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Information Advertise for free on the site
Posted by: andy - 02-10-2017, 12:20 AM - Forum: General Discussions - Replies (1)

This thread is for "official" store threads. Post about your store, photos, embed a video, whatever you like.

Banner Ads
For a while, we can just accept banners and put them in the page header for free. So if you'd like to advertise, please just post your banner in this thread. 250 x 250 px should fit nicely. Animated is fine, so long as they don't flash, i.e. fading transitions or simple cuts to fit more info in are fine.

The idea of this forum is to promote Open Bazaar and all the possibilities it opens up for us, Profit is not a purpose, so eventually all we will ask is to cover costs, so with 10 ads in rotation, we should be able to do it for as little as 2c in satoshi per day. This would make it possible for anyone to advertise, wherever in the world they are. If server loads get high it may increase, but then you'd be getting more views too. Or we could have more than 3 and rotate them... who knows!

If you can't do a banner ad, no worries, you can have a text ad like what's beneath the header space now. Just put your ad text in a post to this thread. Many browsers don't understand ob:// links yet so it might be better to link to your listing in duosearch or bazaarbay search engines.

Improvements

Currently working on:

  • Making a sidebar, to make better use of the space,
  • We could fit 2 or 3 ads down the side and then the text column wouldn't be so wide (win-win).
  • Also a javascript ad rotator
but it's all new to me so any help will be appreciated.

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  OpenBazaar Raises $3 Million Funding
Posted by: andy - 02-09-2017, 03:58 AM - Forum: Open Bazaar News - No Replies

The developers behind OpenBazaar, the open-source marketplace protocol powered by bitcoin, have raised $3m in new funding.

The new round was led by BlueYard, a Berlin-based VC fund with a focus on early-stage startups that has strongly indicated its support for decentralized markets in the past. VC giants Andreessen Horowitz and Union Square Ventures also took part.

Read more at coindesk.com

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  Need some linux help!
Posted by: andy - 02-08-2017, 07:27 PM - Forum: Support Forum - Replies (4)

Hi,

I managed to set up one store on DigitalOcean, following the instructions at openbazaar.zendesk and it's working ok..I've tried since, a few times on other VPSs and haven't been able to get it running. Always dependency probs and suchlike. Being  alinux noob, it would help a lot to screenshare and talk through.

I know it's a long shot, but no harm in asking!
Cheers
Andy

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  @tradedirect - Crafts from Ireland and general store
Posted by: andy - 02-08-2017, 07:05 PM - Forum: Checkout my Store - No Replies

ob://@tradedirect/store

This is really just my test store, while I learn to provide stores for Our friends in places like Africa. (see tradedirect.org). I put a couple of traditional Irish crafts on there, and will add more stuff soon.

[Image: op_store_fb.jpg]

Any help with this project will be appreciated, the purpose is to help spread OB and BTC where they are most needed!
tradedirect.org
Free Trade for Africa (and other places too...)

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  Thread posted in wrong place
Posted by: Zek - 02-07-2017, 11:20 PM - Forum: Anything Goes - Replies (1)

Just so you can figure out how to move it!

[Image: Police_cat_FFB12_1_02.jpg]

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  Video Embed test
Posted by: andy - 02-07-2017, 10:48 PM - Forum: General Discussions - No Replies

Video embed test



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  First!
Posted by: yambub - 02-07-2017, 10:21 PM - Forum: Anything Goes - Replies (1)

Yay, first post. 

Will delete these threads when testing is over...

If you're like most Americans, you probably grew up in a community-some place where you knew most of your neighbors by name, where your life intersected with your neighbors' in the street, at school, in shops, and at church. If you're like most highly educated Americans you probably think you live in a community now, but it's far from where you were raised, you don't know most of your neighbors, and most of the people you consider to be part of your community live across town or across the country. The truth is most of us aren't really living in real communities anymore. We're living in the ruins of bygone communities, in special-interest networks that aren't really communities at all
-they're ghettos of like minded people.

Most of the rest of the world still live in communities, connected to a place and their neighbors are of mutual need and support. Of course real communities can be constrictive and oppressive, but they can also teach you how to live with people who are very different from you, people you wouldn't necessarily choose to be with. Networks are based on choice. When they get uncomfortable, it's easy to opt out of them. Communities teach tolerance, co-existence, and mutual respect. I think most of us are searching for community.
-Utne, Eric (1995). Networks Are Not Communities. Utne Reader. March/April

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