[Theforum] [xxxsite] Opportunity

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Fri Oct 4 14:34:38 CDT 2002

On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, javier velasco wrote:

> Martin Burns wrote:
> >
> > On Thu, 3 Oct 2002, javier velasco wrote:
> > > rudy wrote:
> > > > i'd prefer that evolt cut back its services to those it can afford ad not
> > > > accept corporate sponsorship to maintain existing services
> > > i strongly agree
> not necesarily:
> one thing is *accepting* money (donations) from companies and putting
> their name or logo in a 'wall of collaborators', which i could live
> with.

Ah, but that's not what Rudy said.

> now, selling banners is an altogether different issue, yuck!

So is the problem:
1) *where* the ads appear (what page, what place on the page, on emails
   or on the site?)
2) What they look like (yum - animated, flashing things in standard banner
3) How they behave (popup/under or flash/JS ones which float over the

> not to
> mention that people who buy banners soon start asking for several kinds
> of editorial control (yet even worse)

Only if you agree to it... and putting it up front that there will be no
editorial control at no point for no reason will help.

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