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"If FR dies, thatís that." - Jim Robinson [Jim's reply at post # 588]
freerepublic.com ^ | 1/11/11 | paulycy

Posted on 01/11/2011 5:28:06 AM PST by paulycy

FYI -

Here are statements from Jim about the future of FreeRepublic.com for those who missed them. They are quite serious.

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"Well, I can say that there are definitely two things that will never happen. 1) Banner ads. 2) Oracle [a completely new database system.] And a third is a total replacement [of the current damaged system.] Don’t have the financial wherewithal."

"To those who wish to leave because of it, see ya."

"If FR dies, that’s that."

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[To: paulycy]

Hey, you want us to get an all new system with all new software and add a few more pricey techs, system programmers and database administrators to keep it all working 100% of the time 24/7/365? Well, start coughing up the big bucks.

It’s going to take tens of thousands of donations and many with at least three zeros each after the comma to accomplish the task. And that would be EVERY month like clock work to make the payroll. Once you take on a big load of expensive overhead, there’s no going back. As it is, we get a couple thousand donations per quarter averaging about $30 bucks each and there’s no guarantees we can cover this quarter’s expenses much less next quarter. We’re on a pay as we go system and we have zero employees.We just ask for enough to pay the bills.

Throwing more money at the problem won’t solve it. [This latest glitch] was a technical issue and we just had to keep troubleshooting until we found it. And no, we’re not going to invite a bunch of strangers in to get their hands on our secure systems. John has been programming since he was 14 and he’s pushing 40 now. He built these systems and he’s an expert in them.

And no, we are not going to throw out our software and rewrite it and no we’re not going to move on to some other database system. There are no guarantees that any other system can do a better job and not without hiring a staff to build and maintain it and that’s for sure. And we don’t have the financial wherewithal to do any of that anyway. Maybe if we had a couple million bucks at our disposal and a couple years to do it in we could build an iron-clad system. And maybe not.

All I can say is, if someone else can do it better and cheaper, then please step right on up and get ‘er done!! I’ll bow out and retire. Thankyouverymuch.

Hit it boys:

https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/

And no, we have no plans of taking FR commercial. I like it the way it is. Not sure I could handle getting rich.

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- Jim Robinson

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2653583/posts?page=168#168


TOPICS: Breaking News; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: blogpimp; defragthedatabase; fr; freepathons; freerepublic; future; glitch; ilovefr; jimrob; metmom; netizen; raid10
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To: pt17

“They also use other kiddie stuff with icons and ease of use features like iPads, iPhones, Androids, GPS, FLIR HUD devices, etc.”

GPS, FLIR, and others that you mentioned has no use in and for a political forum.
Grow up.


1,481 posted on 01/12/2011 2:21:05 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: pt17; metmom
Look, I don't try to run a marathon with herniated discs. AND if someone has difficulty typing you would think they already have some voice recognition software. This Grandma doesn't need smileys to make a point or speak with others. I have them on my email. NEVER used them. Kiddie stuff. How old are you anyway?

They also use other kiddie stuff with icons and ease of use features like iPads, iPhones, Androids, GPS, FLIR HUD devices, etc.

Glitz. Lets all whine cause iPhone doesn't work on FR and we can't PLAY when we WANT to!

Holy cow dude! You sound like a used car salesman!

1,482 posted on 01/12/2011 2:25:07 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Elsie

New scoreboard.... I will post it next. to *FReepers* so it won’t take up your forum page.


1,483 posted on 01/12/2011 2:28:04 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: paulycy; 2ndDivisionVet; Jim Robinson
"According to this site, FR is worth almost a million dollars:"
I wonder if it ever occurred to Jim that being rich wouldn't necessarily suck. ;0)

It's just that a million dollars isn't worth all that much any more.

And just wait until the present administration gets through with the dollar.

1,484 posted on 01/12/2011 2:28:38 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DJ MacWoW

I think you missed the point (i.e. making technology easy to use sells). Good luck and I won’t bother you any more.


1,485 posted on 01/12/2011 2:29:05 PM PST by pt17
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To: FReepers
THANK YOU VERY MUCH, WONDERFUL FABULOUS AWESOME FREEPERS!!!
   2011 Q1 Scoreboard — ranked by total receipts   


Rank Location Receipts Monthlies
Total # Avg/Per Total # Avg/Per
1
Texas
$3,290.00 74 $44.46 $913.00 64 $14.27
2
California
2,520.00 51 49.41 1,357.00 76 17.86
3
Arizona
1,674.99 18 93.06 430.00 18 23.89
4 Virginia 1,355.00 27 50.19 785.00 34 23.09
5 New York 1,275.00 16 79.69 412.50 24 17.19
6 Pennsylvania 880.00 25 35.20 410.00 22 18.64
7 Florida 835.00 30 27.83 525.00 33 15.91
8 New Jersey 831.00 13 63.92 205.00 10 20.50
9 Colorado 760.00 16 47.50 250.00 16 15.62
10 Ohio 750.00 16 46.88 270.00 15 18.00
11 Maryland 680.00 13 52.31 132.50 8 16.56
12 Tennessee 620.00 13 47.69 240.00 14 17.14
13 Georgia 605.00 14 43.21 310.00 18 17.22
14 West Virginia 600.00 4 150.00 35.00 2 17.50
15 Illinois 528.00 15 35.20 270.00 14 19.29
16 Washington 515.00 15 34.33 438.00 24 18.25
17 Alaska 500.00 4 125.00 50.00 2 25.00
18 Arkansas 490.00 7 70.00 65.00 5 13.00
19 Alabama 470.00 12 39.17 150.00 11 13.64
20 North Carolina 465.00 16 29.06 355.00 22 16.14
21 Missouri 446.25 12 37.19 155.00 13 11.92
22 South Carolina 375.00 8 46.88 80.00 8 10.00
23 Michigan 285.00 13 21.92 190.00 12 15.83
24 Oregon 275.00 8 34.38 175.00 9 19.44
25 New Mexico 270.00 4 67.50 50.00 3 16.67
26 Connecticut 266.00 5 53.20 90.00 7 12.86
27 Idaho 210.00 8 26.25 215.00 9 23.89
28 Nevada 204.00 6 34.00 81.00 4 20.25
29 Indiana 200.00 11 18.18 190.00 13 14.62
30 Mississippi 196.00 6 32.67 141.00 6 23.50
31 Massachusetts 150.00 7 21.43 183.00 10 18.30
32 Maine 150.00 2 75.00 80.00 3 26.67
33 Kentucky 140.00 4 35.00 40.00 3 13.33
34 Oklahoma 130.00 5 26.00 215.00 10 21.50
35 Wisconsin 130.00 4 32.50 120.00 9 13.33
36 Louisiana 130.00 4 32.50 125.00 6 20.83
37 Utah 115.00 4 28.75 150.00 9 16.67
38 Minnesota 105.00 4 26.25 170.00 12 14.17
39 Vermont 90.00 3 30.00 56.00 2 28.00
40 Nebraska 85.00 3 28.33 10.00 1 10.00
41 Montana 80.00 2 40.00 50.00 3 16.67
42 Iowa 75.00 2 37.50 20.00 1 20.00
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44 Hawaii 70.00 2 35.00 115.00 6 19.17
45 Kansas 65.00 3 21.67 130.00 10 13.00
46 Germany 60.00 3 20.00
47 Rhode Island 55.00 2 27.50 50.00 2 25.00
48 New Hampshire 53.50 2 26.75 118.50 6 19.75
49 Japan 50.00 1 50.00
50 Delaware 36.00 3 12.00 26.00 3 8.67
51 South Dakota 30.00 2 15.00 55.00 4 13.75
52 El Salvador 30.00 1 30.00
53 Wyoming 20.00 1 20.00
54 Costa Rica 20.00 1 20.00
55 Australia 10.00 1 10.00 10.00 1 10.00
District of Columbia 20.00 1 20.00
Armed Forces - Europe 15.00 1 15.00
Congo 10.00 1 10.00
North Dakota 10.00 1 10.00
Norway 10.00 1 10.00
Never Never Land 4,060.00 114 35.61 790.00 55 14.36
61 locations total $28,380.74 662 $42.87 $11,558.50 678 $17.05

1,486 posted on 01/12/2011 2:32:08 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: DJ MacWoW
How old are you anyway?

Sorry, it was rude of me not to answer your question. I am staring 70 in the face.

1,487 posted on 01/12/2011 2:32:58 PM PST by pt17
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To: pt17
making technology easy to use sells

ONLY if you need it or want it. All the things you mentioned are not needed on a grassroots activist site. Only the young believe that they can't live without it.

Good luck and I won’t bother you any more.

You have a lovely evening!

1,488 posted on 01/12/2011 2:33:08 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Albion Wilde

Thank you !!!

I celebrated quietly at home...

surrounded by a 12 inch blanket of snow

:)


1,489 posted on 01/12/2011 2:33:56 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: FReepers

Click the pic!

Graphic by Fichori

1,490 posted on 01/12/2011 2:34:29 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: ejonesie22; pt17
Well, I'm gonna get married to the Sheik of Araby tomorrow, so there....prove me wrong ;0)

I always get a kick out of the grandiose claims of anonymous FReepers...my claim is just as valid as any of the others now being made, even if there is a subsequent post of a link to a website that COULD possibly be theirs. That's the thing about the internet, donchaknow? Anybody can say anything.

1,491 posted on 01/12/2011 2:35:58 PM PST by greyfoxx39 ("Journalists" see no problem with fueling a mass panic over our "political discourse.")
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To: pt17

I’m 60 and have no use for all that fancy stuff. I’m surprised that you think it’s essential.


1,492 posted on 01/12/2011 2:38:48 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: pt17

Btw, by GPS you mean Global positioning? That would be a HUGE No-No on a political site. We get stalkers.


1,493 posted on 01/12/2011 2:45:55 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: onyx

Support FR, make him eat his words!

1,494 posted on 01/12/2011 2:46:49 PM PST by Darksheare (I shook hands with Sheryl Crow and all I got was Typhus and a single sheet of toilet paper.)
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To: ejonesie22; pt17; DJ MacWoW

Excellent idea @1436 , E. Seriously.

And a great tax write off potential as well.


1,495 posted on 01/12/2011 2:46:49 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: glock rocks; All; Spunky; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1035rep; 2ndDivisionVet; 4woodenboats; 5Madman2; ...

Does 0cents share any of the FR item revenues with FR?

Not really my business but while I might ask Alan to promote revenue for FR on Antimullah, I won’t for a commercial site.

Alan does not accept advertising, so nothing negative about creative 0cents - just propose breaking a rule for FR’s sake on a sporadic basis to try to help. May not provide results from the broad ranging readership from over 120 countries.


1,496 posted on 01/12/2011 2:51:07 PM PST by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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To: reaganaut; ejonesie22; pt17

Jim doesn’t want ANYONE messing with FR’s servers. He owns them.


1,497 posted on 01/12/2011 2:52:20 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Darksheare

Because Zots are not free
(Click the pic!)

Another fabulous graphic by Fichori

1,498 posted on 01/12/2011 2:55:13 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: pt17; paulycy
You are welcome here, FRiend. Please stay?

I second that.

1,499 posted on 01/12/2011 2:56:16 PM PST by Albion Wilde (Government does nothing as economically as the private sector. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Darksheare

1,500 posted on 01/12/2011 2:56:34 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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