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    For the first time in 10 years something has happened, I had to dip into my own pocket to keep this place running. In other words supporter / advertising incoming didn't cover the costs of running the place.

    Obviously this isn't sustainable so I have changed a couple of things:

    • There is now an adblock detector, it will display a nag every page view.
    • I have put the advertising banners in different places to see if it makes a difference.


    I have never had, nor have, any desire or interest in making millions from TRC or even commercialising it in anyway. I just need it to pay for itself. The simple fact is that without supporter / advertising income this place ceases to exist, it really is that simple.

    If you don't want to be a supporter (which removes advertising) please disabled your adblocker on TRC. I don't use annoying advertising techniques, and only make money when a banner is clicked, so help me out to make sure this place continues to be a cesspit of cantankerous old gits with hearts of gold for another 10 years.

    Let the ranting begin!!!

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    So that you don't have to disclose either the shortfall or the number of supporters, how much is the shortfall divided by the number of supporters?

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    I'm happy to throw some extra in.

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    I'm a freeloader, but have just subscribed (for the first time!).

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    I renewed my supporter status about 40mins before this thread - coincidence...I think not!
    I don't have an adblocker but suppose I just filter them out subconsciously as it was only when I couldn't receive a PM today that I thought about it.

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    You could double the subscription and it would still be the best value I get on the internet.

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    Quote Originally Posted by icarus1859 View Post
    You could double the subscription and it would still be the best value I get on the internet.
    Indeed. It's the 21st century equivalent of paying a Victorian penny to poke the lunatics in Bedlam.

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    Oops, not sure how long ago my supporter badge lapsed. Updated it now

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    Any way to make an annual direct debit/PayPal for that so it can't be forgotten? Turns out last time I paid was 2012.

    It was 12 in 2009. You could easily up it a bit after 10 years

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    12 a year, 1 a month, 23p'ish a week. Not really a lot, I'm sure a load more could/ should become supporters?

    I'm sure a increase in the subscription, even a small one, would help keep the site paying for itself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gremlin View Post
    Indeed. It's the 21st century equivalent of paying a Victorian penny to poke the lunatics in Bedlam.
    I think that is the best description I've ever read for forums in general!!!!



    What a-morti said about the recurring thing. I quite often don't realise it's lapsed till I can't receive or send a message. But totally happy to subscribe. Also happy to pay more than 12.

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    Just paid 12.00 from my pension to Dragon Tree. Hope it is the right place.

    I get annoyed with myself for forgetting to click the links below such as Screwfix and Amazon. I’m always using one or the other.

    Must be old age. Screwfix sent me a 5.00 voucher off and I bloody well forgot to take it.

    Long May the battered and worn TRC ship sail the troubled and rarely calm waters.




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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    Quote Originally Posted by Nordboy View Post
    12 a year, 1 a month, 23p'ish a week. Not really a lot, I'm sure a load more could/ should become supporters?

    I'm sure a increase in the subscription, even a small one, would help keep the site paying for itself?


    But beware of the Laffer curve. (Or does that just apply to taxes. )

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    OK, OK, I have paid....the creaking from my wallet opening could be heard in England! (and that's a long way away!)

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    Default Re: For the first time in 10 years something has happened

    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    Any way to make an annual direct debit/PayPal for that so it can't be forgotten? Turns out last time I paid was 2012.
    I had to check if I had paid up or not (turns out I had), it is far too easy to forget.

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