Well, I started this project before my 'Product Manager' but had to put it on hold because I needed to open my site, and for that I needed to finish the Product Manager add-on.
Anyways, this add-on will have two objectives:
This add-on will enable users of certain group to show their ads on the threads they create (using their google adsense publisher ID or custom banners, admins got to choose).
There will be two kinds of groups:
- Associates - These groups' ads will be shown only on the threads that they create.
- Super Associates - These groups' ads will be shown globally (except for the thread pages where owner is a associate or a super associate)
...and more features will be added on the go and via requests
You can show your own ads and can sell ad spaces.
There will be Ad Positions, Ad Zones and CSS styling so that you don't have to worry about the 'look'. The ads will also be based on User and Page criteria. You can manage the ads, and for the associates, you can ban users, once they are banned they can never create advertisement (that includes buying ad space) till you remove the ban.
Detailed statistics will also be included: total number of ad views in a day (chart for last 7 days) and all-time stats.. and for banners, total number of clicks will also be recorded.
I will post screenshots and mockups soon... and I am posting this here because I don't want to waste my time on an 'uninteresting' project... and so I want to know if you people are interested... and also post your suggestions.