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#1 Posted on 18.8.05 1748.24
Reposted on: 18.8.12 1748.26
First off, I have absolutely NO idea how PHP programming works...or how to run a message board, but a thought ran through my mind.

Looking through the ONE QUESTION section (which I think is brilliant, by the way)...I see numerous income opportunities.

How easy would it be to write a script that would automatically link text in the posts to an Amazon page? For that matter, is the W an affiliate?

I think something like this was done a while back when CRZ brilliantly changed all instances of "DS" in a word to the Nintendo stylized lettering of their handheld system. While that was merely changing text to a jpg...would it be harder to link the text to an amazon link, or at least a "W" affiliated search page?

Just a thought. Thank you for your time.
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#2 Posted on 18.8.05 1755.15
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Easy, yeah, but WAY too much of a pain in the ass (for the programmer as well as the reader).

Yes, we're an Amazon affiliate. Click on "Spend" to learn more (it's in the box at the top of the page - look hard) - while people are always welcome to craft Amazon links with our referral code in it, if you ask me it's not worth the effort for the potential return. (Guru might think otherwise - ask him when he comes back if you're still interested)

I'm kinda happy with the ad setup we've got now. Google is smart enough to put gas ads in the gas prices thread, comix in the comic book threads, and so on...that's enough for me.
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#3 Posted on 18.8.05 1801.22
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I've seen this done on sites like IGN, but I hate the way they run it; just doing a mouseover on a double underline will pop up an imbedded window that really slows my dialup connection down. I'd merely put "a href" links.

I totally see your point on that; I'll ask Guru when he gets back. Where'd he go anyhow?

admit, I've never used AMAZON before, and I'm very interested in seeing what all the hype is about.

(edited by SOK on 18.8.05 1702)
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#4 Posted on 18.8.05 1851.09
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His last day at his job was August 5th. I can only assume he is still in the process of moving to Oregon. Although he was on the board at 3:05 today, but he must still be too busy to post.
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#5 Posted on 21.8.05 0101.33
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Stop stalking me
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#6 Posted on 26.8.05 0324.13
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    Originally posted by Guru Zim
    Stop stalking me

Speaking of stalking ...
Tillamook, OR?!??! You didn't tell us you were becoming a Cheese Wizard! ("Mmmmm, Tillamook.")
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