what to do with a text ad that doesn't work? April 5, 2002 1:07 PM   Subscribe

what to do with a text ad that doesn't work?

for those of us seeking gainful employment, the "hiring in ny" (www.cloud.com/hire) text ad is tantalizing, but out of reach. (it requires a password)

any ideas?
posted by elsar to Bugs at 1:07 PM (8 comments total)

I don't know, but I'm glad you asked! I've seen this ad on other sites too (daypop I think) and haven't been able to access it from there, either.
posted by Badmichelle at 1:40 PM on April 5, 2002

Perhaps the found someone already - I browsed the site when the ad when it was first put up. It wasn't really informative - they claimed to be working on some sort of ultra-top secret application which bloggers the world over would instantly fall in love with, as it was so incredibly useful and innovative. No details though.
posted by skwm at 1:48 PM on April 5, 2002

I'd suggest emailing Scott Heiferman at cloud (whois info here) and asking him what's up.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:51 PM on April 5, 2002

Matt, I think you should allow folks to (a) purchase less than 10000 impressions (b) set an expiration date or (c) edit their ad whie it's still in rotation. For example, I had a nifty Oscar Poll script that I wanted to promote here on MeFi, but when I went to place the TextAd a week before the Academy Awards i suddenly realizxed that I didn't want the damned thing running two, three, four weeks after the ceremony was over. Ultimately I opted not to submit the ad, but I would have if any of the above three options had been available to me.
posted by Shadowkeeper at 3:25 PM on April 5, 2002

More on the cloud guy - he seems like a mover and a shaker. Witness his nine year old entrepreneurial (sp.?) spirit:

founded "Scott's Slave Service" to market menial tasks to siblings

I volunteer to redesign his site, though. Yeah howdy.
posted by iconomy at 3:49 PM on April 5, 2002

I actually emailed him about it last week. FWIW, he said he didn't realize the ad was still in rotation, thought all the impressions had been used up.
posted by megnut at 4:29 PM on April 5, 2002

BTW -- Heiferman is the same guy who published the (autobiographical) story of the web-entrepreneur-turned-McDonalds-counter-worker. Here.
posted by mattpfeff at 8:57 PM on April 5, 2002

I went there before and it said they were no longer looking. Frankly, the hype really turned me off anyway.
posted by xammerboy at 11:27 AM on April 6, 2002

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