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#1 Cheater

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 11:36 AM

"Hey, big boy, do you come here often?"
 
Meaning... how often do you log in to Slotblog to check out what's happening in the world of slot cars?
 
Once a day? Multiple times a day? Once a week? Almost never?
 
Here's the deal. Forums like Slotblog need to generate a revenue stream to stay online. There are various ways of accomplishing that, as anyone who surfs the web a lot will know, for many websites are addressing this problem in numerous ways. There are costs involved in keeping Slotblog online, hosting fees, software leases, etc., that have to be paid.
 
The popularity of Facebook, which is so easily posted to from a smartphone, and the resulting limitations in terms of displaying ads on mobile devices, has reduced the revenue streams of traditional forums like Slotblog. As have the various ad blockers.
 
If you use Slotblog on a regular basis, the request is that you become a supporting subscriber. The ask is $13.95 per year, less than 4 cents per day. Is Slotblog worth that to you?
 
As an added inducement, when you become a supporting subscriber, you will no longer see the syndicated ad feeds, only the rotating banner ad in the Slotblog header. This will almost certainly make the site quicker and more responsive for you.
 
For Slotblog to stay online, it must be supported by the membership. Does that include you?
 
To become a Slotblog supporting subscriber, click HERE.

Thanks to those of you who are already Slotblog subscribers, supporters, and mods.


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#2 Half Fast

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:16 PM

OK, you got me. I am having too much fun here! :)
 
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#3 Mattb

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 01:53 PM

OK, although I am mostly a vintage collector and racer or at least vintage style cars, I do check in here a couple times a day to see if anything is posted I need to know about or to add my 2 cents to. $13.95 is plenty cheap to keep a forum going that hasn't kicked me out!

Isn't there an easier way to just go to PP and send you a payment? I like those ads for Russian girls.

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#4 kvanpelt

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 03:03 PM

I hate Facebook!!!
 
I've been a subscriber here for awhile now.

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 03:20 PM

Checks in the mail. Thanks, Greg. :)

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#6 Arne Saknussem

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:23 PM

In this case you get much more than you pay for.

 

Have you considered an IPO?  :dance3:  :dance3:


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#7 RodneyZ

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 04:36 PM

Cheater, PM me your PayPal info. I will send money.
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#8 Cheater

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 05:50 PM

Isn't there an easier way to just go to PP and send you a payment?


Sure, just PayPal to greg@slotblog.net. Mention subscription so I know to enter that.

If you go through the store, it's all automated but I have no problem entering subs manually.

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#9 SlotStox#53

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 06:38 PM

Never really leave. :laugh2:

So on that note it's something I've been meaning to do so just signed up. :good:

Too much of a good time, friends, and valuable resources not to.
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#10 wicked01

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 07:06 PM

Just subscribed, Greg. Thanks for all you do on Slotblog. It's our one-stop shop for everything slot car!!!
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Posted 21 October 2015 - 07:29 PM

I like those ads for Russian girls.


Matt, just don't log on until you get tired of them. :laugh2:
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#12 Dennis David

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Posted 21 October 2015 - 07:56 PM

Greg,

I will send you a PP. Sorry it's taken so long. I really enjoy Slotblog and log in at least once a day. I like Facebook but Slotblog is on a different level with the multi-page build articles, the old stories from some of the members, and of course the race reports that allow me to see what is going on in our hobby.

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#13 Michael Cannon Jr

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 09:31 AM

I had to use PayPal. The link said I wasn't authorized!
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#14 A. J. Hoyt

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 10:36 AM

Yes, I do come here often, maybe three times a day most days.
 
I am now a subscriber!
 
Man, I feel like a heel receiving the most fun thing I do on the internet for free all these years.
 
It was pretty painless - everyone who hasn't should do this.
 
It's about the same as a pair of tires (well, that might have been counter-productive - I'll fix that right now!).
 
If Slotblog has ever provided good advice that helped your racing program more than a set of new tires, support Slotblog!
 
(Now I need to go ahead and support that awesome local public jazz radio station I listen to in my car, too!) 
 
Keep it in the slot,
 
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#15 SlowBeas

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Posted 22 October 2015 - 11:38 AM

I have to admit my guilt for not subscribing sooner. I recently sent a payment to the Headmaster of the Asylum declaring my candidacy for ad-free access.

 

Like others, however, I'll miss the Russian brides, too.

 

Thanks for all you do, Greg. I'll send another payment soon - just because.


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#16 Phil Hackett

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:38 AM

Greg, if I also subscribe can you use your internet superpowers to stop Hillary Clinton from following me around the 'net?

 

It's that creepy…


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#17 Cheater

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 10:42 AM

LOL... I'm not that good, Phil!


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#18 Dennis David

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 12:29 PM

PayPal sent.
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Posted 23 October 2015 - 12:53 PM

Well, it happened, the girls are gone from my page!
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#20 kvanpelt

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 01:46 PM

I like the auto renewal feature also. No need to remember when I subscribed. :)  


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 01:55 PM

Matt, your love life is now officially over. :sarcastic_hand:  Just kidding... :D
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Posted 23 October 2015 - 03:49 PM

I'm in.
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Posted 23 October 2015 - 03:59 PM

I like the auto renewal feature also. No need to remember when I subscribed. :)  

 

Just send Greg money every time you change your clock, and you know for sure you'll be covered.


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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:22 PM

Well... I come here a few times a day, so I figger that's pretty often! I consider Greg my personal enabler.  ;)

 

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Posted 03 January 2017 - 09:30 PM

$13.95 to feed my addiction...???... no brainer...

Greg... payment via PayPal... Thanks for all you do.

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:36 PM

The cost of a burger/fries and drink at a burger joint is now about $7-8... come on, the subscription is two lunches!


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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:44 PM

It needs to be easy as life Aid, easy like a direct link to PayPal or something. I tried to sign up but it was too much and got to to sign up but it was too much and got too confusing for me to sign up but it was too much and got too confusing for me.


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#28 Cheater

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 02:54 PM

Joe,

 

Here's the easiest way I know:

 

PayPal the $13.95 subscription to greg@slotblog.net and mark it 'Sub' in the notes section.

 

I can't make it any easier than that...


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#29 Joe Mig

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:30 PM

It's done but it wants way too much information and it should ask about a auto reup every year not just add it.

 

I think more people would sign up if it were just a click onto PayPal and not asking all of your info.

 

That is why I aborted on my last attempt.


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Joseph Migliaccio. Karma it's a wonderful thing.

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#30 Cheater

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 03:43 PM

Joe,

 

That e-commerce function is an off-the-shelf package meant for many, many different industries, most of whom will be shipping you something so name and address is necessary. Using that software also automates everything, so I don't have to do it manually.

 

Anyone who finds the process onerous, intrusive, or complicated is welcome to use the procedure I mentioned in post #28 above.


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#31 olescratch

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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:00 PM

I used the app you provided, now I be a subscriber too!!!
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Posted 09 January 2017 - 05:48 PM

Happy to become a subscriber. 

Thank you, Greg, and those that make Slotblog great.
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