Originally Posted by Lilstunna24
Mhm, we've gone over this before.
You then must purchase additional bandwidth to continue downloading anime from the site as a NF PLUS member. It cost more to purchase additional bandwidth then it does to buy a PLUS membership.
At 4 episodes to a gigabyte (=20 eps/5 GB), he will make $28 in addition to the original membership fee.
Let me sum it up. So if you are a PLUS member you can download like the first 20 episodes of Naruto in one day. Then you run out of bandwidth as a PLUS member. So for the rest of the 30 days remaining in the month you cannot download shit even though you are a PLUS member. Tazmo forces you then to buy additional bandwidth to continue downloading. Its like $4 for another 5GB and $7 for 10GB of bandwidth. Do you know how much money he is making off just one member to continue downloading all the rest of the Naruto episodes?
We already knew it was a ripoff. It's a ripoff to join any download service in the first place, and Tazmo's isn't the only pay-download service out there.
Also what if the PLUS member wants to download more anime? More bandwidth needs to be purchased. So becoming a PLUS member is just a huge rip because you must continuously purchase more and more even though you already paid the initial NF PLUS fee. If you want an entire season's worth of anime be prepared to shell out a lot of money!
Mean US adult salary: approximately $40,000.
32k a year for donations? My god most people don't even make that much in yearly salary!!
Get your facts straight before you start ranting like a lunatic.
I'm not "this Vash guy", and did I just see you berating me for not trying to give a bunch of bullshit excuses for Tazmo? Jesus H. Christ, there's no safe ground here!
Whats funny is that this Vash guy supporting Tazmo on this site goes on claiming how NF doesn't really have a million active
users, and i concur, then Tazmo goes on in his the NF comment board saying "If you had any knowledge of what you speak, then you wouldn't think it was so much. I defy you to run a website with 1 million members for any cheaper without constant downtime."
The "1 million members" mark is a misrepresentation, but not at all unlike what almost every website and news organization does to its benefit. Remember the old quote about lies, damn lies, and statistics? Tazmo made a true statement.
And his site does have to handle traffic for a good portion of those million members, plus the data for each of the million.
It does cost a lot of money to run a site with hundreds of thousands of active (many very active) users. We don't know how much it actually costs; this has been speculated upon by a number of people within this forum, and estimates range from FREE (bullshit) to $30,000+ (also bullshit).
Everyone, including Tazmo, knows he's not going to get $30,000 in donations. However, this high figure will get him more donations, which will either ensure all his costs are covered or give him a bit of pocket money.
In conclusion Tazmo is pretty much scamming people. A giant chunk of the donation money is going to PLUS members download and his pocket. He could just use all that money he gets from PLUS members and subtract it from the amount he needs to pay out but of course he is greedy and wants more!
If you're looking for a real scammer, try the guy who every year threatens to kill and eat Toby the rabbit if he doesn't get $50,000 in donations.
I'm not here much, but if you have anything to say to me about Tazmo, you're either (a) fanatical, or (b) wrong. If not, we can be friends. Except you, Martyr. We can never be friends.