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    Post Some Important News From Steve and Ron

    Dear Members,

    We want to let you know in advance that we have decided to contact high-end manufacturers, whose products we use ourselves and believe in, to subscribe for banner advertisements on the WBF website. The small revenue from these ads will allow us to defray the costs of attending audio shows and of operating WBF. Also, we hope this will allow us to avoid asking for periodic donations via the "donate" tab.

    We are on the site many hours a day, and we, personally, do not want to wade through a blizzard of ads anymore than you do. We are going to be circumspect about the number of ads we sell and the quality of the companies who advertise.

    Please do not hesitate to post or to ask us privately any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your understanding. We intend to roll out these banner ads slowly over the next few weeks and will continue going forward.

    With warmest regards,

    Steve and Ron
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Williams View Post
    Dear Members,

    We want to let you know in advance that we have decided to contact high-end manufacturers, whose products we use ourselves and believe in, to subscribe for banner advertisements on the WBF website. The small revenue from these ads will allow us to defray the costs of attending audio shows and of operating WBF. Also, we hope this will allow us to avoid asking for periodic donations via the "donate" tab.

    We are on the site many hours a day, and we, personally, do not want to wade through a blizzard of ads anymore than you do. We are going to be circumspect about the number of ads we sell and the quality of the companies who advertise.

    Please do not hesitate to post or to ask us privately any questions you may have. Thank you in advance for your understanding. We intend to roll out these banner ads slowly over the next few weeks and will continue going forward.

    With warmest regards,

    Steve and Ron
    Good idea and maybe even long overdo. I know you needed some level of critical mass to interest the audio companies and I'm sure, by now, that must have occurred.

    FWIW, "the in advance" part didn't work as I already see this ad:

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    “Audio as a hobby is dying, largely by its own hand. As far as the real world is concerned, high-end audio lost its credibility during the 1980s, when it flatly refused to submit to the kind of basic honesty controls (double-blind testing, for example) that had legitimized every other serious scientific endeavor since Pascal. [This refusal] is a source of endless derisive amusement among rational people and of perpetual embarrassment for me” - Gordon Holt

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    It's all good Chuck

    Ads will be slowly rolled out as art work becomes available
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    I always thought a banner would be appropriate. Although I might have put it at they very top. Either way I'd require a little better resolution than the current one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Folsom View Post
    I always thought a banner would be appropriate. Although I might have put it at they very top. Either way I'd require a little better resolution than the current one.
    We'd have wanted a few things as well but as we learned along the way vBulletin app clearly defines banner size and resolution for each size a well as where each size can appear. It's not a perfect world.
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    Nice to see Kevin Hayes Valve Amplification Company represented here. Great idea.
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    Is it possible to distribute them so that there are not multiples together at the top of the page? What if you get more? Content is pushed off the page.
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    I was thinking a rotation every so many seconds, for one banner space. On my phone its a bit of a scroll each time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kal Rubinson View Post
    Is it possible to distribute them so that there are not multiples together at the top of the page? What if you get more? Content is pushed off the page.
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    I'm cool with the idea of a banner, but multiples together I'd hate to see the site become like 6moons. A rotating banner at the top, OK. I just visited and see 4 of them together, too much IMHO.
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