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Old 09-03-14, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Uncle Randy
Siteprice estimates its value at $321,726
www.bikeforums.net website worth is $ 321,719
Interesting. My website is worth $295!
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Interesting. My website is worth $295!
Well, it might make you feel better to know that mine is worth $166.

Maybe I should cash out now, before the bubble bursts.
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Websiteoutlook.com says bikeforums.net makes $230.13 per day from advertising and is worth $167,994.
bikeforums.net Estimated Worth $167994.9 USD by websiteoutlook

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I would miss the ads especially the girls in hot t-shirts
Set your browser to clear cache and history when you exit and see if you still get those ads.
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I'd much rather pay my bit here than NPR.
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WHAT! I'm a vertical marketing product?
I'm OUTRAGED and going to twitter all my facebook friends that I am!
What's Facebook?
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pretty sure i've never paid anything, or if I did it was once and more than 5 years ago. I never see ads.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I would miss the ads especially the girls in hot t-shirts

Where????
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Old 09-04-14, 01:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RobbieTunes
I'd much rather pay my bit here than NPR.
Amen to this, as NPR will ALWAYS be funded.

They've got some pretty big people behind them (this is a colossal understatement) who are buying "consent" for the largest sort of legislation, deals and power-grabs that one can imagine.

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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I would miss the ads especially the girls in hot t-shirts
Originally Posted by Road Fan
Where????
If you are a paid member, you can log out, and then the ads will appear. But the choice of ads is selective. Since I posted a thread about the use of a Bissell steam cleaner yesterday, now my ads are from Bissell instead of an attractive girl in a tight t-shirt. Very disappointing. Maybe I should start a thread about a particularly salacious Y-foil and see how it affect the ads I see...
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Originally Posted by dddd
They've got some pretty big people behind them (this is a colossal understatement) who are buying "consent" for the largest sort of legislation, deals and power-grabs that one can imagine.
I can think of some other news outlets that do the same (or at least try really hard), but this wouldn't be the right forum to discuss it much more.
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Originally Posted by gaucho777
If you are a paid member, you can log out, and then the ads will appear. But the choice of ads is selective. Since I posted a thread about the use of a Bissell steam cleaner yesterday, now my ads are from Bissell instead of an attractive girl in a tight t-shirt. Very disappointing. Maybe I should start a thread about a particularly salacious Y-foil and see how it affect the ads I see...
You just need to talk about sports bras more often.
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6
I would miss the ads especially the girls in hot t-shirts
Be advised, the ads are individually selected to target your presumed interests...
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
I can think of some other news outlets that do the same (or at least try really hard), but this wouldn't be the right forum to discuss it much more.
Totally in agreement here. The MSM's (NPR included) news views are essentially all the same, though most peddling commerce in addition to consent. While I donated to NPR in the now-distant past, the others haven't asked for my money, they use advertising to get money.

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Originally Posted by dddd
I wanted to know who the entity was that owns bikeforums, but when I do a search, I can find no company that owns it.

Is there some sort of page or link where the bikeforums management introduces themselves? A shareholders report possibly?

I like bikeforums and would like to know who provides this forum, and who it is that we are contributing out intellectual and creative input to.

Are many of the vast array of "forums" related in some way, perhaps as compared to those that end with only "forum"?

Also wondering how big of a company it is that is running this and perhaps other forums??

What city is headquarters for the bikeforums entity?

Is bikeforums offered in different languages?

It surprises me somewhat that I don't know any of the answers to these questions.

So, who is bikeforums?
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If Internet Brands wanted to take all of your well written, informative posts and publish them verbatim as "Dddd's Encyclopedia of Bicycles", it doesn't appear that you could stop them.
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That's why I only post crappy and useless advice.
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Originally Posted by Chrome Molly
That's why I only post crappy and useless advice.
Other forums don't do this. The content of your posts belongs to you except for this place. Keep it in mind in case you ever want to publish a book on information that you posted here.
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pretty sure i've never paid anything, or if I did it was once and more than 5 years ago. I never see ads.
The red star means that you have paid for a 30 year membership.
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Joe Gardner founded the site and then passed it on several years ago.

He married Shadiyah and rode off into the sunset.
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I personally feel the membership fees on Bike Forums are well worth it. For $10/year, you aren't bombarded by ads, you can post items for sale, and you help support the website. I get a lot of value from this website in terms of information, education, entertainment and "companionship" with like-minded individuals. I get more value from the $10 spent to support this website than I do eating out at a fast food restaurant, getting a drink at a coffee shop or buying a subscription to Bicycling magazine.
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I'm not going to pretend to know what IB's motivations are in owning this site, but I like this forum a lot and I don't mind paying $20 every two years to use it without advertising. I'm assuming that they forego advertising revenue for my use and I don't mind them compensating with a pretty low membership.

I understand where MJ is coming from, but I just don't really mind companies making a profit (assuming they are) providing a service I use daily.
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Originally Posted by Grand Bois
The red star means that you have paid for a 30 year membership.
it does, however I didn't. Unless at one point a one year membership cost the same as a 30 year membership.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
it does, however I didn't. Unless at one point a one year membership cost the same as a 30 year membership.
It did.
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Originally Posted by -holiday76
it does, however I didn't. Unless at one point a one year membership cost the same as a 30 year membership.
Joe "grandfathered" early supporters in while those decisions were still his to make.
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