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Gauging interest in an ad-free TriRoost experience

AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
edited November 9 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, 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
    Queen of All Pins and A+ Enabler
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    wchevronwchevron Member
    edited November 9
    I think the Patreon is probably the easiest idea.
    AaronWebstey
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    From the looks of it, I'm the only one who cares about the ads anyway. Thanks for the feedback!
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    ccochraneccochrane Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    You have all saved me a fair amount of unnecessary work. New favourites.
    maggierurangamelidking90Johns622
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    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_MachrowiczCraig Dmbrekk44kjrunnin
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team 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

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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    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, Level 2 Supporter
    edited November 9
    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_MachrowiczCraig D
    Queen of All Pins and A+ Enabler
    Send your Pinterest suggestions to me at:
    QOAP@triroost.com
    http://www.pinterest.com/triroost/
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team 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

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    KenElPescadoPeladoKenElPescadoPelado Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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_MachrowiczAaronWebsteyCraig D
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    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_MachrowiczM_WareCraig D
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    Tad_MachrowiczTad_Machrowicz Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member, Level 2 Supporter
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    mbrekk44mbrekk44 Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member

    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_Machrowicz
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    AaronWebsteyAaronWebstey Administrator, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    All time favourite.
    mbrekk44
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    Craig DCraig D Member, TRS/Baucco Team 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, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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_Machrowicz
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    KenElPescadoPeladoKenElPescadoPelado Member, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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, TRS/Baucco Team Member
    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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