    Yeah, ads is an ugly solution, I don't like it either :/ But as an alternative, we could add fake buttons that would redirect users to some porn sites and those would pay us the referral reward.
  • Dr.Franklin
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    Yes
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    BUT,,,It must be clean adds, not the shitty ones at DDO
  • Polytheist-Witch
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    If placed correctly they are not a bother. Since money is always an issue I have no problem with them. Especially since I am not donating.
  • Dr.Franklin
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    I like it!!
  • Alec
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    Can you guys state why so I can count your votes?

    If I include all votes without stated reasons, it's 2-2.
  • Alec
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    Only good ads would be allowed.

  • Dr.Franklin
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    Becuase we NEED MONEY!!!!!!!!
  • Alec
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    2-0 out of backed up votes, with Yes in the lead.

    4-2 out of just opinions, with Yes in the lead.
  • TheRealNihilist
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    No because I said so.
    There is your reason. Didn't imply it to be a good one. 
    Serious reason. Ruin the experience that this site has. Dislike the orange wish I was able to change the color pallet. 
  • Alec
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    2-1 Y

    4-3 Y

    Yes is winning on both fronts.
  • bsh1
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    no

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  • David
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    No because I said so.
    There is your reason. Didn't imply it to be a good one. 
    Serious reason. Ruin the experience that this site has. Dislike the orange wish I was able to change the color pallet. 
    We are working on DART 2.0 with a fresh design (it'll be a long project) and would love your feedback. 
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    A customizable color pallet would be really cool.
  • DebateArt.com
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    I am afraid it's not gonna arrive any time soon, unless you guys are designers and willing to design the whole thing because otherwise design is the hardest thing for me ( that's why the site is so ugly )
  • Alec
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    2-1 Yes out of reasoned votes.

    4-4 overall.


  • Ramshutu
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    No. No. No.

    Right now, the number of pageviews, and site traffic is likely only to result in a few dollars a month of ad revenue - In return for making the website look worse, and with the potential to turn people off.

    Once the page views increase by a factor of 20, there’d be enough to cover underlying costs, and pay for site maintenance and updates - that’s the only time it should be considered.
  • TheRealNihilist
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    I am afraid it's not gonna arrive any time soon, unless you guys are designers and willing to design the whole thing because otherwise design is the hardest thing for me ( that's why the site is so ugly )
    No I am not about the layout or something. Simply a color palette. Design stuff will remove the simplicity of the site. Colors I think or at least I hope so is easy to add. 
  • Alec
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    2-2 out of the reasoned votes.

    5-4 No out of all votes.  Out of our current DART base, I don't know how much ad revenue would be raised.

  • Mharman
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    Ramshutu is right.