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    Re: DP needs your help

    Leaving the link up could result in an early start on the next month's goal. However, I can see the downside, it could cause a rollover from unfulfilled month goals.

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    Nothing wrong with making the goal and leaving the link up which could result in building a reserve...take down the % of goal reached once it is met...start the next month off fresh at zero.

    Take the extra funds and buy more popcorn

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    Re: DP needs your help

    Quote Originally Posted by AYSM View Post
    Nothing wrong with making the goal and leaving the link up which could result in building a reserve...take down the % of goal reached once it is met...start the next month off fresh at zero.

    Take the extra funds and buy more popcorn

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    Sept 7nth and the donations needed have been met. Thank you to those that can afford to donate
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    Uh, no. In my opinion, donating to any forum is unwise.
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    Re: DP needs your help

    Quote Originally Posted by Zalatix View Post
    Uh, no. In my opinion, donating to any forum is unwise.
    Why would you consider donating unwise?
    This place is a lot of fun.
    By skipping one ridiculously overpriced latte per month, you too can help pay for this wondrous entertainment.
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    Donations allow you to show your support for the forum. It also helps the forum owners/operators pay the bills. It costs money to run a forum. There's the software, the hosting, the domain, and more. I am on a couple dozen forums. Probably because I like to talk. I've been using forums since they were called BBS, way back in the Commodore Days. Anyone remember Quantum Link or Prodigy? Sorry, I digress. Biggest thing is that no one is required to donate here. Tossing a few shekels in the collection plate allows us to continue without all those dang pop up ads. Although, if I was the owner I would have remnant ad banners or Google ad banners. Of course, Google Ads kind of scare people because if you have been searching for Disney it shows those type of ads but if you have been searching for political things, just imagine what you see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zalatix View Post
    Uh, no. In my opinion, donating to any forum is unwise.
    It's cheap entertainment...donations are optional...unwise? How's that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Donations allow you to show your support for the forum.
    You can also do it anonymously...just in case that's unwise or something.

    It also helps the forum owners/operators pay the bills. It costs money to run a forum. There's the software, the hosting, the domain, and more. I am on a couple dozen forums. Probably because I like to talk. I've been using forums since they were called BBS, way back in the Commodore Days. Anyone remember Quantum Link or Prodigy? Sorry, I digress. Biggest thing is that no one is required to donate here. Tossing a few shekels in the collection plate allows us to continue without all those dang pop up ads. Although, if I was the owner I would have remnant ad banners or Google ad banners. Of course, Google Ads kind of scare people because if you have been searching for Disney it shows those type of ads but if you have been searching for political things, just imagine what you see.
    You've got a heck of a history and although I was evolving away from technology during the early years (from a ham radio/tv repair/electronics sales)...I've been on quite a few forums over the years since and I concur with most of your take on it with one exception...when forums add the banners and other clutter to pay the bills it seems... ... different...good or bad, debatable, I would prefer a bit higher goal to be able to do without.

    I must say, how you guys can get around so much and keep it flowing is beyond me...leads me to think about a "why are you here?" thread on the lighter side...for me...it's cheap entertainment and it's all good...
    It appears to be a bit of sad irony when Trump got elected due to a desire for change...
    ...and now a majority of the country appears to hope he will change soon.
    --- Beare

    Make Note: crazy old fart has flashbacks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AYSM View Post
    You've got a heck of a history and although I was evolving away from technology during the early years (from a ham radio/tv repair/electronics sales)...I've been on quite a few forums over the years since and I concur with most of your take on it with one exception...when forums add the banners and other clutter to pay the bills it seems... ... different...good or bad, debatable, I would prefer a bit higher goal to be able to do without.

    I must say, how you guys can get around so much and keep it flowing is beyond me...leads me to think about a "why are you here?" thread on the lighter side...for me...it's cheap entertainment and it's all good...
    Over time, I have found that I like the banner advertising. I certainly like the banner advertising far more than the surveys. I use both and even have one website that has a solid paywall with no free views. Prodigy was the first internet usage to incorporate advertising. A company called HotWired invented the modern banner ads that use web browsing history and search history for ad fulfillment.

    I actually just bought something through a banner ad click. It was similar to a product that I had been looking at, and was less expensive. I love Amazon. Banner advertising works well, even in conjunction with donations because it is traffic based. Truthfully, it can cause forum owners to look for ways to increase traffic.

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