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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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To: MinuteGal

I read that.

Fitting points.

However, expecting all believers of any flavor—much more so different flavors

to all be spiritually, psychologically, emotionally, sociologically healed, mature, saintly, wise . . .

ain’t gonna happen this side of Armageddon.


741 posted on 01/11/2011 10:50:53 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: republicanbred
Not sure if it is allowed because Jm Robinson is anti-Mormon or just gets pleasure from others bashing us.

I can't mind read HIS brain; but I can tell you that I sure get pleasure out of bashing MORMONism!

LOTS of it!

Just to see MORMONs spin and twist and try every which way to wriggle AWAY from what their chosen religious organization has printed and teaches...

Why... it thrills my soul!

742 posted on 01/11/2011 10:51:05 AM PST by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: DJ MacWoW
If Jim had a problem with you, believe me, he isn’t shy about saying so.

OK, I'll trust that to be true. All I've got going for me is my sincerity. I don't want to get the zot, that's for sure.

743 posted on 01/11/2011 10:51:21 AM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: OneWingedShark; John Robinson

“Agreed. I’m not a fan of Perl but this is testament to what tenacity and a good mind can do with it.”

I wonder how’s that for John. Maybe he goes on in parties and says “yes, I wrote the 4,306th site with more traffic on the internet. In Perl. By myself. What are you laughing at?”


744 posted on 01/11/2011 10:51:26 AM PST by Moose Burger
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To: Quix; MARTIAL MONK

The body expressing air is normal. We accept sneezing but get silly about air from the other end. That has always struck me as odd.


745 posted on 01/11/2011 10:51:32 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

A lot of people share your concerns about Oracle owning mySQL, especially some of the original designers. Forks are underway.


746 posted on 01/11/2011 10:51:43 AM PST by AFreeBird
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To: MinuteGal

Then there’d be the issue of

healed and saintly

in precisely the same terms, ways definitions etc.

that YOU expect.


747 posted on 01/11/2011 10:51:47 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: The_Victor

I think that the destruction of our Constitution, economy, Republic by the satanic globalists

is bringing out the worst in people,

Certainly the net has an underlying ethos, set, tendency, exectation that fosters prickly hostility toward everyone not one’s twin or clone.

Then the rest only winds THAT up more, imho.


748 posted on 01/11/2011 10:54:43 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: paulycy

Trust me, you aren’t in the doghouse.


749 posted on 01/11/2011 10:54:46 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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To: Quix; DJ MacWoW; ofMagog
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750 posted on 01/11/2011 10:55:45 AM PST by tomkat (don't zot me .. i made it really small !)
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To: Celtic Cross

INDEED.

Though personally, I think FR format and software beats 100% of all other boards on the net . . . several times over.


751 posted on 01/11/2011 10:56:32 AM PST by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Jim Robinson
It was a hobby that has grown terribly out of control.

I think you might have spelled WONDERFULLY wrong...

Where would I be if I didn't have FR?

Where would we ALL be??

GOD bless you, Jim, and all your minions and underlings!


752 posted on 01/11/2011 10:57:24 AM PST by Elsie ( Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: paulycy

Thank you for starting this thread!!

753 posted on 01/11/2011 10:57:30 AM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Vanders9; paulycy; Jim Robinson
I appreciate the kind and thoughtful reply, Vanders9. I too was angling for a "rise" (hence the "/g").

Thanks also for your explication of the funding system for the BBC. However, even though it may not be directly funded by the government, I believe you are grasping at a distinction without a difference. You said:

Contrary to popular american opinion, the BBC is NOT funded by the British government. It is funded by an (admittedly) compulsory licence fee (although it also makes quite a lot of money through selling its products abroad, and it also has a very nice sideline in its own record and book labels). The point is that all of the licence fee is all posted to the BBC. The UK government is little more than a clearing house.

Who mandated the licence fee? Government. Who provides the compulsion? Government. The fact that all of the fee goes to the BBC is irrelevant. No matter how you spin it, the UK government is much more than a clearinghouse... /g

754 posted on 01/11/2011 10:58:44 AM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: Quix; metmom

We have toooo much fun there for it to be THAT restricted!

- - - - - - - - - -
I agree completely, LOL.


755 posted on 01/11/2011 10:58:44 AM PST by reaganaut (Ex Mormon, now Christian - "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see")
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To: GeronL
My favorite threads include the science threads, sci-fi threads and the archeology threads.

Those are good, but nothing beats a good old fashioned religious argument on the 'vi' vs. 'emacs' text editors!

 

/nerd_humor

756 posted on 01/11/2011 10:59:22 AM PST by zeugma (Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam)
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To: musicman

:0)


757 posted on 01/11/2011 10:59:35 AM PST by paulycy (The Constitution is a Formal Contract. Live up to it or lose your job, Congress.)
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To: republicanbred
Elsie is a cow with a small mind who would revive burning at the stake. There are many LDS on FR some of whom are family, though I am not LDS I disapprove of the Elsies of the world.
758 posted on 01/11/2011 11:00:54 AM PST by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Slicksadick
I’d like to add that monthlies should have the ability to change their handle, of course as long as a history went with that change. Im so sick of mine I could spit

Forum handles are a bit like tattoos. One should consider long and hard about any permanently identifying mark before making their choice.

I agree that it would be nice to have the ability to choose a new handle, if you later feel that you chose badly when signing up.

759 posted on 01/11/2011 11:01:12 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Lazamataz
(Psst. Don’t tell anyone, but I really DON’T wanna hit every chick I see. It’s a running gag.)

(But don’t tell anyone)

Oh jeeze Laz! You just burst my bubble! :-)

760 posted on 01/11/2011 11:01:48 AM PST by OldMissileer (Atlas, Titan, Minuteman, PK. Winners of the Cold War)
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