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Posted - 1/19/2002 11:03:02 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message  v.Richards Homepage
I do the site because I like to. I'm sure the regulars who help out here by assisting those with questions feel the same.

Things have gotten really bad for web publishers who hope to cover costs and/or make money by displaying advertising. Until I pulled all the ads, Forum56 would display thousands of banners each day, and I'd be lucky to actually take in 50 cents - less than $15/month. (Consider - a decent hosting service for a site like Forum56 is going to cost $50 or more a month!) A couple of years ago, those impressions would earn $5 or more a day. And that's why web content is changing - many sites are requiring payment or subscription for access, and/or engaging in increasingly obnoxious advertising, and/or disappearing altogether.

So the ads are gone and there's a tip jar.
Actually, I'd like to divide the tips (if any) among the regulars who provide assistance by replying to posts.
Maybe allow those who make a tip to designate a user to assign it to. Any thoughts?


Edited by - v.Richard on 1/19/02 7:21:23 PM

Bob Starnes
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Posted - 1/21/2002 11:22:00 PM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I believe any tips should go toward maintaining the Modemsite and Forum56 sites and reimbursing Richard for all his hard work and time in putting up such great sites.
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Posted - 1/22/2002 10:25:38 AM  Show Profile  Email Poster  Edit Message
I think that is a great idea Bob.This is a great site and with all the problems that can come up from modems,PC,phone lines,ISP,OS this site helps alot of people.Some people we can not help but we give it our best.

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