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8 minutes ago, Me78569 said:

That 1 post per day thing may make people not want to visit over and over, but only time will tell.  

 

The problem is we can't close the site to guests. The only way to limit the free members is to cut the ability to post completely. Or limit the post amount which is totally adjustable. We can up that number but I don't want it to be too easy to just hang as a expired member. 

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Yep it just takes time to figure out where we gain the most with loosing the least.  

 

It's anyones guess and we will figure it out as we go.

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It's just amazing that the $20 yearly silver is less than you could drop at McyyDee's for a feed, well in the UK anyway

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, Mopar1973Man said:

Traffic hasn't changed much staying roughly 1,100 to 1,200 per day. 

 

16 people have purchased subscriptions. 


I know I have not subscribed yet, and I plan too. But I was going to ask how many subscriptions there were since the change.

 

Did the donations page go away? I know I had a made a $50 donation to the site itself. 

 

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Posted (edited)

 

@wil440

2,070 members last posted between April 17 and May 17, 2019.

 

As for @gipperkid I've ran into a few that the donations didn't roll over correctly. I'm blaming the hosting company partial for this and the bad email server and blacklisted IP. I'm still cleaning up that mess. :rolleyes:

 

I just spent over 2 hours on the phone chew on Endurance International Group (EIG) tail for this on which is the mother company that owns our hosting company.

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

@wil440

2,070 members last posted between April 17 and May 17, 2019.

 

 

 

 

and 16 ponied in what a week ?? or so

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On 5/8/2019 at 10:52 AM, Me78569 said:

Can guests donate without signing up?

 

Using your header line that is only visible to the desktop people.

1 minute ago, wil440 said:

and 16 ponied in what a week ?? or so

 

Yeah, I know. Gotta give it time too. 

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5 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 

Using your header line that is only visible to the desktop people.

 

 

 

Works fine on my Mobile 

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30 minutes ago, Mopar1973Man said:

 Yeah it's sad, very little of the members wants to kick in.

 

I’ll be honest, I’m not overly surprised. The internet is FULL of free data, so why pay for it?

 

Look at TDR, $35 a year and it comes with a magazine... that’s easier to justify and their target base is huge. There is lots of activity in 1st-4th gen forums. They also have free memberships, so all the data but no magazine and a few forum differences vs paid members. 

 

This forum is 90%, or more, 2nd gen.. which makes it more difficult to get paid subscribers. 

 

I still come over here for fun and for the people, but I’m not gaining much for my 4th gen, nor did I for my 3rd gen. It just makes paying a subscription a harder to justify purchase. If I were brand new to the site with a 3rd or 4th gen there is very little content that warrants the subscription. 

 

Not trying to say it’s a lost cause, just throwing my observations out there. 

 

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Then I guess I'll just give it up and close the doors. 

 

I guess AH64ID might be right time to just close the door on a dream that will never fly because I'm broke and poor can't do much more.

 

People like him kind of pisses me off because they could be helping out with 3rd and 4th gen information but never do. There is an entire Article database help yourself to take the information but never help out by providing new information. :mad: But everyone expects me to put in mass hours posting 3rd and 4th gen stuff. 

 

I'll find another way to pay for my ____ medical bills. I'm way overworked and get nothing for my ____ efforts. 

I don't know what to do other to fold up and give it up. All BoD basically bailed out and not helping. I'm the one here fighting on the phone dealing with hosting companies and blacklisted IP's. The only thing people do is complain about the site. I'm still barely keeping the bills paid. 

 

No one is here to help out. The only one I can thank is Nick which has been really helpful. That you sir!

 

Yeah, I'm not happy and very stressed out. Pushing way too hard on me. 

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take a break mike,  no one is telling you to do this stuff rihgt now.  

 

I know you say the site can't free wheel, but it can.  It might not be perfect, but it will still run. 

 

I have been trying to get you to take money in exchange for time, but you wont do it.  

 

 

 

Traffic and Ad's make money on the internet.  We have hundreds of 4th gen articles that can be created right now.   Pay yourself from the site fund to write articles if you need money.    

 

Pay yourself dammit

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@Mopar1973Man give me a call when it's convenient. I am not very web tech savvy, but I have a knack for arguing with people. I don't have much to offer for 3rd or 4th gen trucks because I don't mess with them much. But if you need someone to make follow up calls and sort through some managerial stuff I am game. I know that I had no idea that the site wasn't necessarily profitable. I do have an abundance of time available to help however I can in the evenings and such. This is the only site that has helped me keep my 24v on the road. 

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42 minutes ago, AH64ID said:

I still come over here for fun and for the people, but I’m not gaining much for my 4th gen, nor did I for my 3rd gen. It just makes paying a subscription a harder to justify purchase. If I were brand new to the site with a 3rd or 4th gen there is very little content that warrants the subscription. 

they will get old just the same as the 2nd gens have, I work with Cat dumptrucks, 775's 771's and 390, 349 330 excavators and Cat loaders from 914 up to 992 and the newer this stuff is the worse it gets, DPF's,regen, adblue, nox coolers, blah blah blah I'd say the help forums for the newer cars/trucks in general are going to be busy

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WE have a ton of info that needs to be broken into articles for the 4th gen.    Someone just needs to do it.   


 

Articles are great for the site because they generate long term income, in theory we could easily doubt the ad money per month via increased traffic if we could get those articles up. Issue is writing articles sucks so no one will do it for free....obviously haha.  

 

The BOD approved Mike for $10,000 to write all the articles from that info.   The Site needs the articles done and Mike needs the money.  It is a win win with long term payoff.

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Yeah, it just that writing the articles is easy just copy and paste. The problem is you have to strip out the PDF document coding then fix the page for proper SEO (search Engine Optimation). This means understanding SEO designs. The SEO part is what takes the most time formatting and making sure that it is done right. If I just copy and paste the article will fail to be picked up by Google properly. 

 

Like After I exploded here, I had to run up the mountain and deal with Idaho State Dept of Lands and have them fix our water line. Of course, they want about a month to file for paperwork and get it authorized for the repair and then repair it later this summer.

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Then I've got a truck still here I got to finish working on. With it raining I can change the differential fluids or anything. 

 

Then I've got to plan to get my surgery done so I can get healed up. 

 

So many people keep asking more and more of me and I'm a single man and can only do so much. At this point, I'm so burned out and tired of fighting this battle I'm ready to just give up. I've spent hours on the phone just trying to get email server straight. To this day I can't email Lund Int. just to get the parts for my tonneau cover. I've been trying to send email and all I get is...

 

550 5.7.606 Access denied, banned sending IP [162.144.37.183].

which happens to be the IP address of Mopar1973Man.Com. 

 

Nick been asking to do bulk email everyone but I'm still fighting to do the hard work no one else is jumping in line to do for me like sitting on the phone and being bounced between the Philippines and other hosting companies because EIG the parent company has serious phone issues right now making the repair of the email problem another problem. 

 

Then in the middle of all this make 250-mile trip, 3 days a week to keep MoparMom alive. which burns up 39 hours minimum a week. 

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Posted (edited)
1 hour ago, gipperkid said:

What about some how merging the M73M.com site with TDR or CF

 

Never! Corporate owned. It would be the death of M73M.

 

Corporates will just crank up the ads and walk away and never keep anything up to date. That why Cf is still running the broken vBulletin 3.8.x that is totally obsolete and broken. TDR ate it when they switched from vBulletin 3.8.x to Xenforo software and never fixed the SEO. Why we still outrank them SEO wise. 

 

CF is owned by VerticalScope Inc.

 

Most of the other websites are no longer privately owned. Corporate owned so they really don't care about quality as long as the ad banners are thick and productive. 

 

 

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Hey Mike, hang in there. You are doing things right by taking care of your Mom. You have a great site that helps alot of folks. But it can't be at the expense of your personal well being.

 

Seems like the quailty over qty approach has gotten you this far.

 

You do need to make time for yourself in all of this.

 

My approach was to donate what I could, I entered the last raffle; bought a few tickets that was a no brainer, and I signed up for the annual membership.

 

So maybe others will follow suit and sign up for the memberships.

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13 hours ago, Me78569 said:

@gipperkid

 

donatons are gone, but your donation should still be valid.  we will look it up and ensure it is credited to your account for the year. 

I for one would also donate on top of subscription as I'm sure I'll get way more back than the platinum yearly I'm at, is there any reason that can't come back ?

 

13 hours ago, AH64ID said:

I’ll be honest, I’m not overly surprised. The internet is FULL of free data, so why pay for it?

Yes and a good % is absolute BS

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8 hours ago, Timd32 said:

But it can't be at the expense of your personal well being.

Has been since 2004. When you realize that I've been living on less than 8,000 a year. Then after all the driving 39 hours for Mom then doing side jobs to make up for the shortcoming of the site. Yeah, it's taking its toll on me mentally and physically. Just like AH64ID points out there is too much FREE information out there. 

 

8 hours ago, Timd32 said:

Seems like the quailty over qty approach has gotten you this far.

Yeah, it has gotten me this far but I can't keep up the free approach any longer. I've got more work than I can handle solo. I'm just thinking I'm going to say screw it and NOT pack my laptop today and leave it all to hang. Still, in all, I've got a pile of bills sitting in front of the keyboard as a reminder. You got to pay out over $10,000 in medical bills and growing still. At this rate, I could wipe out the website account and pay my last 2 surgeries off and the website will be gone and shut down. But hey I can only work Mon, Wed, Fri leaving one day off on Sun. Driving Tue, Thur, Sat. 

 

But still in all everyone wants more from me. :thud:

 

Naw, I'm not burned out. I'm completely fried! :shifty:

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6 hours ago, wil440 said:

I for one would also donate on top of subscription as I'm sure I'll get way more back than the platinum yearly I'm at, is there any reason that can't come back ?

 

 

the systems can't work together.  

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Me78569 said:

the systems can't work together.  

 

 

It costs me less now that before which doesn't matter too much if people subscribe

 

I complain about tax a lot here in the Uk but here this situation would never arise, Mike would get a wage as a carer for his mum all paid for by the state and most house tax, people tax is waived also heating, transport..... better off to be stoney here.

I have quite a lot of Ram listings on ebay at the moment is there a banner for the site I can add to the bottom of each listing ? or is that not exceptable ???

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