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Originally posted by Craigwd Trickykid I don't think you understand, I'm very poor in that I just barely make over minimum wage.
What does being poor have to do with finding a job that will pay your way to a conference? If I was poor making minimum wage, I'd be looking for better opportunities.. and quite frankly, I wouldn't take a job based on if they paid my way to conferences or not.... I factor in many other reasons in taking a job, not based solely if they pay me to travel to such places or events.
No, you don't get it, I was hoping since I'm poor that maybe LinuxQuestions.org would sponsor me and pay my way. You see I've always wanted to go to a big convention like Comdex or one the other big ones especially after seeing them on TechTV which is now G4Techtv.
Originally posted by Craigwd No, you don't get it, I was hoping since I'm poor that maybe LinuxQuestions.org would sponsor me and pay my way. You see I've always wanted to go to a big convention like Comdex or one the other big ones especially after seeing them on TechTV which is now G4Techtv.
Okay.. yeah.. and every other poor member should get their way paid as well.. I'm sure that's fair. And let Jeremy pay your way out of his own pocket, when he barely makes enough to support this site, I'm sure he'll squeeze you in the LQ budget to go..
I'm poor myself and paid my own way.. saved up for about 6 months for the first trip.. Don't you think asking something like this is a bit conceded?
Originally posted by Craigwd Aren't you forgetting something? Jeremy works for Linux Magazine meaning even with this web site he still makes a lot of money.
Working for a magazine doesn't make you rich or have alot of money. If that were the case, he wouldn't ask for donations.. I could have sworn we went over all of this earlier.. and I'm sure if Jeremy was going to spend his yearly salary he makes from his actual job to send members or even Mods to LWE, he'd have a few more up on the list from someone with 100 posts who he doesn't even know..
I can tell you this though.. he doesn't make a whole lot from writing articles for Linux - Magazine.. trust me.. I've bought the man beers before..
But lets not discuss what Jeremy makes, cause we all don't know this unless he wants to share with the world what he makes, but I doubt just cause your poor he's going to pay your way to a Convention.. there's members who can't even afford a t-shirt from the merchandise that he sells to help SUPPORT the site here..
Get a clue.. and lets get this back on topic, if your not going to talk about Contributing Memberships, lets not post and say we did..
Originally posted by acid_kewpie what on earth does Jeremy's personal wealth have to do with this site? I'd suggest keeping your nose out of people own bank balance...
Yeah, the more I think about it, the more disgusted I am that someone would actually say what your asking of. What your asking is disgusting and I'd ask you now to stop with such requests, cause they are never going to happen? Just cause someone is rich doesn't mean they pay your way cause you are poor. Make your own money, start your own site, get your own job and stop trying to make us feel sorry for you or whatever your trying to do, cause it just isn't working.
Gosh, some poeple just don't get it do they.. ughhhhhh!!!! You are a irrational man Craigwd! No pun intended, but you just don't get it do you.
Lets now stop posting utter crap unless its actually talking about the topic of this thread.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Just to clarify a few things. I started the contributing membership program to allow members who wanted to financially contribute to LQ to get recognized for that fact. Being able to use PM's and turn off ads are just nice perks I threw in. The major features of this site are, and will *always* be 100% free to the Linux community. If you do not want to or cannot afford to contribute financially you should in no way feel obligated to. There are many other ways to help LQ and they are all appreciated equally. And yes in addition to the mods donating their time, each one who has attended an LQ conference has done so on their own dime, which I really do appreciate.
Life is good, got married, bought a nice house etc. Still have WAY too much hardware around - currently have a dual Opteron 848 with huge SATA RAID array and all the toys, and that's the development toy (mainly because it does the machine check error thing at random - suspect a CPU is FUBARed the BIOS thinks they're 838's!). Still have the Sun thing going too, blade 100 sitting in the corner gathering dust. Don't like anything thats not SMP nowadays.
Doesn't seem that long ago I was talking about being a top 10 poster on LQ and trying to help more people out. Nowadays I use LQ as a resource - it's not often I have a unique problem - so a quick search mostly does the trick. I seem to recall there being some debate about when you would hit 1000 posts as well - guess I'm actually an old timer!
I think I've contributed cash a couple of times since the contributing member thing came out, but I don't actually expect anything in return. If you were paying someone for the service level you get from LQ, it'd cost more than my Opterons did! If anyone can tell me where there's a similar resource on the net for free.... I found a prog on sourceforge a while ago that finally enabled me to get data from evolution into my Zaurus PDA - I paypalled that guy some money straight away as a matter of principle, anyone who helps me deserves some form of thanks!
I think people get too hung up on money nowadays. Easy for me to say, as I have sufficient to maintain my lifestyle/hardware addiction etc. If you don't have spare moolah around, then don't contribute, but then again don't complain about what you're not getting.
Maybe we should start a former top 10 LQ posters where are they now thread!
You know I'm going to build a home theater PC based on a Athlon 64 soon as I get the cash I need. I just hope it doesn't drain my bank account. Here's a howto for anyone who's interested: http://www.sllug.org/how-to/linux-ht...oduction.html. It's going to be either powered by Morphix or Sarge. Which do you think I should use trickykid?
Craigwd - this is a thread hijack, isn't it? If you wish for opinions on hardware you want to buy, please start a new thread in either Linux-Hardware or General. This thread is for a discussion of the Contributing Member program.
Yes, the post above yours was off-topic, but that does not mean that the rest should be off-topic too.