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Old 03-26-2002, 05:00 PM   #16
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I'm down....

This trusouthrnplaya is down ; but one question?
Who would actually pay $35 besides the members who have atleast 300 or more maybe even 100 post or more? Thats where I think the problem might be at...Hopefully if they do love this site it won't matter.
As for names I think that is cool; but why don't u have it to where we can pick different avatar and u can slect diffrent themes for the website...for example this is my LUG (linux user groups)
When u sign up u get to pick a avatar that fit ur personallity and what not.... not only that u get to change the website theme rather than looking at the original.

I don't know about the rest; but if i pay $35 I would like to be able to make it more personalized.
Old 03-27-2002, 06:45 AM   #17
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I'm not really a fan of avatars - so I would hope if they were in place we could turn them off

As for the names I was thinking aloud, and off the top of my head, so they weren't serious suggestions, but yeah like taz said, we could choose from a selection of say 10 or so.
Old 03-27-2002, 07:33 AM   #18
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I really do not like avatars. While I am hesitant to see you will NEVER see them here, it probably won't happen. Being able to change the look of the site is something I have considered. My idea was to have 3 versions. One very stripped down version, the version you see now, and a version that uses a lot of the great functionality that is not available in all browsers. This would require a HUGE amount of work. It probably won't happen soon, but if/when it does it is something that I would like to make available to all members. Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming!

Old 03-27-2002, 07:55 AM   #19
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gnerally i would feel that avatars would not suit the purpose of the site. they're fine on personal chat forums and such like, but I on't think they would suit the site, as well as other things such as siets becoming "cliquey" almost... something avatars are usually related to.
Old 03-27-2002, 11:17 AM   #20
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a great idea

i think that the fee is a good idea. I would pay the 35 bucks for the knowledge and insight that i get here. I switched my box over to linux a while ago. Played with it and since i didn't have a book i really couldn't do anything with it. Now that I've bought Red Hat Linux 7.2 I have learned a lot of new things this year. I am still using windows on my laptop but that will soon change. I agree that paying 35 not only helps the user of this site but also to keep it running in the best shape possible. Any one agree say I
Old 03-27-2002, 12:05 PM   #21
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Red face Contributing Members

ahhh i would second that motion for a contributing members section, but alas I soon will be leaving this job for large pay cut so I may go full-time to college *hopes not to lose broadband internet* but be assured if I can scramble da 35 bucks working at the grocery store I will gladly sign up for a year
Old 03-27-2002, 12:43 PM   #22
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Re: I'm down....

Originally posted by trusouthrnplaya
This trusouthrnplaya is down ; but one question?
Who would actually pay $35 besides the members who have atleast 300 or more maybe even 100 post or more? Thats where I think the problem might be at...Hopefully if they do love this site it won't matter.

I was thinking the same thing when I first saw Jeremy post this, that the entirety of those who would throw in would be the regulars, but with all of the support from the guys in this thread with 2-50 posts, I just don't know...


Old 03-27-2002, 05:56 PM   #23
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I'm in

but . . .

I agree with Thymox - no them/us stuff.

We all help make open source work in one way or another
to keep penguin from being an endangered species.

Our reward is being part of it.

Good Luck.

Old 04-01-2002, 09:01 AM   #24
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you can't put a price on good help, but 20 quid sounds worth it.

With all the help :smash: I'v had in the past I think that 20 quid is something I would pay, imagine what you would have to pay a chosen professional if he or she kept running to your system everytime a little gremlin popped up it's little ugly head.

But if you require ideas, this is a copy from my brother, he is drawing up an F1 site and has aquired a BMW dealer to throw in a new Mini for a competition + sponsorship, now the dealer gets 60% of the revenue from everyone who aquires a lucky ticket for the lucky draw, all I'm saying is that maybe some of the big boys who have jumped onto the linux wagon and would like their services known could provide you with new systems in return for you to either pass on to them address lists or other types of information as long as payed customers have agreed to some kind of electronic agreement.

But what every you do it's sure is going to still be a heck of a great site, you have my backing, and 20 quid if you need it.
Old 04-01-2002, 09:16 AM   #25
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Thumbs up Everyone Needs A Bit Of Help Now And Then

Though I'm not a major poster on this site, I do visit it occasionaly for the wealth of info that can be found here. Mainly, I wait for your emails so that I can see what the latest happenings are, and I check in if something catches my eye. Especially if I can offer some sort of assistance. Your latest email was no different, except that its not a regular user who needs the help this time :o) You've built yourself a very stable community here with loyal netizens. I see many reasons to keep such a place thriving. I would be more than happy to contribute in order to keep such a viable resource available to the masses. And if you should need assistance with site programming, I'm sure that many of your friends here, including myself, would be happy to lend their skills and talents.

Michael Wrenn
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Old 04-01-2002, 09:28 AM   #26
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I vote for a private forum for contributors. And I'm in.
Old 04-01-2002, 10:40 AM   #27
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I dont see a problem with your idea Jeremy, but I am going to have to agree with what Finegan said earlier; the people who become subscribers will be the regulars who use this site for more of hobby than a resource.

But I do think it is a good idea, so count me in!

Old 04-01-2002, 11:40 AM   #28
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I'm in...I hope by contributing that this will be THE support site of choice for me...I like the community feel here and the help when I need it...I do not use Linux professionally but still have fun learning it and making my home network as complex as possible using Linux to keep it all together...long live open source
Old 04-01-2002, 12:13 PM   #29
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35 bucks would be worth every penny. Count me in.

Paypal would be my choice.

Tnx for a great site.
Old 04-01-2002, 12:37 PM   #30
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You could always incorporate.


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