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Contribution Ware?

No ads? No fees? How?

     
4:18 pm on Jun 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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I've already had a couple of questions about how this site is going to progress. Obviously some have thought the current setup was just a precursory step to adding advertisements. No.

There is no plan to add banner or any other type of advertising to this system now or in the future.

I certainly reserve that right should the need arise, but I am adamant about giving contributionware an opportunity here.
Please see the About link at top of page for more information.

5:22 pm on June 20, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Actually, you're tracking our click patterns and selling them to DoubleClick. (I'd better use a lame smiley/wink here ;) to avoid another "dark & evil" panic)
12:07 am on June 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Killer concept dude. I always thought systems worth using and reading were worth paying for.

Do you have a figure in mind Brett?

6:40 am on June 21, 2000 (gmt 0)

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No figure in mind at all. I think I will also put up a page of donations so folks can see exactly how much was donated and what the site expenses are running.

And no, I will not be adding credit card acceptance.

3:28 am on June 26, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thank you. We received our first contribution yesterday. If the two people who contributed would like to standup, that is up to you.

I would like to start a contributors page with links back to your site if possible. Maybe folks want to remain anon, that is fine.

Thank you.
Brett

10:33 am on June 30, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to Steve and Cindy for effectively paying the hosting fees for this year by virtue of hosting signup referrals.
12:35 pm on Aug 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Thanks to NFFC for the major contribution. He registered several related domain names for us. Thanks NFFC.
6:40 pm on Aug 1, 2000 (gmt 0)

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Brett - we were glad to do it, and there's a few more to come...

Thank you for the westhost advice in the first place!

Steve and Cindy