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« on: June 12, 2018, 04:32:24 am »
We want to begin some experiments with adverts.

Initially we want to place a single banner add on the homepage, one that may be dismissed or may be turned off entirely in the user settings. It will rise up along the center bottom and stay above the fold of the screen.

We want to make sure the companies we work with do not kick us (before we bring in an opt-in revenue share model)

Also we want to see how the user base responds.

And we want to see the sort of revenue we can earn from this model.

We'll be working with smaller companies, i.e. not Google adsense.

Thoughts?

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« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 12:21:10 pm »
The status of BC as a known defender of people's right to share their thoughts freely and fairly is a point that may be of particular interest to some companies far more than others.

The potential for BC being an important, if not outstanding, player in what seems to be nothing less than a veritably epic battle between good and evil would be of huge interest to those able to sense or understand the mind-boggling implications this innocuous sounding 'culture war' represents for future peoples freedoms.

Companies willing to nail their colours to the right mast for the right reasons should be much more resistant to the pressures that can be used to lobby or coerce them to not advertise here or "to not kick us" as you previously mentioned.

Sectors such as the video games industry and in particular.. developers such as Rockstar may have a keen interest in wanting to avoid the impending disaster that has been threatening to overtake them for many years. Although publishers could be a big problem, approaching the right people/teams and directly inviting them to participate in the project here at BC could help generate some force multiplication and synthesis of purpose.

To be on the right side of history is one thing but the honour of being a company, product, service or group known to have supported BC in fighting the good fight, from the beginning and against all odds, for a brighter future for all could help propel some advertisers to near legendary status. Literally.

An interesting selling point perhaps.

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 01:07:04 pm »
Personally, I think a good way to head off attempted AdPocalypse scenarios would be to preempt them contractually.

IANAL but if advertisers had to sign to a statement that they understood Bitchute is a platform for free speech, that their ads may run on content that could offend some people, and that they understood, accepted, and took full responsibility for placing their ads on the platform in full knowledge of the above...at the very least, it would be a piece of paper to wave around should any of them try to cry and virtue signal. "You literally signed up for this".

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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 01:09:59 pm »
We're going to try it and see what happens. There may be adverts appearing along the base of the home page.

Anyone who doesn't want to see them (if they appear) can do so from. SETTINGS -> INTERFACE -> SHOW ADVERTS on|off

We are not sure if we will keep these yet, but if we do we can look at trialing them with creators on a revenue share basis.

Note, this is not something we want to become fully dependent on, but it may help to cover some of our costs.

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« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 05:17:21 am »
If you should see an advert, please leave a message with what it was. It should only be a banner rising up from the bottom. I would like to get an idea of what the quality/type they are.