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I work for a UK HPC Solutions provider called Compusys. We are keen to get involved with Linux Questions, and will be encouraging our own Linux Engineers to participate in the forum. However, as we specialise in HPC and clustering, how would you feel about a forum for cluster users....we could even sponsor a new clustering forum. Please let me know what you think and if this sounds like something you would like to do.
As soon as i get the $$$ i will send it.. i have learned so much from this site.. i find it amazing that you are hosting this site youself.. its one of the biggest sites on the net that i have seen for Linux. I am now in the process of downloading 10 official (mandrake) and as soon as i get my new hdd i will install. we all chipped in here at work to buy a membership to mandrakeclub.. next payday i should be able to kick some $$$ to your cause.. keep up the good work..
Thanks for being here
yea that was from bad a$$,,, not jeremy,, or one of you as meaning a moderator.. so i took that post as a suggestion not actual fact.. sorry if i am not reading it like it should be.. im at work and we have been busy for a while hehe.
Distribution: Mac OS X 10.6.4 "Snow Leopard", Win 7, Ubuntu 10.04
This site has definatley been a life saver, I would never have been able to use Linux without it, now I am almost completely MS free (about 85%)
I will be contributing as soon as I can get cash to spare in my checking account.
I pay for TV and to watch a movie. I pay to learn in college courses. Why not pay $35 for an entire year of both education and entertainment. I have been known to get on LQ at 12 midnight and browse until 10 am just learning as much as i can from posts and helping others out where i can with my as-yet limited knowledge.
Jeremy - the Contributing Member thing needs to get a lot better before I'll ever join again. I'm just warning you, maybe you're expecting a little too much from people. I for instance could get a decent computer game for that same $35 you expect us to pay.
What more do you expect? This site is a non-profit site. Jeremy (and the Moderators) take time out from their own lives to run/moderate/contribute to this site. We have an enormous membership and this is the premier Linux help site. Becoming a contributing member is entirely voluntary - the question is, do you consider this site to be worth $35? If not, don't contribute. Many other members contribute happily. Yes, you do get some added functionality but the main reason to contribute is because you want to.
You don't even have to contribute the full amount - if you can't afford $35 for a year (or $5 per month which is more expensive) then pay what you can afford.
Originally posted by Craigwd Jeremy - the Contributing Member thing needs to get a lot better before I'll ever join again. I'm just warning you, maybe you're expecting a little too much from people. I for instance could get a decent computer game for that same $35 you expect us to pay.
Let me try to express what being a Contributing Member really signifies....
Your donating to help a site that makes no profit but only here to help a community, by becoming a Contributing Member, your bascially donating to help support this site, as sites like this cost lots of money to run and the majority of it comes out of Jeremy's pocket. He will always keep this site free but by Contributing to donate, you get a few extra's that regular members don't get and have never had.
What exactly were you expecting in return? It clearly tells you when contributing what you get out of it. And Jeremy never expects anyone to pay, anyone who does is appreciated in donating.. So don't think Jeremy is sitting around expecting you to pay or any other member.. and he certainly doesn't use the money to go have a drink.. this site isn't a money maker, trust me.
Well I also have to support Japan-a-Radio at the moment and they need to raise hundreds of dollars every three months as a mandatory thing since they too are non profit like LinuxQuestions.org. At least here Jeremy doesn't need the money for the site to survive like Japan-a-Radio does.
Originally posted by Craigwd Well I also have to support Japan-a-Radio at the moment and they need to raise hundreds of dollars every three months as a mandatory thing since they too are non profit like LinuxQuestions.org. At least here Jeremy doesn't need the money for the site to survive like Japan-a-Radio does.
What do you mean Jeremy doesn't need the money to make this site survive? Of course he does, if he didn't have Contributing Members or ads on the site, this site would not exist as I'm pretty sure he's expressed he couldn't work full time at a job and then full time on this site and with all the other common bills to live, I'm sure he couldn't afford this site alone on his actual income..
And what does Japan-a-Radio have to do with your original complaint about Contributing to this site? Clearly you have no reason to, Jeremy didn't force you to donate but its much appreciated to help keep this site going. I'm sure the same applies to Japan-a-Radio, you come off as these sites are forcing you to contribute and support them.. I think of it as a good deed.. I've contributed to this site and many others, never asked for a thing in return..