- Nov 30, 2006
- Hickory, MS
We've focused on communities that all have one thing in common: highly active consumersMembers of our communities are passionate about sharing their interests with like-minded individuals and those whose identities are similarly shaped by the things they love. We focus on hyper-specific subjects that engender strong affinity from online communities of super fans.
Thanks for the research, the question remains thou, why say "ohh its just some friends and I helping out Ethan"? why not tell the truth? why the silence?Groupbuilder was a small company in Texas. A real company. In 2014 they got acquired by Carbon Media.
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Carbon Media is a marketing company buying online communities. Certainly not for their ip, but for their consumer data. Targeted advertising is the market:
Both are really small shrimp in the ocean, owned by Vertical Scope. The only slight hiccup is that Carbon media seems to like guns.
Still, advertising. Bigger and Canadian.
Torstar has a 56% share in Vertical Media. Torstar is the Toronto Star, a newspaper. Again, advertising. Need I go on?
So it's not our design, our schematics they want. It's our influencer's mind.
Something to worry about?
Something to hope for?
I've heard some voices here that the industry better listen to... us?
1. Is Ethan still here and an admin - YES. My friends and I are here to take a load off him.
GB aka me has partnered with Ethan to manage the technical/finance/ad side due to his growing lack of time and availability
I was also a forum admin around 10 years ago using SMF, the biggest work was done by the moderators, spammers are a big issue, aside from that it never became a problem for me...The software that is used now to make this forum work costs 160 USD, the domain hosting, including backup, RDBMS, antivirus etc, costs a few tens of USD / Yr, the time needed to make the site work is a few hours. The real job is that of the daily management, the one done by the moderators who have to check the correctness of the users, protect them from spammers, haters, and from all the other “-ers“ who every day try in some way to destabilize the community. in the 90s I created and managed together with some friends some photography forums and I don't remember having to incur additional expenses or not having slept at night due to technical problems. Sorry but this is the reality, I did not write this to take a position but to say how certain things work, then everyone is free to draw their own conclusions. Not all that glitters is gold. I would like to make it clear that I am in no way proposing that we all leave to create a new community.
Sorry, I forgot this
Then why did you suggest lynching Ethan?
No,It was obviously a joke, but also one in poor taste and would be best deleted imo.