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    Making money out of discussion forums.

    My personal view is that forums should be nothing more than fun places with freedom of speech for all.

    I don't know of the business intentions of this forum, but one of the other Thailand forums (no need to name it) was taken over a year or so ago and turned into a money spinner for the admin. In my opinion it has gone rapidly downhill since then (Sure, I'm biased)

    Modern day society tries to do away with self-interested, corrupt dictators, and I for one hope that cyber-society follows suit. Should such a forum be controlled by a scheming parasite which the industry it serves ill-needs, what should be done, if anything?

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    It does not matter a fuk, as you have the freedom of choice to go where you want

    same as newspapers, TV channels etc etc

    some are good, some are bad.

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    You are right, its no biggie. I just think its a shame.

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    yes, a bit like your favourite bar being taken over by a person you don't like.

    It's a shame, but plenty more bars to go to!!

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    or why not just set up your own bar?

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    Must admit not a big fan of 'selling out'. Do a forum for fun and if it goes on to make money...all well and good. Going into it with the idea of making money IMSO isn't right.

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    ^ Do you think that was the case? I have strong suspicions.

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    I honestly don't know.

    Probably more of the latter than the former though.

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    I agree.

    I think TV looks terrible with the amount of advertising splattered all over that site, what a mess.

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    I remember cyber-watching the previous admin's hand almost being bitten off by the present admin. I don't think that was driven purely by the egotistical desire to become an admin.

    another forum, Ice Maiden!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    I remember cyber-watching the previous admin's hand almost being bitten off by the present admin. I don't think that was driven purely by the egotistical desire to become an admin.

    another forum, Ice Maiden!
    I wasn't suggesting it was the same forum mate. I just thought I'd voice my opinion about what I think to TV and I was agreeing with KK's post.

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    ^ It applies to most forums though, so no real need to be specific.

    Most seem nowadays to be set up with the sole intention of making wedge firstly and helping people secondly.

    But to each their own and good luck....not something I'd want or could do to be honest. I've always been a sheep not a shepard (I think there should be an h after the p???).
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    One thing we wont be having is adverts down the side, top or and bottom ok, but i hate it when they stick advertising down the side making the forum very narrow.

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    I am with Andy on this one. I come for fun. I dont really care if people make money at it or not. When I get bored of the forum, or dont care for it anymore, I am gone. Its that simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    i hate it when they stick advertising down the side making the forum very narrow.
    I wonder if farang women could try that?

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    And as a wise person once said to me.....people will generally assume you're making money even if you're not.....so why not?

    Although I don't necessarily (sp?) agree (with it in entirety) it is kind of true...people will assume that is the case!

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    I think Macha's saying TV is reffered to as "another forum" around here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smeg
    I wonder if farang women could try that?
    Maybe...But we would only try if farang men tried first.

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    But he's not posted on here mate?

    Or do you mean from another thread???

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    ^ Pardon me. I took a wrong turn somewhere. Best I head out to the main forum to get my bearings.

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    So who should pay for the hosting and software?

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    It does take some work to get one of these babies up and running. To me when you work you oughta get some sort of renumeration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmite the Dog
    So who should pay for the hosting and software?
    I think he means more in turning a profit than paying for itself.

    Obviously any extra money should be split with the posters

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    AO twice now mate....it's remuneration! (Honest I got it wrong for years as did Unners!).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ice Maiden
    Maybe...But we would only try if farang men tried first.
    go on Ice, try it first, be a woman

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