May 05, 2004

I'm planning on getting SportsFilter TextAds at some other sites. Wanna suggest a snappy tagline?

posted by kirkaracha to navel gazing at 06:13 PM - 42 comments

Oh, don't get us started. It's time to do a search on "SpoFi:" Of course, that's just the SpoFi posts. Somebody will need to scour the Locker Room archives for what I expect to be a much-richer vein of the the zingers.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:20 PM on May 05

Some goodies I pulled from the top 5 of the 28 search results ... SpoFi: where -ifying a thread is welcome. SpoFi: A little something something for the ladies. SpoFi: Read what you want, don't read what you don't want, but don't shit on other peoples threads. SpoFi: how 'bout you post more stuff about whatever interests you? SpoFi: Don't bitch about what everyone else is doing unless you're contributing to your own cause. SpoFi: Put up or shut up. SpoFi: Kicking greedy, arrogant sports agents in the fricking balls. SpoFi: We editorialize for your pleasure SpoFi: Fuck Bud!

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:28 PM on May 05

I'm a tagline whore!

posted by jerseygirl at 07:04 PM on May 05

This one is still my favorite... sad, stupid, poignant, but totally utterly in-the-moment emotional. me, clad in my johnny damon t-shirt, trying to make sense of my life. plus, in retrospect now, really funny as all hell.

posted by jerseygirl at 07:09 PM on May 05

Spofi: We have a couple of female members!

posted by corpse at 08:34 PM on May 05

Spofi: It beats the shit out of Van Earl Wright.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:49 PM on May 05

SpoFi: Where Al Qaeda soccer gets equal time.

posted by BigCalm at 03:31 AM on May 06

SpoFi: Where nothing good can happen at 3AM

posted by NoMich at 08:26 AM on May 06

Spofi: Not all of us post whilst drunk.

posted by BigCalm at 08:28 AM on May 06

SpoFi: Not affiliated with Metafilter, so stop fucking asking! SpoFi: The site with the SMART (but still lazy and drunk) armchair athletes. SpoFi: We've got balls, sticks and chicks! I've got nothin'.

posted by grum@work at 08:30 AM on May 06

Sportsfilter: We're Open 24 Hours a Day and We Don't Card

posted by insomnyuk at 08:33 AM on May 06

SportsFilter: We like to watch people play with their balls.

posted by rcade at 09:03 AM on May 06

SpoFi: Inteligent Sport's Diskourse SpoFi: We spread sports gossip, you decide SpoFi: Hectoring dickheads opining daily SpoFi: Fuck you Ray Lewis

posted by vito90 at 09:29 AM on May 06

SpoFi: Fuck you Ray Lewis We could do a whole series of ones like this. Peyton Manning? For MeFi only: SpoFi: Take it there, fuckwit!

posted by LionIndex at 10:17 AM on May 06

Spofi: Where you can talk about hooking without mentioning Charlie Sheen... Spofi: 99.99% Jim Rome-free... Spofi: We'll explain the infield fly rule, but then we'll have to kill you...

posted by MeatSaber at 10:22 AM on May 06

Sportsfilter: Just a bunch of nutjobs

posted by Jugwine at 10:31 AM on May 06

SportsFilter: Dan Marino should die of gonorrhea and rot in hell.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:41 AM on May 06

SpoFi: Inteligent Sport's Diskourse We have a winner.

posted by dusted at 11:33 AM on May 06

SpoFi: Google yourself and then come yell at rcade.

posted by jerseygirl at 12:05 PM on May 06

SpoFi: Google yourself and then come yell at rcade. Excellent!

posted by NoMich at 12:32 PM on May 06

Ouch. (But funny.)

posted by rcade at 12:35 PM on May 06

SpoFi: Covering the World of Sports (if you live in Boston and like Baseball) SpoFi: Too much Leaf worship? SpoFi: Not sport; definitely not athletes.

posted by mkn at 03:07 PM on May 06

SpoFi: Covering the World of Sports (if you live in Boston and like Baseball) *smirk*

posted by jerseygirl at 03:47 PM on May 06

SpoFi: Where football is soccer.

posted by trox at 04:05 PM on May 06

SpoFi: Your moose-stomping channel. Spofi: we are all pants. SpoFi: Scoring Five-hole before your sister-in-law can close it down.

posted by worldcup2002 at 06:08 PM on May 06

Thanks for all the suggestions; I went with these two on DayPop (pending their approval):

  • Inteligent sport's diskourse
  • We like to watch people play with their balls.
I've run this on DayPop twice: Community weblog. All sports. All the time. The first time got a staggering 0.980% click-through rate; the second time, with twice as many impressions, got a disappointing 0.055%.

posted by kirkaracha at 11:57 PM on May 06

Scoring Five-hole before your sister-in-law can close it down. That's awesome.

posted by Samsonov14 at 12:27 AM on May 07

But wait a minute, this is just going to bring more people here. The problem is we need more money, not more people. What gives?

posted by worldcup2002 at 01:10 AM on May 07

i believe we get money on the click-throughs.

posted by goddam at 01:20 AM on May 07

Wait, we're advertising for ourselves and getting money for each click-through? How does that work?

posted by Jugwine at 08:37 AM on May 07

SpoFi: we need more money, not more people. What gives?

posted by danostuporstar at 08:38 AM on May 07

So instead of posing problems, let's give some solutions... You'd prefer to pay yourself instead of doing the text-ads and invite more members?

posted by jerseygirl at 08:46 AM on May 07

So when do I get my check? Seriously thought, is it posted on the site anywhere where we can send our donations, tithes, whatever?

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:17 AM on May 07

j-girl: I'm referring to the database issue we had earlier in the week. We don't solve that by having more people, but by having more money to buy more space. I think that's a bigger issue right now than increasing membership. Once we have that fixed, we can get more people. Otherwise, an influx of new people is going to bring up that problem again. And how's that going to help get more people when their first experience is "ERROR: Could not allocate more space ..."? And, yes, it seems strange to me that an advertiser would make money directly from someone clicking the ad that was placed on someone else's site. (kirk can clarify this for me.)

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:18 AM on May 07

i know nothing about the costs and parameters involved with hosting, but won't having ad revenue translate to allowing for more traffic, which is the idea of advertising? two birds, one stone?

posted by garfield at 10:23 AM on May 07

The part that confuses me, as JugWine already pointed out, is how are we making money from placing ads on other people's sites? Normally, when X places ads on Y's site, if someone clicks on the ads on Y's site, the money goes to google (or whoever owns the ad distribution network) and Y. X _pays_ for every click on the ad. X never makes money directly off the clickthrough. X makes money from whatever happens after the clickthrough (a sale, registration, etc.). We're X. Unless somehow, we're also the owner of the distribution network, how do we make money off the ad?

posted by worldcup2002 at 10:31 AM on May 07

I think you all are mixing up two different kinds of textads. The ones we would host here would bring in money. The ones kirk is talking about we'd have to pay for to bring in new traffic. Apparently he had done one before that got a lousy click-through rate compared to the money spent. I imagine we'll be looking at doing both in the near future.

posted by Ufez Jones at 10:41 AM on May 07

I see what you're saying.

posted by garfield at 10:53 AM on May 07

Ufez Jones is right; the TextAds I placed are on DayPop and we don't make money from them. Results so far: Inteligent sport's diskourse: 0.293% click-through rate (1 click/341 views) We like to watch people play with their balls; 0.599% CTR (2 clicks/334 views)

posted by kirkaracha at 03:28 PM on May 07

I know I'm late but I was out of town on business... SpoFi: Leave your helmets at home!

posted by billsaysthis at 12:22 AM on May 08

I was right.

posted by worldcup2002 at 11:37 AM on May 08

So balls get more clicks. Hmm.

posted by mkn at 01:52 PM on May 08

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