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Hornstar6969 01-23-2007 03:06 PM

is GAB ok for a busy 3.6.4 forums
 
I'm on vbulletin 3.6.4 and my forums are quite busy. I have got ad code here and there and everywhere around the site, and its quite hard to manage.

I have had this for ages now, but have never installed it because I have not felt it was ready to install on a busy forums.

1. Is there any current bugs?
2. Is there any current issues in using this?
3. Is this being worked on currently?
4. Is there a feature list that you will be working on?

I was reading on vb the other day, and read about some really good banner scripts that are around, and some of them are quite pro. just wondering what the life of this script has for the future.

Thanks.

The Geek 01-23-2007 03:35 PM

Hey there, I havent used anything else besides phpadsnew so I have little to compare it to. phpAdsnew is a pretty great script but IMO is also a serious pain in the ass to integrate (requiring me to hack it to do exactly what I wanted it to do).Saying that, once I did - its feature set far exceeds GAB (though IMO its far more resource intensive and difficult to regularly configure).

In the end, it totally comes down to how you are going to use it. IMO GAB is very simple to use and has a very minor footprint so its fast and efficient. There are also some limiations to GAB that I would like to see abolished (the ability for people to manage their own ads, stat counters, etc...) but my focus is currently on GARS and GAL since GAB is pretty stable in its current incarnation (think there is 1 bug with start dates).

My perception of GAB is that its a very versatile, easy to use banner system. The downside is that it isnt overly intuitive to get your head around at first use and others cant see and manage their own ads.

Hope this helps hed some light on my thoughts about GAB - There are many that swear by it just as I am sure there are those that swear at it :)

Hornstar6969 01-25-2007 09:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Geek (Post 15957)
There are many that swear by it just as I am sure there are those that swear at it :)

Thanks for clearing things up :D

Does Gab have the ability to position banners around the site eg. footer, header, right navigation, archive, etc.? from one easy panel, so I can see exactly where my banners are, instead of having to put some ads here and some ads there.

Also im currently using a banner rotator for the top of my site, as I have a few banners, can GAB do this as well for a specific location?

Thanks.

Bridges 01-26-2007 03:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hornstar6969 (Post 16005)
Thanks for clearing things up :D

Does Gab have the ability to position banners around the site eg. footer, header, right navigation, archive, etc.? from one easy panel, so I can see exactly where my banners are, instead of having to put some ads here and some ads there.

Also im currently using a banner rotator for the top of my site, as I have a few banners, can GAB do this as well for a specific location?

Thanks.

Gab can do all that. I'm testing it out now and will be going live with gab probably next week.

The Geek 01-26-2007 04:50 PM

It requires you placing the $GAB_ads[x] varliable in the template you want it to appear in - therefore its not a point and click kind of thing - but not far off :D


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