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Bulbapedia:Advertising

Keeping Bulbagarden online costs a significant amount, and it is only by generous donations that we are able to foot the bill. We hope to decrease our reliance on charity by publishing advertisements on Bulbapedia, which is the single largest site on the server in traffic terms. Specifically, we are proposing the publication of Google AdSense advertisements in the site-wide notice area.

We have refrained from doing so in the past because people are not drawn to Bulbapedia for its community, as is the case with the Bulbagarden forums, but for its content. Bulbapedia is a Web 2.0 site, therefore its content is created by its users - and to that degree it is also owned by its users, as opposed to other reference sites like Veekun or Smogon, where content is created by the staff. To monetize user-created content can be considered unethical - as one cynic put it, "Web 2.0: you make all the content, we make all the money."

Therefore, we have decided to consult you, the creators of content, on this matter. Naturally, votes will be weighted to reflect the number of edits the voter has made. Please cast your vote by adding your signature (~~~~) to the end of the signature lists below. All registered users may vote once to:

  • Support the publication of Google AdSense advertisements on Bulbapedia
  • Reject the publication of Google AdSense advertisements on Bulbapedia
  • Abstain

The poll was closed at 13:18, 10 September 2007 (UTC).

Results

Support Reject Abstain No vote Voters
Weighted users 10 users 33 0 users 0 3 users 10 7 users 27 13 users 43
Other users 94 users 19.05 41 users 8.31 13 users 2.64 148 users 30
Total 104 users 52.05 41 users 8.31 16 users 12.64 7 users 27 161 users 73

161 users voted in this poll, of which:

  • 104 users (64.60%) voted in favour,
  • 41 users (25.47%) voted against, and
  • 16 users (9.94%) abstained.

The final weighted results are:

  • 52.05 in favour,
  • 8.31 against,
  • 12.64 abstentions, and
  • 27 unused votes.

The proposal is therefore passed.

Weightings

Support Reject Abstain No vote
BulbaBot 12
Pie 9
TTEchidna 7
Fabu-Vinny 5
Zhen Lin 5
PAK Man 4
Zeta 4
Taylor 3
Pokencyclopedia 3
Zurqoxn 3
Woopert 3
Argy 2
Meowth346 2
User142 2
ElectAbuzzzz 1
Jshadias 1
Urutapu 1
Siegfried 1
Ketsuban 1
Evkl 1
Total 33 0 10 27

All other votes will be weighted so that the total weight is 30, provided at least 30 users not in the above list cast their votes, i.e. if 60 users other than the ones above vote, then the weight on each of their votes will be 0.5; otherwise the votes will have weight 1.

Support

  • FrozenPandaMan 02:35, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • nYoo 16:49, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Siegfried 17:11, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • PAK Man Talk 17:16, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • TTEchidna 17:33, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Crystallucario 12:49, 9-7-07
  • Sketchies 19:16, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Blastcage 19:46, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • ElectAbuzzzz 19:47, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Pie ~ 22:56, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Pluvia 23:21, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Zurqoxn 23:26, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Sunain 01:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Greengiant 01:51, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Spikefish 03:58, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Llxwarbirdxll 04:22, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Paperfairy 02:36, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Machamp ion 23:36, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • bill33421 9:06 AM, 12 August 2007 see talk page
  • Koki.The.Potato 04:39, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Kenji Girl 05:15, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Jioruji Derako.> 12:41, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • DocSigma 12:56, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • DragonFeather 15:31, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • funderwood 9:18, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • PsychoYoshi 18:30, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Wynautluvr 13:43, 10 July 2007 (CDST)
  • Drapion 19:35, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • AJHayson 20:36, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Sabaku 02:54, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Carnivine 04:37, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Miss Kass 05:18, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Joey 07:09, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • GanLnkZld
  • Joinred1127 22:12, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Matkin22 23:10, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • MK 20:26, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Pikachu25 22:02, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Obake 20:27, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
  • DarkMazer 06:31, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Bardock 06:33, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Prof. Pine 10:30, 14 July 2007 (BST)
  • Eiku 03:22, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Hiddentreasures 20:08, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Zouavman Le Zouave 22:09, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  • darkraiispimp 6:11, 15 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Mudkiplover56 00:30, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Politoed666 02:17, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Rhm2768 05:06, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Orbi 07:00, 17 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Avegaille 09:53, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Frightful 19:51, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Ketsuban 20:33, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Golbat 23:14, 18 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Jonah 04:08, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Smooshie 16:49, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • CrateOfMudkips 04:40, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Jimmy31428 03:53, 22 July 2007 (GMT)
  • Keyblade5
  • C.A.A.T
  • FabuVinny T-C-S 15:21, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Obbi 03:04, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Luxia 20:58, 24 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Eevee1 8:25, 25 July 2007 (GMT+9:30)
  • MudkipNDS 16:05, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Juunannio 23:30, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
  • explicit54 15:06, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  • admachina 11:08, 27, July 2007 (GMT-5)
  • Elsa 18:42, 27 July 2007 (UTC)
  • MissingNo Master 10:28, 28 July 2007 (PST)
  • Ebola 01:26, 29 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Toshihiro-Fish 17:05, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
  • GSwarthout 15:27, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
  • 佩く丹於 16:34, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Frost 09:00, 4 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Sman789 12:41, 4 August 2007 (GMT)
  • pacboy941:23 6 August 2007 (EST)
  • The Last Sheikah 09:47, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Mechawyvern 23:35, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Spika 01:19, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Viceroygunray 02:02, 7 August 2007 (UTC)
  • MalindaMage 02:29, 9 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Dai1313 02:45, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  • DSollick 04:57, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Jshadias 16:46, 14 August 2007 (UTC)
  • GlalieGuy 03:51, 16 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Angerman 03:03, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
  • User:Nintoria 16:20, 26 August 2007 (EST)
  • Darkener Of Skies 10:20, 28 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Beau 18:43, 29 August 2007 (GMT)
  • User:SLE_aman 18:56, 28 August 2007 (EST) Nothing scary like the "this is scary accurate" thing on Serebii.net
  • Manga-in-a-bottle
  • --23-03-33 00:05, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
  • McAusten 11:32, 30 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Archipel 02:29, 31 August 2007 (UTC)
  • User:Punkrockrevel 13:11, 2 Spetember 2007 (GMT) I'd rather put up with adverts than have no Bulbapedia; they can't be THAT intrusive.
  • --Kuja 16:37, 2 September 2007 (UTC)
  • evkl 15:28, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • 23water23 04:59, 8 September 2007 (UTC)23water23
  • Hieifireshadow 16:35, 5 September 2007 (UTC) I do destest ads, but I know it helps the admins out with money issues, so I won't complain. :3
  • Solair Wright 21:38, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Lucasthalefty 05:33, 9 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Cheat.2.Win 07:55, 9 September 2007 (UTC) Not on the top of the page OK? On the left or something like that. =P
  • Zoomy 09:57, 9 September 2007 (UTC) Google ads are harmless really, but please no "x the y to win a z!" bullplop.

Reject

  • Lunatone 93 23:11, 25 August 2007 (UTC))
  • Shmeldon 12:17, 24 August 2007 (EST)
  • Joeyjo0 09:57, 19 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Maxim 18:12, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Empoleon ''Bono'' Bonaparte 20:50, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 鳥とり 18:06, 9 July 2007 (EST)
  • Deadlymethane Deadlymethane 00:43, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • ComputerfreakHR 13:10, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Kochdude388 16:45, 10 July 2007 (UTC) (see talk page)
  • Sethimothy 09:04, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Theryguy512 09:39, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • 欠番 15:57, 11 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Deoxys911 01:06, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Hikari-chan 23:48, 13 July 2007 (UTC)
  • --Valepert 00:40, 14 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Riki 16:22, 16 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Spongemaster0 18:58, 20 July 2007 (UTC)
  • MTC 15:16, 21 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Count Caterpie 19:58, 23 July 2007 (UTC)
  • --DavidJCobb 00:13, 31 July 2007 (UTC)
  • --Pete mew trainer 17:38, 1 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Typhlosion 04:56, 2 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Kyoukipichi 00:21, 3 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Lemonnlime
  • Agent 219--Jemar 08:53, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Djupi 20:54, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Micael 1:40, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Auron Sigerthel 01:54, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Jonouchi 19:37, 12 August 2007 (UTC)
  • RocketMaster 21:37, 22 August 2007 (UTC) I hates advertising!
  • Shiny Noctowl 15:55, 25 August 2007 (UTC) addendum at 00:00, 10 September 2007 (UTC) As a loyal member of Bulbapedia, I don't want tacky-looking ads tarnishing the site's image.
  • Dr noire 18:07, 26 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Superjustinbros. 21:39, 1 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Charizardismine 16:25, 3 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Wizpig 02:36, 4 September 2007 (UTC) No @ ADS.
  • Delia 09:38, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Hellegeggi 11:55, 4 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Nick_Thelot 17:25, 5 September 2007 (UTC)
  • Mudkipchan 01:49, 6 September 2007 (UTC) Some advertisements have 'scary' images.. like a faceless clown. And some ads are also 'wrong'.
  • Optimus35 05:02, 8 September 2007 (UTC)I HATE PORN! Many ads have porn on them. My parents warn me not to look at porn, and I want to look at Bulbapedia!
  • Jedibob5 15:55, 8 September 2007 (UTC) Please don't.

Abstain

  • Woopert 03:25, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Argy 07:09, 10 July 2007 (UTC)
  • Pterodactal 08:19, 12 July 2007 (UTC)
  • User:Umiyouko 23:39, 12 July 2007 (EST)
  • User:Robotbld 09:00, 2 August 2007 (EST)
  • Shiningpikablu252 16:12, 6 August 2007 (UTC)
  • DrGaellon 17:59, 8 August 2007 (UTC) - I think I'm too new to vote.
  • Ebany Salmonderiel 10:52, 20 August 2007 (UTC) — I don't really mind whether there are adverts or not.
  • Moose 12:45, 22 August 2007 (UTC) - Indifferent. Ads are ads are ads.
  • SoulEclipse 12:53, 22 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Bishopk 15:51, 25 August 2007 (UTC) - The focus should be content.
  • MacGyver 21:56, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
  • Zim Del Invasor 01:00, 28 August 2007 - I think I'm too new to vote, like those other people who said that.
  • User:jamesrd 19:08, 29 August 2007 - i'm new here
  • Mepoe 03:25, 10 July 2007 (UTC) - As long as the ads aren't 'wrong' then they're okay.
  • 振霖T 13:18, 10 September 2007 (UTC)
Last modified on 15 October 2013, at 14:43