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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


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To: InvisibleChurch

Muslims might think in their own mind they are pro-God, but they have a fundamental problem with perfect Justice which God insists will be judged.

Without accepting what He provides through the Cross and the Resurrection of Christ, nobody is truly ‘pro-God’, because to be pro-God, we have to abide by what He provides in His Plan, not ours independent of Him and His Perfect Justice.


1,621 posted on 03/13/2011 8:28:05 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Cvengr

agreed


1,622 posted on 03/13/2011 8:57:54 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (The great American prostate exam continues.)
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To: InvisibleChurch

Muslims may be pro-God, but that is ot the same God as that of the Bible, and thus you have disagreement. If your objection is simply to the manner in which this is conducted, then more rules can be given, but the point it that as long as truth is exclusive by nature than their will be disputes, and those who disallow that are themselves asserting a belief that is just also exclusive.

I do agree that the level of debate on the religious forum tends to be poor, and i myself seek to provide documented and reasoned arguments, but as said, the main contention is typically a result of Catholic and (to a lesser extent Mormons) posting of material promoting their faith, and which goes beyond simply the exclusive claims of Jn. 14:6, resulting in Protestants opposing them.

And for those who do not want it, there are caucus threads.

Good night


1,623 posted on 03/13/2011 9:32:09 PM PDT by daniel1212 ( "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out," Acts 3:19)
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To: daniel1212; Jim Robinson

Man, that last funder was a tough one. Was getting worried.


1,624 posted on 05/20/2011 2:08:02 PM PDT by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: Jim Robinson

Back at ya jim...and have a Blessed Christmas


1,625 posted on 12/11/2012 12:17:57 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Jim Robinson

Back at ya jim...and have a Blessed Christmas


1,626 posted on 12/11/2012 12:18:07 PM PST by RnMomof7
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