Revised Ad Policy

If you have left a comment on this site before, you should no longer be seeing the Google ads.

7 replies on “Revised Ad Policy”

It wouldn’t be too hard to set a threshold, like “show ads to everyone who has left fewer than 4 comments” or similar, but I’m not that concerned about it. We’ll see how this goes, I may bring them back universally at some point.

I, for one, think you should bring them back. When I visit a site that I like, I like to support it by visiting an ad that interests me. I especially like AdSense because it can be worked into the site’s design so well.

Alternatively, you could put a checkbox in the comment form that lets the user decide. Or maybe a tiny link that shows up next to ads for people who have left a comment that says (turn off ads).

I could do some work trying to figure this out, but it’s easier to just ask. I can think of two ways this could work. You store a cookie when someone adds a comment. This solution would be reset for those of us who like to clear out the cache, cookies, and form information quite a bit. The other possible solution is checking your wordpress database to see if the IP address of a user has added a comment. This would be foiled by users with dialup connections or other connections with dynamic IP addresses. That’s also more work for your server.

Anyway, it’s an interesting idea.