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Gauging interest in an ad-free TriRoost experience

AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
edited November 2017 in Main
I've been considering offering an ad-free TriRoost experience, one way or another. I know some of you have ad blockers (and I also know some of you turn OFF your ad blockers on this site - thank you!), and yes, the ads can be funny at times, so maybe nobody even cares. But I figured I'd see what you all think about it.

There are a few different ways to achieve this, that I can think of:
- take donations in exchange for ad-free browsing, maybe $10 a year or $1/month via Paypal or Patreon etc
- get rid of the ads for everyone, and provide some kind of value-add for donors/patrons (special privileges, a private area, badges, etc)

I guess I only had 2 ideas on how to do this.

Input and suggestions welcome. As long as I'm at least breaking even, I'll be happy.
  1. Getting rid of ads would make my TriRoost.com experience:22 votes
    1. Worse, I like the funny ads
      18.18%
    2. The same, I don't give a f ... hoot
      77.27%
    3. Better, the ads ugly-up the site
        4.55%
  2. How much would you be willing to pay to get rid of ads?22 votes
    1. $0
      40.91%
    2. ~ $5/yr
      13.64%
    3. ~ $10/yr
      36.36%
    4. ~ $20+/yr
        9.09%

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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    I love the ads. I wish we could periodically throw a TriRoost e-bake sale, not this kind...

    but like a regular bake sale. I would donate cookies to support the Roost, I would buy cookies to support the Roost...and I don't really care for cookies or baking. Is there something we could do that follows the bake sale model? Or is Patreon the easiest solution?
    AaronWebsteymbrekk44
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    wchevronwchevron Member
    edited November 2017
    I think the Patreon is probably the easiest idea.
    AaronWebstey
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    From the looks of it, I'm the only one who cares about the ads anyway. Thanks for the feedback!
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    The ads have never really bothered me and removing the ads would eliminate the relevance of (at least) one of the threads on this forum...
    AaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPeladoMattsimonsen77

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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    You have all saved me a fair amount of unnecessary work. New favourites.
    maggierurangamelidking90Johns622
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    MartinMartin Member, Rooster Endurance Member

    You have all saved me a fair amount of unnecessary work. New favourites.

    You could still ask for money. I don't like recurring Patreon-like subs, but if you want to open a tip jar or something I would put a few bucks in.
    AaronWebsteyTad_MCraig_Dmbrekk44kjrunnin
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    More ads, more ads. Are you kidding, this is the greatest AI Comedy experiment ever. I don't want the ad placement thread to die either.......
    AaronWebstey

    #Sworry 2019 - See you there!
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Martin said:

    You have all saved me a fair amount of unnecessary work. New favourites.

    You could still ask for money. I don't like recurring Patreon-like subs, but if you want to open a tip jar or something I would put a few bucks in.
    I'm going to set up something like this. I started doing a Patreon account, but it didn't really feel like a good fit since I'm not really a 'creator' per se. Thx Marty.
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers

    More ads, more ads. Are you kidding, this is the greatest AI Comedy experiment ever. I don't want the ad placement thread to die either.......

    Ha ... Point taken :)
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    M_WareM_Ware Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    edited November 2017
    JFC @AaronWebstey how are you not a creator? Would this community exist as it does at this moment had you not created it? No, it wouldn't.
    AaronWebsteyTad_MCraig_D
    Queen of All Pins and A+ Enabler
    Send your Pinterest suggestions to me at:
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    M_Ware said:

    JFC @AaronWebstey how are you not a creator? Would this community exist as it does at this moment had you not created it? No, it wouldn't.

    Ha ... Thanks Mel :). I guess I just figure there might be better mediums for donation, Patreon seems more geared toward writers, artists, etc. I'll look into it a bit more, it might be possible to have a one-time donation option with Patreon. Or three might be more fitting solutions out there that I just haven't found yet.
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter
    Martin said:

    You have all saved me a fair amount of unnecessary work. New favourites.

    You could still ask for money. I don't like recurring Patreon-like subs, but if you want to open a tip jar or something I would put a few bucks in.
    +1

    #Sworry 2019 - See you there!
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    We need a holiday to plug donations in conjunction with. Not when we are already spending money on Secret Santa, Black Friday, etc. How about Martini Saturday?
    Tad_MAaronWebsteyCraig_D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers

    We need a holiday to plug donations in conjunction with. Not when we are already spending money on Secret Santa, Black Friday, etc. How about Martini Saturday?

    This is an excellent idea. That's the plan.
    KenElPescadoPeladoTad_MM_WareCraig_D
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    Tad_MTad_M Member, Rooster Endurance Member, Level 2 Supporter

    M_WareAaronWebsteyKenElPescadoPelado

    #Sworry 2019 - See you there!
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    M_Ware said:

    JFC @AaronWebstey how are you not a creator? Would this community exist as it does at this moment had you not created it? No, it wouldn't.

    Ha ... Thanks Mel :). I guess I just figure there might be better mediums for donation, Patreon seems more geared toward writers, artists, etc. I'll look into it a bit more, it might be possible to have a one-time donation option with Patreon. Or three might be more fitting solutions out there that I just haven't found yet.
    But @AaronWebstey is a writer.. he wrote the book to my heart
    M_WareAaronWebsteyidking90Craig_DKenElPescadoPeladoJohns622Tad_M
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    All time favourite.
    mbrekk44
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    Craig_DCraig_D Member, Rooster Endurance Member
    @AaronWebstey you need to write a book ala Dr Suess about all your Favourites??! Not sure how you keep them straight.
    Canadian Division
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Craig D said:

    @AaronWebstey you need to write a book ala Dr Suess about all your Favourites??! Not sure how you keep them straight.

    Guess we found this year's Xmas Eve post
    KenElPescadoPeladoCraig_DTad_M
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    M_Ware said:

    JFC @AaronWebstey how are you not a creator? Would this community exist as it does at this moment had you not created it? No, it wouldn't.



    Patreon headline:
    "@AaronWebstey is creating epic websites, musical melodies, and handjob eyes memories."
    Craig_DAaronWebsteymbrekk44
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, Rooster Endurance Member, Rooster Endurance Officers
    Again, great work Ken. I'll probably use *something* like that :)
    KenElPescadoPelado
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    As long as your patreon "creations" are euphemisms for what you do in your office at work I'm in. I couldn't afford that.

    Another option would be https://digitaltipjar.com . Haven't used it but looks like it is more one time use.
    AaronWebsteyCraig_D

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