Monday: 18.April.2005

Coding Google Ads into RAD Forums

Had a chat with Adam Smith last night. He assured me it would be okay to code ads into the forum pages. He said, "Come down off your high horse, Rad. Join the party. Heck, everybody's doing it."

So I sought technical advice from the gods who rule the world of YaBB (Yet another Bulletin Board), the Perl-based CGI script I use. The oracle there instructed me modify one little (seemingly harmless) 20-KB file (display.pl).

After I uploaded the modified file, .. *boom* .. ads show up on a thousand pages. Pretty amazing. I would hate to have to code & upload all 1200 pages individually. Oy vey.

continued

I resisted coding ads into the Main index page, and even the Message index pages. Only the individual threads contains ads. This helps me feel like I'm not a total sell-out (or maybe I'm just kidding myself).

It was hard to resist, cuz some threads, such as this one (How to make a bootable Ghost CD with no floppy drive), have over 25-K page-views. The forums contain more pages than the rest of the site combined.

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Posted by Rad at April 18, 2005 01:59 PM

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