Request From MozillaZine

Thursday August 12th, 1999

I've been considering recently the possibility of adding advertisements to MozillaZine. I've been interested in moving to a dedicated machine which would 1) give us control over the operating environment, 2) free us from sharing CPU time with 50 other websites and 3) give us a machine to use for other projects, and advertising would help pay for the server every month. More importantly, advertisement would allow us to branch off into another area, by allowing us to pay authors for work on tutorials and articles.

So, my questions are:

  • How do you feel about mozillaZine having ad banners? Would you approve if it would help bring new features to the site?
  • What is the difference (in terms of ad revenues) between signing up with a professional ad-banner service and handling advertising internally? Which would you recommend?
  • Would I need to create a business entity if I accepted ad revenues and did payouts to third-party article authors? I assume so, but I know there are a lot of sites out there that have ad banners but aren't necessarily businesses.
  • What are the average rates currently charged for banner space?

#16 ok to ads.

by mozineAdmin

Friday August 13th, 1999 4:57 AM

You are replying to this message

>The only thing i'm against is selling my email address!! ;)

Don't worry about that! No one has access to our members list but me, and I'm not selling it, and have no intention of ever selling it. In fact, that's part of my privacy statement on the members page.


"All solicitations for our users' information, except legitimate legal subpoenas, will be ignored. This is our promise to you."

I need to amend that to say "We will never sell or give away your information to any one, except in the case of legitimate legal subpoenas. Your password is encrypted in our database; even we don't have access to it. Please choose your Password Hint wisely."

The only way someone could get your email address from mozillaZine is by trolling the forums and snaggging any email addresses they find.