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AI ads make no sense

post #1 of 17
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why is Quilted northern toilet paper advertising on a computer site?
any money is good money, but this gives a new meaning to 'dirty money'
in seriousness, ai is great and they are smart to advertise here, i gust found this funny
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You can't quantify how much I don't care -- Bob Kevoian of the Bob and Tom Show.
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post #2 of 17
Actually, the content of the ads suggest that the owners of this site are VERY desperate for money. Healthy sites have targeted ads for their unique user demographics. AI, on the other hand, apparently belongs to one of those ad networks that just spew all sorts of random ads at the viewers. This mean AI probably isn't making enough money off of them to get anywhere close to monthly server costs, not to mention paying the writers.
post #3 of 17
AI pays the writers?!

i had just assumed they were volunteers.
post #4 of 17
The folks that write the articles on the front end (Kasper and entourage) are compensated monetarily for their services. I just find it hard to believe that AI brings in enough money to support itself. These untargeted ads don't generate much revenue at all for sites...
post #5 of 17
I don't know, I think I just got a pretty killer deal on ass-wipe.
post #6 of 17
There are ads?

post #7 of 17
It's "sense", toilet paper or not.
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Things Ain't What They Seem!
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post #8 of 17
So there is actually a risk that AI could go bankrupt? Then where would we all go?
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post #9 of 17
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
It's "sense", toilet paper or not.

I'm on it!

post #10 of 17
As site feedback, this belongs in Suggestions.

Moving...
post #11 of 17
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Originally posted by KANE
So there is actually a risk that AI could go bankrupt? Then where would we all go?

No, because AI is owned by MacNN. I guess if MacNN ever decided they didn't want AI, and Kasper was unable to financially support it, sure, it could go bankrupt. Your loyal and motivated forum mods and admins have contingency plans in place for just such an event, so rest assured.
post #12 of 17


... gotta love these hp ads.

now of cos all mac users run to buy a pc becos of these
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How many problems have you modified or originated in the past 1 day?
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post #13 of 17
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Originally posted by LoCash
Your loyal and motivated forum mods and admins have contingency plans in place for just such an event, so rest assured.

LoCash: How would the dedicated mods communitcate the contingency plans to the membership in case of an emergency? Have you simply harvested e-mail addresses from the membership database? Do you have a backup of the forum archives?

It might make sense to disclose at least part of your contingency plans to its beneficiaries. E.g. "If AI forums go down, check out www.appleinsider2.com for further information."

Whatever happens, please make sure to avoid a repeat of the G4 Cube server loss and the subsequent Great Blackout.

Escher
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Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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post #14 of 17
We honestly don't believe these forums are going to be going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, in some form or another, it has been reaffirmed to us that they're going to stay put. That's what the Gods tell us.

If we ever felt the steadfastness of AI was in jeopardy, we do have means of notifying the members, and we do have the boards operating on a separate server. I don't think it is appropriate to be giving out that address currently though. It's something Brad and I set up a long time ago.
post #15 of 17
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Originally posted by LoCash
If we ever felt the steadfastness of AI was in jeopardy, we do have means of notifying the members, and we do have the boards operating on a separate server. I don't think it is appropriate to be giving out that address currently though. It's something Brad and I set up a long time ago.

Thanks, LoCash. It's good to hear that there is functional off-site backup of the AI forums. If you have means of notifying the members, that's good enough for me. No need to publish a URL or IP address. I just wish somebody had been that responsible in the times of the G4 Cube. Then I could still go back to the "2400 dreams" thread. \

Escher
"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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"The only laptop computer that's useful is the one you have with you."
Until we get a 3 lbs sub-PowerBook, the 12-inch PowerBook will do.
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post #16 of 17
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Originally posted by LoCash
If we ever felt the steadfastness of AI was in jeopardy, we do have means of notifying the members, and we do have the boards operating on a separate server. I don't think it is appropriate to be giving out that address currently though. It's something Brad and I set up a long time ago.

Have you and Brad conjured up a nickname for this failsafe server, like "The Bunker"?
post #17 of 17
Hell, to show you its age, 'the bunker' has the old UBB install on it.
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