• It seems that the email issues are fixed, we need to set some options back in place but this is not important. You should be getting emails again when some one responds to a thread you are subscribed at.

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We are Borg

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After a few months of trying with ads i disabled them they where to intrusive even after telling Google to show less it showed more. The money earned was after all does months like 5 dollars, so not worth it at all. Where going to look how we can make money to keep the software up to date and the server running at the moment everything is funded by Phylogeny Explorer Project and this site is not yet contributing.
 

*SD*

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Well, confession time I guess, I use ABP and have been for over 10 years so I never saw them when on desktop. But when using mobile (where I generally don't use ABP) they were infuriating to be honest, as ads usually are. If all it earned the site was $5 after all that time then definitely not worth it. How about Patreon instead?
 

We are Borg

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Yes @*SD* ad blockers are a pain in the butt, but i use it to. So i will never blame others for using it or not whitelisting our site. I hope we can start with YouTube real soon so we have to offer more content.
 

*SD*

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The thing with YouTube is the criteria you have to meet before you're even eligible to monetise a channel, one of them (I think) is you must have at least 1K subscribers - obviously this can be achieved, but it has to be content people want to see. Plus, YT also has very annoying algorithms which pick up on "naughty" words like "Fuck" and then they demonetise you automatically. Takes a whole lot of editing to make sure videos are "advertiser friendly" - but most people are using some kind of ad-blocker anyway.
 

We are Borg

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You’ll need 1000 subscribers and 4000 hours of streaming to get to the paying stuff. If you want channel subscription you need 30k subscribers and merch even more. But by making content you can start with Patreon and get subscribers there and give in return access to other content. Dont forget YT is for smaller channels not so good it depends on views and subscribers.
 
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