Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > > >

Southern California Southern California

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-22-06, 09:31 PM   #1
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
how's about some new RED STARS

my post was editted so i decided to delete it.....
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........

Last edited by caligurl; 01-31-07 at 10:08 AM.
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 09:33 PM   #2
Brandy
...
 
Brandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
__________________
Brandy

Wheels Rolling
Brandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 09:38 PM   #3
CrimsonKarter21
Mitcholo
 
CrimsonKarter21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Oost Vlaanderen in mind, Cleveland in body
Bikes: 2010 Mitcholo w/ Sram Force/Red
Posts: 8,850
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Awww... I thought you were talking about Jonny Cycles.
CrimsonKarter21 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 09:42 PM   #4
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 09:52 PM   #5
voltman
It is fantastic.
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:02 PM   #6
Brandy
...
 
Brandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Brandy

Wheels Rolling
Brandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:05 PM   #7
voltman
It is fantastic.
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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".
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:07 PM   #8
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:16 PM   #9
Sir-Lanceimnot
Going up?
 
Sir-Lanceimnot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 268
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
as promised.... hubby also gets a red star now too!

just paypal'd his payment!

now signing off!
__________________
Shut up and RIDE!

visit me @ http://sirlanceimnot.com
Sir-Lanceimnot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:18 PM   #10
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
there! we now have 2 paid/star family members!
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:20 PM   #11
voltman
It is fantastic.
 
voltman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The OC
Bikes: 05 Specialized Allez Elite; 06 Fuji Team Pro
Posts: 7,977
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hahaha. Does he know he signed up?
voltman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:24 PM   #12
jschen
riding once again
 
jschen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Diego, CA
Bikes: '06 Cervelo R3, '05 Specialized Allez
Posts: 7,359
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
jschen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:24 PM   #13
Brandy
...
 
Brandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Huntington Beach, Ca
Bikes:
Posts: 6,948
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Brandy

Wheels Rolling
Brandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:24 PM   #14
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by voltman
Hahaha. Does he know he signed up?

nope! lol!
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 10:36 PM   #15
nesdog
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Conejo Valley, CA
Bikes: Domane 4.3
Posts: 2,493
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I'm a red star!

Sheldon
__________________
[insert clever quote here]
nesdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-06, 11:00 PM   #16
cjbruin
Body by Guinness
 
cjbruin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Irvine, CA
Bikes: Specialized Allez Pro; Cervelo P2 SL; Tsunami (Converted to Fixed Gear)
Posts: 3,326
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
Fredo, you're my older brother and I love you...but don't ever take sides, with anyone, against the family again...ever.

Last edited by cjbruin; 08-22-06 at 11:12 PM.
cjbruin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 05:25 AM   #17
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oh lookie! hubby has a red star! and so does cjbruin! looking GOOD!
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 05:38 AM   #18
socalrider
Senior Member
 
socalrider's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Upland, CA
Bikes: Litespeed Liege, Motorola Team Issue Eddy Mercxk, Surly Crosscheck Cyclocross bike, Fisher Supercaliber Mtn. Bike
Posts: 5,002
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Joe,

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

Many Thanks,
Erik
socalrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 06:10 AM   #19
thomson
Senior Member
 
thomson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Bikes:
Posts: 3,332
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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?
thomson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 07:31 AM   #20
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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....
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 10:13 AM   #21
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 10:27 AM   #22
roadfix
hello
 
roadfix's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 18,588
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 18 Post(s)
I think this forum is definitely worth the annual membership fee. I would gladly pay membership dues..
roadfix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 10:34 AM   #23
Joe Gardner
BikeForums Founder
 
Joe Gardner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Utah.
Bikes:
Posts: 4,249
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
Joe Gardner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 01:08 PM   #24
Sea Green Sky
Senior Member
 
Sea Green Sky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: At the foot of Angeles National
Bikes: PedalForce CG1 (the race/century bike), PedalForce RS (the trainer), Eighth Inch SS (the fixie), Flyte SRS-3 (the beater), Caloi Strada Pro (the commuter), Oddball Alu MTB (the tank), Trek 850 (the MTB SS)
Posts: 337
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How's about some new RED STARS

Done!
Sea Green Sky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-06, 01:09 PM   #25
caligurl
OMG! i'm a DURT gurl!!!!
Thread Starter
 
caligurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: HOT, sunny socal desert
Bikes: 2007 specialized stumpjumper FSR expert, 2006 specialized ruby pro, 2004 specialized dolce elite, 2005 specialized hardrock
Posts: 4,938
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
woo hoo! 6 new stars!
__________________
OCP and PROUD!
"OCP is not just about attitude, it's a way of life!"
life's too short to ride a crummy bike..........
caligurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:07 AM.