Will there be advertising on BA?
Yes. The hosting fees will be substantial and I’ll be paying for some moderation work too. Gotta pay the bills
No problem. Do you have any idea on the method of implementation?
AdSense, most likely.
So, some kind of ad-bar somewhere?
Yes. Any thoughts on that?
Usually they are very flashy, and distracting since advertisers try to cram as much information in limited space. Personally I prefer between-content advertisement*, but I don’t have experience in the field to know what the options are.
* e.g. one of the featured artworks is an ad. Or when scrolling through a topic/thread there’s a post that’s an ad.
All on condition that it’s made very obvious these are ads of course.
This isn’t badly designed but very annoying cause it’s just huge:
Also, should we start calling it the Blender Nation forum?
I don’t like flash ads either and will disable those (as on BlenderNation). The default option seems to be an ad at the top and bottom of posts, I think I’ll go with that for the moment.