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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #120 on: May 30, 2015, 08:17:47 AM »
There's a banner between posts with a PayPal logo on it. Click and be free.

Pardon however I am not seeing it. 
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #121 on: May 30, 2015, 09:32:46 AM »
There's a banner between posts with a PayPal logo on it. Click and be free.

Pardon however I am not seeing it.

Its on a rotator, it will come up one time in ten on pages with four or more posts on. I didn't want it in peoples faces.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #122 on: May 30, 2015, 10:51:22 AM »
There's a banner between posts with a PayPal logo on it. Click and be free.

Pardon however I am not seeing it.

Its on a rotator, it will come up one time in ten on pages with four or more posts on. I didn't want it in peoples faces.

If you have time, please send me the link in an email or PM.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #123 on: May 30, 2015, 11:02:38 AM »
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #124 on: May 30, 2015, 11:18:10 AM »
This link should work

Done.  Please update my status to "contributing member".   :party0011:   :laugh:
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #125 on: May 31, 2015, 05:53:33 AM »
Eric's trolling and attempted derailment of the topic can now be found here.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #126 on: May 31, 2015, 11:46:24 AM »
Manny, I put Marks answer to my question back here, because some of us like the forum and want to contribute to the costs.

I am thinking at least 1K.  What is the correct answer?
1k is in the right ballpark. My guess would be between 750/year (VPS) and 2000/year (Dedicated server)

I thought Manny mentioned at one time he uses VPS, which makes sense as this is only a forum and doesn't need much customization on the operating system level.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #127 on: May 31, 2015, 11:58:19 AM »
I was going to leave this alone, but hey its Sunday and couldn't help myself.
Manny started this forum or bought and upgraded it.
I am sure it has done well over the years and now maybe not so much.
Tough Business, the MOB scene.
It was set up as a free site and he had advertising, likely made a few bucks.
I met Manny, he is a crafty fellow and likely would not run it long
if it cost him much. If it does he will either sell it or figure out a way to
cover the costs. Or out right shut it down.

I have used it and joined, that said, I joined because it was free, likely never would have if it were a pay per use thing. That said if Manny and his family
are truly suffering because of this site, let me know, I will send a few bucks:)
Andrew badgering people because they choose not to pay, really does not help.
It makes newbies think twice. ( they don't understand Andrew)

That said how many newbies in the last month?
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #128 on: May 31, 2015, 12:02:03 PM »
I was going to leave this alone, but hey its Sunday and couldn't help myself.
Manny started this forum or bought and upgraded it.
I am sure it has done well over the years and now maybe not so much.
Tough Business, the MOB scene.
It was set up as a free site and he had advertising, likely made a few bucks.
I met Manny, he is a crafty fellow and likely would not run it long
if it cost him much. If it does he will either sell it or figure out a way to
cover the costs. Or out right shut it down.

I have used it and joined, that said, I joined because it was free, likely never would have if it were a pay per use thing. That said if Manny and his family
are truly suffering because of this site, let me know, I will send a few bucks:)
Andrew badgering people because they choose not to pay, really does not help.
It makes newbies think twice. ( they don't understand Andrew)

That said how many newbies in the last month?

I for one understand your concerns.  I just returned after a little more than a year absence and the current climate is pretty balanced, IMO.  I doubt if Manny would ever go to the poorhouse however I would rather make a small contribution every now and then rather than the site be sold.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #129 on: May 31, 2015, 12:18:21 PM »
So, NS1, click the bloody button then!

Support that which you are happy to use every day.

Yesterday I dropped a little more money on Manny's PayPal account, I did not have to, nobody forced me to do so but it is a while since I last did so and you bunch of tightarses whining about a negligible amount of money is shocking.

There's no fixed amount, it does not expire and the money defrays the costs of running the thing and helps Manny stop feeling like a *snip* for giving you this playroom for free in which some of you routinely shit on him.

If it helps, think of it as a tip, a gratuity for giving you a good service.

In addition, I am sure that seeing folks willing to dob in helps the moderators feel a little better about the job, even though they don't get paid. Seeing people value their input helps them to deal with you lot on a daily basis.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #130 on: May 31, 2015, 12:59:28 PM »
  I'll pay to run the site for the next 12 months if Andy signs off and never returns by midnight GMT.

  Manny the sooner you reel in the sidekick and stop him pecking away at 'helping' the pledge drive, the better it'll be for those considering dropping money towards RUA.

 For the record I don't have an economics degree of any level, but I have a fairly decent idea of how not to be a social misfit.

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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #131 on: May 31, 2015, 01:18:17 PM »
Manny started this forum or bought and upgraded it.
I am sure it has done well over the years and now maybe not so much.
Tough Business, the MOB scene.

That is a fair comment.

It was set up as a free site and he had advertising, likely made a few bucks.
I met Manny, he is a crafty fellow and likely would not run it long
if it cost him much. If it does he will either sell it or figure out a way to
cover the costs. Or out right shut it down.

I am not sure I would agree using the correct definition of crafty, but the point of the topic isn't about what was, it is about what is. As a business decision, the site would close tomorrow. But it isn't going to. What we are doing here is opening the general subject of funding up for discussion. I believe the site should self finance as it has done in the past.

That said if Manny and his family
are truly suffering because of this site, let me know, I will send a few bucks:)

Yeah, we are not in the poorhouse just yet.

Andrew badgering people because they choose not to pay, really does not help.

Andrew was highlighting a particular behaviour on the part of one poster. 

That said how many newbies in the last month?

The MOB industry in Russia and Ukraine is finished. Didn't you get the memo?  :chuckle:

I have a fairly decent idea of how not to be a social misfit.

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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #132 on: May 31, 2015, 01:19:34 PM »
Don, are you really trying to say that the only reason that you have not contributed before is because I post here?

Can I suggest something to save you some money?
Bung Manny $50 and put me on ignore. :)

Save you money and I am invisible to you. Objective achieved.

Looking forward to seeing a change in your status!
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #133 on: May 31, 2015, 01:30:16 PM »
 I've mention weeks back my views on the forum, it was deleted along with some other posts from others, no biggy as I don't pay, I either deal with the way things are done here, or I log off and never return.
Would I miss this place should it go dark? I suppose a bit, although my interest in it has waned quite a bit over the past few months.
 
 I do wonder how Dan's place continues to run if Manny says its in the red here. As for dropping a few bucks that remains to be seen.

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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #134 on: May 31, 2015, 01:48:41 PM »
So, Don you were not being honest about your proposal to pay for the hosting of the site.
I didn't expect you would be.
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