Advertising service The Deck, whose ads we've long featured in several spots on MetaFilter, will be shutting down in April. As a result, we'll be removing that ad box, and exploring other ad solutions to make up the revenue. (Don't worry, MetaFilter's okay.) Here's some details. [more inside]
I like the DECK ads, but the American Apparel ones aren't like the others. They are objectifying and cliched and make me wince every time they pop up. Any way for MetaFilter block those specific ads or send feedback to the DECK people to let them know they're hurting their brand by allowing that kind of crap?
Deck ad not rendering properly in threads, in Firefox 4.01 on Mac for logged out users. [more inside]
What's the deal with The Deck? How is MetaFilter/Matthowie compensated: is it just eyeballs-on-the-published-page or is there an incremental payment for click-thrus? I ask because I often see items that are sort of vaguely interesting, and I'd be a lot more inclined to click-thru if that were to result in additional revenue...
New ads from The Deck will start showing up on front pages tomorrow, but don't worry, you can turn them off. [more inside]