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Old 04-29-2012, 06:50 PM
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some of you gus are NUTS! Thats all Im gonna say.....


and last i looked for today.....1091 unique members as 5 pm
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:19 PM
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as of midnight last night

1991 unique members visited...that does not take into account visitors, bots, search bots etc.


Also....you guys obviously have no idea what it costs to just host this website. The monthly amount would purchase a really nice car! But thats not the only costs associated with JeepGarage! We have an attorney for instance. Then the next biggest expense to hosting is the banner stickers and magnets we give away to premium members. Since Dec. I have spent $300 on stamps alone!!!! That doesnt count envelopes! Everytime I mail a letter overseas....it cost $1.25. Look in the Oz forums...they are our biggest contributers next to people in the states. I have spent $800 alone on banner stickers and magnets since Dec 15! Thanks to Nate though for lowering those costs on my last batch! We also have to pay for every vehicle we track! Its not free! So if someone contributes $25 for a level 3....paypal take their cut..so we only get $23.97...then subtract $.50 for the banner and $.50 for the magnet...that $22.97. Then subtract shipping and envelope....$.97...that $22. Then take $5 from that if they track a vehicle. Thats ONLY $17 to JeepGarage! There are many other costs Im not gonna get into...but there are more! Theres more to it than most think.

One sad thing I feel I must point out! We had 6 TOTAL contributers in April! 3 in Oz and 3 in the US. Pretty SAD for a website of this size with 0 advertisements etc. Thats getting ready to change though Im afraid!
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:31 PM
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Scott... i think its a shame that people use this website so frequently and dont bother to drop a couple bucks to help support the thing that helps us save so much money on repairs and doing things we love. Its easy for some of us to say NO ADS NO ADS but the people who run the show can only spend so much time and effort running a website that generates such moderate revenue. sooner or later if we dont have enough contributing members or other avenues generating revenue, advertisments will be no choice.... it is what it is people.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:38 PM
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right...I spend more time on this site per month than I do my REAL JOB! Its getting old...Im not gonna lie. I get probably 10 registration problem emails PER DAY. Then theres the I forgot my password people. Then theres moderating....spammers....etc. Sometimes I may correpsond with a potential member for a couple days and 8-10 emails. I also run the JeepGarage.Org facebook page, SRT Jeep by JeepGarage.Org Facebook page, JeepGarageOrg twitter handle and the JeepGarage Google+ page. Plus add in the numerous Pm's etc. I get per day. Then theres the vendors and corresponding with them! Thats just a small sample of what goes on behind the scenes that none of you see.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:49 PM
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right...I spend more time on this site per month than I do my REAL JOB! Its getting old...Im not gonna lie. I get probably 10 registration problem emails PER DAY. Then theres the I forgot my password people. Then theres moderating....spammers....etc. Sometimes I may correpsond with a potential member for a couple days and 8-10 emails. I also run the JeepGarage.Org facebook page, SRT Jeep by JeepGarage.Org Facebook page, JeepGarageOrg twitter handle and the JeepGarage Google+ page. Plus add in the numerous Pm's etc. I get per day. Then theres the vendors and corresponding with them! Thats just a small sample of what goes on behind the scenes that none of you see.
i used to manage a huge internet company... i understand what it is you go through on a daily basis...

sooner or later it becomes a job rather than a hobby... there is demand that is created and you dont want to disappoint... sooner or later that hobby becomes a job... then the demand doesnt come by the users, but the creators.

Scott... do what you need to do bro, those who care will understand, those who wont... well they arent going to find a better Jeep forum than this one. Do what you need to do brotha, i got your back!
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Old 04-30-2012, 04:11 PM
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1) I personally don't like the subscriptions how they are with how you get a color then it's a bolded version of that color then a different color and then that color is bolded.

2) I think it would be cool if each membership level had a different color scheme.

3) I never liked the color of the "Retired Members" as it's sometimes hard to read . Plus I've always thought it would be more appropriate if they were known as "Founding Member" instead.


you should shut the F up about anything until you put your money where your mouth is.




and as a retired or Founding member I dont need a USER who cannot find the 5 bux to contribute to the site telling or saying ANYTHING to do with how the is run, what colors things are, or how many of them.





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You're getting shafted if your hosting costs are enough to purchase a new vehicle every month.
ever see the site down. they purchase the best. it cost money. also they need support since no one is a tech expert.

just like a SUV can cost between 15k AND XXXK but they are ALL SUVs you can get the hosting for cheaper.

if the regular users pay there is no issue.
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Rob is right! We have the best! 0 downtime with daily backups. We don't limit you guys on pics or anything. That is not cheap by any means. we have shopped for better deals.....once they get our analytics they can't service us. We have a huge database and usage. We allow post whoring etc. Unlike other sites. You really have no idea Jeff.....sorry!

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Also....you guys obviously have no idea what it costs to just host this website. The monthly amount would purchase a really nice car! But thats not the only costs associated with JeepGarage! We have an attorney for instance. Then the next biggest expense to hosting is the banner stickers and magnets we give away to premium members. Since Dec. I have spent $300 on stamps alone!!!! That doesnt count envelopes! Everytime I mail a letter overseas....it cost $1.25. Look in the Oz forums...they are our biggest contributers next to people in the states. I have spent $800 alone on banner stickers and magnets since Dec 15! Thanks to Nate though for lowering those costs on my last batch! We also have to pay for every vehicle we track! Its not free! So if someone contributes $25 for a level 3....paypal take their cut..so we only get $23.97...then subtract $.50 for the banner and $.50 for the magnet...that $22.97. Then subtract shipping and envelope....$.97...that $22. Then take $5 from that if they track a vehicle. Thats ONLY $17 to JeepGarage! There are many other costs Im not gonna get into...but there are more! Theres more to it than most think.
Well you certainly have your work cut out for you . I realize you're not the sole Admin though, how much does Frankie help with all of that stuff? Enough to lighten the load any?

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and as a retired or Founding member I dont need a USER who cannot find the 5 bux to contribute to the site telling or saying ANYTHING to do with how the is run, what colors things are, or how many of them.
It was merely some suggestions of interest. It's not like I held a gun to his head and said do this, this and this.
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if the regular users pay there is no issue.
I am a regular user, but the only reason I haven't renewed my supporter tag is because of the money pinch I've had going on IRL the last few months. Hell I haven't even done anything to me Jeep since I got my Stillens last year. But rest assured, as soon as I can I will renew.

Scott, I didn't realize the amount of bandwidth usage the site has. And I wasn't really considering the database.

That, and JG 'Swag' is the whole reason I brought up the idea of advertisements anyways. I don't mind them, and I'm sure most people wouldn't either. Of course there are going to be those who are completely against it.
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That, and JG 'Swag' is the whole reason I brought up the idea of advertisements anyways. I don't mind them, and I'm sure most people wouldn't either. Of course there are going to be those who are completely against it.
If they're against ads tell them to educate themselves and get a contemporary browser like Firefox or Chrome and download a damn Adblock extension or add-on to get rid of them if they're that intrusive . They exist and work effectively as a lot of people know already. One thing I'm not sure about though is if the advertisements generate revenue per click or if it's just for the advertising space alone.
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