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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #50 on: July 11, 2016, 01:31:29 PM »
I'd love to ride one on the bike paths but alas our town doesn't have bike paths yet. One is in the planning stages but it won't go anywhere useful. We'll have fun on it though.

Haha. I love this logic: "We'd like more people to ride bikes." 
"Let's build a bike path so they'll be safe and not interrupt traffic!"
 "Great idea! But let's make sure it doesn't go anywhere, because then people might actually be able to use it..."

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #51 on: July 12, 2016, 02:25:09 PM »
I'm still curious what the ad revenue is for.  Has running the site gotten expensive, or do y'all think MMM has some other project to fund?  Or has his spending gone up to $250k/year as posted in April?

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #52 on: July 12, 2016, 04:21:47 PM »
I'm still curious what the ad revenue is for.

VTSAX.

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #53 on: July 12, 2016, 11:53:46 PM »

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #54 on: July 13, 2016, 05:31:33 AM »
I'm still curious what the ad revenue is for.

VTSAX.

Could be for VTIAX.  *rolls eyes*

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #55 on: July 13, 2016, 08:08:55 AM »
Is that a Sparrow bike? The idea being that you are more aero and avoid the wind chill? Also might be an electric helper motor in there somewhere?

To me - and I'm adventurous - it just looks like a great way to die. I'm not fond of mixing slow bikes and distracted drivers with fast automobiles.

Too bad there aren't bicycle only paths everywhere. I'd be all about biking all the time.

In my town we have the start of something good. Of course the bike path doesn't run past my neighborhood but it's a start. ;)

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #56 on: August 05, 2016, 10:27:01 AM »
I'm still curious what the ad revenue is for.

VTSAX.

Could be for VTIAX.  *rolls eyes*

Still no theories answer on what the forum ad $s are meant for?  I imagine MMM will use them for charity, but I can't turn the critical thinking follow-the-money part of my brain off. 

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #57 on: August 05, 2016, 11:59:32 AM »
I'm still curious what the ad revenue is for.

VTSAX.

Could be for VTIAX.  *rolls eyes*

Still no theories answer on what the forum ad $s are meant for?  I imagine MMM will use them for charity, but I can't turn the critical thinking follow-the-money part of my brain off.

It's all going to fund the impending uprising of underground lizard-people.  Be prepared.

I think it's time MMM went cooperative and gave something back to his most prolific contributors.  I suggest splitting the proceeds based on a post-count reward system.  You could also implement a kudos system and give rewards based on quality, but I personally see no good reason to do that!
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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #58 on: August 05, 2016, 12:06:44 PM »
It's all going to fund the impending uprising of underground lizard-people.  Be prepared.

Sounds good to me.  Hopefully they will make good overlords, because the world could use a bit of clean-up.


I think it's time MMM went cooperative and gave something back to his most prolific contributors.  I suggest splitting the proceeds based on a post-count reward system.  You could also implement a kudos system and give rewards based on quality, but I personally see no good reason to do that!

Yes, those poor kids in Africa shouldn't hog all the money.  Give some to me. 

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #59 on: August 05, 2016, 03:28:09 PM »
It's all going to fund the impending uprising of underground lizard-people.  Be prepared.

I think it's time MMM went cooperative and gave something back to his most prolific contributors.  I suggest splitting the proceeds based on a post-count reward system.  You could also implement a kudos system and give rewards based on quality, but I personally see no good reason to do that!

*looks at post count*

Yes, I like that idea too!

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #60 on: August 08, 2016, 09:01:41 AM »
Someone is bound to bring up post quality though... ;)

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2016, 12:53:54 PM »
Someone is bound to bring up post quality though... ;)
Quantity has a quality all its own...

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2016, 03:01:53 PM »
Maybe he is saving for a run for president.  Hint, we could really use someone this election cycle to vote for!

MMM may not be old enough yet though...how old is he?

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #63 on: August 14, 2016, 04:06:16 PM »
Maybe he is saving for a run for president.  Hint, we could really use someone this election cycle to vote for!

MMM may not be old enough yet though...how old is he?

MMM isn't a natural-born citizen unless one of his parents is an American, Ted Cruz-style.

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #64 on: August 14, 2016, 06:40:06 PM »
Maybe he is saving for a run for president.  Hint, we could really use someone this election cycle to vote for!

MMM may not be old enough yet though...how old is he?

MMM isn't a natural-born citizen unless one of his parents is an American, Ted Cruz-style.

Maybe he'll run for prime minister then annex the US as part of Canada.  At this point that manoeuvre might do us a favour.
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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #65 on: August 16, 2016, 01:38:22 PM »
Maybe he is saving for a run for president.  Hint, we could really use someone this election cycle to vote for!

MMM may not be old enough yet though...how old is he?

MMM isn't a natural-born citizen unless one of his parents is an American, Ted Cruz-style.

Maybe he'll run for prime minister then annex the US as part of Canada.  At this point that manoeuvre might do us a favour.

It's much more likely that parts of Canada will secede to join the USA.  It's legal, and could make sense for a few of the provinces.

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #66 on: August 16, 2016, 02:08:25 PM »
Maybe he is saving for a run for president.  Hint, we could really use someone this election cycle to vote for!

MMM may not be old enough yet though...how old is he?

MMM isn't a natural-born citizen unless one of his parents is an American, Ted Cruz-style.

Maybe he'll run for prime minister then annex the US as part of Canada.  At this point that manoeuvre might do us a favour.

It's much more likely that parts of Canada will secede to join the USA.  It's legal, and could make sense for a few of the provinces.

From what I can recall, having lived in Alberta 22 years (it's the most American-friendly province), nothing in the world could be more unlikely. The USA is regarded as a nice place to visit or maybe work for a short period of time, and lots of elderly people "fly south" for the winter to avoid cold weather. But very few people want to actually live here full-time because the up-side doesn't justify the down-side. They like to do business with us, but they don't want to *be* us.

Provinces also have far more rights than states do. With the exception of slavery, which has never been legal in the colonies that later became Canada, Canadian provinces have all the rights that the Southern secessionist states wanted but didn't get.

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Re: LOL at ads on the forum
« Reply #67 on: August 16, 2016, 02:11:10 PM »
Maybe he is saving for a run for president.  Hint, we could really use someone this election cycle to vote for!

MMM may not be old enough yet though...how old is he?

MMM isn't a natural-born citizen unless one of his parents is an American, Ted Cruz-style.

Maybe he'll run for prime minister then annex the US as part of Canada.  At this point that manoeuvre might do us a favour.

It's much more likely that parts of Canada will secede to join the USA.  It's legal, and could make sense for a few of the provinces.

Maybe we could trade Michigan for BC. 

Provinces also have far more rights than states do. With the exception of slavery, which has never been legal in the colonies that later became Canada, Canadian provinces have all the rights that the Southern secessionist states wanted but didn't get.

Et je suis sûr que les Québécois le savent. 
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