Author Topic: Site/Server Updates - Feb. 2016  (Read 1655 times)

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Site/Server Updates - Feb. 2016
« on: February 10, 2016, 07:38:41 PM »
Howdy folks,

Mike here with some updates as to what's going on behind the scenes with the site/server. As you may have noticed, I haven't been around so much to keep an eye on things, the guys have been doing a good job of keeping things running decently, so I've kinda been lazy. That being said, I'll be reorganizing some things with the main page in the coming weeks and just some cleaning up of forum categories etc. Plus, a new design is in the works in order to spruce things up.

You also probably noticed the new side box of sites that are being hosted by my on the same server as Doremi. I opened the doors to small anime/manga groups who'd like to have their own site without having to spend money, but want more control than what blogger/wordpress would offer (not to mention they can host their own reader). So if you know of a group that might benefit from having some hosting, let me know! Or just point them in my direction.

As for other things, I've noticed that our ad views has taken a nosedive. Not too surprising as more folks use ad blockers (I'm guilty too), but just a reminder that the ad money I get helps cover a portion of the server costs (which helps keep our XDCC bot up for the older Doremi releases). I'm not hurting financially for the time being, but the server runs me about $800.00 per year to keep it running. [/end rant]

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Re: Site/Server Updates - Feb. 2016
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2017, 01:05:55 PM »
i just disabled adblock and script block. (as well as cleared my cache).
i am pleasantly surprised to see that there is only 1 ad on the forums and no ads on the homepage.
i also see no click ads (the ads that open a new page when you click anywhere on a page.)
to the staff i thank you. it is rare for a site to have 0-1 ad for the pages

heres some screenshots, because they are full page captures im going to (try to) link to them instead of embedding them (all these files are resized to 50% and optimised pngs so they are extremely small)
homepage capture - 75 KB
forum home capture - 111 KB
a thread in the forum - 33 KB

PS Sorry for the necro post just thought this may get more people to allow the ads.
« Last Edit: January 19, 2017, 01:07:33 PM by Overlord_Laharl »

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Re: Site/Server Updates - Feb. 2016
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2017, 09:07:55 PM »
i just disabled adblock and script block. (as well as cleared my cache).
i am pleasantly surprised to see that there is only 1 ad on the forums and no ads on the homepage.
i also see no click ads (the ads that open a new page when you click anywhere on a page.)
to the staff i thank you. it is rare for a site to have 0-1 ad for the pages

heres some screenshots, because they are full page captures im going to (try to) link to them instead of embedding them (all these files are resized to 50% and optimised pngs so they are extremely small)
homepage capture - 75 KB
forum home capture - 111 KB
a thread in the forum - 33 KB

PS Sorry for the necro post just thought this may get more people to allow the ads.
And sorry for raising a dead post. Yeah, I didn't want to overload the site with a ton of ads. There used to be a side banner on the main page, but it cluttered things up. So I just disabled it and kept the header ad on the forum page and post pages.