I thought the ads in forum games were supposed ease the money issues? Why not add more?
Those are Google Ads, and Google only gives us the actual money whenver we reach certain amounts ($100, I believe ?). Since we haven't reached that mark yet, we technically didn't get any of the money yet. We got I think ~$40 in 2 monthes from it. Guess Forum Games isn't such a ressource hog after all.
Also, yes, we'll add more of these little ads under BrawlVault. That's what we had planned from the beginning, but the ads themselves will probably need a bit of tweaking, coding-wise. And considering picano is always alone on the job and currently reviewing for his finals, this will have to wait a bit.
But once they are in place, the funds should start flowing more regularly considering the traffic in BV.
Another thing is that the ad money is supposed to be reserved for the server hosting and possibly getting ourselves something better.
scratch that, I just thought about it carefully, and dant wouldn't waste money on domain masks.
No, that's an initiative from us. Dant is helping us with the hosting, sure, but we're on our own when it comes to managing the website itself.
So just to make sure I understand what just happened: you asked for 40 dollars for these domain masks that you created awhile ago and consequently should be paying for? And these are completely unnecessary masks that nobody actually uses? wow.
I'm currently checking our Google Analytics page that we created right after our biggest server troubles, to monitor our traffic, and locate the best spots to place ads.
And guess what ? People actually find us with these "unnecessary masks". kc-mm.com
at least, are frequently used.
I'll ask Jack if we could drop the .org ones since they don't seem to be ever used anyways, but the other ones ... we'll keep them.
Also, it's not like we're asking for donations very often, or that we've ever been any annoying with ads. Considering how much time we are dedicating to this place, I don't think that $40 Donation every 6 MONTHES is that unreasonnable.