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In order to offset the expense of running this site, we will be selling some banner space here and there on the site. The question is this: do we restrict ads to Christian companies and bands or do we open it up to whoever wants it (within reason)? I have a request here from a secular metal label and I\'m not sure what to do with it. Thoughts?



 
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Carson,

I would trust your judgement on this. My biggest concern would be that someone might slip something past that wasn\'t ... tasteful. Otherwise, as long as it keeps this community open, I\'d say go for it!




 
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Depends on the label. I know Mortification was with Nuclear Blast Records for a while along with Intense Records so there is that end of it but... as you well know most secular metal labels arent always on the right side spiritually speaking. Its your call but I just thought I would let you know.




 
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It\'s a real dilemma, balancing your need to offset your hosting costs with your desire to live within the tolerance of your audience for advertisers who can pay you an acceptable income.

Try asking the administrators of Firestream.net how they fared with their banner advertisers, and that will hopefully help you determine if a more restrictive pool of sponsors is feasible. Otherwise, I can probably live with what shows up in your banner ads (within reason, as you said).

Pray and ponder before you act, as always.

Peace,

Jeff




 
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Id say as long as nothing derogatory or offensive is in the banner...Im fine with it...just nothing like myspace please :)



 
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Anguidara wrote:
Id say as long as nothing derogatory or offensive is in the banner...Im fine with it...just nothing like myspace please :)


aww c\'mon Ang, don\'t you want to see a scantilly clad woman everytime you send someone a message?:P j/k

carson, is it possible to place a disclaimer stating the ads do not necessarily reflect the views of the site. besides, if the advertisers are trying to lure someone from this site to buy their product, wouldn\'t they want to place an ad for a product that people on this site would possibly buy? It\'s like advertising for Depends on PBS. I think the advertisers would look at what the market is here and realize that an ad with naked women or pentagrams won\'t get us users to click their ad. although, a \'young\'/\'fragile\' Christian might.




 
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Why would I need to send messages to see that...I get em all the time anyways BUHZING!!! :)



 
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This is what you do...

Have them submit ads to you, just like we have to submit our pics before they post.

Problem solved...

Write a script to log clicks for record keeping (ip\'s...etc.)

It would be cool to have the ads have a statement of faith in them...that would take care of the questionable aspect...hard to say, \"Yah Jesus...\" then, \"Buy these albums, or products,\" with every other word a vulgarity or questionable item.

I would much rather have a $5 year membership than be submitted to ads...video killed the radio star...ads kill communities...

Just my opinion.

P.S. Have you tried praying that God would support this ministry. Maybe bring your financial needs to the community and see if they step up. I\'ll donate to help a Christian ministry, especially a music one.

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i\'d pay for a membership to flish. but not everone would. it would be awesome to hear in someone\'s testimony someday that this community was an instrument in their faith walk.
on that note, opening the doors to a secular market by placing ads may create opportunity for this as well.
but was flish intended to be an outreach tool? i don\'t know.
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ps.i like emotion icons:evil: ;) :side: :pinch: :( :sick: :blink: :dry: :blush: :side: :blink:




 
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Carson,

As you\'ve put it out there that financial assistance would be appreciated, have you considered putting up a Paypal donation link and seeing where it goes?




 
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Thats a good idea...you should get with Antiphonic and maybe setup something where people could add a dollar or two to an order they make that goes directly to Flamingfish?



 
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The additional donation at Antiphonic has merit.

Great idea!

Peace,

Jeff




 
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For those of you that would rather pay than see ads, I have two words for you.

Firefox adblock.




 
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I think it\'s more or less the principal of the matter at this point :)



 
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ads sounds like a great way to increase some profit, but also give others a chance to check out things related to the industrial/dance genre, etc.

i wouldn\'t expect all the ads to have to be \"christian\", as in \"hey do you need blank cd cases? buy ours...we made them while we were praying.\"

when carson is asking to use christian companies or not, he doesn\'t mean \"hey, should i put a banner to suicide girls?\" i\'m all for putting banners up for anything that offers services and products that the buyers of Christian industrial music need. that includes cd/mp3 gear, industrial apparel, and legal services, for all i care. those don\'t have to be \"Christian\" to necessarily be done with excellence, and those examples are certainly not products opposed to the truth... and in such cases as they would be, carson wouldn\'t allow it anyway.

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