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Should railway orientated product advertising be allowed on the Forum?
Yes
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 68%  [ 31 ]
No
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Total Votes : 45

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:42 am    Post subject: Advertising on SVR-Online Reply with quote

Occasionally I receive requests to advertise railway orientated products on the forums. Previously I have been against any advertising on the forums, but I thought it may be time to poll you as forum users for your opinion.

Postings would only be allowed in a new forum and would be moderated.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Following reports of difficulty in getting the poll to work I have moved this thread to the General Forum.
It should work now.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 21, 2010 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A good idea if the product advertised has obvious direct relevance to the SVR, its visitors and those who work on it.

Possibly a good idea otherwise if advertising raised revenue for the railway but we were not inundated with irrelevant items.

A bad idea if it does not comply with the above.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

P Thornhill wiil confirm but IIRC NatPres forum has two ways in, one for "financial supporters" with no advertising and one for "nil contribution" followers with advertising

I would prefer not, however if it defrayed the costs of the volunteer webmaster or the SVRA then it is down to them to make the call.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bradleyman wrote:
A good idea if the product advertised has obvious direct relevance to the SVR, its visitors and those who work on it.

<<<SNIP>>>

A bad idea if it does not comply with the above.


Relevant items/services to the readership... I'll accept.

Financial services, gambling or personal improvement services I'd object to.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d431hood wrote:
Financial services........I'd object to.


Although the SVR does partner with both West Bromwich BS (savings) and NFU (insurance)

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
d431hood wrote:
Financial services........I'd object to.


Although the SVR does partner with both West Bromwich BS (savings) and NFU (insurance)

Patrick


I'd imagine he was referring to some of the less reputable firms that likely advertise online - such as R. Ipoff Debt Reorganisation Services Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hearn_p wrote:
P Thornhill wiil confirm but IIRC NatPres forum has two ways in, one for "financial supporters" with no advertising and one for "nil contribution" followers with advertising

I would prefer not, however if it defrayed the costs of the volunteer webmaster or the SVRA then it is down to them to make the call.

Patrick


Sorry Patrick only just saw this we do have two tier membership - We have the standard members who see the adverts (which on our forum is a mix of Google supplied adverts and ones from our own advertisers such as the A1 steam Trust, HF Railtours and Procast foundry. The other tier is the Friends of National Preservation who for the sum of 2 per month or 15 per year don't get any adverts amongst other benefits. The advertising/natpres friend income goes directly towards the running costs of the forum and tbh if the advertising was going to contribute to the running costs of this then I wouldn't mind them being added if however we are talking free adverts or adverts because of an occaisional request then maybe the forum would be better left as it is. On Natpres we run these systems because we have to so we can fund the forum on an ongoing basis (due to the volume of members and traffic etc we have to use our own dedicated server for example) rather than by choice or to make money, it's purely something to help cover the running costs .
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Danny252 wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
d431hood wrote:
Financial services........I'd object to.


Although the SVR does partner with both West Bromwich BS (savings) and NFU (insurance)

Patrick


I'd imagine he was referring to some of the less reputable firms that likely advertise online - such as R. Ipoff Debt Reorganisation Services Wink


Danny, quite right.
- Financial services with an SVR benefit = relevant.
- Rip off loans and debt restructuring that leaves the poor less well off - not relevant.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 02, 2010 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

d431hood wrote:
Danny252 wrote:
hearn_p wrote:
d431hood wrote:
Financial services........I'd object to.


Although the SVR does partner with both West Bromwich BS (savings) and NFU (insurance)

Patrick


I'd imagine he was referring to some of the less reputable firms that likely advertise online - such as R. Ipoff Debt Reorganisation Services Wink


Danny, quite right.
- Financial services with an SVR benefit = relevant.
- Rip off loans and debt restructuring that leaves the poor less well off - not relevant.


Again it depends on the type of adverts that you are proposing - your own adverts you have that control - Google ads are done by user so for example if you search loans in google you will get loan adverts. Google collects a a surprising amount of information on a user and then taylors the adverts to suit so in googles case the adverts that one member see wont always be the same as another. Although I don't personally agree with Google using this method and collecting this information (which many users are not even aware of) I have got to admit it is quite a clever way to provide targeted advertising.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so much a comment; more a question.

Who carries the costs (if any) for this forum, as is?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 10:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't see how to register a vote, although I note 45 people have done so.
Have I missed something in the instructions?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

geoffsvr wrote:
I can't see how to register a vote, although I note 45 people have done so.
Have I missed something in the instructions?


It may have had a cut off date.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wrote:
geoffsvr wrote:
I can't see how to register a vote, although I note 45 people have done so.
Have I missed something in the instructions?

It may have had a cut off date.
Correct. It originally was set up to run for 30 days. I have just increased the duration to 60 days to permit additional input.
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