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Postby Standardshifter » Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:41 am

Stepping up hosting plans to give the creaky old forum software a little room to breath, as well as giving Standardshift.com room to grow with new forum software and new features.

I don't like asking for money, and I don't like the more invasive forms of advertising that many forums seem to be using nowadays. I think the banner ads are enough, and they have been covering hosting costs up until this point.

With the hosting plan upgrade, costs will be going up, and I figured the most fair way would be to ask for a donation that goes directly to the hosting company. You know your money is going towards the site, and I won't have to think of ways to get bots to click on the ads, harhar.

Here's the donation page:
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Postby eaglecatcher » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:06 pm

I'd gladly make a donation, I just don't know if my parents will let me. haha

anyway, what about site sponsors? Maybe like performance parts websites or something? On mustangforums (ugh, hate that place), they have lots of site sponsors, that get to advertise their products on there, they get their own thread/forum thingy, and most of them have discounts for forum members.

might not work as well since we don't have the largest community out there, or maybe you've already tried it, I dunno. Just another possibility.
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Postby aaron_rx8 » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:33 pm

Hey Standardshifter - I have dreamhost as a hosting service too - it sucks that you've had to increase the hosting plan - so far I haven't had to do that. At any rate, do you have a coupon code for new signups? You might also want to put that in your sig.

Let me know if you need any help with DH, phpbb or anything else - be glad to help out.

Also, what I've learned from asking for donations is that you have to give people an idea of how much they should donate... so if your hosting cost is 100 bucks a month, say "it only takes 5 of you to donate 20 bucks - thats it!" or something. People otherwise are cheap@ss's ;)

I'll donate ya some here - just sold some stuff on ebay ...heh.
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Postby Johnf514 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:10 am

Hope this helps. :)
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Postby jcprov21 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 11:06 pm

When i get paid, I will make an undisclosed donation... :D
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Postby Gish » Sun Sep 02, 2007 1:33 pm

Would it help if we all agreed to click on a few ads every time we visited the site?

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Postby mikebai1990 » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:42 pm

Hahahaa, yea.. I guess I wouldn't mind pressing a few buttons.

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Postby Johnf514 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 9:24 am

Let's get the money flowin' folks! :D
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Postby wannabe » Fri Sep 07, 2007 3:32 pm

i can click...
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Postby magnus_1986 » Wed Sep 26, 2007 11:29 am

But that's click fraud right?
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Postby Thet'iko Nexaris » Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:13 pm

I just sent my donation last night. :)
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Postby wannabe » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:55 pm

magnus_1986 wrote:But that's click fraud right?


whats click fraud?
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Postby eaglecatcher » Wed Sep 26, 2007 9:00 pm

does SS.com get money based on the number of clicks on the google ads?
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Postby StrangeWill » Sat Sep 29, 2007 4:03 pm

I think it would be worth it to try to bust up the community size, and looking into getting some real advertisement from car manufactures and component dealers.
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Postby StrangeWill » Sun Oct 28, 2007 3:05 pm

magnus_1986 wrote:But that's click fraud right?

No, but it's against Google's Terms of Service, and if they saw this, Standard Shift's account could get hosed.
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