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dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 1:24 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

thinking on , what would be a fair price to host a forum?

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Good question, people want free, good service and minimal adverts
Heck if 100 of my forums was happy to pay 1 a day then there would be a business model of sorts.

Nick



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 3:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

dpack wrote:
fb is the devil's confessional box and has plenty of other shortcomings as well especially in it's commercialisation and politicisation of data without the control of it's users..

a good forum is not only social but can grow into a superb data base of knowledge ,for instance, knowledge ranging from the best way to mend a stuck hot water bottle bung to an overview of current glaciology to dealing with dementia to bletting fibres from plants to the habits of chooks and vermin to the ultimate roast potato recipe

if there is a new option im interested to start one for the new orchard(and the old ones)


You're confusing users with products. Users are the people that pay. If you have a Facebook account, you are the product. You're the thing that's sold.

Facebook and fora are different things with different functions. Comparing the two is oranges v apples.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I think apples would win; good upright British fruit

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

to grow oranges in york we would need to reopen the selby mine to power the heating

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
Good question, people want free, good service and minimal adverts
Heck if 100 of my forums was happy to pay 1 a day then there would be a business model of sorts.


for my purpose 50pa would be a very nice deal

Bodger



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
Good question, people want free, good service and minimal adverts
Heck if 100 of my forums was happy to pay 1 a day then there would be a business model of sorts.


Up until recently, we've paid forty quid a year to stay advert free, so fifty quid would be nowhere near busting the bank. I'd jump at the chance to stay as we are and faced with the end of life as we know it, I reckon that a lot of other forum owners would to.

tahir



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

1 a day is 365 per annum

dpack



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

week/day ahh ,yep not quite the same.

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 28, 17 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

It's all a numbers game really, and the numbers need to make enough sense to justify the commitment.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 17 2:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
Good question, people want free, good service and minimal adverts

Isn't that what you have been giving them?

How much of the problem is down to the various ad-blockers?

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 17 2:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Nick wrote:
Facebook and fora are different things with different functions. Comparing the two is oranges v apples.

Except that people keep trying to use facebook for tasks that need a forum. It is depressing to watch.

jema
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 17 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Hairyloon wrote:
jema wrote:
Good question, people want free, good service and minimal adverts

Isn't that what you have been giving them?

How much of the problem is down to the various ad-blockers?


Yes so its become a charity It would work at scale, but we have not got the scale.

Hairyloon



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 17 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

jema wrote:
Hairyloon wrote:
jema wrote:
Good question, people want free, good service and minimal adverts

Isn't that what you have been giving them?

How much of the problem is down to the various ad-blockers?


Yes so its become a charity It would work at scale, but we have not got the scale.


Could you put something in the T&C about ad-blockers?

jema
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 17 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I could put anything in the T&C, but that does not make people take notice. I don't think adblockers are the big issue here.

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