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 of every topic page.
Your visible 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. (One of the remaining slots has random factoids, and one links to the current ad auction.)
The ad lasts 7 days starting from when I put it up.
Stats: On the 10th
of November, 2011, there were about 129,000 views of topics. So one slot would have appeared around 13,000 times per day. The ad doesn't appear on topic pages with only one post, though, and it only appears for people using the default theme.
Info about the current ad slots:https://bitcointalk.org/adrotate.php?adinfoAuction 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 highest 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.
- When you bid, all of your previous bids are automatically canceled.
- All bid prices must be divisible by 0.5.
- The bidding starts at 0.5.
- The auction end time is 03:00:00 on November 22, UTC. Countdown
. (The end time may be extended -- see below.)
- If two people bid at the same price, the person who bid first will have his slots filled first.
- Bids are considered invalid and will be ignored if they do not specify both a price and a max quantity, or if they could not possibly win any slots
If any valid bids occur less than 30 minutes before the auction end time, then the auction will be extended by 30 minutes. If any valid 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.
You must pay for your slots within 24 hours of receiving the payment address. Otherwise your slot may be sold to someone else.