Policy on advertisements
In order to pay the costs of running the site, and to obtain some money for
prizes of contests etc., the web site carries some advertisements.
What we look for
Preferably (both for you as for us), advertisements have some connection to
chess variants, chess, board games, or other games. We can place banners at the
top of some pages, either fixed (a specific page always shows your banner), or rotating
with other banners. We also may have clearly distinguishable text
advertisements with link to an advertisers website.
Interested advertisers can contact David Howe:
There is also a second form of advertisement: general
sponsorship, see below.
The graphic to place on the web page, and the web page that an advertisement
links to should be acceptable: it should be suitable for children to view,
not contain racism, occultism, or any suppression of minorities, etc.
As a rule, when the content would be rated with the rules of RSAC, then it should get ratings:
n0, s0, l0 or l1, v0 or v1.
When the contents of a web site change during the time we carry an
advertisement such that it becomes unsuitable to link to, we can remove the
advertisement without prior notice, giving a pro-ratio refund when this would
be larger than 9 dollars.
Costs of advertising
We ask a flat rate of $5 for every 1000 imprints of a banner on top of a
webpage, e.g. $25 for 5000 imprints, of $100 for 20000 imprints. You can negotiate this
with David Howe.
We also could change imprints to goods, e.g., a distributor of a chess variant
game gives us a game (e.g., to use as a prize) and we carry his banner on the
site for some time.
Clients may use the PayPal system to send us payments. It's fast, easy and
convenient. You can use a credit card. Click the banner below for more
We are looking for a sponsor that sponsors the website general costs - hosting,
the cost of the domain name, and some additional costs. At the moment, we hope to
find a sponsor willing to pay $45 per month. In return, the logo of the sponsor is displayed
on the bottom of almost every page of the site. (The exceptions are the pages that were made by Ralph Betza
and are mirrored on the site.)
There are many page views of this website: see our
overview on the number of hits this
website currently receives; for $45 dollars per month, the logo is
displayed a large number of times (e.g., in december 1999, there were over
80.000 page views; this amount again almost doubled in the year 2000.)
We currently have sponsorship at least till the end of 2000, and are looking for sponsorship
If you are interested in advertising, or if you are a reader and want to
on this policy, then please email us.
For advertising, contact David Howe at
For comments, send them to the general email address:
WWW page created: January 21, 2000.
Written by Hans Bodlaender.