Skip to comments.5% Carry 60% of Fed Income Tax; 5% Carry 100% of Free Republic Expense
Posted on 05/26/2014 5:44:46 PM PDT by xzins
Free Republic gets about 40,000 unique hits a day. Going to the state donor numbers, we get about 2300 donors. That is about a 5.5% rate of readers to donors.
My testimony is that Free Republic is the best website on the internet. Notice that I didn't say, "the best conservative, small government, pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Gun, etc." website. That is true, but Free Republic is more.
I just had a near real time discussion with a FRiend on freepmail.
I've had zero pop-ups, ads, thefts, etc. since 1998. It was all discussion all the time. Where else do you get that? Ive used my credit card in our secure system also since 1998 and Ive never had a problem. Target, Michaels, and Neiman Marcus should be so good.
This is the best discussion software ever created. Bar none. I can track every comment I've made, every response to it, and I can reply and reply again and again and again. All of that without the dreaded outline gradually indenting until all that remains is the right side of the screen page.
There are links back to previous comments, there are links that bring up all responses to a comment.
It amazes me how much like a conversation Free Republic is.
AND, we have a moderator staff dedicated both to free expression AND to maintaining the conservative identity of Free Republic and to banging heads when necessary. They get their marching orders from our main man, Big Jim Thompson, who, with his brother Matt Dillon, keeps the riffraff liberal troll deadbeats away from our town.
So, if you're part of the 94%, then Mitt Romney was talking about you. It got him in trouble.
It'll probably get me in trouble.
Brother, can you spare even a dime?
You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.
Tell it, Brother!
I’m always surprised that that many people can’t come up with that much money in a week or less.
That might be the best vanity I’ve ever read.
I remember when I first joined, 2004, they never took this long and it was common to complete them in 1-2 weeks. Looks like it’s just me and you on this thread. Apparently, 95% of FReepers don’t want to hear about this.
Thanks Scripter. You’re another really long time Freeper.
It’s always been a blessing. Aren’t you the mind (and sweat) behind the origin of the moral absolutes page?
My hubby always says....100% of the work is on the backs of 5%.
May He continue to bless FR ;)
is there ANYBODY here that can NOT afford $5.00 a month???
You are another long time FRiend, Jaz.
It’s been an honor supporting our troops with you throughout the years. Hope you had a meaningful Memorial Day.
I’ve seen comments such as, “Well, I don’t like this particular poster, so I don’t give.” Or “No, I don’t contribute, but I hope everyone else does.” (I really did see that).
I think it was wagglebee who started the moral absolutes list—I started a subscription based homosexual agenda list.
It took me way too long to become a regular contributor. It was one of those - mañana things - I will get to it later.
But, it really bothered me. I knew that I was benefitting form the site and not holding up my end of the deal. I am not giving much every month, but I am giving some.
And it feels good. Give yourself the gift of contributing to Free Republic.
Monthly Donor here using Paypal.
It makes life easy for the Donor and it can make the Freepathon’s a thing of the past if everyone got on board.
You would also give Onyx a break by signing up.
Even with a minimum of Five bucks a Month it won’t kill anybody and as the “As Seen on TV” guy used to say, “set it and forget it”.
If you decide that you need to Post one last Vanity and walk away because Laz said he wouldn’t hit something that you would, you just let Jim know and you’re off the hook.
Easy as Pie, and I don’t even Bake, I just eat.
BTW - I was never part of the 5%, but it looks like I am at FR. I would prefer to be part of the 100%.
I heard there was a Haitian refugee who was surfing and landed on Free Republic who couldn’t afford 5 bucks a month.
Him I would believe.
All others pay cash. :>)
Awesome work, my friend.
Wagglebee has disappeared into the beyond, I’m afraid, and I hav never been able to find out what happened.
And a dog named boo...
Traveling and a living on the land...
$5 a month is possible for just about anyone with very, very few exceptions. They probably think, “$5 isn’t worth the trouble.”
Well, (1) It is worth it to Free Republic, and (2) You can always make it $10.
I heard wagglebee was busy with work. If I remember I’ll look for wagglebee’s number and perhaps call tomorrow.
We miss Wagglebee!
That’s the problem with being in chat.
Maybe some powerful being could move it to news/activism.
The other problem might be that it’s Memorial Day and there are more people swilling their last beer than surfing the web.
Honestly, I feared he passed on and was never given honors because no one was sure what happened. If you can look him up, then please do. It would be a relief to know he’s still among the living.
If people use this for one of their news sources then they ought to apply a certain amount of worth to it.
If every name seen on here contributed a little every month we might not have a need for these quarterly events.
I feel sorry for Jim to have to push this so far into each quarter.
Cmon, lets put this over the top.
I’d hate having this website gone. 2nd place doesn’t even exist after you’ve been on Free Republic.
“...is there ANYBODY here that can NOT afford $5.00 a month???”
I double that. Automatic PayPal transfer. Pay for what you enjoy.
> You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.
Ain’t that the truth. Next year I will hit 10 years here (actually I’m already over 10 if lurking counted) and have been a monthly donor via Paypal for a couple years. I can’t imagine daily life without FreeRepublic.
Your vanity was exactly on the mark!!
Lurking counts in my book. That takes me back to the beginning of 1998....only a few extra months...but free republic was the best from the beginning.
This software Big Jim has developed is inspired. Truly.
Wish I had $5 in my pocket.
Laid off 2009. Only sparse part-time work since.
Can’t even fix my broken window. It’s all taped up for a year now.
Then you have my prayer that you find a job. When God answers that prayer, THEN send that $5.
Just tossed in another donation. You’re covered...
Meaningful Memorial Day, Jane.
I pray this nation (and this website) knows the true source of blessing.
I don’t have wagglebee’s number so I sent him an email but it bounced back saying the mailbox was temporarily disabled. I’ll see what if anything else I can find.
I hope you can break through, scripter. I’ve wondered about the suddenness of his disappearance for a long time now.
Agreed - best vanity - really tho, it’s not vanity - a good word and thought for all.
Actually been a Freeper since ‘91 though it says my join date was ‘99 (never figured that out), and more than glad to be a monthly supporter.
If you’re a frequent visitor, indeed - please consider a regular contribution.......
Look Newbie( just joking with that comment). Thanks for this thread. I use this site for most of my news. I was on chat with some one in La Mirada, Ca and during chat that Earthquake hit. I did not feel it(about 60 miles away, but I opened another screen, checked here and had magnitude and epicenter immediately.
News! I wish I’d mentioned news in that vanity.
FR news is as fast as any news network and in many cases, FR has scooped them...in just the way you mention.
Thanks, Arlis. Here’s praying that many will donate.
i pray things turn around for you Sir soon
And yes, I love this place too...
Every now and then I run across some of the original freepers. Makes me feel like a newbie. :>)
IF you are a 1997 Freeper, please raise your hand.
I soon found my self coming back to catch up on the News and read the Commentary.
Even back 5 years ago sitting here trying to pick my name would I have ever thought I would have learned so much, and shared so much.
It is now 5 years later that I understand what FR really is. It is the Bleeding Edge of News Scoures. When Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck says "Show Prep", they really mean "I (or my staff) were browsing FR's Latest Articles Page".
It also has the best forum format. I think those who complain need to try the other one’s i have been on.
No way to quickly see replies to your posts,
and that usually appear in small boxes when you post them,
and or you cannot paste preformatted text without the software messing it up when posted,
and or cannot use html,
and or cannot post links till you make 50 posts,
and cannot post more than 1600 characters,
and or comboxes have small font size you cannot change,
and or mods (vs. the best here) are eager to show their authority,
Keep it the way it is, while a Firefox ext. called BBCodeXtra can help if you want to make custom scripts to post as html.
I have yet to defile myself.