Holy crap! Unless I'm seeing imaginary numbers in my mind, I calculate that we'll be passing the [b:6ed4c5e6ff]3 million[/b:6ed4c5e6ff] visits mark on the forums later this week! It's not even [url=][i:6ed4c5e6ff]six months[/i:6ed4c5e6ff][/url] since we passed the 2 million mark.
No wonder the bleedin' ezBoard subscription is so expensive!
There have been various ideas kicked about regarding advertising, but none that have really appealed to me.
Although I'm not completely against the concept, I'm a bit of a lefty tree-hugging comrade when it comes to that kinda thing, so I imagine the only advertising I'd be comfortable taking would be from people who probably can't afford to do it anyway :/
actually, yis, good point. Anyone with thon gold CSC badge doesn't add to the running costs with their page views. What I'm mostly irate about today though is that within a week of renewing the CSC on this board, the estimated cost dropped by about $100!
(1) Roger stops paying for Gold Community membership, and we all down-load Pop-Up Killer.
(2) Every registered user goes to the Community Chest and donates US$2. Yes, that's just two of your finest United States dollars (about 13p). And just to make a smug point about how tight the rest of youse are, that's just what I've just done, so I did.
Now that ezBoard allow for annual subscriptions, instead of the old 6-monthly set up, I'm thinking an annual fundraiser might just solve the problem of no-one having credit cards.
Certainly, the Fastfude is 5 gig this year worked a treat, with many, many board users coughing up the funds on the door, which I plugged into the community chest in one lump.
Of course if anyone does have the means and the desire to pop a few scoops into the community chest of their own accord, by all means do!
Also, I'll be gradually transferring as much of the board's functions as possible over to the database during the year, where I have much more spare bandwidth to play with.
This money business has been bothering me periodically for a while, because I'm quite sure that even with the fundraising gigs you fund far more of Fastfude's running costs than you should, Rog. I'd be more than happy to contribute money on a monthly basis, but I am yet another person without credit card (sorry portadown news editor, but i'm self funding my way through a phd and my mother ain't that interested. can you please take your smug self-satisfaction elsewhere?)
I don't want to propose anything that'll give you yet more work, but how could i (and perhaps anyone else who feels like this) give you money in a plastic free way? Edited by: Meerium at: 3/3/03 7:27:53 pm