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Message 13694 - Posted: 31 Mar 2015, 20:38:55 UTC - in response to Message 13693.

For a while now it has been difficult to run the project due to lack of proper funding. After many attempts at finding a reasonable funding model, or a way of commercializing the user base and the content, it was decided that the only way to move forward would be to show ads on some of our pages.

To begin with there will only be a few tiny ads on the web pages themselves, they will be almost invisible. We have made changes to the website to make sure that the ads do not draw all the attention; and we are constantly working with the ad-provider to make sure that all advertisements are relevant and high-quality.
Later, the plan is to use ads in the web player used for viewing video previews. Finally - depending on how the ads are received during these initial tests - we have the option of injecting and overlaying ads onto the rendered material itself. This works either as a watermark that you almost do not notice or as single-frame subliminal messages that very few people will perceive consciously.

Several different extensions of this model have been proposed:
1) Logged in users can pay to temporarily remove the ads for one month
2) Artists can pay to have ads removed on anything relating to their sessions. Whenever a new session is uploaded they will naturally have to pay again.
3) Video ads can be downloaded and displayed as the BOINC screensaver while rendering is in progress
4) We can add bitcoin mining to the clients so that 50% of the farm is used to generate funding at all times



Nice 1. April fool. ;)
Looks cool.^^

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Message 13698 - Posted: 31 Mar 2015, 22:30:13 UTC

Let the comments from people who take things too seriously begin...
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Message 13693 - Posted: 1 Apr 2015, 0:00:00 UTC
Last modified: 31 Mar 2015, 20:29:11 UTC

For a while now it has been difficult to run the project due to lack of proper funding. After many attempts at finding a reasonable funding model, or a way of commercializing the user base and the content, it was decided that the only way to move forward would be to show ads on some of our pages.

To begin with there will only be a few tiny ads on the web pages themselves, they will be almost invisible. We have made changes to the website to make sure that the ads do not draw all the attention; and we are constantly working with the ad-provider to make sure that all advertisements are relevant and high-quality.
Later, the plan is to use ads in the web player used for viewing video previews. Finally - depending on how the ads are received during these initial tests - we have the option of injecting and overlaying ads onto the rendered material itself. This works either as a watermark that you almost do not notice or as single-frame subliminal messages that very few people will perceive consciously.

Several different extensions of this model have been proposed:
1) Logged in users can pay to temporarily remove the ads for one month
2) Artists can pay to have ads removed on anything relating to their sessions. Whenever a new session is uploaded they will naturally have to pay again.
3) Video ads can be downloaded and displayed as the BOINC screensaver while rendering is in progress
4) We can add bitcoin mining to the clients so that 50% of the farm is used to generate funding at all times

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Message 13700 - Posted: 1 Apr 2015, 5:25:25 UTC - in response to Message 13694.

Nice 1. April fool. ;)
Looks cool.^^

Spoiling it doesn't help the serious people... :-( LOL
Regarding the ads, I think I definitely have to donor some money again to remove them... ;-)
And ouch, this rotating and crooked forum hurts my eyes. How does this even work? I'm quite fascinated.
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Message 13701 - Posted: 1 Apr 2015, 6:29:29 UTC - in response to Message 13694.

POWERED BY 230V AC :)
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Message 13702 - Posted: 1 Apr 2015, 7:13:57 UTC

These ads are pretty crazy. The graphics moving around and rotating makes me feel like I'm tripping out on something.

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Message 13704 - Posted: 1 Apr 2015, 15:22:00 UTC - in response to Message 13700.
Last modified: 1 Apr 2015, 15:24:29 UTC



I posted an 1. April fool! Now start living with these cool ads. ;)

I need to pay, too....

ONE Moment.....please.


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Message 13705 - Posted: 1 Apr 2015, 18:01:44 UTC
Last modified: 1 Apr 2015, 18:09:32 UTC

Reklamy na ostatní projekty m? nevadí, ale ten šikmující text, to má bejt jako chláma? Asi neska moc nechápu. Sorá?. ?š??žýáíéú? To je jako nachvál aj neska ty chyby , že mi nejde napsat diakritika n?kterých písmenek?


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