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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old April 1st, 2008, 14:22 Thread Starter
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XT's revised Advertising Strategy

New advertising policy

Yesterday VS published their first quarter results and Xtratime.org showed a significant discrepancy between expected and realised revenue from advertisements. This is cause for concern as the whole basis for economic viability of their hosting of this website is of course ad income. In short, we cost far more than we make.

This has resulted in a change in advertising policy that will soon be implemented and this announcement serves as prior notification.

Effective as soon as the coding can be completed, the advertising banners will included sponsored links from partner sites in the adult entertainment industry, commonly known as pornography.

Both VS and Xtratime’s management realize that this will be quite a deviation from our long standing site policies, but with the disappointing ad revenue, it has unfortunately become a reality that we cannot ignore. The profits from the adult entertainment genre are so substantial that a mere month would be enough to balance the first quarter loss.

To maximise profits each member will be able to select an ad package in their profile, so that they will be able to view ads corresponding to their tastes. It serves no purpose to have a homosexual member view heterosexual banner ads, for example.

We understand that this may cause some problems when viewing Xtratime at one’s place of business or at school, and therefore we hope that through this advance notice our members can take appropriate measures to prevent any problems with their day to day visits to Xtratime.

If there are any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the site’s administrators.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old April 1st, 2008, 14:29
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It's been hovering over us like a dark cloud for a while now and i knew it had to happen some time but it's very unfortunate it has come to this. You guys know how i feel about this: i'm seriously thinking of quitting XT now. I don't want that garbage in the top of my screen and i think a lot of users feel the same. I'm signing up for Bigsoccer now.
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Well we have to appreciate that the continuation of the site is imperative and if that has to happen then we have no option but to seek the highest form of revenue possible. I appreciate the concerns you have Styg but I told you privately that promoting the fact your leaving is not the way to go and is detrimental to the forum as a whole.

I was at doubts first but if its helps to sustain the longevity of XT we have no choice and I think over time people will come through to it. I mean after work we discovered our core users tend to be males 18-25 Demographic A-C1 and thats generally what the adult entertainment advertising industry seeks. Plus if you have ad blocker its not a problem

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I know man people are thinking this is an April's fools but it is genuine. I was actually people were worrying about this and thought about delaying the announcement, to prevent any doubts but certain people felt the need to out vote me :rollani: I know it might seem a crappy Aprils fools joke and that was my worry, but the majority of the consensus among the Mod team was to let the community know of the sites forthcoming operations as opposed to delaying it, which may I add was my intention to prevent this becoming some sort of clown show where everyone thinks we are making some crappy April Fools Joke.

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thats a shame to be honest, I for myself serve the website alot and mostly at home, were there is my wife and kid around me, sometimes at work or whenever I'm out with my friends and my laptop is with me, it would be hard to view the website when thier "sorry to say" Garbege are the top of the site will show.

Xtratime won me since day one, first for the good posters around the great time you'll feel posting around, and 2nd it never been this shity site or forum with over 100 ad from sexual content and pullshit like that, and it would be a really going down hill like a rocket insted of going to the sky if this is true.

I for myself can't say I'll quit XT at once, but I'm sure by time I'll just even delete it from bookmark to avoid joining in!!

good luck XT.
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Hey, I take my porno very seriously! This is no joking matter! :frustrat:

I am now reporting you to Arfy...wait a minute...

Hm...well, I am reporting you to Arfy anyway...I believe Arfy has the integrity needed to make a non-biased decision regarding Arfy's behaviour.

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Discuss it in here guys, tell XT management how you feel about this! https://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?p=6232298
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will we cms be able to see who has chosen to look at gay banners? and would it be bad if we were to make slight jokes which might reveal which xt member has homosexual preferences?

ps does that mean we ban all underaged people from xtratime as well as they looking at porn banners would be against the law and therefore xtratime could be sued?

i'll take that hard taks on myself

ok all you kids report to me so i could ban you

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Coppa will be activated and the advancements in hacks mean we will need age verification and the ads are relative to that, anyone over the age of 18 will recieve the new content but anyone below that age will won't. so minors will not see the adult content and XtraTime places the measures in place to protect itself from law suits as we have measures to make sure only those over the legal age will recieve the new adverts.

Its not really a big issue, we hear from Admin and site owner circles that this is a measure many sites are considering and it seems there just needs to be an ice-breaker. This is a good opportunity for XT, it will alsogive us the opportunity to give XT a face change amongst other things.

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thread closed as we don't want discussion to take place here simply cause we'll have to manually approve each of your posts

please take the discussion to the thread about it in q&s:

https://www.xtratime.org/forum/showthread.php?t=229819

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