Otaku Legend | Posted 12/16/12 | Reply
It's not a bad idea to disable AdBlock for any site you visit frequently and enjoy the content they provide. For most sites, advertising is pretty much their only revenue and AdBlock definitely doesn't help the owners.
Don't get me wrong - I see its value when going to sites that are obnoxious with their ads (full screen videos, popups, anything with audio, etc.) but for the ones who aren't, I encourage disabling it and helping out the site, even if it is just a little.
Otaku Summoner (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/13/12 | Reply
It's not a bad idea to disable adblock for the O, right?
Spiritus Memorae (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/13/12 | Reply
What I've seen other sites do is position an image in the site background directly under the location of their ad image so that when Adblock blocks the ad, the image beneath is shown. On Aikonia's website, the image is an Uncle Sam reference (We want YOU to disable your AdBlock). You can use Firefox's Inspect Element option to see what's going on there.
Or you can check out the shot I took of it here.
Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/12/12 | Reply
Oh, nice! Thanks :D
Spiritus Memorae (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/12/12 | Reply
Or you can have AdBlock disable the filters for that item specifically. Just open up the Adblock bar in the Options menu of Firefox, open the Adblock menu on the bar that appears at the bottom, look at Show Blockable Items, and find anything directly from TheOtaku.com highlighted in red. A right click there should disable the filter.
That's why I couldn't see it (just went over to IE and saw the "your image here" blue square... looks like I'm a day late in figuring it out, though ^_^U). Well dang ._. I guess I'll be popping over to IE or Chrome for a look on the days we've got promoted art, then.
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 12/12/12 | Reply
Barton (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/12/12 | Reply
I don't know I think is a little bit expensive for a promotion that last only one day.
Otaku Idol (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/12/12 | Reply
More art and less advertisements? I think I could live with that. I hope it catches on, both to promote someone's art to help lessen the site's reliance on advertising dollars. But I do kinda like the FUNimation ads, even the full BG ones.
Otaku Legend | Posted 12/11/12 | Reply
Oh yea, AdBlock sure did a good job... I was wondering what's with the white square considering the $29.99 ╮(#❛o❛)╭
Spiritus Memorae (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/11/12 | Reply
The answer was 'yes'.
Along with Sushi's question, will Adblock disable the image?
Fembot (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/11/12 | Reply
I was thinking the same thing.
Baron Von Kumichou (Founder) | Posted 12/11/12 | Reply
The image itself is linked
Lombax of Earth (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/11/12 | Reply
It's probably staring me in the face and I can't see it, but where is the promoted work? The only clickable link I see in that little side box says "How to Promote" and I haven't seen anything in my porfolio or backroom.
D (Otaku Eternal) | Posted 12/11/12 | Reply
(1)I definitely respect personal opinion, which is exactly why I don't think it should be in everyone's backroom.
(2)I wasn't specifically referring to the pony, but I'm sure you knew that..
If 20-ish% is the going rate for royalty fee's, would that be applied to the one-time promote fee, or to every page the image appears on, either way I'd be willing to bet that whichever (c) holder it might be, they would want to reserve the right to make that call for themselves..
Not trying to offend anyone here, just voicing an opinion..
(1) Ponies are awesome
(2) I would be happy to send a commission check to the My Little Pony company. But it would probably cost them a bundle to process it and they'd most likely send it back with a note filled with question marks and glitter. And vacuuming glitter ain't fun, yo.
So, how much would it cost me to get that pony off my portfolio, and especially outta my backroom??
I do think this is a good idea, some people definitely deserve to be in the spotlight, but personally I think it SHOULD be limited to original works of art..(art/wallpapers/eCards/comics)
Also, just outta curiosity, will the copyright holders of the actual content from the works you will be "promoting" be receiving any sort of compensation from the money you will be charging for members to promote?