[OSM-talk] advertising

Foppe Benedictus foppe.benedictus at knkv.net
Mon Jul 2 08:23:40 BST 2007


if I click the ad (in Opera on Ubuntu) the box in which the ad appears
doesn't fit (See attachment). Ads are ok for me, but they need to be

Foppe Benedictus

Steve Coast schreef:
> On 1 Jul 2007, at 16:59, Ray Booysen wrote:
>> We seem to vote or converse on all other issues regarding OSM, so why
>> is this any different?
> Can you point to one of those that involves a substantial amount of
> work? For example, there is a lot of debate over what goes in map
> features and then something simple is decided like 'horse=yes is
> approved'. On the other hand, debate about things like data models and
> postgres drags on for years and nothing happens.
> You need not be cynical about OSM because there are tiny pixel gifs on
> the page as a trial. Before the rails port there were banner ads which
> were much worse and there are direct partner links on the front page
> right now. The trial is of course highlighting some good reasons to
> remove them and some new ways forward. I'd be more cynical about the
> hysterical responses about deleting data and the evilness, and I don't
> think we should take them down because of that. If they degrade the
> project, don't make any money or someone comes up with vastly better
> ways forward then of course they'll get dropped.
> have fun,
> SteveC | steve at asklater.com | http://www.asklater.com/steve/
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