I'm using Opera, and the "green and blue words" can't be seen in it... I just tried IE and then the "bold green words" in the text show up, but still I can't view any ads. As AnniS said, they are all empty. I can't see any blue texts luvvie mentioned, either btw.
Ok, it looks like I will have to clarify something up on the adds and stuff.
First of all, the donations are a seperate topic, it's just that they serve the same main cause, to keep AS in business For this I would like to thank (and mention those that gave permission) our donators so far: Mel twice, Luvvie, AnniS as mentioned before, Nadin, Namiki and Schnaddel. To us, you are all stars!
Aside that, I mentioned the site ads in a post above. These are located on the mainpage as well as on the contentpages on the site of the past years. www.absoluteskating.com and all inside thus. I stated specifically not here on the messageboard, because the mb is hosted by proboards, and the ads that are on here are FOR proboards. Iow, those serve for their income not AS's.
As for the ads. Actually, the mentioned green lined ones are so called "inline ads" and those are new since last week. I was testing them out. What were there before, were the ads located at the end of every article/report/photogallery/interview, and on the mainpage at the bottom, snuggling the links to the seasons archives. There is also a line with ads further up, usually after the third announcement. (these are the before mentioned blue words ones) I always worried they were too intrusive, which is why they were never placed up higher. Since you are all so confused, I guess they weren't. ;D
Now you wonder "but I don't see those?" No indeed. They are supposed to be where the grey links "Your add here" are placed. The program we use, Adbrite, doesn't seem to have much good ads lately, and the ads that were displayed right before Christmas were actually about "Russian brides for marriage". Now I gave that a chance to change a few days, but it was just those and of course we cannot allow that. So I changed the settings of the ads to "family friendly", leading to, atm no ads at all. Well lousy, but what can I do. I rather have no ads, than questionable ones. Don't you agree?
I guess the same goes for the green underlined "inline ads". Indeed, most are empty (tho once in a while not). I am hoping Adbrite will offer us some better ads soon, if not I will look for a better program for this I guess.
So, in short, all ads that count are on www.absoluteskating.com and it's pages within. Green and blue links. Yes, atm they are scarce, but would you happen to get any, clicking it and checking it out is very appreciated. (but I stress again, not in excess, thats illegit)
I hope I cleared all up now? Let me know if there are any more questions. And thanks for all your interest!!
We are testing a new provider for the inline ads (infotext) - the green lined words that lead you to some other place. No clue how good or bad these are, it's just a matter of trying and see. If you got any comments, spill!
^~^ Don't worry about the world coming to an end today. It's already tomorrow in Australia. ^~^
I can see the green double-underlined words and click on them in my Opera now, and I'm fine with those inline ads, which don't bother me at all. I don't really like flash ads that distract me from what I am reading; unlike them, inline ads are definitely the way to go imo, and I'm glad there are some ways to support AS, including donations. Thanks!