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    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
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    how's about some new RED STARS

    my post was editted so i decided to delete it.....
    Last edited by caligurl; 01-31-07 at 10:08 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caligurl
    to say thanx the the new, cool and AWESOME socal forum!!!!!?????????????
    I'll do it after I get back from Mexico...I promise!

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    Awww... I thought you were talking about Jonny Cycles.

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    This may sound strange but the reason I donít is I do not believe it is a sustainable business model. To charge a one-time fee will generate inconsistent cash flows. There may come a critical-path time when the new revenue does not exceed expenses.

    So, I would rather use the advertiser model. I click the ads at every opportunity. I feel this will provide more consistent and long-term revenue.

    If it were an annual fee, I might subscribe.

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    It is fantastic. voltman's Avatar
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    Done.

    Star me.

    Even if bf.net folds next month, I've more than received $25 worth of information here. The friends I've made alone are priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Done.
    The friends I've made alone are priceless.
    He's talking about moi...that's his new pet name for me. I couldn't get him to stop calling me that on Saturday.

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    It is fantastic. voltman's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    He's talking about moi...that's his new pet name for me. I couldn't get him to stop calling me that on Saturday.
    No, I said "restless".

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson
    This may sound strange but the reason I donít is I do not believe it is a sustainable business model. To charge a one-time fee will generate inconsistent cash flows. There may come a critical-path time when the new revenue does not exceed expenses.

    So, I would rather use the advertiser model. I click the ads at every opportunity. I feel this will provide more consistent and long-term revenue.

    If it were an annual fee, I might subscribe.
    This is very interesting to me. You would rather do an annual fee rather then a one time payment? What do you think a fair annual fee be? This is something I am considering, but I'm not a big fan of recuring fees.

    I don't expect to get rich running this site, but upgraded memberships, googles adsense ads and affiliate links have been paying for the site for 7 years now, it seems to be rather sustainable. Costs to run this site have gone from $25 a month to over $1200 a month. The site was in the red for the first few years I havent had a loss in the last four.

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    as promised.... hubby also gets a red star now too!

    just paypal'd his payment!

    now signing off!
    Shut up and RIDE!

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    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
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    there! we now have 2 paid/star family members!
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    It is fantastic. voltman's Avatar
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    Hahaha. Does he know he signed up?

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    By the way, there's nothing stopping you from making contributions above and beyond $25. I know many members have, and I've been considering it myself. I know I sure do take up more than my share of bandwidth!
    If you notice this notice then you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    No, I said "restless".
    Umm...I'm pretty sure it was priceless. It's okay if you don't want to share with the class though.

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    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by voltman
    Hahaha. Does he know he signed up?

    nope! lol!
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    I'm a red star!

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    Done. Not sure how long it takes for the star to show up. In fact, I don't recall putting anything into Pay Pal that said my membership name...duh, probably skipped a step. I guess I'll send a PM to Joe with the payment info.

    I'm actually pretty ashamed that it took me this long to do it. Joe's done a very cool thing here.
    Last edited by cjbruin; 08-23-06 at 12:12 AM.
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    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
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    oh lookie! hubby has a red star! and so does cjbruin! looking GOOD!
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    Joe,

    You run a great website and I am happy to contribute.. I just paid via paypal...

    Many Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Gardner
    This is very interesting to me. You would rather do an annual fee rather then a one time payment? What do you think a fair annual fee be? This is something I am considering, but I'm not a big fan of recuring fees.

    I don't expect to get rich running this site, but upgraded memberships, googles adsense ads and affiliate links have been paying for the site for 7 years now, it seems to be rather sustainable. Costs to run this site have gone from $25 a month to over $1200 a month. The site was in the red for the first few years I havent had a loss in the last four.
    Joe, I think an annual fee is better than a lifetime fee. I am sure I am not going to make any friends around here saying that. (that being said, I did just upgrade mine). However, I would rather continue the ads so your subscriber rates can continue to rise. Also, you are probably getting a 'per click' payment and I do click the ads.

    But the point I was trying to make, imagine if television stations offered a one-time fee for ad-free viewing. Initially, gobs of revenue would come in but then it would start to taper yet production costs would rise.

    So, Joe, I have no problem with the fee, just continue to give me the ads!!! Perhaps make it optional for Red-Star's. Your success is all of ours success.

    [Edit] Hey, where is my star?

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    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson
    Joe, I think an annual fee is better than a lifetime fee. I am sure I am not going to make any friends around here saying that. (that being said, I did just upgrade mine). However, I would rather continue the ads so your subscriber rates can continue to rise. Also, you are probably getting a 'per click' payment and I do click the ads.

    But the point I was trying to make, imagine if television stations offered a one-time fee for ad-free viewing. Initially, gobs of revenue would come in but then it would start to taper yet production costs would rise.

    So, Joe, I have no problem with the fee, just continue to give me the ads!!! Perhaps make it optional for Red-Star's. Your success is all of ours success.

    [Edit] Hey, where is my star?
    doesn't matter to the current red stars if he makes it annual.... we've already paid for 32 years! lol!

    my fitness board is $7.00 for 6 months or $12.00 a year if you choose to pay.... but that gets you not only the fitness boards... but ALL the forums on that system....
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    OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!! caligurl's Avatar
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    WOO HOO! 5 new red socal stars! and the promis of one after she gets back from getting likkerd up in mexico! lol!

    we need MORE red stars! come on socal!!!!!! REPRESENT!
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    I think this forum is definitely worth the annual membership fee. I would gladly pay membership dues..
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    Quote Originally Posted by thomson
    Joe, I think an annual fee is better than a lifetime fee. I am sure I am not going to make any friends around here saying that. (that being said, I did just upgrade mine). However, I would rather continue the ads so your subscriber rates can continue to rise. Also, you are probably getting a 'per click' payment and I do click the ads.

    But the point I was trying to make, imagine if television stations offered a one-time fee for ad-free viewing. Initially, gobs of revenue would come in but then it would start to taper yet production costs would rise.

    So, Joe, I have no problem with the fee, just continue to give me the ads!!! Perhaps make it optional for Red-Star's. Your success is all of ours success.

    [Edit] Hey, where is my star?
    Thanks for the support!

    I'll be doing a minor upgrade to the software in the upcoming weeks, at that point donating members will beable to turn some or all ads on or off. Until then, your stuck without seeing any advertising.

    - Joe

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    How's about some new RED STARS

    Done!

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    woo hoo! 6 new stars!
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