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Re: New Portal in Place, DNS switched ...

From: Bruce Momjian <pgman(at)candle(dot)pha(dot)pa(dot)us>
To: Neil Conway <neilc(at)samurai(dot)com>
Cc: Dave Page <dpage(at)vale-housing(dot)co(dot)uk>,"Marc G(dot) Fournier" <scrappy(at)hub(dot)org>, pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: New Portal in Place, DNS switched ...
Date: 2003-01-06 02:40:54
Message-ID: 200301060240.h062esg22674@candle.pha.pa.us (view raw or flat)
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Neil Conway wrote:
> On Sun, 2003-01-05 at 17:15, Dave Page wrote:
> > There were always ads there
> 
> Yes -- but AFAIK there were in the process of being phased out
> (furthermore, the old site only had ads on the initial mirror page,
> whereas they are much more widespread on the new site).
> 
> > they help pay for the boxes.
> 
> Obviously, but it's VERY unprofessional for us to show ads to users on
> our website. It goes without saying, but pretty much every other
> non-trivial OSS project doesn't have ads on their main website.
> Displaying ads makes us look more like a Geocities site than a
> legitimate competitor to Oracle/DB2/etc.

Ouch, Geocities.  That hurts.

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