Pre-dating the establishment of Bet-R Sites, EAVBuzz is a straight-forward community forum for the neighborhood of East Atlanta. It’s served as a good testing ground for generating revenue from ad networks and other site elements.
What? - A Simple Machines Forum installation with custom ad integration and custom design aspects. The site has become a valuable resource in helping neighbors meet each other, talk about things going on in the neighborhood, fight crime, etc.
Why? - EAVBuzz came about as a replacement for a message board run by the local community association when certain local business owners had the original message board taken down because of negative comments about their businesses.
How? - The guts are a pretty basic installation of Simple Machines Forum. Value is added by custom design and functionality, ad integration and the like.
When? - The site was launched in June, 2006.