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View Poll Results: Would you mind ads on graal, if it ment it was free?
Yeah! Free graal & ads here we go! 32 84.21%
Nah, I like paying for graal. Keep the ads out! 6 15.79%
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:06 AM
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Post Ads On Graal?

Please read before polling.

EDIT: I am talking about a small banner ad, not a popup

If it meant free graal, Who would really mind an ad.

Lets say there was an ad on the forums,
and lets say the forums were viewed 20 times a minute.
If Graal got paid 1 cent a view, that's a dollar every 5 minutes.
So 1 cent x 60 minutes / 5 minutes to a dollar, That's 12 dollars an hour.
That means at 20 hours a day, If these forums got 20 views a minute,
That's 240 dollars a day. 240 dollars a day, 30 days a month,
Which is approximately 7200 USD a month - On 20 forum views a minute at ONLY 1 cent a view!

There are a lot of ad companies who pay 1 - 5 cents a view
to advertise their stuff, And who would really care
if there was ONE ad on the forums, Especially if it meant Free Graal.

Now free graal wouldn't have to mean Gold servers,
Or to have your own server, So they can still charge for private
servers, and even to use 3d, gk, zone.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:09 AM
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Yeah, well I don't really see a reason we should be paying anyway that leaves out a vaguely large ammount of people out of playing graal because not everyone has the money to spare or their parents are tight wads (no offence to anyone who's parents ARE), or need money for other things useful. Plus the ads probably wouldn't even be so noticeable and would save the whole reason of having to buy an account, this would also make alot of people happy. I don't know exactly how Stefan/Unix will respond to this but it's really not that bad of an idea.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:10 AM
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yeah but I don't like the pop up crap or that stupid ad that says "You've won a new i~whatever"
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yeah but I don't like the pop up crap or that stupid ad that says "You've won a new i~whatever"
I think he was thinking more along the lines of a simple ad banner or two placed maybe at the bottom or top somewhere, hardly noticable ones. So, vote or I use my special shunning powers of doom pants.
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yeah but I don't like the pop up crap or that stupid ad that says "You've won a new i~whatever"
Well we could hope it would stay a small ad, for the sake of the users T.T
That's a good point though.
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Old 07-07-2007, 05:28 AM
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Make it so we can see who voted :P
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Graal was originally free and had ads. It didn't work.
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Graal was originally free and had ads. It didn't work.
I don't really recall that point of graal of it having ads but I do remember it being free but about the ads, then again I never looked at the site.. o_O
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Your choices are a bit misleading. For a fair poll, they should be
Ads
No Ads

Even if Graal had ads, yah right! Free graal? Graal staff (unixmad/Stefan/whoever) would just keep the extra money and still charge.

I'm okay with the idea of an ad, perhaps to pay Stefan a bit of extra money (encouragement for a Mac version of graal)
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I don't really recall that point of graal of it having ads but I do remember it being free but about the ads, then again I never looked at the site.. o_O
PM Windows had ads.
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Your right, They are misleading, sorry. And yea, they probably would, but lets just hope it could happen.


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PM Windows had ads.
That would be annoying, but I'm talking about a single banner ad at the top of the forums.
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Your right, They are misleading, sorry. And yea, they probably would, but lets just hope it could happen.
Don't worry, I voted for the ads.

I hope it happens, though doubt it will
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Don't worry, I voted for the ads.

I hope it happens, though doubt it will
I don't see it happening at all but I do feel this would be nice if it did, not very many ideas have been listened to in the past, why start now?
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That would be annoying, but I'm talking about a single banner ad at the top of the forums.
If ads in PM windows couldn't make enough money to sustain Graal, there's no way a banner ad on the forums would.
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If ads in PM windows couldn't make enough money to sustain Graal, there's no way a banner ad on the forums would.
It could, if PM window ads made enough to begin with, and they only went p2p because pm window ads were annoying as hell
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