Should DAG web/IT funding be provided by third party advertising?

Background and objectives: 

Related to LJ's time for a change? poll here one way of funding IT/web would be third party advertising. In practice that would mean some combination of "banner ads" on the sites themselves, and short adverts added to the end of news emails going out to members. If you're a user of free email services you'll be familiar with the type of advert that gets added to your messages.

I do not know how feasible this would be, but for sure costs could be offset to some extent. The downside of course if having to view the ads, but we're perhaps all used to ignoring such things anyway.

I will look into this option if a significant proportion of members vote Yes here.

Yes
77% (74 votes)
No
23% (22 votes)
Total votes: 96
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You've pointed out that many

You've pointed out that many members don't get involved here and possibly don't visit the site due to the amount of dross that (sometimes) gets posted. So surely limiting members here to those who involve themselves with focussed and objective discussion would be a good thing.

Don't forget there is also the public site which provides information to anyone who looks at it.

I suspect there are many people registered on the site who don't visit the site because they want a "read only" view and that is provided adequately via the notifications/subscriptions feature.

Posted by ng on Wed, 27/05/2009 - 23:32
I don't see that providing

I don't see that providing information to 200 subscribers when there are 10k depositors is a worthwhile exercise. I would like to expand the membership of the DAG. This plan proposes to reduce the membership. QED

Posted by Anonymous on Tue, 26/05/2009 - 10:05