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post #151 of 171
+1. I like how things are run right now by you and j. The last thing I would want is to this forum into a corporate tool or be spammed w/ ads everytime I visit the site.

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We have been approached for acquisition by a number of companies, but are not interested at this point. We are negotiating with a short term third party hosting company that will allow better monetization of the forum, but we have a high priced lawyer working on our contract so that j and I maintain complete creative control of the forum. We will also be asking for, and getting, some interesting features that we hope that you will like.

The problem with a lot of these companies like Vertical Scope is that although they may be gotten started the right way, they quickly became businesses that put money before the community. I've seen communities fucked for all they are worth and then left to die. And I hate that. It's hack-and-slash, quarterly revenues driven shit, and imo, shortsighted and bad for long term, sustainable growth, which is what we are after. We have tons of ideas for the forum. The company we are working with seems receptive to those ideas, and we will be protected by contract. So, to make this long-winded post short, expect to see us in the driver's seat for a long time.

We've been here since 2002, which is a good, long, time, and my first love is fashion (yes, and style), not money (though, let's be honest, if someone offered us $100 million right now, we'd be like "Oh shit, we had better really think about this.)



There is always a slight dip after Christmas (or has been for the last 6 years I've been tracking, in any case). We are working on ways to make the forum more attractive to high quality posters like F Corbera and Manton. We are doing well, but never want to get complacent.
post #152 of 171
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+1

I spent last night having dinner with a bunch of family members. It was at another person's house, some late Christmas presents were exchanged, and I got to see my niece.

Came back and saw that I missed out on a pair of Mabitex pants I really wanted.

Never again.

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i've only been registered for like 30 days and i'm already not letting my family get in the way of styleforum... dudes need to man-up


I am happy to see that members are actually browsing from home and not just at work as in the past.
post #153 of 171
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+1

I spent last night having dinner with a bunch of family members. It was at another person's house, some late Christmas presents were exchanged, and I got to see my niece.

Came back and saw that I missed out on a pair of Mabitex pants I really wanted.

Never again.

exactly.

i don't want to engage with people. I just want them to like my shoes
post #154 of 171
That NYT article is what got me on here. I seem to have been here for some time. EDIT: How do I find my member number?
post #155 of 171
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EDIT: How do I find my member number?
497 as in the URL: http://www.styleforum.net/member.php?u=497
post #156 of 171
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Jeez!
post #157 of 171
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exactly.

i don't want to engage with people. I just want them to like my shoes


I'm tempted to sig this.
post #158 of 171
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That NYT article is what got me on here. I seem to have been here for some time. EDIT: How do I find my member number?
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That can't be right. I started 2 1/2 years before Mack and if he's 497, why would I be 1107? http://www.styleforum.net/member.php?u=1107
post #159 of 171
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exactly.

i don't want to engage with people. I just want them to like my shoes

Great quote...

Love it..
post #160 of 171
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exactly.

i don't want to engage with people. I just want them to like my shoes

Damn, I lol'ed IRL
post #161 of 171
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I think everyone would love to hear these at some point. Especially the African dictator.

+1
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Still trying to find a proper answer to this question....

I was wondering this myself and I thought, damn, at the time there was the most members online ever I actually wasn't.
post #163 of 171
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I was wondering this myself and I thought, damn, at the time there was the most members online ever I actually wasn't.
Bots.
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No, the only way I know is to sort the members list by join date, find yourself in the list, count down to your position on the list and account for all the members on previous pages.
post #165 of 171
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(let's be honest, if someone offered us $100 million right now, we'd be like "Oh shit, we had better really think about this.)
We are working on ways to make the forum more attractive to high quality posters like F Corbera and Manton.

Seems like the high quality posters mentioned here, and a few others, have made a New Years resolution not to post any more. Wondering if that makes the putative market value of the forum plunge to near zero.
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