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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 09:47

Whitelisting the site

Neowin depends primarily on advertising revenue to cover all the costs of running the site.

This includes purchasing hardware, maintaining and upgrading it, we also have paid staff on our team for news article submissions and development, as well as accounting and all costs needed to maintain the business.

Since the beginning we have pledged not to include intrusive advertising, such as pop ups or full page ads, instead we have a maximum of 3 units per page worked into the design. The ads are therefore less noticeable than on other websites because they are accounted for within our design. Simply whitelisting Neowin to allow the display of the ads goes a long way to helping us maintain the site and offer extra features to our guests and registered members.

You can view the major changes to Neowin right here.

Subscribing

Neowin has two Subscription packages, Tier 1 and Tier 2, the latter removes all advertising from the website and costs $28 (USD) a year. Tier 1 costs $14 (USD) and adds a few features to the site such as a personal blog, a subscriber forum in which our rules are a bit more relaxed as well as other features; you can view all the features of the two subscriptions here.

Subscribe to Neowin

Donating

Neowin wouldn't be the place it is today if we didn't get our moderators and fellow admins completely drunk once in a while, it helps us forget such issues as multiple "Post your..." threads, spammers and people that really like to invoke our warn system -not to mention those who get themselves banned, who spend their free time making multiple dupe accounts (a valid email is required for this). Lets also not forget those registered members that gloat that they block Neowins inline ads (our main source of income), despite our having a policy of no pop-ups or intrusive ads throughout our forums.

Secondly, unbelievable as it may sound, some people have actually PM'd me asking how they can donate to Neowin without becoming a subscriber (huh?) or are already subscribers and want to give us yet more money!

If you want to make a donation, simply add the amount you want to donate, to the PayPal account subscribe@neowin.net. Please leave a descriptive message along with your Neowin member name, and Redmak or I will edit this post with your member name.

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Edited by Neobond, 30 December 2010 - 12:46. Reason: Added whitelisting & subscribing.



#2 Panacik

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:03

Snipped no need to full quote directly under mine! - Neobond


Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s

#3 TurboTuna

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:05

Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s


Hardly. People are asking about it, just because you don't want to donate anymore then your subscription doesn't mean other people might not. As Neobond said, people do ask to donate more, and rather then PM exchange, its now public and people who didn't think they could donate more now know they can if they wish.

#4 Mike

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:16

Neowin wouldn't be the place it is today if we didn't get our moderators and fellow admins completely drunk once in a while, it helps us forget such issues as multiple "Post your..." threads, spammers and people that really like to invoke our warn system -not to mention those who get themselves banned, who spend their free time making multiple dupe accounts (a valid email is required for this). Lets also not forget those registered members that gloat that they block Neowins inline ads (our main source of income), despite our having a policy of no pop-ups or intrusive ads throughout our forums.


excellent, so the intellitxt ads are to be removed?

#5 OP Steven P.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:21

excellent, so the intellitxt ads are to be removed?

There are no intelliTXT ads in the forums for registered members. If banners provided enough income then yes we would remove the intelliTXT links but they dn't and I'm sure you'll agree they are better than pop ups or full page (in between) ads?

#6 DrCheese

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:24

Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s

You say that but this morning someone posted about coming into some money and asked how to donate more. I'd link the thread but it looks likes it's been deleted :o

#7 Redmak

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:26

It hasn't been deleted http://www.neowin.ne...howtopic=621912

#8 Brian M.

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:26

I believe the one you are talking about is this one, which is in the Subscriber Support forum:

http://www.neowin.ne...view=getnewpost

#9 DrCheese

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:45

ah ok :p I was looking under site and forum issues. I searched for a poster in that thread but couldn't find it either :p Thanks

#10 Mike

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:51

There are no intelliTXT ads in the forums for registered members. If banners provided enough income then yes we would remove the intelliTXT links but they dn't and I'm sure you'll agree they are better than pop ups or full page (in between) ads?


true they aren't on the forums but are on the main page/news areas and i'd put them on a same level as popup ads as they do in fact popup

#11 vetRob

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 10:53

true they aren't on the forums but are on the main page/news areas and i'd put them on a same level as popup ads as they do in fact popup


Key point though: popups often steal focus away from the current page being browsed. Intellitext ads are inline and so don't disrupt scrolling or the user's interaction.

#12 Coldgunner

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:09

I've gotten so much out of neowin over the years I geniuinely felt they deserved a beer for their work. mine was only a small donation but worthwhile. There are many so called tech sites who want subscriptions to get their so called answers, a neowin sub is a bargain.

#13 +StevoFC

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:10

I would consider giving more money to Neowin but I refuse to use paypal ever again.

#14 se7en.hu

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:32

Have a beer on me guys :)

(just subscribed)

#15 DrewJW

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Posted 12 May 2008 - 11:47

Wednesday and expect some kerching from me :D