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rjordan
Seeing as how there are almost 400 members on the forum now, maybe Kallisti and Head could talk to the online absinthe retailers about some advertising space $$ to be able to afford a bigger bandwidth or simply a bigger bandwidth site or something. Almost 400! That's quite a marketing base. I'm sure a lot of the people here wouldn't even know about the online retailers if it weren't for this forum. Hell, a lot of the other online absinthe sites reference this site anyway. This is THE site about all things absinthe. Just something to think about.

I was only thinking about this because a while back somebody posted that the site needs a bigger bandwidth and somebody else posted that the site would "fill up" with posts eventually or something. Anybody else got some thoughts about this.



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Hiram
Speaking as a fan of public TV and Radio, I'd like to see this not happen. It's a great idea in terms of providing revenue for the site, but it opens the door to some uncomfortable possibilities.

Suppose LDF or FSC sponsor the site and then go on to produce a really sucky batch of swill (I know that's an unlikely scenario, but humor me). We do a review where we say it blows. The sponsors says "I'm yanking my ads." This kind of thing happens in the media all the time. The sponsors call the shots.

I'd prefer to know that a review I read is based on actual opinions rather than a desire not to offend the maker.

Just my 2¢.
Head_prosthesis
Nope. Ain't gonna happen.

Nice thought though.

It's bad enough when people like "Mr. A-Hole Fils"
get their product listed here for free and then DEMAND
something ridiculous in return.

There's been discussion of this in the past and so far
the Mom&Pop route seems the best.

No banners, no popups.

Head_prosthesis
Also, of the 400 people only about 40 post.
And only a dozen post often.
Kirk
This is a truly beautifull and rare place. Long live Head and Kallisti! We who are about to die , salute you.
P.S.
Thanks for the capitalization there , Headminster
Head_prosthesis
No problem Lil K'.

Funding and support comes from
the coffers of Sepulchritude (No lunch
for Head for 2 week) and generous
people like you who poke that Paypal
button on occasion.

Kirk
QUOTE (Head_prosthesis @ Jan 27 2004, 04:17 PM)
No problem Lil K'.

Funding and support comes from
the coffers of Sepulchritude (No lunch
for Head for 2 week) and generous
people like you who poke that Paypal
button on occasion.

Till now I was wondering " why does Paypal need my money?" Ha . Will push that button soon , can I send the misses a little thank you gift?
Head_prosthesis
cheekkiss.gif I'll ask her.

Conju
QUOTE (Kirk @ Jan 27 2004, 01:01 PM)
This is a truly beautifull and rare place. Long live Head and Kallisti! We who are about to die , salute you.
P.S.
Thanks for the capitalization there , Headminster

I would just like to second that motion. That this is a truly AWESOME website. Quite possibly the best I have EVER been to. Because I want to, I'm gonna do a quick review, DEVIL STYLE
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The People: dev.gif dev.gif dev.gif dev.gif /4

It's people like head and kallisti that dont get enough credit for unadultered shit like this.
So to the mother and godfadda of dis site: my hat is truly off to you. This web would be a lot better place if there were more people like yourselves. Expect a donation from me soon. THANK YOU!
Absomphe
Conju: I will add a resounding second to your tribute to this incredible site, Head and Kallisti, and its assortment of lovable eccentrics, and a few lovable non eccentrics.!!!


Cheers absintheglass2.gif absintheglass2.gif absintheglass2.gif




Unadultered??? You mean, there's no adultery allowed here? Oh poop.gif



Head_prosthesis
Too too kind too!

I'm just the janitor.
Seriously. The hard work, dedication
and credit goes to Kallisti, Ted, Artemis,
Peter, Ian. Forgive me for forgetting any of
you out there that deserve it.

I'm just a guy who was looking over a
friends shoulder one night and asked
"What the fuck are they arguing about?"

I still don't know shit from shinola.

I_B_Puffin
There's a $10 S&H charge added when you donate to this site. Just letting everyone know so you don't have to go back and readjust your donation.
Conju
I believe the obvious question is: does the $10 S$H go to the site, or are they just using it to pay their phone sex bill! dev.gif
Head_prosthesis
What are you talking about?
We use cans and string.


You know, like the Org says
"Grab the Cans!"
Kallisti
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That is from when I was putzing around setting up Peter's page. Sorry fellas! No shipping/handling charges apply!
Absomphe
As if that would stop us from donating!

All that unbelievable time and effort you've given to bring us such joy...you've more than earned those S&H fees!

But as long as you're in so magnanimous a mood who am I to quibble!!!!! dev.gif
Eire
QUOTE (Head_prosthesis @ Jan 27 2004, 12:54 PM)
Nope. Ain't gonna happen.

Nice thought though.

It's bad enough when people like "Mr. A-Hole Fils"
get the(i)*r product listed here for free and then DEMAND
something ridiculous in return.

There's been discussion of this in the past and so far
the Mom&Pop route seems the best.

No banners, no popups.


* *thanks Sixer*

That wonderful little speech right there just put a little more hurt on my already bruised wallet, Thank you for the wonderful service this site provides (I'd probably be choking down flaming Czech glass cleaner if not for the buyer's guide).
On my scale of 11 this site definitely gets the Spinal Tap thumbs up!
Head_prosthesis
Well Thank you, a couple of you have made donations,
it's hard to tell who. But thank you.

Thank you Eire. It's not eleven, we just made ten louder.

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