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Old 20 August 2009, 19:15   #41
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Personally I wish Wayne all the best, and recognise that A.org has played - and still does play - an important role in keeping the community (such as it is) going.
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Old 20 August 2009, 19:23   #42
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One thing that has just struck me... Wayne wants $10,000 for amiga.org... but haven't the amiga.org community (myself in the past) contributed to 'the kitty' with dollar donations?

Wayne gets $10,000 for an item that has been kept running with donations from users...

Doesn't seem right to me... or am I missing something?
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Wayne gets $10,000 for an item that has been kept running with donations from users...

Doesn't seem right to me... or am I missing something?
Well, it's labeled 'Donation' and there is this cute kitty (?) pic... So basically you don't 'pay' him to keep the server running, but give him money because he does. Sounds a bit strange, but the money you give him hasn't really something to do with the site (or server). Guess that's what BuZz meant too.
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I haven't visited Amiga.org for years, its simply not relevant.
Then you are not a true Amigan?

amiga.org is extremely relevant to Amiga.

10.000 is a lot for a site. But a good domain name can sell for more. Do a keyword lookup on how many searches for Amiga people do on google.com every month.

FE, if you make a site about Amigas (females), you could be top-3 with that domain name. Top-3 on google with a often searched keyword can make you more than 10 000 a month.
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Actually most of the things Wayne says on page 5 of that thread are a tad deluded if you ask me. Oh and eLowar posted an interesting figure on IRC : http://www.mywebsiteworth.com/site/amiga.org
Just for comparison : http://www.mywebsiteworth.com/site/abime.net
How much is my website worth..?

The Qube RiscOS Server Har, Harr!
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How much is my website worth..?

The Qube RiscOS Server Har, Harr!
You cheated! It only looks at the domain (thruhere.net) to estimate the value Have a good laugh and look up Google.com...
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Then you are not a true Amigan?
I think Galahad has proved himself more of an Amigan than most people on here. His talents go back many, many years, just check his sig
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FE, if you make a site about Amigas (females), you could be top-3 with that domain name. Top-3 on google with a often searched keyword can make you more than 10 000 a month.
Look it up in my example. It's worth a tad less than 5,000 $. Abime.net is worth more (not that it means anything). Just saying that I still don't get for what he wants the 10,000 bucks exactly.

Oh and what DH said
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Old 20 August 2009, 20:06   #49
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Damn IT DH, you said the perimiter was secure from the likes of a Really Pissed Rex!!!

now we have A.org Zombies accross the line...

in the words of perhaps THE BEST MOVIE EVER!

"were in some pretty sh*t now huh.... huh.... now what the f*ck we gonna do...."
"thats its man.... game over.... its game over man..... Game Over!"

no points for guessing the movie .... just the satisfied smug of knowing it...

now we need those Auto Guns up and ready!!
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Sorry Zetr0

Anyway, I think I'll watch in anticipation

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Old 20 August 2009, 20:56   #52
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I balked at the 10k figure. Amiga.org is useful for me, as I live in the US currently and a lot of their members are based in the US too. If Amiga.org was to shutdown, I think the best solution would be for Wayne to transfer the domain over to another party... EAB or AmigaKit even, and then repoint the domain at another site, EAB, AmigaKit, or AmigaWorld.

While I could live with the site itself going down (I browse both EAB and Amiga.org ) I'd hate to see the domain get hijacked or worse get snapped up by the likes of Amiga Inc or Doomy
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While I could live with the site itself going down (I browse both EAB and Amiga.org ) I'd hate to see the domain get hijacked or worse get snapped up by the likes of Amiga Inc or Doomy
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Actually most of the things Wayne says on page 5 of that thread are a tad deluded if you ask me. Oh and eLowar posted an interesting figure on IRC : http://www.mywebsiteworth.com/site/amiga.org
Just for comparison : http://www.mywebsiteworth.com/site/abime.net
Just for comparison.....

http://www.mywebsiteworth.com/site/r...wikispaces.com

Buahahahahaha!!!! Do you think he may want to swap?
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Old 21 August 2009, 15:14   #55
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@Merlin. That price is for the whole of wikispaces.com...

The real value of a community site is not its content, but its database of members.

Youtube for example didn't sell for a huge sum of money because of the videos it had. It large membership and userbase meant a large target audience for future ad campaigns and revenue streams.

A.org just doesn't have a commercial value in my view. It is purely a community entity for a very small non profit market. Without its community it is nothing. There are so many other forums and portals for the Amiga that if A.org went offline I don't think it would matter.

Well other than its usefulness as a trollsink!

Wayne seems to be looking for some kind of compensation and a pat on the back for the time he devoted to running the site. This should not be why people run community sites. It should be for the passion of its subject. If you don't have that thn close down, cut your loses and move on to other things. Possibly offering to merge the site and its content/membership with another similar community site. He shouldn't be trying to blackmail his community into paying off his debts. If he couldn't afford to run the site and it has been costing him more than he could afford then he should clearly have said so to his community as they probably would have rallied round and funded it for him.

BTW, http://www.mywebsiteworth.com/site/commodore.com
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Dammit! You spotted the weak link in my cunning plan....

@ $23 for commodore.com; can I pay in two weeks' time?
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Then you are not a true Amigan?

amiga.org is extremely relevant to Amiga.

10.000 is a lot for a site. But a good domain name can sell for more. Do a keyword lookup on how many searches for Amiga people do on google.com every month.

FE, if you make a site about Amigas (females), you could be top-3 with that domain name. Top-3 on google with a often searched keyword can make you more than 10 000 a month.
Amiga.org is not relevant... if it was, i'd be on there still

The forum is a joke, its filled with nothing but pedants, whos goal it seems is to sit back with a wave of superiority, nick picking and bitching.

Ask Jope his opinion of Amiga.org, I believe his comments reference someones tower build just got ridiculous.
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