Hi everyone - we are still working on an AdSense replacement and every ad network we apply to seems either doesn't pay anywhere near what is needed or we are just out right denied. So in the meantime, we have setup an Amazon affiliate account and will begin placing those around the site. For example, the ad in the header is one such advertisement.
All the Amazon ads you see here will only help if you use that ad to purchase an item. So if you plan on making a purchase and want to support the site, then please use one of those links. It isn't much right now but every little bit helps until we can find a stable ad platform to get back to.
Eventually I want to find a way to reward those purchases here. Some number of coins per dollar spent or something like that. The problem is I don't know how to detect things like that, so maybe in time I will be able to find some documentation on it. Another extension of that is for people to request to write reviews about a product, including an affiliate link with that post and giving out so many coins per purchase from that link. Again, I am not sure how to detect that yet but it is something we are considering.
On a side note, unrelated to Amazon I will be trying to work on the backend some more. I have put in many applications to ad networks, with about a 10% success rate. It seems Google has blacklisted us until they get around to reviewing whatever it is they do. So I am going to try to put a little more time into the code in the backend and work on some of those feature enhancements that are so far behind schedule.
As always, I thank those who have supported us so far and can understand why we had to make the decisions we did.