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post #5836 of 9842
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If you go thru the Amazon store link above and buy something (either from the store or anywhere else on Amazon) the forum will get a bit of it. The paypal donation address is j2@styleforum.net (for Paypal balances) j@styleforum.net (for everything else - takes higher fees).
post #5837 of 9842
How do I get one of those slick styleforum.net emails?
post #5838 of 9842
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If you go thru the Amazon store link above . . .

Crap, I can't believe I didn't realize that before. I buy tons of stuff from Amazon -- I'll have to start using that link. Mea culpa for being ig'nant up til now.
post #5839 of 9842
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Like you know, some way to support the forum through paypal or sthg. Maybe tying it to some of the forum stuff people like. My shoe paraphernalia posts are a PITA, but people keep asking for them -- if I knew the forum was getting a nominal few dollars now and then for it I'd feel better about it.

How about every time somebody uses the word 'desiderata' they have to pay $50 to keep from being permabanned.
post #5840 of 9842
Speaking of $$$ to support teh forumz: I also proposed in the sales area, on a thread where somebody was complaining about a member having 10 sales threads going simultaneously, that those members that want that kind of premium exposure could pay for it... with a 1% fee or something for premium membership. Non-premium membership just gets the standard... like... one thread at a time, no free-bumping, etc. That would 1) cut down on people circumventing the rules and/or 2)get you guys some cash. There are probably $10K's of transactions going through there each month... surely you ought to get some sort of kickback. As well, 1% is way less than Ebay and any similar selling arena. As well, many of the sellers who have that many threads are certainly not running charities. Some are making some decent scratch and could afford it.
post #5841 of 9842
Perhaps I will need to volunteer for another SF fundraiser!
post #5842 of 9842
Perhaps you can volunteer for the dunk tank.
post #5843 of 9842
Does Styleforum run at a deficit or near deficit? I thought the ad and affiliate revenue more than covered the operating costs and that the site generated a profit to J and whoever else is involved. But all this talk of people wanting to contribute to its upkeep has me doubting that.
post #5844 of 9842
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Originally Posted by rach2jlc View Post
Speaking of $$$ to support teh forumz:

I also proposed in the sales area, on a thread where somebody was complaining about a member having 10 sales threads going simultaneously, that those members that want that kind of premium exposure could pay for it... with a 1% fee or something for premium membership. Non-premium membership just gets the standard... like... one thread at a time, no free-bumping, etc.

That would 1) cut down on people circumventing the rules and/or 2)get you guys some cash. There are probably $10K's of transactions going through there each month... surely you ought to get some sort of kickback. As well, 1% is way less than Ebay and any similar selling arena.

As well, many of the sellers who have that many threads are certainly not running charities. Some are making some decent scratch and could afford it.

How would it be collected? Honor system?
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How would it be collected? Honor system?
I dunno... I'm not volunteering myself to figure that stuff out. There are seller affiliates, why not have something similar for "premier" sellers who pay something (either monthly or a percent of sales) for more/better exposure. Overall, I'm just thinking of a way to make the mods some money, because some sellers here are making a lot and not kicking anything back (so far as I know). That's great and I'm happy for them, but the mods (ala J and such) aren't independently wealthy and almost none of us contribute much of anything for all the fun we have here. I threw in some to get AF out of the pokey, but beyond the occasional throw-in... I can't donate much from my random/infrequent sales, as they generally follow this routine: Rach2jlc buys $2500 bag at summer sale for half off. It sits in closet for six months unused, when he decides it's dumb just to sit there. Sell on SF for $250. Take home whopping MINUS $1000 profit! Yaaaay capitalism!
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Originally Posted by Kent Wang View Post
Perhaps you can volunteer for the drunk tank.
FTFY.
post #5847 of 9842
First, let me get it out of the way that I've never sold anything on here and it's quite possible that I never will. However, I kind of like the idea of Buy and Sell being a kinda, sorta paid service. Maybe a flat rate of a $1 listing fee with cheaper items (let's arbitrarily say those going for less than $25) being free. Of course, this could simply lead to sellers tacking the extra $1 cost on to the buyer but, either way, money could go to j for the hosting/server fees and it's still cheaper for the seller than going through eBay with its fees. Edit: I disagree with rach's suggestion of paid mods. I know its a lot of work they put into the site and I think they generally do an excellent job but something about it being a "paid position" seems kind of wrong to be. Not sure why but it just does.
post #5848 of 9842
Why is the letter U in Styleforum coloured red?
post #5849 of 9842
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Why is the letter U in Styleforum coloured red?
It asked the wrong questions.
post #5850 of 9842
Is there something like a reverse-ban that you guys could use to prevent Rach from leaving?
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