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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #27 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 18:26 GMT (UK) »
My thoughts exactly !


As has been exhaustively pointed out, the site is owned by T&S, and theirs to do with what they will .... fully support that .... BUT, if the performance and data loss issues this year are down to budget constraints, it seems strange not to accept offers of help ?

Whilst astride this particular horse, I'd also point out that its the people who make the site - not just the resources ......

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 18:35 GMT (UK) »
Newf

thing is if it was made a subscription site how many members would pay, I for one dont mind paying, and I think  quite a few more might as well. Then we get down to the nitty gritty of how many people out of the 50,000 members who would pay, plus how many of the 50,000 actually use this site every day or week. It's nearly allways the same few day in day out or week in week out that use the site.
plus what happens to people who dont or carnt afford to pay for it.  ???

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 18:43 GMT (UK) »
Good points Ricky - I guess it depends how commercial and business-oriented they want to be about taking the site to subscription status.

I'm sure we've had this discussion before !

If the costs are now ramping up beyond the capabilities of private individuals, then something has to be done - eg this latest advertising stuff. But people are resilient, and soon ignore it ....

Other options are available - like donations   ... but if I'm effectively investing, then I want to know more about how things are run .....

At the end of the day, its a great site, and a really successfull concept ... but reaching the end of self-funding I'd hazard.

Decision time ....
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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 19:17 GMT (UK) »
I've got so used to the blue lines now that when they don't appear straight away I wonder what is missing?

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 14 November 07 19:53 GMT (UK) »
Have you noticed if you have a family name the same as a place name you
get an ad for it.I have a Florence who could have had some cheap flights there...if she hadn't died 100 years ago. ;D
But this software is being used quite extensively now on many sites & you do get used to it,so if it keeps this site operational
& Trystan & Sarah out of the poorhouse I'll go with it.

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #32 on: Thursday 15 November 07 01:27 GMT (UK) »
They're not in blue anymore - they're in brownish/red and with only a single underline!

This is infinitely better and makes the posts a LOT easier to read :D.


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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #33 on: Thursday 15 November 07 01:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi

I am a little a curious - I don't get blue lines or any other colour ???  Not that I am complaining. ;D  Wonder why

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #34 on: Thursday 15 November 07 09:55 GMT (UK) »

Is there a technical reason for the links being underlined twice? they would not be quite so intrusive if it was just the name or words in blue.

Suey



They're not in blue anymore - they're in brownish/red and with only a single underline!

This is infinitely better and makes the posts a LOT easier to read :D.



That has answered my question - and I agree with Ruskie.

I apologise if anyone thought I was moaning or complaining it wasn't my intention. I'm all for keeping RC free and if this is the way to go then so be it and I'll be happy to click and hover if it helps to make money ;D


i think most of us are in agreement over this. We have a great site that is free. Trystan and Sarah pay for it, maintain it and generallly keep us all happy for the love of it. The Mods are also all volunteers.

I feel a wee bit angry and also sad about the criticisms that have been made over the past few days for what is a trial run of something that may help to keep us afloat. Many of the BIG sites that charge us s have far more infuriating adverts - do we hear them being asked to remove them?

To every one, please no more criticism. Let it rest and see what happens.

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I cannot believe we are even having this discussion bearing in mind we are not the ones paying for the site.

Thank you Trystan and Sarah for rootschat

Kerry

This is such a friendly site. Trystan and Sarah always keep us up to date with what's happening and they do listen to their members - they are not a faceless conglomerate like some of the BIG sites...and that's the reason I think that some of us feel that we can have a moan or a whinge or add some constructive critisism ;D

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Re: Blue Lines?
« Reply #35 on: Thursday 15 November 07 10:20 GMT (UK) »
They're not in blue anymore - they're in brownish/red and with only a single underline!

This is infinitely better and makes the posts a LOT easier to read :D.
I agree much less intrusive.
Rootschat has to be paid for.
I spend more time on this site than on others that I have to pay a considerable amount to use.
Paying a subscription (as others have suggested) would be going against all that Trystan and Sarah have always said.
Can we send donations?  If so, who do we make cheques payable to?
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