Next round: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=48286.0
In order to collect more money for the creation of good forum software, the forum is selling ad space in the area beneath the first post in every topic.
Your ad text (ignoring link URLs, etc.) must be less than 150 characters in length, and it can only contain links: no other style. It will be prefixed with "Advertisement:". Ad text may not contain lies, misrepresentation, or inappropriate language. Ads may be rejected for other reasons.
There are 10 total ad slots which are randomly rotated. So one ad slot has a one in ten chance of appearing. Eight of the slots are for sale here.
The ad lasts 7 days starting from when I put it up.
Stats: On the 27th
of September, 2011 there were about 730,000 views of topics. So one slot would have appeared around 73,000 times. The ad doesn't appear on topic pages with only one post, though, and it only appears for people using the default theme.Auction rules
Post your bids in this thread. Prices must be stated in BTC per slot. You must state the max number of slots you want. When the auction ends, the higest bidders will have their slots filled until all eight slots are filled.
So if someone bids for 8 slots @ 5 BTC and this is the highest bid, then he'll get all 8 slots. If the two highest bids are 8 slots @ 4 BTC and 1 slot @ 5 BTC, then the first person will get 7 slots and the second person will get 1 slot.
- Starting bid per slot: 0.5 BTC
- Minimum increment: 0.5 BTC
- Auction ends: exactly 4 days after the time of this post
You don't have to bid higher than the last bidder, but you have to bid 0.5 BTC or more higher than the minimum bid necessary to win some slots if the auction ends immediately.All future bid prices must be divisible by 0.5.
If any bids occur less than 30 minutes before the auction end time, then the auction will be extended by 30 minutes. If any bids occur less than 30 minutes before the new end time, then the auction will be extended again, etc. The time will not extend beyond 6 hours total.
Winners should PM me with the ad text.