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    Mabination Improvement - Phase 1

    Over the summer I'll be working on some changes to improve mabination, it's broken down into several phases and I'm currently on phase 1. Here's what's happening in phase 1:

    Rules / ToS redone
    The rules/ToS/Privacy policy will be completely redone into a single web page (not a forum thread) that will be linked to at the bottom of every page (where it shows the time) and somewhere visible (not decided where yet) at the top of every page.

    Home Page Makeover
    The home page at mabination.com will be reorganized and made slightly more useful. I can't do a whole lot with vbulletin's crappy system but it should at least be better than what is there now.

    Advertising
    The advertising will be redone. The previous change to intergi + jlist isn't working very well, but it's not a complete failure either. I'm checking into the posibility of using google again, but only on areas of the site that don't always cause them to flip their shit. The rest of the site will continue to use a mix of different advertisers.

    This is already in progress and pretty much completed, just waiting on results from google.

    Assuming things work out with google the list of advertisers will be:
    Google
    Exoclick
    Intergi
    J-List

    Otherwise it'll be the same thing minus google.

    I'll also be discontinuing the sale of the "no ads" upgrade, not many people buy it to begin with since they probably just use adblock anyways. Those who already purchased it aren't affected.

    Phase 2
    Phase 2 will be some forum organizing/restructuring to be announced at a later date.

    Phase 3
    Phase 3 will be an update to the CP calculator, but this will only happen if I'm still playing mabi at that time to have enough motivation to do it.

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    Phase 4: Telling people to start broadening their horizons and checking out other games, and then converting the site into a general gaming community instead of a fansite for a game beyond its prime? ;D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsik View Post
    Phase 4: Telling people to start broadening their horizons and checking out other games, and then converting the site into a general gaming community instead of a fansite for a game beyond its prime? ;D
    If that can happen one day it would be nice, but I don't think people would come here for anything other than mabi.

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    From what I recall, Google doesn't allow sites to mix ads from different providers. Gotta use Google by itself, or not at all.

    The homepage thing is probably a waste of time! Does it actually get much traffic? I always go to /forum directly...

    Also, since everyone agrees that vB sux, let's just move to XenForo already. :0 Then we can watch people whine-rage because their pets and other icon-spam is gone.
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    You can mix google ads with others if you want, although since google pays better it'll only be google + j-list on those pages. J-list technically doesn't count as an ad, more of a referral/affiliate. Get paid for sales only, no cpm/clicks.

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    Hopefully the new ad providers will help you keep this site afloat. I really don't want this site to go under seeing as it is one of the last decent Mabinogi sites out there.

    Looking forward to seeing this progress.
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    Whoa, whoa whoa there Osay. Exoclick?! EXOCLICK!?

    Well probably won't be much of an issue unless you browse on mobile, at which point, expect lots of porn advertisements >.>

    Anyways, interested to see the outcome of this.

    Also wish I wasn't lazy, otherwise I would update my CP calculator but oh well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingofrunes View Post
    Whoa, whoa whoa there Osay. Exoclick?! EXOCLICK!?

    Well probably won't be much of an issue unless you browse on mobile, at which point, expect lots of porn advertisements >.>

    Anyways, interested to see the outcome of this.

    Also wish I wasn't lazy, otherwise I would update my CP calculator but oh well.
    You can choose categories to show so there shouldn't be porn. The worst I seen so far is dating ads. The ecchi-ish ads from jlist are technically worse.

    Do let me know though if anyone sees nudity in ads so I can yell at my exoclick rep.

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    I'd be worried about the dating ads as some of those send to porn sites through various ways. But should only be an issue if people click through on those.


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