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Discussion in 'Site News & Announcements' started by Chris, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. Mon0cle

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    :risas3:, now that's funny.

    I had no idea, and I'm sure there are many who also didn't. Moving forward I'll be using my prime with that in mind.

    Seriously Chris, i think there would be plenty of us who would love to be a "Monthly Supporting Member". I understand you don't want to make it look like your asking for a subscription fee. Just word it accordingly. Set it up as an automatic payment that's easily cancelled, we choose the monthly amount, something like that. I bet you'd be surprised how many would make it so. Then you might be able to actually grab some KO2s for yourself.;)
     
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  2. Chris

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    You're welcome! And thank you for the kind words!

    Well, I'm a web designer / developer for a living (that's my main job), so I know way more about it than most. Hosting a simple mom and pop website isn't that hard, but when you get into managing your own dedicated server and a big site like this, it's time consuming. I can honestly tell you that now that this site has grown to the level it has, It's become a part time job, 20 hours a week, maybe more depending. A lot of it is server management, but a good portion of it is SEO I work I put in for Google AdWords campaigns, etc. There's way more to it than meets the eye.

    Also, I'm not content with just letting the forum sit and grow old (like some forums do), I'm constantly adding new features and improving the user experience as much as I can.
     
  3. Chris

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    That's not a bad idea. I could just set it up as an option, just incase anyone felt like paying $5 a month or something.

    Now whether or not I would spend it on KO2s... that's another story... haha. Once you go Duratrac you never go back! :p
     
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  4. jeepmanjerry

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    I did it. I had to not use my amazon app. So I went to my Amazon bookmark and edited the url. It took a minute to figure out but I got it. That's when I realized that there was someone else's (?tag= -20). I forget the jumble of letters that had been between the = and the -. There gone now.
    That was pretty slick. I ran a search for Amazon.com to bookmark. When I clicked on it and that preloaded on the url, and I bookmarked it. He has made alittle off me. But the grand scheme there getting payed $$$.
    Thanks for your transparency. I learned that someone has been getting something off me for nothing. Now I'm just happy it's going where I want it to go.
    Anyways your in, &There out.

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  5. Chris

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    I appreciate that, thank you! I’m all about transparency. For instance, most people wouldn’t believe it, but the dedicated server I have this forum on alone is around $2500 a year! Most people would assume it wasn’t more than $10 a month!
     
  6. jeepmanjerry

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    From sunny Clayton, California, Happy Easter to you and your family from mine and myself.
    I have enjoyed this site since my brother-in-law showed it to me. A few months ago. Nothing that works well is cheap.
    I went and bought something from amazon to try out my theory and new book mark. The site kept reverting back to the other url. So I looked at it closer. It's Samsung that's gathering money on the down low? The first 5 letters are smsng. I was watching the url change as I was going through the process of buying on Amazon last night. I deleted everything stored in my shopping cart. Thinking they where claiming that as there sale, I think that did it. Let me know if you could. I'm just not sure 100% you got the sale.


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  7. Chris

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    If you’re using the Amazon forum URL https://www.amazon.com/?tag=wranglerorg-20 and it’s rewriting the URL to something without that tag in the URL, that means Samsung has some sort of program where it’s rewritting the URL for its own, which is very shady practice.

    The URL would have the have the tag=wranglerorg-20 somewhere in it.

    Oh, Happy Easter to you and yours as well!
     
  8. BendLarry

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    I order way too much on Amazon and will now run my purchases with your link. Hope it helps a little at least.


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  9. Rob5589

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    Same here. Hell, my purchases alone probably pay for the yearly server fee :meparto:
     
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    Thanks guys, I appreciate it greatly! Oh, and Happy Easter too!

    It’s hard to trump the convenience of Amazon Prime.
     
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