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Offline Juju

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CodeWalrus ads are shutting off on July 11th
« on: June 11, 2018, 08:26:37 pm »
Well, some sad news today: our beloved ad provider Project Wonderful is shutting down on August 1st. They provided us with the ad box above this page (disable AdBlock if you don't see it) for more than a year and a half now, you guys had a good time bidding random stuff on this box and overall, we only have good words for it. But, unfortunately, giants such as Facebook are killing individual blogs and websites in favor of their own platform and it's taking a toll on Project Wonderful. They were founded to serve independent websites such as ours, but they're now in a situation they cannot do that anymore.

So what does it mean? Bidding and ad serving will shut down one month from now on July 11th, so if you want to do so, here's your last chance. Otherwise, we have a few other alternative sources of revenue you can choose from: you can either become one of my patrons on Patreon or directly send us money on PayPal. Both will give you a supporter rank on CodeWalrus and its Discord server in appreciation of helping funding our server and development costs.

In conclusion, I want to thank Ryan North and the rest of the PW team for their good services over the last 12 years and a half. You guys had a good run and I hope people will find a new solution to the problem.

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Re: CodeWalrus ads are shutting off on July 11th
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2018, 08:53:25 pm »
Rip
Reading their blog post shocked me a bit, even though it was hardly surprising.
Not everyone is on facebook thankfully but unfortunately, people still prefer centralized networks like Twitter or Youtube.
So even without facebook, it will still be an issue.

I don't like ads though, so yay ? But they were hardly invasive compared to pretty much everything else.

If my name was donald trump, i would have donated but i need that money for something else :/
So yeah rip
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Re: CodeWalrus ads are shutting off on July 11th
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2018, 09:25:03 pm »
Yeah, the big networks such as Google AdSense are easily one of the easiest attack vectors for viruses and such and we would never annoy you with invasive, crappy ads nor ever forcing you to see them. Project Wonderful did a pretty good job at not doing that.

On that, once it disappears, you might be able to give me a good price to put your own ads manually in in its place, that'd be nice.
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Re: CodeWalrus ads are shutting off on July 11th
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2018, 10:13:53 pm »
Yeah, the big networks such as Google AdSense are easily one of the easiest attack vectors for viruses and such and we would never annoy you with invasive, crappy ads nor ever forcing you to see them. Project Wonderful did a pretty good job at not doing that.

On that, once it disappears, you might be able to give me a good price to put your own ads manually in in its place, that'd be nice.
I actually have a good recommendation. If you really wanted/needed to put up ads, add AdSense ads, (jeez so many "ad"s), but have them disabled by default. Then, the user could opt-in to see them (which I would do, I really don't mind ads of any caliber, as long as they stay in their little box and aren't too NSFW or whatever). Disable them even for guests, if you really felt it was necessary.
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Re: CodeWalrus ads are shutting off on July 11th
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2018, 10:38:44 pm »
At least, since I moved I can now probably help if we need funds to run the site, but probably not immediately since PTSD and other health issues crippled my revenues for the past 11 months or so. I can probably send in $10 every few month whenever needed

We will miss Project Wonderful, though, because of the types of ads it provided. It was fun to be able to get your artwork out there without being forced to pay $25 in order to get 1 extra click.
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