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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #135 on: May 31, 2015, 05:01:28 PM »
I do wonder how Dan's place continues to run if Manny says its in the red here.

They have Google ads.
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« Reply #136 on: May 31, 2015, 11:38:54 PM »
  I see. I know they had some issue with content here and did something that hurt the cash flow coming in. I'm going off memory of something I read months back.
 Would it not be easier to delete the hot kovas and get the Google ads back? Not wanting to cave into a mega corp like Google is understandable, but I think its easier than requesting cash to keep the place afloat. Besides if many do donate soon you may run into the problem of members wanting a say in everything related to the forum.

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« Reply #137 on: June 01, 2015, 12:10:08 AM »
Besides if many do donate soon you may run into the problem of members wanting a say in everything related to the forum.

So far that idea is all you. It was you who offered support to the site if a poster here were to cease posting.
So,  you are not contributing because you won't have the say that you want.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #138 on: June 01, 2015, 12:12:25 AM »
 
 Would it not be easier to delete the hot kovas and get the Google ads back? Not wanting to cave into a mega corp like Google is understandable, but I think its easier than requesting cash to keep the place afloat. Besides if many do donate soon you may run into the problem of members wanting a say in everything related to the forum.

Hi Don,

If you can put up with ads for AD then Google Ads would be just 'great'  :chuckle:

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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #139 on: June 01, 2015, 12:20:49 AM »

So far that idea is all you. It was you who offered support to the site if a poster here were to cease posting.
So,  you are not contributing because you won't have the say that you want.

He is a member here because he has worn the t-shirt, been to many places in the FSU, posted about his experiences, HAS a FSU partner ..

Some members prefer to read his real-life adventures as opposed to your ill-researched and agenda driven [  FOR YOUR benefit ] 'theories'..

Kindly, stop boring us with suggesting you might have more 'rights' to post here....

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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #140 on: June 01, 2015, 02:03:58 AM »
  I see. I know they had some issue with content here and did something that hurt the cash flow coming in. I'm going off memory of something I read months back.

No need to tax your memory, reading the topic would help.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #141 on: June 01, 2015, 03:28:36 AM »
So for the sake of curiosity, tell us a few things.
How much does it cost to run this place?
How short are you each month, after the advertising bucks you do get?
How much do you need to keep it a float?
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« Reply #142 on: June 01, 2015, 04:37:00 AM »
So for the sake of curiosity, tell us a few things.
How much does it cost to run this place?
How short are you each month, after the advertising bucks you do get?
How much do you need to keep it a float?

Why not read the thread?
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #143 on: June 01, 2015, 06:20:53 AM »
So for the sake of curiosity, tell us a few things.
How much does it cost to run this place?
How short are you each month, after the advertising bucks you do get?
How much do you need to keep it a float?
Cash grab.

Browse the site, it's obvious there is no R&D costs - it's not really required, it's a forum after all.

The only true costs are hosting related.

Domain is most likely around $10 to $50/yr

Decent hosting (non-godaddy) will be from $300 to $1000 a year depending on traffic/storage/bandwidth

Anything $1000 to $3000+ is for top of the line hosting with various perks in that range (e.g. ecommerce site that needs 99.999999% reliability, top of the line hardware, SSD storage, 6hr response, 2hr response etc) - something this site doesn't need.

Storage isn't an issue, most of the content is text. If it is an issue, they need to move to plan with a higher allocation or one with unlimited

I expect the real costs to be in the low hundreds, less if they are still with Godaddy.

Image storage - third party storage is free for everyone. Flickr, dropbox, facebook pics, etc. All can be linked directly

If the site closes or turns paid, people will just migrate to the other RU forums around

Coercing posters (members) to pay because they are not 'paying' is ridiculous since posters are already contributing to this Product (this forum) through their posts. Without posts there is nothing.

It's doubly ridiculous because this forum looks to be primarily  supporting your book and dating site. Are donors going to see a cut of those?



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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #144 on: June 01, 2015, 06:31:14 AM »
Welcome 'Borsch' I think we can assume that you know less than you think you do given the inaccuracy of your guesses. ;)
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #145 on: June 01, 2015, 01:17:02 PM »
We have had a generous donation today. The site is now in the black once more.  :king:
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #146 on: June 01, 2015, 01:24:03 PM »
So for the sake of curiosity, tell us a few things.
How much does it cost to run this place?
How short are you each month, after the advertising bucks you do get?
How much do you need to keep it a float?

Why not read the thread?
I have read the thread, but presuming I missed,
Point to the post, that shows the Financials.
Thank you in advance for your help :)
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #147 on: June 01, 2015, 01:24:31 PM »
We have had a generous donation today. The site is now in the black once more.  :king:

That's good, I don't need to set up a bursary for the indigent then.
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #148 on: June 01, 2015, 01:28:56 PM »
We have had a generous donation today. The site is now in the black once more.  :king:

That's good, I don't need to set up a bursary for the indigent then.
Andrew I didn't realize your were so flush.
Good on you, becoming a philanthropist.
I hope some day I also have the wealth to do
such acts, I just  hope I don't become such an arrogant
A@$ when I get there, sorta defeats the purpose  :)
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Re: Site Funding. Supporting Members. Q & A.
« Reply #149 on: June 01, 2015, 01:30:10 PM »
Anything $1000 to $3000+ is for top of the line hosting with various perks in that range (e.g. ecommerce site that needs 99.999999% reliability, top of the line hardware, SSD storage, 6hr response, 2hr response etc) - something this site doesn't need.
99.999999% reliability is already 7 figures annually... anything above 99.999% (the famous 5 nines) is already hugely expensive.

The 8-9 as you stated, means you get 0.3 seconds / year unplanned downtime...
That is darn near impossible unless the company have deep pockets for penalty-claims. Which makes the pricing expensive.
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