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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!

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I have that Gnome......... was a gift from a year or two ago.  Cute little feller, haven't played well since I got him, must be bad luck, hope he doesn't jam up my wood chipper.

Butkus never wore an earring

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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PapaBear.OR

I have that Gnome......... was a gift from a year or two ago.  Cute little feller, haven't played well since I got him, must be bad luck, hope he doesn't jam up my wood chipper.

I thought they might have actually used you as a model for the gnome.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

PapaBear.OR
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PapaBear.OR

I have that Gnome......... was a gift from a year or two ago.  Cute little feller, haven't played well since I got him, must be bad luck, hope he doesn't jam up my wood chipper.

I thought they might have actually used you as a model for the gnome.

.......... a dangerous pass time my friend.

Butkus never wore an earring

Calbrooks
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PapaBear.OR

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

 

ORIGINALLY POSTED BY PapaBear.OR

I have that Gnome......... was a gift from a year or two ago.  Cute little feller, haven't played well since I got him, must be bad luck, hope he doesn't jam up my wood chipper.

I thought they might have actually used you as a model for the gnome.

.......... a dangerous pass time my friend.

That's why DaWife was brought on board.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

The Shadow
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

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!

I will try to remember to do that Cal, as I buy quite often from Amazon.  I really like the next morning express free delivery of Prime items!

Too bad you didn't have this a few months ago, I bought quite a bit of photo gear through Amazon.

re-Build 3.0

My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

The Shadow
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I thought that sandwich maker was a waffle iron at first glance.

Now that would be cool, Bear Waffles! With Butter and Honey!!!

re-Build 3.0

My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

Calbrooks
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Thanks Shadow, and everyone else. I should have gone ahead and done this a while ago. I did not want to seem commercial to everyone though. But there is so much I would like to do to improve our forums so I finally broke down and made the leap.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

The Shadow
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ORIGINALLY POSTED BY Calbrooks

Thanks Shadow, and everyone else. I should have gone ahead and done this a while ago. I did not want to seem commercial to everyone though. But there is so much I would like to do to improve our forums so I finally broke down and made the leap.

Cal you might want to look over your deal with Amazon.  The Chicago Bears have a world wide fan base. Your deal with Amazon seems to be an Amazon.com only deal.  It should also include Amazon.Co.UK, Amazon.DE, Amazon.NL.....etc. Amazon is an International company and you should be able to have your advertisement deal be international too.

re-Build 3.0

My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

Calbrooks
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You are correct Shadow, for now it is only with the US market. Eventually I will work on expanding from there.

As I have stated before in this thread, I am trying to make sure I keep the site from being cluttered with ads or pop-ups. This is why I have only chosen Amazon for now. They let me have control of what ads are used and how they are displayed. The downside to that is I only make money if the ads are used. Basically if you click on one of the ads, the website will get paid a percentage of any purchases you make on Amazon for the next 24 hours. You do not need to purchase whatever ad you originally clicked on. All I ask is that if you plan on making a purchase on Amazon already that you come here first and get to Amazon from one of the ads on the website.

Thank you all for your support.

Train like you are 2nd, but play like you are 1st.

The Shadow
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Too bad Cal, I buy a lot of stuff from Amazon. This would be such an easy way I could help the site defray some of the operating costs.

Beats the hell out of driving 30-45 minutes to get to the next major city to do serious shopping. On the other side of the coin, I like living in a small village. You know everyone and know where to find them.

Do you make a % of each sale or is it a set amount per transaction?

re-Build 3.0

My 2018 Prediction...7-9 or 8-8 if they get lucky.

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