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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #30 on: March 16, 2011, 02:26:06 pm »
I'm willing to pay the entire bill, come October.
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That would really be nice, but Eeems was saying something about a cheaper hosting plan, so we should see still a little.


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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #31 on: March 16, 2011, 02:28:38 pm »
I'm willing to pay the entire bill, come October.
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That would really be nice, but Eeems was saying something about a cheaper hosting plan, so we should see still a little.
It's the hosting plan my dad uses. I'm not sure how fast it would be though
http://www.startlogic.com/ <- hosting
http://doxa-canada.com/ <- My dad's site for speed comparison etc
It is an option if we really need to, and I know the customer support is good, and it's been around for years now with not much problems other then a little downtime while they were doing upgrades.
We don't have to switch though or anything but it is a possibility if we really are too tight on cash.
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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #32 on: March 16, 2011, 02:31:49 pm »
It goes quite fast. I wouldn't mind it. :)


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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #33 on: March 16, 2011, 02:34:20 pm »
I vote on discreet Google Ads and PayPal donation button.

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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #34 on: March 16, 2011, 02:36:17 pm »
If the Google ads are discrete, less people will click on them and you will get less money. Besides DJ_O said that you don't earn much with that.
Paypal donation probably will come, but if we get a cheaper hosting plan its even better. ;)


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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2011, 02:38:31 pm »
If the Google ads are discrete, less people will click on them and you will get less money. Besides DJ_O said that you don't earn much with that.
Paypal donation probably will come, but if we get a cheaper hosting plan its even better. ;)

You get a few cents per click, all we have to do is click :P

I agree with a cheaper hosting plan too, and I don't mind having to archive older parts of the forum (threads really old)

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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2011, 02:40:40 pm »
If the Google ads are discrete, less people will click on them and you will get less money. Besides DJ_O said that you don't earn much with that.
Paypal donation probably will come, but if we get a cheaper hosting plan its even better. ;)

You get a few cents per click, all we have to do is click :P

I agree with a cheaper hosting plan too, and I don't mind having to archive older parts of the forum (threads really old)
Hmm, well maybe. No decisions are going to be made yet. I still have to talk to the rest of the admins.
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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2011, 02:41:25 pm »
If the Google ads are discrete, less people will click on them and you will get less money. Besides DJ_O said that you don't earn much with that.
Paypal donation probably will come, but if we get a cheaper hosting plan its even better. ;)

You get a few cents per click, all we have to do is click :P

I agree with a cheaper hosting plan too, and I don't mind having to archive older parts of the forum (threads really old)
Hmm, well maybe. No decisions are going to be made yet. I still have to talk to the rest of the admins.

of course, such big and crucial decisions can't be taken by one admin alone.

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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #38 on: March 16, 2011, 02:43:07 pm »
Exactly. Just trying to get a good time to discuss these things with the others.
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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #39 on: March 16, 2011, 02:45:10 pm »
I can only really donate up to $50, if it helps though

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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #40 on: March 16, 2011, 02:45:18 pm »
Exactly. Just trying to get a good time to discuss these things with the others.

And despite having a few months till October we should be planning as soon as we can.
I feel like most of you are already aware of this and agree with me, though.

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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2011, 03:25:55 pm »
Hmm..appstore anyone? I know this community is VERY open-source so I don't think this idea has a chance but I am telling you anyways. If it is like $0.50 per game (which the community could make) and if we provide good enough computer/transfer tools to go along with it...why not?

The only issue would be that we need alot of games and good apps before you can even open this sort of shop...I think it could work, if it is cheap and well promoted and if the software is extremely easy to use..well...I surely think it could stand a chance! I mean seriously a lot of people like gaming on calcs but they find it too hard to transfer and all that, if we can set a new standard that is fun and easy to use....we are done. O yeah btw I have seen math helping apps been paid for like $10 or $20 so...

Math-helping/aiding apps would probably the greatest selling app-genre anyway, I can't tell you how much people want these kind of things but dont want the hassle of figuring it out...
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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #42 on: March 16, 2011, 03:41:54 pm »
The problem with an app store is that if we're going to charge people, we need some sort of quality control, in addition to stuff that people will buy. Plus, considering that most of the people who would see it are technically minors, how would you convince the parents to go to the trouble of paying for it?

EDIT: I think the poll speaks for itself. Paypal and sales appear to be the way to go.
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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2011, 04:21:26 pm »
If Mrakoplaz sold each copy of nDoom for $1, we'd earn some money :)

But I agree with Mathias, math programs make more money, but then again, nobody will ever buy calculator software, believe what I am saying.

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Re: Site funding and maintenance
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2011, 04:23:02 pm »
So we should targetconvince the poor "over-consumerism-ized people" to buy it?(Maybe Math Teachers)
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