UKRGB financial details update

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UKRGB financial details update

Post by Mark R » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:11 pm

I noticed that Adrian Cooper linked from the Song of the Paddle site (which is going to start charging members!) to an old thread about UKRGB's costs. That thread is quite out of date, the site is quite a bit cheaper to run these days (despite having our own dedicated server) as our hosting is provided by an altruistic UKRGB member.

Annual server costs: £564 pa

Income from book sales: c£70 pa

Income from t-shirt sales: c£300 pa

Income from advertisers: £zero but we beg them for a bit of gear every year or two.

So ... I hadn't realised this myself up to now, but I make a much smaller loss on the site than I used to. All good.
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Post by Martyn Read » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:08 pm

Income from book sales: c£70 pa
I'd not even realised you could buy book sales from this site. (Thought it was just links to Amazon). Maybe time to advertise that page a bit more!

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Post by Mark R » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:24 pm

Martyn Read wrote:I'd not even realised you could buy book sales from this site. (Thought it was just links to Amazon). Maybe time to advertise that page a bit more!
I get a paltry commission from Amazon, usually 3.98%. It was originally up to 15%, but Amazon changed it all. I get 10% from book sales via the Pesda Press buttons.
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Post by peakfreak » Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:30 pm

Martyn Read wrote:
I'd not even realised you could buy book sales from this site. (Thought it was just links to Amazon). Maybe time to advertise that page a bit more!

Martyn
Nor I, I agree maybe a little more blatant prostitution of your money making areas Mark, are in order :-)

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Post by Paul Stewart » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:24 pm

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Nor I, I agree maybe a little more blatant prostitution of your money making areas Mark, are in order :-)
Perhaps a few more T-Shirt sales are needed to make up the £200 difference.

I view my purchase as my subscription/donation that comes with a free T-Shirt! In my opinion, this website is a better read and more informative than any of the magazines I subscribe too.
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Post by pete.self » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:37 pm

Mark your a graet man, many thanks for the fact you do this for us. Also thanks to the people who provide the server.

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Post by buck197 » Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:52 pm

Information, entertainment and controversy plus its free, many thanks Fella.
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Post by Joe Kirk » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:00 pm

Thanks for the reminder. Just ordered my T-shirt
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Post by John Kennedy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:21 pm

Feel free to put up a paypal donate button, I'm sure many users here wouldn't mind throwing you a few bob. It's not charity, this is a fantastic resource that they're currently getting for free...or something.
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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:26 pm

I gather Song of the Paddle has new hosting....

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Post by Mark R » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:31 pm

John K wrote:Feel free to put up a paypal donate button, I'm sure many users here wouldn't mind throwing you a few bob. It's not charity, this is a fantastic resource that they're currently getting for free...or something.
I will not be charging visitors to use UKRGB. Not now, not ever. Not because I'm a nice guy, but because it simply isn't what UKRGB is about. That's all.
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Post by John Kennedy » Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:33 pm

So you're not a nice guy then? I knew it!
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Post by peakfreak » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:34 pm

Mark R wrote:I will not be charging visitors to use UKRGB. Not now, not ever. Not because I'm a nice guy, but because it simply isn't what UKRGB is about. That's all.
Then at least to show my appreciation sir, should we ever meet in the pub, a free drink or 2 will be heading your way.

Many thanks

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Post by Tom_Laws » Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:45 pm

Should we ever meet in a pub, I will punch Mark for his comments about Harry Potter.

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Post by Randy Fandango » Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:24 am

Tom_Laws wrote:Should we ever meet in a pub, I will punch Mark for his comments about Harry Potter.
Ding ding!
Excellent -- can I get afront row seat for this one.
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Post by buck197 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:30 am

Randy Fandango wrote:Tom -- just to remind you -- Mark's bigger than you are.
Aren't most people???
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Post by Dave Manby » Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:56 am

Mark R wrote:
Martyn Read wrote:I'd not even realised you could buy book sales from this site. (Thought it was just links to Amazon). Maybe time to advertise that page a bit more!
I get a paltry commission from Amazon, usually 3.98%. It was originally up to 15%, but Amazon changed it all. I get 10% from book sales via the Pesda Press buttons.
You could get some more commission from my book if you want pm me!

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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:14 pm

buck197 wrote:
Randy Fandango wrote:Tom -- just to remind you -- Mark's bigger than you are.
Aren't most people???
I am 5 foot 11, middle class but I'm hard. Al dente you might say. If you get that joke, well done, you are middle class as well.





That is a jimmy carr joke, not my own.

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Post by Performance Kayaks » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:25 pm

Tom_Laws wrote:Should we ever meet in a pub, I will punch Mark for his comments about Harry Potter.
Didn't you guys do enough damage in Watchet?

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Post by Steve Davies » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:39 pm

Tom Laws wrote:
I am 5 foot 11, middle class but I'm hard. Al dente you might say. If you get that joke, well done, you are middle class as well.

Sorry Tom but al dente means firm not harm, and that could have other meanings

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Post by Duckboy » Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:40 pm

I am 5 foot 11, middle class but I'm hard. Al dente you might say. If you get that joke, well done, you are middle class as well.
This made me chuckle, how sad is that!
Sorry Tom but al dente means firm not harm, and that could have other meanings
But that made me laugh out loud :D
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Post by naefearjustbeer » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:40 pm

I always thought that Al dente meant half cooked!!

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Post by naefearjustbeer » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:00 pm

Steve Davies wrote:Try this link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_dente
need to chew the pasta due to its firmness

Aye half cooked LOL!!

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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:22 pm

Haven't you got anything better to do than pick apart Jimmy Carr's jokes?

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Post by David Fairweather » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:51 pm

Not if you've got nothing better to do than regurgitate them.

I'm not sure I would describe tom as half cooked, half baked maybe...

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Post by Tom_Laws » Fri Nov 02, 2007 4:59 pm

Half witted is pretty close.

I did get to mention the ring structure collapsing to a brown precipitate today in a presentation :D

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Post by buck197 » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:26 pm

Tom Laws wrote:I am 5 foot 11, middle class but I'm hard.
That's still short and were you on a box when taking that measurement or in heels, no seriously no offence meant I couldn't resist.
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Post by Kayak-Bloke » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:49 pm

Tom_Laws wrote:Half witted is pretty close.

I did get to mention the ring structure collapsing to a brown precipitate today in a presentation :D
Was it a presentation on the article in this month's "mustache and leather"? Oh, I think I've said too much...

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Post by Randy Fandango » Fri Nov 02, 2007 5:50 pm

skip wrote:Not if you've got nothing better to do than regurgitate them.

I'm not sure I would describe tom as half cooked, half baked maybe...
Half witted......
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