Originally Posted by Masked
You mean the terabytes and terabytes of content that cost thousands of dollars yearly to operate and hundreds of thousands of dollars yearly to update/maintain?
You know because, Wikipedia runs on God's power and that's free, forever. God also gives Wikipedia FREE hundred thousand dollar racks and angels maintain them.
The troll is STRONG with this one.
What? Wikipedia just does a donation drive every year to cover their costs, and it works.
If OCN went no adds, and stayed free, and did a donation drive whenever needed, I would donate, just like I do to wikipedia. OCN is a great resource with a strong community, I have little doubt that an annual donations drive would bring in more income than the ads ever could. No one is obligated to do so, but wikipedia is a great example of if you put out a good product, simply by asking for donations once a year to stay ad free you can easily cover the costs of operation and probably give yourself a nice salary to boot.
No trolling here, just saying there actually are models out there that have proven effective other than the archaic face smashing ads approach.
The catch is you have to actually be able to have a good product and a strong community. if you have a trash product with no real community support, yeah, the in your face ads are the only way to go. I'd prefer losing 10 trash websites on the net and gaining 1 quality website anyway to help reduce the clutter and spam.Edited by DNMock - 2/9/16 at 12:03pm