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Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Forum

Post by Mr.Mouse » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:56 pm

Hi all,

As we were shut out from Google Adsense income today for false reasons, we are looking for new ways to keep up the Game Research Forum.

If any of the members have got some good legal ideas on how to proceed, like ads, a donation system or other sources we can try, do not hesitate and provide us with tips.

Best regards,
Mike

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by finale00 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:09 pm

How about xentax t-shirts? Oh man I'm sure people would love to walk around with a xentax shirt.
I'm sure there's someone here with connections!

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Post by clauddiu » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:10 pm

hey,
I will love to buy some coffee mugs with some opcodes on it or a code for a random archive compression in c++ :)
Anything related to this forum, you know what I mean.

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by MrAdults » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:15 pm

That's actually a pretty good idea. I'd love a XeNTaX shirt. And a XeNTaX mousepad. And beer mugs.

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Post by MrAdults » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:16 pm

Also, I've used CafePress for custom shirt designs before. I was happy with the quality. Don't know how they compare to other services otherwise though.

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by Forsaken » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:18 pm

Not to be ungrateful or anything, but what is your realistic cost of hosting this site? Were you running this site purely from ad revenue? My host is about $100 a year, and that doesn't seem like an exorbitant amount. I'm not a "regular" or anything so maybe I'm missing something. I only visit the site when I get an admin email that reminds me this site exists, but I don't want to see a resource like this go away either. Just curious.

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Post by SWTOR fan » Thu Apr 05, 2012 8:46 pm

Maybe you know this already, but with the Amazon Associates program, anytime someone comes from XeNTaX and then buys something from Amazon, XeNTaX would receive about 5% to 10% of the price from Amazon, without the customer having to pay extra.
I am sure that every visitor here buys something over Amazon, and just by following a special link before check-out they would be able to support XeNTaX. :)
See here for more information: https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by Devilot » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:16 pm

I agree with amazon affiliates. although, do this for the .it and .co.uk domains as well, if buying from the US I have to pay additional customs fees, and can't possibly help.

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by taarna23 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:27 pm

If you're looking for something to replace the ads, I've used a place called AdBrite in the past. You could check them out. Personally, I wouldn't go with CafePress. You only get 10% of your sale amount, no matter what you have the price set at. Just my 2 cents, though.

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Post by Dazz » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:47 pm

I use a few advertisers - Intergi, who have a minimum user requirement, and CPMstar who do an alright job - better than Google did when I used them.
If you need to reduce costs, I have my own dedicated hosting server which I could offer to you at a heavily reduced rate.

While I've had a falling out MrAdults, it doesn't mean anything about this, don't worry.

I'd be more than happy to help you guys out.

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Post by Snowmeow » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:57 pm

How about open a Blogspot and use the Blogspot ads to earn money?
Per example, relevant topics being posted at Xentax Blogspot and the users doing their part, visiting and commenting the blog so many times be possible. :D

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Post by P@S@f » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:25 pm

It's always ideal for projects like this to have it's own server. Or some free server in big companies where there are thousands of servers with tons of free resources (maybe someone knew admins).
Or just find out sites with same subjects and collaborate with them to kept up. Then costs will be divided so many as many sites will include collaboration.

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Post by Kenny » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:53 pm

Man I remember when they blocked my Adsense account for my website because someone was spamming it. I've tried other alternatives such as Adbrite and they're nowhere as good as Adsense. In the end I just chosen to accept donations which a lot of people kindly did.

I'd be happy to donate to this website as I've always found it of great help.

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by SFera » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:55 pm

how about https://flattr.com and paypal.. donations

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Re: Tips on income/financial support of the Game Research Fo

Post by finale00 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:59 pm

Snowmeow wrote:How about open a Blogspot and use the Blogspot ads to earn money?
Per example, relevant topics being posted at Xentax Blogspot and the users doing their part, visiting and commenting the blog so many times be possible. :D
Blogspot is operated by google so would they make the connection and quickly block the blog? lol

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