> Would you contribute to support GRcade?

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Would you contribute to support GRcade?

Poll ended at Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:31 am

Yes - £1 per month
9
15%
Yes - £2 per month
20
34%
Yes - via ad-hoc payments
15
25%
No
15
25%
 
Total votes: 59
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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Tafdolphin » Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:13 pm

jawafour wrote:I have, on occasion, been frustrated with some posting styles. But I've been a member of GR for close on seven years now and the "bad times" have, I feel, been far outweighed by the "good times". But, hey, everyone can, of course, make their own decision on that front.


Luckily, Cal seems to have buggered off more or less. Fingers crossed eh?!

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by <]:^D » Thu Jun 06, 2019 8:56 pm

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<]:^D wrote:no marks or recognition at all please - dont want people to feel like there's 2 ranks of forumites.


You didn’t know that we already have 2 ranks?

Oh you poor tier 2 povvo pleb. :cry:

we've actually got 3 but i didnt want to mention it as it might make you feel a bit inferior :shifty:

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Karl_ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:13 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:
jawafour wrote:I have, on occasion, been frustrated with some posting styles. But I've been a member of GR for close on seven years now and the "bad times" have, I feel, been far outweighed by the "good times". But, hey, everyone can, of course, make their own decision on that front.


Luckily, Cal seems to have buggered off more or less. Fingers crossed eh?!


(Just speaking as a fellow member here.) I think it would be better if you didn't fan the flames like this. It's not achieving anything positive. I doubt it makes you feel any better about anything, and it is frustrating for others to be reminded of ongoing forum feuds, particularly in a thread that is supposed to be about community spirit.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Denster » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:32 pm

Agreed. I haven't mentioned anyone I hate and I'm happy to pay for them to continue to annoy me.

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by Karl_ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:57 pm

I'm quite thin-skinned and I tend to take things too personally, so I do understand the position of people who feel a bit outcast from the board, or feel like they have to be on the defensive. I feel like that sometimes as well. But in a thread like this we've got to put any differences we have to one side and focus on the positives, I think. It's everyone's community at the end of the day.

I've had arguments on here but I wouldn't want to see anyone go, and like you Denster I'd obviously look past all that when putting my quid or two in.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Mafro » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:10 pm

Couldn't strawberry floating stand Karlprof glad he left.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Tafdolphin » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:16 pm

Fair enough. I took jawa's post a little personally, which may have been a case of the bigheads, and couldn't help but respond. But you're right in that it's not fair in this context.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Karl_ » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:18 pm

Mafro wrote:Couldn't strawberry floating stand Karlprof glad he left.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by jawafour » Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:38 pm

Karl_ wrote:I've had arguments on here but I wouldn't want to see anyone go...

That's my feeling, too. Sometimes we (as in the forum members generally) may well disagree with each other but, hey, that's life.

Tafdolphin wrote:Fair enough. I took jawa's post a little personally, which may have been a case of the bigheads, and couldn't help but respond. But you're right in that it's not fair in this context.

We've had a couple of disagreements in the past, Taf, but I feel that we're both big enough put it down as water under the bridge. My post wasn't specific to us personally; more an acknowledgement that I've been involved in some differences of opinion during my time as a member of GR. That's gonna happen whenever a bunch of folk hang out together for a long period of time. We dust ourselves down and get over it :-) .

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Yeah, the idea of this thread was to get some positive momentum around the idea of keeping GR going. A lot of us think of GR as being our home on the web and, if we can get a few people willing to pay a pound or two each month, the funding will help GR to walk confidently into the future :toot: .

And there really is a positive story to this so far; on current votes, we have 19 people in the £2 bracket and 9 in the £1 bracket; that's £47 per month, equating to a fantastic £564 per year! Plus the further 13 people who indicate that they will make ad-hoc payments!

Tl;dr People are responding positively to this funding idea and that can only be good for GR!

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Green Gecko » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:36 am

If we do get a bit more financial support, we can pay for our own ads as well by the way. It's easy because we can have a fixed budget for it that just spends itself and you also get a lot of data on whether anyone actually gives a gooseberry fool about forums and what we should focus on in terms of content and search.

These sorts of gaming forums that aren't Reddit or impossible to follow or get to know anyone are becoming increasingly rare. Especially ones not absolutely peppered with ads, despite having relatively decent performance. Ironically that actually benefits us in terms of targeting an audience.

Also btw, there's a sort of unwritten rule of "leave Cal alone" since his exile from off topic. No super retrospective, trans-temporal sniping please. Same goes for anyone you don't miss, that's not really what this topic (or any topic) is for. I don't like this propensity to lament bygones in topics generally about our future, unless there's something we can demonstrably learn from old situations.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Rightey » Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:40 am

Yeah, I would probably contribute, but I'm not sure how things would work as I'd be using a different currency.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:59 am

jawafour wrote:
Karl_ wrote:I've had arguments on here but I wouldn't want to see anyone go...

That's my feeling, too. Sometimes we (as in the forum members generally) may well disagree with each other but, hey, that's life.

Tafdolphin wrote:Fair enough. I took jawa's post a little personally, which may have been a case of the bigheads, and couldn't help but respond. But you're right in that it's not fair in this context.

We've had a couple of disagreements in the past, Taf, but I feel that we're both big enough put it down as water under the bridge. My post wasn't specific to us personally; more an acknowledgement that I've been involved in some differences of opinion during my time as a member of GR. That's gonna happen whenever a bunch of folk hang out together for a long period of time. We dust ourselves down and get over it :-) .


Agreed. It was a shitty, needless post that I shouldn't have made. Apologies!

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:41 am

Tafdolphin wrote:
jawafour wrote:
Karl_ wrote:I've had arguments on here but I wouldn't want to see anyone go...

That's my feeling, too. Sometimes we (as in the forum members generally) may well disagree with each other but, hey, that's life.

Tafdolphin wrote:Fair enough. I took jawa's post a little personally, which may have been a case of the bigheads, and couldn't help but respond. But you're right in that it's not fair in this context.

We've had a couple of disagreements in the past, Taf, but I feel that we're both big enough put it down as water under the bridge. My post wasn't specific to us personally; more an acknowledgement that I've been involved in some differences of opinion during my time as a member of GR. That's gonna happen whenever a bunch of folk hang out together for a long period of time. We dust ourselves down and get over it :-) .


Agreed. It was a shitty, needless post that I shouldn't have made. Apologies!

It was the TLJ of all posts.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:42 am

I'm up for expanding our horizons and pushing for a more ambitious strategy in terms of funding advertising rather than just funding our existence.

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Moggy » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:50 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I'm up for expanding our horizons and pushing for a more ambitious strategy in terms of funding advertising rather than just funding our existence.


It's time for the Horror Channel TV advert. :datass:

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Tafdolphin » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:10 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I'm up for expanding our horizons and pushing for a more ambitious strategy in terms of funding advertising rather than just funding our existence.


No, you see this is the TLJ of posts.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:11 am

Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I'm up for expanding our horizons and pushing for a more ambitious strategy in terms of funding advertising rather than just funding our existence.


It's time for the Horror Channel TV advert. :datass:

Can we please get an advert on the shittiest channel at the worst possible time? :lol:

How much would something like that cost?

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by Jenuall » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:20 am

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:
Moggy wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:I'm up for expanding our horizons and pushing for a more ambitious strategy in terms of funding advertising rather than just funding our existence.


It's time for the Horror Channel TV advert. :datass:

Can we please get an advert on the shittiest channel at the worst possible time? :lol:

How much would something like that cost?

Everyone knows that the only way to get a message out there these days is to put it on the side of a big bus:

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Oblomov Boblomov » Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:23 am

Love it :lol:

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PostRe: > Would you contribute to support GRcade?
by Tomous » Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:18 am

Brilliant Jenuall :lol:


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