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Below is an e-mail from Lance Merker, the President/CEO of OmniUpdate with a proposal for this site. Given this is a community site, it's only appropriate that the members decide on this proposal. Please provide your feedback by this Friday (May 16).



We at OmniUpdate would like to give a free coffee mug with the University Web Developers emblem to all 700+ subscribers of the ning group. The proposition in simple. We would like to replace the google ads on the right side of the page with the attached banner. The banner (and the free mug offer) would remain for one year. We'll pay all the costs to remove the google ads, and pay for the mugs and shipping to members who request one during the year.

That's it. We won't replace the banner with any advertising nor put our advertising on the mugs!

Members of the group get a symbol of their association with the social network -- hopefully building some camaraderie and group spirit -- and we get brand recognition from the sponsorship.

Regards,

Lance

Lance Merker
President/CEO
OmniUpdate, Inc.

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Yay for Mugs
Seems good to me. --Karen
As long as the only thing OmniUpdate does with my address is send a mug, fine. If they don't offer a way to opt out of future non-coffee-container mail, I'm opposed.

Ken
I'm not really that interested. I have tons of coffee cups and such, and one more won't make much of a difference. However, the ads changing might be alright. But I don't want it to be a stepping stone for ad calls and junk mail in my box. Don't mind the occasional post card.
fine with me ... and the banner ad is respectable
I love it! Sounds great.
Let's see...coffee, mugs, free! I'm all in.
Go for it !
I'm all in favor. I generally ignore ads, so I won't miss them, and who doesn't need a free coffee mug?
I am guessing that the income derived from the Google ads over the course of the year far exceeds that of the cost of 700 mugs.
I'm impressed that I had to get to page 4 of the comments b4 someone mentioned the income from the GoogleAds. I don't think the distributed mugs & less-than-attractive (sorry!) ad are a good tradeoff for any AdSense income. I'd also put in a chip for disliking the single-brand promo for a year.
I don't mind losing the Google ads... and getting a free coffee mug.

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