well, since it practically sucks anyways, i've decided to post something on the comment on the new post about the winners. LoL
me:anyone actually know someone who won? i have yet to meet one.
me:but has anyone actually won? i mean does he really give out prizes?
me:no one's listening to me. Has anyone actually met anyone who won? i wont donate until someone speaks up.
tazmo:no 1cor1313 i obviously keep em and put them under my bed and then post winners names so people dont think to come over to my house and look under my bed and THEN i send my assassination squad after the people who were named winners so they dont like.. expect their prize and stuff
me: do you have proof? i want to know where my money goes to.
tazmo: Been hanging around the crowd huh. Proof eh. How about the website somehow magically manages to stay online with all of our servers running 24 / 7. Oh yeah, thats my wizardry and witchcraft in motion there
me: well, you have tons of pop ups.
tazmo: Besides we like to think people contribute cuz they like the site, not cuz they want a prize. Thats just supposed to be a perk
me:but why do you need so much money? i mean you dont need that much for servers.
tazmo:Please educate yourself before you make claims on things you don't know. We have 9 servers running the website + forum. One forum website, one for forum, 7 for media. All of the media servers are $150 - $250 each from FDC in Chicago and Houston (I believe). Our NarutoFan.com server was a $4000 one from Dell, with two 100MBIT network cards at the datacenter. Our forum one is also $3000 from Dell, with an upgrade to 4GB of RAM. Our popups support those....
me:really? i imagine youd need to get something for bandwidth instead if you have soo much traffic. Besides, i've heard of tons of packages that cost less.
tazmo:Just because things "cost less" doesn't mean we would automatically go for them. All of our servers EVERY one is on a 100MBIT line. We can not have less then that for anything. We want quality....
me:well, can you blame me for wanting to know where the money goes to? besides, how could all the servers crash at the same exact moment on several occasions?
tazmo:I don't recall them all going down at the same time? The only time they do this is when we shut them all off to let them run the crons and everything in peace. Or if their is an outage at a datacenter some will go down all together. And yeah, I can blame you for wondering where it goes. It's none of your beeswax just be happy you can come here and complain about things you don't know about. Should clarify it would be part of your beeswax if you actually WERE a donator. Which none of the people who have raised these "questions" actually are.
me:well sooorry for not wanting to make sure this isnt a scam. A 15 year old isnt the most credible source of information.
tazmo:I'm not 15. I'll be 17 on May 3rd. I'm very mature for my age, I got out of highschool with diploma at 15
me:so did i. im in college now. but thats beside the point. I would have liked to donate money but it seems shady. Besides, why are you resorting to petty emoticons? All i want to know is that i'm amking a sound investment
tazmo:And I would go to College, but I don't really want to until
people in my age group are so I'm not a freak . I'll wait till I'm 19 I guess.
me:why are you resorting to insults? all i want to do is confirm where it all goes to. hardly good web admin behavior.
tazmo:Uhhhh, I don't really recall insulting you....
me:ok then. Maybe i misread your use of emoticons. But seriously, you must make tons of cash from the popups. 3 pop ups at least. Plus the ads on the site. That should be more than enough to fund your website with your traffic.
tazmo:Again 1cor1313 you show your ignorance. If you don't know of what you speak, you shalt not speak at all. You're desperate to find something wrong aren't you. YOU MUST BE A LIBERAL
me:well, point out where i'm wrong. I'll go and check the info you give me to see if its true.
tazmo:Well firstly, you obviously have no clue what it costs to run a website that has half a million members, of which between 100 and 200 thousand visit daily, amassing a bandwith usage of over 2500GB bandwith a day. You have no way of knowing what revenue is made with our advertising, the popup funds and german banner revenue (which isn't much) go to our server Administrator who runs the place efficiently 24/7
me:your site has pretty decent counters. Plus i checked with a friend. one of the popups you have makes $1.44 per 1000 visitors. So you should be making on average about $150 a day. not to mention the other ones...
tazmo:And there really is no secondly, just the "firstly" was a nice beginning I thought. You just don't know of what you speak so you best run along and go bug someone else like a certain Naruto website which asks for way more donations then we do and hosts their media on free adult hosting websites
tazmo: Hmm I wish $150 a day. MAYBE if we had it popping up on every page load, which we don't. It's a fraction of that actually. Again as I said the german ads go to the amazing Martin Bundgens of Germany for saving this website time and time again
me:yeah. i mean you just have it pop up on every other page load. Thats so much different. My estimate was just if they just popup on the front page. But there are tons of popups on the other pages.
tazmo:It pops up once every 6 minutes per person, no matter where on the site they go. The other popups on the main page only pop up for people who aren't logged in to the site. Which isn't very many anymore.... we kinda got most people
me:so since you say you get 200,000 hits daily, then if they visit other parts iand stay for more than six minutes, youd actually make more. how does this help your argument?
tazmo:I like to think of myself as being a patient person, but I do believe I've put up with you for long enough. Something tells me you just came here to cause a little trouble
me:actually to be honest, sort of. I think this whole site is a scam. You've yet to prove me wrong. Sure you've thrown some facts around but you still havent accounted for every single profit making venture. If i was going to cause trouble, i'd swear or something on the boards and spam a lot.
tazmo:OK fine want me to get in to it one last time. The $1.44 figure is based on American visits. It is significantly lower for other countries, and since only just over half of our visitors are from the United States, with many of them being from Canada and 200+ other countries in the world the ad rates on visitors from there are not even close to being even 1 dollar. To get the optimal $150 a day it would have to assume every visitor was American.
I'm sure at NYU there's better things to do then sit online at 4AM and complain about things of which you know nothing about, and don't really effect you since none of it is your money anyways.
tazmo:And fine if you think the whole site is a scam just leave. You aren't paying and it's not like 20 new people won't replace you every 10 seconds. We prefer members who are productive and not conspiracy theorists.
me: very well then. you havent answered any of my questions. you do realize that i'll keep on thinking this is a scam right? I mean it'd be pretty simple to prove me wrong if i was totally wrong. anyways, see ya. im leaving. oh and youd be wise not to breach privacy laws.
and there ends my stoopid trip... i got banned from the comments pages. Sigh...