GBAtemp sponsorless once again

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Costello, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. Costello
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    As we told you a while ago Paypal is shutting down accounts of the vast majority of flashcart stores. As a result most of these stores cannot receive payments and have to cease their activity. As it turns out, all of GBAtemp's past and potential sponsors have been shut down. The most recent example is NDSCard.com who haven't been able to pay their sponsorship fee with us for two months, due to complete lack of income.

    Consequently we have been forced to restore regular pay-per-click advertising banners on our site in order to support our server costs and other expenses. We are counting on you to put us in your adblocker's whitelist: bear in mind that it's also in your own best interest!

     


  2. shoyrumaster11

    shoyrumaster11 GBAtemp Regular

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    With the Thunderjuggling Cugglecats!
    Somebody needs to DDoS PayPal again!
     
  3. CrimzonEyed

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    Or a new service better than paypal.
    I don't know if google wallet would work though or would google track down flashcart websites too?
     
  4. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Addict

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    paypal has become trash. maybe the sponsors should go w/ paypal's competitors. though, I'm sure paypal doesn't even know they exist.
     
  5. BerserkLeon

    BerserkLeon Not-so-new member

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    While I think Google themselves wouldn't really care much about flashcart sales, Visa, mastercard, etc, might put pressure on them to do what paypal does, if that becomes the popular e-payment system.
     
  6. godreborn

    godreborn GBAtemp Addict

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    I'm sure the "our profits r down, because we're protecting the interests of other companies" will fly well with share holders. if those companies can't manage their own products, that's their problem.
     
  7. Another World

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    it isn't cheap to run a site like gbatemp, a site many of us call home. i hope at some point we can get this sorted out. until then, i'll be loading ads and doing my part!

    -another world
     
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  8. AlanJohn

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    I wish I was a billionaire who would sponsor GBAtemp everyday.
    :(
     
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  9. Daku93

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    Well that sucks... :(
    I whitelisted GBATemp in my Adblocker.
     
  10. Xenirina

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    I have to admit, it is said the Paypal have gone downhill.
    I *used* to use them for a majority of purchases, but they have been too hard on people. A bit like MediaFire.
     
  11. Satangel

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    GBATemp always has been on my whitelist frankly, I'm happy to click on those banners again. No problem
     
  12. shakirmoledina

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    how about linking to rom sites?

    just kidding, maybe linking to non-flashcart sellers but one who is dealing in gaming equipment in general would be good right?
     
  13. Mantis41

    Mantis41 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Internet hosting noob here:

    Pa- per-click advertising? Does that mean you only receive payment if one of the advertised links is actually clicked on?
     
  14. narutopet112

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    i have disabled adblocker for this site. :p1ng:
     
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  15. Wizerzak

    Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

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    Eww... horrible virus / malware ads :(

    It's a shame the best flashcart company, ZhuZhuChina, is so good. At the moment they're getting free advertising on every 'What card shall I buy?' thread, otherwise they would be a good sponsor.
     
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  16. DinohScene

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    I wouldn't mind clicking on the ads just for Temp.
     
  17. Fear Zoa

    Fear Zoa This... This is the world we live in

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    As much as I hate ads I really like gbatemp so I whitelisted it on my adblocker, Its the least I can do.
     
  18. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    I guess i'll click every banner i see, but most of the time the banner just says it can't find the page...
     
  19. nl255

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    Enjoy having to wipe and reinstall everything on your computer monthly.
     
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  20. Minox

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    That kind of thing is generally a bad thing to do in terms of ads. Clicking excessively can lead to the ad company suspending one's account since it looks like you're trying to game their system.

    Only click if you're actually interested in the ad.
     
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