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Old Yesterday, 03:00 PM   #176
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I was think about the owner not wanting to sell and being absentee so maybe Oseymour has a valid point when he says the guy is just taking the money and not improving the site. If that is the case...what can possibly go wrong


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Old Yesterday, 11:03 PM   #177
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what year did RC start?


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Old Today, 12:04 AM   #178
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what year did RC start?
October, 1999

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Old Today, 07:07 AM   #179
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Also, whoever owns the site is pocketing the revenue from ads and sponsorships and not improving the site - not going to shed a tear for that.
You really don't have an understanding of the cost side of the equation to keep a site of this size running.

This isn't executing on someones laptop on their Comcast connection at home.


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Old Today, 08:20 AM   #180
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I was think about the owner not wanting to sell and being absentee so maybe Oseymour has a valid point when he says the guy is just taking the money and not improving the site. If that is the case...what can possibly go wrong
Its a choice they have made..
Improving the site typically costs money (depending on what improvements you are talking about.. but even time is money)..
If it doesn't generate more revenue then whats the point..
If it does well....

They have made their choice..

Sponsors are more than capable of reaching their customers through the platform as it stands..
Adding basic/newer typical forum functionality or changing the look or whatever is unlikely to provide a monetary benefit to a sponsor..

But yes.. Typically raffles,etc... are something that can certainly help generate revenue/awareness,etc... for a sponsor. So IMO this site as it stands doesn't offer the potential revenue that other sites may offer..
I would think sponsorship costs here are lower than other sites because of that..

Again.. choices...
We all have/can make them..
Don't like it here.. Fine.. Go somewhere else.. Many have.. and others have come here for what it offers.. different strokes/different folks,etc.. blah blah blah..

Just accept that RC is what it is and at this point is unlikely to be anything other than what it is today.. They have made that very clear..


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Old Today, 08:36 AM   #181
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Its a choice they have made..
Improving the site typically costs money (depending on what improvements you are talking about.. but even time is money)..
If it doesn't generate more revenue then whats the point..
If it does well....

They have made their choice..

Sponsors are more than capable of reaching their customers through the platform as it stands..
Adding basic/newer typical forum functionality or changing the look or whatever is unlikely to provide a monetary benefit to a sponsor..

But yes.. Typically raffles,etc... are something that can certainly help generate revenue/awareness,etc... for a sponsor. So IMO this site as it stands doesn't offer the potential revenue that other sites may offer..
I would think sponsorship costs here are lower than other sites because of that..

Again.. choices...
We all have/can make them..
Don't like it here.. Fine.. Go somewhere else.. Many have.. and others have come here for what it offers.. different strokes/different folks,etc.. blah blah blah..

Just accept that RC is what it is and at this point is unlikely to be anything other than what it is today.. They have made that very clear..
All you have done is repeat what the other homies have said. There is no question that this site has lost members, maybe you don't see that, or maybe you really don't care.


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Old Today, 08:37 AM   #182
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All you have done is repeat what the other homies have said. There is no question that this site has lost members, maybe you don't see that, or maybe you really don't care.
I don't care..
Its not my site.. I'm just a visitor like yourself..
100% of the decisions about this site are the owners..
They have made their choices/decisions..

I'm sure the owner is aware of the sites activity/readership/member numbers..
And I'm sure that all they really care about is the revenue that this site generates..
Once its no longer profitable it will likely close down or decisions will be made to change..

At this time its very clear that they aren't concerned with it and just let it be as it is..

I post here to help users that are here.. I don't give a crap about the owner and I don't give a crap about how much revenue it makes..


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Old Today, 08:39 AM   #183
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All you have done is repeat what the other homies have said. There is no question that this site has lost members, maybe you don't see that, or maybe you really don't care.
Where, in anything that was posted, has anyone stated otherwise?

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Old Today, 09:45 AM   #184
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Old Today, 09:59 AM   #185
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I don't care..
Its not my site.. I'm just a visitor like yourself..
100% of the decisions about this site are the owners..
They have made their choices/decisions..

I'm sure the owner is aware of the sites activity/readership/member numbers..
And I'm sure that all they really care about is the revenue that this site generates..
Once its no longer profitable it will likely close down or decisions will be made to change..

At this time its very clear that they aren't concerned with it and just let it be as it is..

I post here to help users that are here.. I don't give a crap about the owner and I don't give a crap about how much revenue it makes..
In simplest terms, that is the way I (and many of the moderators) look at it.

What we can't change, we don't obsess over.

We try to help as much as we can with things we can control.

It isn't that we aren't sympathetic to the requests or unaware of the traffic pattern. It isn't that we want people to go elsewhere, or don't care if they do.

We do care, or we wouldn't be here. I've been here since this site was an idea among 3 fellow reefers. I was a test guinea pig for some of the forum features (and, in the beginning, RC was on the old newsgroup format).

I'm walking along with the forum for as long as it is viable (I can't ride, the horse was beat to death).


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Old Today, 03:04 PM   #186
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Well, I remember a time when we didn't have that emoticon. So there!



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I had a few in my pb account for easy placement. How ironic!!!!


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