I am sure you have all noticed that I have finally broken down an added some advertising to the boards. My hope is to keep it to a minimum, I don't want a bunch of videos randomly starting or pop ups or visual trash. So far now I am only using an account with Amazon. It gives me the control over what ads you see and where they get put. The downside of that is that no revenue is generated unless the links are used.
Basically anytime someone follows one of my links to Amazon the forums will get paid a percentage of anything that person purchases on Amazon for the next 24 hours. It does not have to be the actual item you clicked on. My hope and request of you all is that if you use Amazon and already plan on buying something is to access Amazon from one of my links to make that purchase. I can promise you that all the revenue it generates will be going to the improvements I would like to make to our forums.
Finding people that are familiar with this message board format is hard and they charge a lot! Changing to a new platform correctly to ensure there is a smooth transition is almost as bad. You can actually thank DaWife for some of the minor things being done. She has been training on Drupal so she can help make changes and keep these boards running smoothly. That's true love when your a Bucs fan helping take care of a rivals MB!
Please feel free to add your thoughts and comments. The end goal is as always making these boards as inviting and enjoyable to you guys as possible. I am always open to suggestions and will do my best to make changes to get there.
Thank you all for your support. We may be small but I still think you guys are hands down the best fans on any MB!