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  • #16
    I really don't wanna sound like I'm telling you how to make money, Michael, but I believe PTS consulting and custom development, especially for the HPC and big data Linux industries, could be a good revenue stream, with Phoronix mostly a place where you publicize the consulting biz.

    In that regard, you'd want the articles to focus less on gaming and more on server speed, etc. In any case, a lot of the folks playing games today will be running IT teams tomorrow.

    Just my two cents. All the best!
    Last edited by mendieta; 07-19-2013, 08:41 PM. Reason: I quoted the wrong post!

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    • #17
      AdBlockPlus does not block non-intrusive ads (by default).
      https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

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      • #18
        Originally posted by mendieta View Post
        I really don't wanna sound like I'm telling you how to make money, Michael, but I believe PTS consulting and custom development, especially for the HPC and big data Linux industries, could be a good revenue stream, with Phoronix mostly a place where you publicize the consulting biz.
        There's already lots of commercial / consulting stuff around PTS, but unfortunately Phoronix takes up much of my time...
        Michael Larabel
        http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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        • #19
          there's an abundance of people using AdBlock, etc, that do much damage to the publisher.
          radeonhd.org
          chernobyl2010.com
          openbenchmarking.org
          phoronix.com
          phoronix-test-suite.com
          pts-desktop-live.com which redirects to the previous address
          phorogit.com
          phoronix-media.com
          phoromatic.com
          michaellarabel.com

          it's a waste to turn off the adblock, all the money from ads/stats are going to be spent on phoro* domains.

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          • #20
            Add Flattr buttons. I'm not interested in watching any ads, unless they are in some way nicely integrated with the website, but I really frequently click Flattr buttons on any content that I like.

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            • #21
              This is so fucking sad.. The H had by far some of the most high quality articles I've ever seen for an Sec/Open Source news site.

              Also,


              I wish they would have at least taken donations.

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              • #22
                Sad

                This is very bad news. They had high quality content and I liked that they were explaining what was interesting about every kernel release. I wish they have told us they have problems so we could helped them.

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                • #23
                  The ads on this site are terrible, as others have already stated.
                  Dating sites, Microsoft products, Antivirus software, Womans clothes... really not interested in those.
                  Last edited by AnonymousCoward; 07-20-2013, 06:29 AM.

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                  • #24
                    https://eyeo.com/acceptable-ads-application.html

                    Michael: fix your ads and stop whining about AdBlock. This website was actually what started me off using AdBlock in the first place, because the adverts caused me performance problems. I tried working with you, too, to fix the issue:

                    https://twitter.com/michaellarabel/s...82646247845888

                    Also: If you had a way of reading Phoronix from RSS/Currents/etc, I would probably subscribe. KTHXBI.

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                    • #25
                      +100. Give me suscriber-only full RSS sources, and I'll suscribe.

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                      • #26
                        so if i understand you well:
                        You gain money by offering PTS and stuff and make journalists work form a rather idealistic perspective (plus ads)...?
                        shouldn't companies whose work you advertise to the masses give a little help? Maybe you could make the same step as X.org did and register as some kind of charity thing to easier accept donations (from companies as they, at least by german law, can reduce taxes by that amount - up to 20% of their income - i guess thats why BMW is interested in sailing ) and from that you could hire one of those guys that just have lost their job... and yourself concentrate on PTS...?
                        i guess im either naive or statin the obvious but i'd bite my ass if not having tried.
                        (I dont have a donkey for those wondering me doing any harm to an animal...)

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                        • #27
                          The major problem was they had a bitch of a commenting system.

                          It's hard to get people to invest in your site. It's a quirk of the internet, even though there are billions of people online. This means you have to have the least amount of hindrance when people comment or upload content.

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                          • #28
                            Better Advertising

                            The best websites are the ones who make advertising deals and show things that readers would actually be interested in. I don't use Adblock, but I'm tempted to on Phoronix when I have a giant nearly naked anime woman on one side of my screen and Office 365 on the other.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by caryhartline View Post
                              The best websites are the ones who make advertising deals and show things that readers would actually be interested in. I don't use Adblock, but I'm tempted to on Phoronix when I have a giant nearly naked anime woman on one side of my screen and Office 365 on the other.
                              Microsoft is actually one of the largest advertisers on Phoronix. They pay by impression so you don't need to click the ad to help us out, so if you're not interested in the ad, great! In terms of those saying about gambling or 'naked lady' ads, they are mostly fallback ads from our thier-three networks in non-US non-EU countries countries where there isn't much ad presence. I wish there were more companies interested in Linux advertising, but there isn't.
                              Michael Larabel
                              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by MrTheSoulz View Post
                                can we have a notification when using adblock?
                                like ask us to disable it on this domain to support the website, alot of ppl forget to disable it simply buase they have it on all the time like me, the internet is full of annoying ads but as long as the ads displayed ion here arent those intrusive ads i will glady disable adblock to support you.
                                There's 2 ways to do this. CNC software shows you an anti-adblock banner when you visit their site when adds fail to load, really ingenious as I tried to figure why I was seeing this without adblock on (proxy that blocks add domains)

                                Look how the eev blog does it, they have 'normal' adds that don't get blocked at all (all hosted locally).

                                The cnc soft way is probably the only way for phoronix.

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