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Old 06-28-2009, 07:56 PM   #1
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Should posters be paid?

Should posters be paid?
Let's put aside the mechanics and think concept.

Television pays for its programming - the posts are the programming of this forum. Why not get paid for it?

Thoughts?
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You mean we'd all have to act responsible for what we say? That'll take all the fun out of this place.

Seriously there are some great posts here to be sure, but I can't imagine paying for most.
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I vote yes.

Now...how much did I earn with this post?
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YES, that'll be $999.99 (I'm discounting the wisdom today).
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Last time someone said "Why not get paid for it?"...um...oh never mind.

Sure you can pay me, but be forewarned that I charge by the syllable.
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:17 PM   #6
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Should posters be paid?
Let's put aside the mechanics and think concept.
Television pays for its programming - the posts are the programming of this forum. Why not get paid for it?
Thoughts?
Maybe the concept should be turned around.

Why should we pay more for television than we do for posters? Considering their ubiquity and lack of quality, why should we pay for either?
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:19 PM   #7
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We could get a percentage of the amount we pay to join e-r.org!
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:27 PM   #8
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Well we could have a contest and just pay the most prolific interesting posters . So CFB would have made a bundle !
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Old 06-28-2009, 08:46 PM   #9
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Hey, this thread is just like the government. We all get together and decide how to spend someone else's money. Whee!
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Will I have to pay taxes on this windfall?
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bbbamI, we should put together a committee to study this issue!

This will gain us the highest-quality answer, I'm sure

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bbbamI, we should put together a committee to study this issue!

This will gain us the highest-quality answer, I'm sure

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Old 06-28-2009, 09:08 PM   #13
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Send me a dollar for this. Good news is I don't post that often.
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Sure you can pay me, but be forewarned that I charge by the syllable.
Ever noticed that monosyllabic is a 5 syllable word?
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Old 06-28-2009, 09:54 PM   #15
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So when do I get my 2 cents for my 2 cents?

Not a bad idea seriously. Maybe there is some way for all the google analytics stuff on here to track whose posts bring in the most traffic? I want my 2 cents for sure. Maybe we can tip the moderators for their benevolent moderation?
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Will I have to pay taxes on this windfall?
Affirmative. If it's legal, it's taxed.
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Old 06-29-2009, 12:46 AM   #17
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Old 06-29-2009, 06:05 AM   #19
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Affirmative. If it's legal, it's taxed.
Income from illegal activities is also taxable. From IRS.gov:

The IRC, Section 61(a) defines gross income as ". . . all income from whatever source derived." This has been held by the courts to include income earned from illegal activities such as drug trafficking, embezzlement, extortion, healthcare fraud, bankruptcy fraud and numerous other crimes.
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