Closing of Nudist Colony / Problem With Advertisers

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Brandon, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Brandon

    Brandon Big Papa Overlord Staff Member

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    Hi guys. I know this thread isn't going to go over well but unfortunately I have to close the nudist colony forum.

    I love porn and intimacy as much as everyone else, however, our current advertiser is throttling our rates to practically nothing and we're literally losing money right now.

    In a bid to attract new advertising companies, I have to shut down that forum as any unfettered platform where porn is even shared/discussed generally scares them off. I even had a few potential ad companies turn me down specifically for that forum.

    I simply made the forum private so all of your posts aren't gone - your post counts won't be affected. Also, I'm keeping the shitposting thread open as a way of showing that I really do want to provide a place for you guys to just do whatever the hell you want - as long as you're not breaking laws.

    So, please know that our adult spinoff website is coming alongside our anime spinoff site, and there you will be able to enjoy all the debauchery you could ever want - uncensored!

    In the meantime: please consider supporting us on Patreon so we don't have to kowtow to advertisers like this. Even a dollar helps. We're in the process of updating our main website and how our Patreon works, so please give it a look.
     
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  2. Mea_K

    Mea_K Senior Member

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    Well, that's a shame. I would agree that a tiny porn subforum isn't worth losing money over, though.

    How will the situation be different for the adult/anime sites?
     
  3. Lex

    Lex Senior Member

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    There were only really two, maybe three of us posting anything and it can all be found elsewhere, so it's hardly unreasonable.
     
  4. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    that's shitty man. I get it, but that's shitty.
     
  5. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    okay, I may be just bitching right now but I am seriously fearful over this.

    one is that you say you will make another adult themed site similar to niche but for adult content. what is the point of this if there is already lewdgamer? also I have seen first hand from various imageboards and such that trying to get people to post on a different site and stay there WILL NEVER WORK. if nichegamer makes a another site that is identical to the main site but the only difference is sex appeal, the userbase from the main site will not stay long at the new site. they will either stay on this site or use lewdgamer because lewdgamer already fills that void so an "adult oriented" site will not work. it will probably make you lose more money.

    two is that I am sure you can find advertisers that don't give a shit about adult content other than that of pornhub.

    three is this site's main selling point is freedom. if you take away atleast an iota of that, people will leave. look at imageboards, most of the site are imageboard users that left their respective chans because of the lack of freedom. you piss these people off that are already tired of looking for a new home, you will lose them thus lose money.

    please try and find a way to solve this and bring the nudist colony back.
     
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  6. Largo

    Largo Senior Member

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    Disappointing, but it is your decision to make.

    I'm interested in this new site you mentioned.
     
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  7. Narmy

    Narmy Senior Member

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    Can't you use the same advertisers as LewdGamer?
     
  8. Brandon

    Brandon Big Papa Overlord Staff Member

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    Well the anime site will be dedicated to everything with anime / weaboo culture essentially. Porn site will be only porn games and hentai stuff.

    No offense to LewdGamer but I don't even follow them nor do I know what their output is like. We operate under our own brand and will have different sites catering to different wants and needs. I love the idea of having it all here on NG, but I usually get more problems (mostly with advertisers or people not looking for adult stuff).

    Again, I have no idea what their fanbase is like but my goal is to have our separate sites be easily accessible between themselves. Give the fans more options, because I have faith in our fanbase to at least check out the other sites.

    CPMStar (our current advertiser) doesn't care about porn and that's why we stuck with them for so long but they refuse to help us with our rates... so I have to look to alternatives and the majority (if not all) of them draw the line at porn :|

    I want to give you guys a platform to do and say whatever you want within the confines of the law but we also have to stay afloat. Our Patreon has somewhat stagnated and if we're just losing money on an advertiser we have to look at alternatives.. I'm sorry man.

    I'm sorry. We're losing money and I'm trying to find alternatives :\

    Unfortunately no as they generally display porn ads. This could raise problems with our relations with developers and publishers. It's a catch 22...

    I wanted to make a separate point in that I have always operated the site under the goal of it supporting itself. If we grow and we start spending more than we're making, that's a problem. I don't want to use my own personal money as that becomes a blackhole of sorts (I already have on multiple occasions for various contract deals).

    Also wanted to point out that we lost Google Adsense twice because of adult content, whether it was just eroge or straight up nipples and dongs.
     
  9. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    ???
     
  10. Brandon

    Brandon Big Papa Overlord Staff Member

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    Generally they're leery on sites that have porn on them because it's sort of a line drawn for them as well.
     
  11. MonsterGirlFanBoy

    MonsterGirlFanBoy Senior Member

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    So is hentai banned from the site now?
     
  12. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    probably. shit sucks.
     
  13. Dendro Batidae

    Dendro Batidae Quite the Cynic

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    What are the new polices on lewdness?
     
  14. Brandon

    Brandon Big Papa Overlord Staff Member

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    As long as there's no visible genitals or nipples it's OK on here. As for us covering porn games... I'm not sure how to handle it because advertisers aren't happy with them being on the site period, even behind age-gates..
     
  15. Dendro Batidae

    Dendro Batidae Quite the Cynic

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    This sucks. Can't we even spoiler stuff or just link the images?
     
  16. GrossMcloss

    GrossMcloss Senior Member

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  17. Minuteworld_92

    Minuteworld_92 Senior Member

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    god fucking dammit
     
  18. Kro

    Kro The King of Lolis

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    Booooooooooooooooooooo

    I'm gonna movw over competely to the eventual porn forum if I can't post tits here.
     
  19. exolyte

    exolyte Well-Known Member

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    Not really related, but the donate button on the main site has been broken for a while now (for me at least).
     
  20. Brandon

    Brandon Big Papa Overlord Staff Member

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    Wow how did I miss this. Fixed ><

    I really really am bummed out that I have to do this but we're trying to stay afloat and find advert alternatives :(