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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


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KEYWORDS: blogpimp; defragthedatabase; fr; freepathons; freerepublic; future; glitch; ilovefr; jimrob; metmom; netizen; raid10
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To: metmom

There should be some sort of throttle on those with high Article to Comment ratios.

If you post something, stick around to discuss it.

“MrB, You’ve posted a total of 3 threads and 46,734 replies”


241 posted on 01/11/2011 7:29:57 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Marty62

What we learned from MD is that the establishment GOP would rather see Democrats win than real conservatives.


242 posted on 01/11/2011 7:30:08 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Ripliancum

The best way to stop anti-Mormon posts is to stop posting Mormon pimping articles.

just saying.


243 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:11 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: listenhillary

Thanks, do you perhaps have any immoral porpoises?

The last two words, were the punch line to a joke I can’t remember but, I’ve never forgotten the punch line, so use porpoises occasionally to highlight a point.


244 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:15 AM PST by wita
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To: ArrogantBustard; stuck_in_new_orleans
FR feels like a stripped down sportster with a souped up engine. It's all go and no show; meaningful content without the meaningless eye-candy dreck that pollutes entirely too much of the wwweb.

Absolutely! FR is clean and to the point. She ain't a dressed up nag.

245 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:19 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
and that's fine....there's still SOME people who still get around with horse n buggys. Not many. Which is where FR is heading.

Link me to a bulletin board that is easy to use and follow as Free republic. Think functionality, not bell and whistles.

PS:Since you post here I guess you like this horse and buggy too. Hypocrite.

246 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:30 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed, and I do not give a damn.)
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To: paulycy

I have only been a “Member” since late 2001 but I was making donations prior to my signup and continue to donate quarterly.


247 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:40 AM PST by tubebender (The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in Eureka...)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Amen!


248 posted on 01/11/2011 7:32:40 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: RockinRight
However, something has changed recently. We used to allow different types of conservative viewpoints here, but lately, if you’re not an Evangelical, New-Earth Creationist, Rudy-Hating, Mitt-Hating, goldbug conspiracy theorist, you don’t belong here. That is entirely missing the point of what FR is intended to be. We’ve become a circular firing squad, and have already killed off 80% of our own people.

I hope EVERYONE.....even Jim....reads this. What goes around comes around. Running off posters with differing viewpoints has consequences.

249 posted on 01/11/2011 7:33:02 AM PST by stuck_in_new_orleans
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To: republicanbred

When it comes down to it, I think everyone is in a denomination of one. Not only can’t some Mormons get along with some Catholics who in turn can’t get along with some Pentacostals but those w/in the same Synod can’t even get along w each other. When the Religion Forum can be about Love and approached w civil discourse then it will serve a purpose on FR.


250 posted on 01/11/2011 7:33:18 AM PST by InvisibleChurch (Being awake is dangerous and silly.)
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
Here’s my 2 cents if anyone cares....

FR feels like s a horse n buggy in it’s last days. Here’s why I don’t donate: because I could give money out the rear and if I say just the slightest wrong word, such as “what the hell is with all the Mormon bashing?” there’s a good chance I’ll be banned.

If you want FR to survive you can convert to a new board format, add banners or KILL one of the friggin hundreds of other boards that take up space.

I agree with you. This is one slow, old buggy (albeit a very important modus) in an age of fast automobiles.

251 posted on 01/11/2011 7:33:33 AM PST by pt17
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To: GeronL

Absolutely.


252 posted on 01/11/2011 7:34:28 AM PST by Marty62 (Marty 60)
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To: GeronL

I guess you haven’t seen the ratios.


253 posted on 01/11/2011 7:35:01 AM PST by Ripliancum (Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you. -Eph. 4:31)
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To: central_va
PS:Since you post here I guess you like this horse and buggy too. Hypocrite.

Perhaps in your haste to put this person down because he/she disagrees with you (usually a left-wing liberal trait), you missed the possibility that he cares about the site.

254 posted on 01/11/2011 7:36:31 AM PST by pt17
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To: Jim Robinson

I fell in love FR since I found it from a link thru Drudge during the Dan Rather Fiasco.
I would be more than happy to pay a monthly fee/yearly fee as a member. Outsiders that want to see what’s going on can either pay up (non refundable) or just read. No posting privledges if not a paid member. That would also cut out a lot of the trolling. I would hate to see FR gone. It would be like losing a part of myself.
I am now a monthly donor, but when I get home tonite I am going to make an extra donation.
God Bless You Jim and John Robinson. And Thank you!


255 posted on 01/11/2011 7:36:49 AM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Lucas McCain
Lurking since 1999, FReeper since 2002. Have donated from time to time.

I agree with you. I don't have a problem with a few ads on the site either. The constant fundraisers are distracting to me.

256 posted on 01/11/2011 7:37:21 AM PST by IndyTiger
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To: palmer

LOL! But Larry Ellison is the master of the universe and has an amazing yacht. Maybe if FR did not have endless daily press releases from Apple by Apple pimps, images of the newest Russian or French jet or nonsense and blog pimping then the system would not overload.

Maybe FR should just have a separate site for Apple press releases and other product pimping.


257 posted on 01/11/2011 7:37:33 AM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: paulycy; freekitty; flat; unkus; SkyPilot; rodguy911; ridesthemiles; GailA; GOP_Lady; T.L.Sink; ...

I urge everyone to donate today. Our troops are defending us overseas; FR is defending freedom here at home. FR must stay alive and active in order to expose the Elitist’s attempting to take over our freedom. The Left would love to see FR go away; we won’t let that happen!

Freepers are patriots who love their country. Thank you JimRob for giving us a home on the web!


258 posted on 01/11/2011 7:37:38 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
However, something has changed recently. We used to allow different types of conservative viewpoints here, but lately, if you’re not an Evangelical, New-Earth Creationist, Rudy-Hating, Mitt-Hating, goldbug conspiracy theorist, you don’t belong here. That is entirely missing the point of what FR is intended to be. We’ve become a circular firing squad, and have already killed off 80% of our own people.

I think what you are talking about is the massive purge that took place recently, you remember "all those third party will never work folks", there were hundreds of them, maybe a thousand or more, well they all left, they were all GOP establishment hinchman, good riddance ...
259 posted on 01/11/2011 7:38:21 AM PST by Scythian
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To: stuck_in_new_orleans
but lately, if you’re not an Evangelical, New-Earth Creationist, Rudy-Hating, Mitt-Hating, goldbug conspiracy theorist, you don’t belong here

There are a lot of non-evangelicals and a lot of non-creationists on FR and whats a goldbug conspiracy theorist?

If you like the crossdresser and RomneyCare how conservative can you be?

My favorite threads include the science threads, sci-fi threads and the archeology threads.

260 posted on 01/11/2011 7:38:33 AM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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