It is true that GeekNights has a no advertising policy. Unless someone makes us an offer we can't refuse, GeekNights will never have ads. However, other FRC things, such as these forums, are not subject to that rule. If you are not using AdBlock, which we do encourage you to do, you will see an ad on the side of this forum.
That ad is provided by Project Wonderful
, and it has been there for quite some time. Since we put that ad there, it has earned us a grand total of... $25 and change. So, one plate at a pretty good restaurant. Nothing to get excited about.
However, think about this. We've had that ad spot there for a long time. That's a lot of advertising that someone paid only $25 for. Thus, we can use that same $25 to buy another whole lot of advertising on some other site. And that is what I intend to do. Primarily this is just out of curiosity. I want to see how well the ads perform, and how ad-buying works. Of course, if we got some more listeners because of it, I would not complain.
The thing is, if you want to advertise, you need advertisements. Google AdWords is primarily text based, so I can do that on my own. Project Wonderful is primarily image based. Thus, I need some help from you artsy peoples. We will have a contest for making GeekNights advertisements. Here are the rules. I don't have a lawyer, so I'm sure the legality of this contest varies by state, and is actually not really legal anywhere. But I'm sure that isn't going to be an issue either.
Anyway, to enter the contest, please make one or more advertisements in any of the following sizes.
width x height in pixels
button = 117 x 38
square = 125 x 125
banner half = 234 x 60
banner = 468 x 60
rectangle = 300 x 250
leaderboard = 728 x 90
skyscraper = 160 x 600
Ads can be GIF, JPG, or PNG format and must be no larger than 100K in size. They must be appropriate for all ages. They must not contain any sort of annoying animations, transparency, or anything else weird. The winners will be subjectively determined by Rym and myself. The winner(s) will receive an unspecified good
To submit an entry post it in this thread, or e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
. By submitting an entry to agree to license that entry to us under a Creative Commons Attribution license. You also guarantee that your submission itself does not violate any copyrights, e.g: no pics of copyrighted characters. All GeekNights logos and art are already licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License, so you are encouraged, and permitted, to use them.
Unless many people request more time, I hope to pick a winner before we leave for PAX on September 2, 2009.
If you have other questions, just ask in this thread.