Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lucrative Business [chat]

We're playing around with google ads. Excuse the mess.

32 comments:

_J_ said...

I think we have exactly one billion labels.

Do we think these need to be consolodated or are we ok with a billion labels?

Perhaps labels which have only 1 or 2 applications could be collected into broader categories?

_J_ said...

Do I want Persona for PSP?

Caleb said...

it seems kind of silly to have labels which are only used once.

kotaku pages load more slowly than intra. I will not follow your link.

Caleb said...

Could we get the ads to fill the space below our posts created by our indecent number of labels, and perhaps put them inside a distinctly colored div?

MA17 said...

It'd be kind of nice if you could keep all the labels, but only those with more than 5 entries or so would actually be displayed on the main page.

Otherwise, it seems to me that if we're going to treat labels as useful categorization tools, we're going to need to make some rules to keep them useful. Do I find the humorous article under "comedy", "funny" or "lol" is not a question you should even have to ask.

Mike Lewis said...

the label thing is an issue. But there is not god way to manage labels without going through all 1,552 posts and re-edit the labels.

Mike Lewis said...

also, if anyone can figure out how to mod the style sheets so the below the post ads are centered or alined with margins let me know

_J_ said...

"the label thing is an issue. But there is not god way to manage labels without going through all 1,552 posts and re-edit the labels."

It is not that difficult. For example, the label "Mega Man" is only used once.

1) Click the label in the labels menu. This will load the post.
2) Click "edit post".
3) Change the label to something other than Mega Man.

Once the label is not used it goes away.

So it's just a matter of using that process on all labels not used a large number of times.

_J_ said...

"Do I find the humorous article under "comedy", "funny" or "lol" is not a question you should even have to ask."

Obviously "funny" is more broad than either lol or comedy.

I do not think it a gigantic problem. We just decide on a label for "humor" and if someone makes a post and labels it "lolz" instead of "humor" then we lick the lolz label, it loads the post, and we edit the labels.


The problem comes with attempting to identify what sensible labels are. If someone goes through and renames 30 or so posts to all have the label "monkey-shit" and "monkey-shit" turns out to be not as broad a category as previously thought then one would have to go through and relabel all 30 articles.

That is something I would like to avoid.

_J_ said...

I kind of want to get rid of the "news" label becuase I do not know what it means. The problem is that 75 posts use it.

Does "news" indicate that it came from a news site? Does it simply indicate new information? Is it an announcement? Well, we have an announcement label.

I like the "video game" label. It contains things related to video games.

or the "music video" label. It is a label used for music videos.

But, the helen a.s. popkin label is only used twice...but it's for articles which are really fucking popular. So it makes sense to have that label. And hellfire london? Shit yeah we'd have to keep the hellfire london label; it generates like 50% of our web traffic!

_J_ said...

All of season 3 30 Rock is on Hulu.

I konw what i'm doing tonight.

_J_ said...

"We may not be the best people, but we're not the worst; graduate students are the worst."

-30 Rock

kylebrown said...

I looked Mikey, but the ads don't seem to be in any sort of container and the template doesn't give me any access to the post's templates themselves, to put them in a container.

Mike Lewis said...

thanks kyle - i didnt see anything either. I will send an email to tech support and see if there anyway to fix that.

Caleb said...

I think they would consider it broken if we could see and change those things.

kylebrown said...

I think it is a blogger issue rather than an adsense issue. Blogger should allow html level access to the post template, to allow us to wrap the adsense ads in a container for placement purposes.

_J_ said...

Strawberry Peanut Buttle M&Ms.

I say thee, NO!

kylebrown said...

I boo the Strawberry Peanut Butter M&Ms!

Mike Lewis said...

Strawberry Peanut Buttle M&Ms?

wow

Are they as bad as Chocolate Skittles?

_J_ said...

"Are they as bad as Chocolate Skittles?"

That was the first thing I thought of.

Strawberry M&Ms? Chocolate Skittles?!

Teh World r topsey turvey!

_J_ said...

Wal-Mart had the Collector's Edition of Jaws in the $5 bin.

Win!

Mike Lewis said...

awesome - i got the 20th anniversary edition (original version relased on DVD) which is laser-disc to dvd) no special features. I only cost 10$ and came with jaws 2

Caleb said...

Is there any reason to not skip the Anya and Xander non-wedding episode?

_J_ said...

ummmmm

No, skip it.

_J_ said...

Jaw Rifftrax:
FUCK
YES

Mike Lewis said...

move over Prussian Blue, say hello to the White Pride Pendergrafts

Roscoe said...

You DO want Persona.

And.. Hrmn.. wasteful labels can be useful when I remember them.

Thing is.. we really don't have much conversation that begs for, or even uses consistent labeling?

Seems to be a bit more for fun short commentary? Hrmn. MA makes a damn good point/suggestion

Basically, if we're going to reform labels, we're going to have to all commit to it.. which terrifies me.

and.. You know how to tell Strawberried Peanut Butter M&Ms were wrong? TF 2 branding. Fools!

_J_ said...

Twilight Sucks

MA17 said...

Old Navy has a commercial where three kids are wearing graphic tshirts. One has Spider-Man, another is Iron Man, and one has bubble yum or something.

The thing is, they're the pre-faded, pre-cracked-paint style with old art as though they were meant to be ironic. Can kids wear ironic shirts of things that kids like? Shouldn't they be wearing ironic vintage NPR shirts or something?

MA17 said...

I mean, the next step here otherwise is a baby in an ironic Elmo bib.

Mike Lewis said...

@ma17 *sigh*

Roscoe said...

Or.. Elmo... wearing a SuperGrover shirt?


.. actually.. if Kevin Clash was wearing one.. that'd be kinda tight.

Hrmn.