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Old 12-30-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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Everyday lately the total membership grows.

1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 at this moment.

We'll be marking the 2000th member soon - do they get a special ER Forum door prize?

Are we snowballing (sorry just came in from removing 6 inches of wet snow and having a sb fight with 19 year old son - he won - better eyes and arm ) into some mighty large ER portal?

Dory - Will you consider giving us a share when you we sell out to Google or MS?
How would you determine who gets one and how large? Would it be quality of the posts
Would it be quantity of posts or the date registered :

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Old 12-30-2005, 02:21 PM   #2
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Dory - Will you consider giving us a share when we sell out to Google or MS?


Reminds me of the little boy who returned home from hunting with his father and told his mom: "Mommy! Mommy! We killed a bear! Daddy shot him!"


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Reminds me of the little boy who returned home from hunting with his father and told his mom:* "Mommy! Mommy!* We killed a bear!* Daddy shot him!"
Don't be so quick to dismiss our value .* I watch sports sometimes, and the players interviewed at the end often say something to the effect of, "If it wasn't for our great fans, we wouldn't be where we are today".
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So the percentage of interest will most likely be set by number of posts?

And all this time it just appeared that MRGAULT2U just had an opinion on everything, but now we know his real intent

Now, if I can just think of 5600 new subjects to post on so I can catch up....

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Maybe shares will be issued by Dory based on those forum participants who have come forth with financial support for the forum.....* 8)
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Maybe shares will be issued by Dory based on those forum participants who have come forth with financial support for the forum..... 8)
Should probably be based on the size of one's endowment.
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Uh-oh - CubeRat better change her avatar again.
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Maybe shares will be issued by Dory based on those forum participants who have come forth with financial support for the forum..... 8)
You can show your support for the forum by going to the FIRECalc results page http://www.fireseeker.com/results.asp and clicking on one of the two available links to contribute either via PayPal or directly via credit card.

Dory will be expecting a sizable contribution from DanTien...and cube_rat

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You can show your support for the forum by going to the FIRECalc results page http://www.fireseeker.com/results.asp and clicking on one of the two available links to contribute either via PayPal or directly via credit card.

Dory will be expecting a sizable contribution from DanTien...and cube_rat


Did the Paypal route back in Sept!
Dory already knows about me and my endowment.
Hopefully he goes by that instead of quantity, length of service or quality.
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Don't be so quick to dismiss our value . I watch sports sometimes, and the players interviewed at the end often say something to the effect of, "If it wasn't for our great fans, we wouldn't be where we are today".
Although I don't go to watch sports events, i'd like to see these greatful players show their appreciation by pulling their millions and buying all the seats of a stadium for 1 day per season and letting in their great fans for free.
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There's thinking involved?? :P
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Dory already knows about me and my endowment.
Thats either sexy or creepy. I'm not sure which right now, but i'm leaning towards creepy
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Old 12-31-2005, 10:27 AM   #13
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...I'm not sure which right now, but i'm leaning towards creepy
I accept you just the way you are (), as long as you're not hurting nobody.

I see what you mean about creepy, I guess it's all in the mind of the beholder
You're a bigger poster than me - 5964 posts!
I have post envy.
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Eh, its not the size of the post or the size of the post count, but the Mrs. will be upset if you "retire too early"
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ER Forum members

Jan 10 = 2005

Dec 30 = 1956

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The 2000th member is . . . daveh.

Here is his inaugural post:
http://early-retirement.org/forums/i...96897#msg96897
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2/28 Member 2212 - FC4free

12/30 Members 1956

60 days - 256 new members

13% increase

I smell a major Web Portal a growing.

Can I get in on the IPO Dory?
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How's the ad revenue? roughly keeping track with membership?
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We're getting rich at the rate of a little under $2 per day.

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2/28 Member 2212 - FC4free

12/30 Members 1956

60 days - 256 new members

13% increase

I smell a major Web Portal a growing.

Can I get in on the IPO Dory?
Yeah, but how many new members are named Jennifer and signed up yesterday? They don't count.

Interesting idea on the web portal. I've been toying with the idea of a more robust and featureful site and trying to monetize it with ads (the non-evil kind like Google) or even add-ons like a FIREcalc-like calculator with access to proprietary returns data for slice-n-dicers. (Just an idea...haven't checked into the actual feasibility or cost of that.) Of course I've been thinking in terms of my own site (although I definitely don't want to take away anything from the existing forums I visit). It's technologically feasible to do it on dory36's site, but it's a lot of work to set up and maintain such things and I haven't begun to imagine how that could work out moneywise. Last I heard his revenue just about covers server costs, but the ads may have improved that.

Such a site would never compare with the breadth of features Yahoo, LiveJournal and MySpace have, but on the other hand it might be attractive to have a personal-finance-minded community without all the blogs of junior high schoolers. Imagine Nords' book corner, brewer's stock picks, CFB's computer tip of the week....

I hadn't seen this thread before and didn't know we knew who the 2000th user was. It wasn't until after that I noticed the user and message ID's weren't in sync with the statistics.
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