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#709730 - 04/19/05 10:01 AM If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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...why don't all of you pay Frank a couple of bucks to make a "Coffee Room website". Then pay a monthly subscription fee to completely cover the costs. No moderators, you can beat the heck out of each other in some threads or talk about gardening in others.

I don't think anyone should have a problem paying a couple of bucks a month for this entertainment (which is what it really is) and decoupling Frank the forum.

It would be a shame to lose this incredible collection of people.

Derick


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#709731 - 04/19/05 10:03 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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kluurs was thinking the same thing. I would like go for it, but I can't guarantee monthly payments.

#709732 - 04/19/05 10:08 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Sorry if I stole kluurs idea. I didn't see his post about this; there have been so many threads the past day I haven't read thru all of them.

Maybe there could be a student discount? (You are a student right?)

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#709733 - 04/19/05 10:08 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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So am I.


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#709734 - 04/19/05 10:10 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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We can beat each other up perfectly well over in jgoo's forum.

In fact, we have a few CEOs over there asking us about laying off people while giving themselves more stock options right now. . . laugh

#709735 - 04/19/05 10:11 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Derick, I'm homeschooled, if that counts. Thing is, I don't have a job, so I can't promise anything.

#709736 - 04/19/05 10:12 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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In fact, we have a few CEOs over there asking us about laying off people while giving themselves more stock options right now. . . laugh
Give me the link to that forum Kenny!

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#709737 - 04/19/05 10:13 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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#709738 - 04/19/05 10:14 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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I hope you know I was kidding bout the CEOs, old boy.

But it does look like we are gaining on a critical mass over there.

#709739 - 04/19/05 10:17 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Cool, thanks for the link Kenny. Looks like folks are already migrating.

Should I start a CEO thread? I haven't gotten on my soapbox in a long time on that topic. Just kidding.

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#709740 - 04/19/05 10:19 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Please do.

No kidding.

#709741 - 04/19/05 10:23 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Maybe so JB, but that collar you are wearing says big bucks to me.

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#709742 - 04/19/05 10:24 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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I've got it! A thread about whether CEOs should be obliged to drive hybrid cars while gouging the little people...

Or perhaps CEOs who've been convicted of fraud and money laundering should be forced to invest in hybrid technology...

#709743 - 04/19/05 10:37 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Derick,

You should come. Your wanting to stock shelves thread was one of my very favorites of all time. I really could identify with what you were going through. Still can.

Ken

#709744 - 04/19/05 11:18 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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No kidding.
Shouldn't that be. No. ... Kidding! wink

penny

p.s. how can we attract new people at jgoo's place? then the CR becomes a club, not an open forum where people come and go as they please (an atmosphere that brings diversity of opinion and topic). Come on. If we're just the same ole people discussing the same ole thing, won't it get stale?

#709745 - 04/19/05 11:27 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Penny, you deserve a smack for that comment! ;-)

(I don't know how to use those smily thingies anymore - something ain't working right)

Kluurs, ironically today is one of those days that working at the Piggly Wiggly is looking more and more attractive. Only 2.5 hours left - woohoo.

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#709746 - 04/19/05 11:33 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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I'd say, "thank you sir, may I have another," but I'm worried a moderator might censor that! laugh

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#709747 - 04/19/05 11:38 AM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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LOL!

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#709748 - 04/19/05 12:32 PM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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[b]No kidding.
Shouldn't that be. No. ... Kidding! wink

penny

p.s. how can we attract new people at jgoo's place? then the CR becomes a club, not an open forum where people come and go as they please (an atmosphere that brings diversity of opinion and topic). Come on. If we're just the same ole people discussing the same ole thing, won't it get stale? [/b]
It's an astute observation.

It's one of the reasons I thought Larry's might work out better, but as I said, I'm having trouble getting on his, while jgoo's was pretty easy.

The ultimate answer, of course, is to do what Cindy is trying to do - start a competing piano board. However, I sense that things will be so heavily moderated over there, that what makes this place hum will be lost.

Here's a thought....if you could gather some of the people that could make a piano board work, you could probably compete, at least in a small sense. Rick Clark comes to mind, KB, as does Larry, and lb....yeah, I know somebody's going to make a smart comment about the tone of said board, but you wouldn't have to worry whether what you were hearing was from knowleadeable folks. Most of the rest of us have enough general consumer information, we can rival anything anybody else has on the web.

Then, you essentially do what was done here. This place may have 10K members, but how many are actually regulars?

If I am correct, the PF is populated by only about 50-100 who post regularly. The vast majority of folks are hit and run.

Sorry if I offended anyone, I'm just thinking out loud...


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#709749 - 04/19/05 12:55 PM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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Jolly,

I think Cindy was thinking just a CR - but with the same software and feel of the current CR - and with Frank's blessing.

I might be wrong.

Ken

#709750 - 04/19/05 01:19 PM Re: If you want to keep the CR alive...  
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...why don't all of you pay Frank a couple of bucks to make a "Coffee Room website"..
I paid 10 euros for one year to have access to the server of the Free University of Berlin - excelent for USENET - and I paid a couple of weeks ago 30$ to Frank for the PW Forums. And I pay for 3 ISPs and for the ADSL. And for the firewall, for the anti-spyware and other various donations.

I WANT SOMETHING IN RETURN , GODAMIT !


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