# Sciforums price tag: $38,295 Discussion in 'Site Feedback' started by Kadark, May 23, 2008. 1. ### KadarkBannedBanned Messages: 3,724 2. ### GuestGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 3. ### ReikuBannedBanned Messages: 11,238 Can knowledge be priced? 4. ### GuestGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 5. ### USS Exeterunamerican americanRegistered Senior Member Messages: 2,482 How about a forum with priceless members? 6. ### GuestGuest Advertisement to hide all adverts. 7. ### domesticated omInterplanetary homesteaderValued Senior Member Messages: 3,231 38 grand? Not bad...not bad. Plazma should cash in, and buy himself a Mercedes-Benz. Heck - I think the C class starts at around 33, so he'll have money left over for a few options (leather seats, tinted windows, fancy rims, etc). 8. ### SciencelovahRegistered Senior Member Messages: 4,349 Wow, according to that site, the top 10 sites and their estimated net worth (USD) are: 1. yahoo.com........$2.41 Billion
2. google.com........$1.2 Billion 3. youtube.com......$803 Million
4. live.com.............$602.25 Million 5. msn.com............$481.8 Million
6. myspace.com......$401.5 Million 7. facebook.com......$344.15 Million
8. wikipedia.org........$301.13 Million 9. blogger.com.........$267.67 Million
10. yahoo.co.jp........$240.9 Million 9. ### AsguardKiss my dark sideValued Senior Member Messages: 23,049 i wonder why yahoo is rated higher than google, that seems rather strange. Especially as isnt ebay part of google? 10. ### Challenger78Valued Senior Member Messages: 7,536 thank god this is based in Canada. Wow. 38 K.. nice plazma. 11. ### SciencelovahRegistered Senior Member Messages: 4,349 12. ### SciencelovahRegistered Senior Member Messages: 4,349 How many sciforums members are active actually? On the frontpage it is said that there are 30,736 members here. If there are about at least 1% active (300 members), each of us can pay around 100 USD and buy this site. Then we can remove all admins and mods and have democracy Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! just kidding Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 13. ### Plazma Inferno!Ding Ding Ding DingAdministrator Messages: 4,609 I love exaggerating. The estimated value of http://sciforums.com is:$1,048,060

According to http://www.dnscoop.com/

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But, we have bigger price today, according to the websiteoutlook: $39033.1 Mercedes sounds juicy, but I will wait a bit. I always wanted to have an oldtimer. Like this 14. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member Messages: 12,738 If websiteoutlook is correct, you are more likely to end up with this: Dog is cool, but optional. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Actually, I know someone who drives tens of thousands of miles a year in one of these. It has its advantages. You only need a motorbike license. People quite admire someone with the audacity to drive such a crap car. Free Road Tax. You can burn electric invalidity trikes at the traffic lights. After you've had one for a few years, people even stop laughing. Last edited: May 23, 2008 15. ### Plazma Inferno!Ding Ding Ding DingAdministrator Messages: 4,609 Cushty! My new Batmobile. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! 16. ### Spud Emperorsolanaceous common taterRegistered Senior Member Messages: 3,899 Sciforums- 38000 bucks, 19000000 posts=$0.02 per post.

Just my two cents.

17. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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It is really hard to price websites. I actually had a thread on Sciforums' worth.(interesting but neither Plazma nor the owners wanted to contribute to it) It could be anywhere between a wide range....

In short it worths as much as someone is willing to pay for it. Mind you Sciforum is just a platform and content is provided by the POSTERS. The only extra value is the history/old posts. Otherwise instead of buying it, just starting a new is much cheaper...

My guess is that you could get the software under 20K, probably even for much less.

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18. ### domesticated omInterplanetary homesteaderValued Senior Member

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My god!
[calls broker]
"That's right....yes.... 100 shares of SciForums....Buy it!"

19. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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It wouldn't get the number of posts/viewers.

I can't understand why the adverts totally disappear once you are a member, which means that the people who use the site most don't see any.

Is that something that google specifies in order to give the site high profile?

20. ### Plazma Inferno!Ding Ding Ding DingAdministrator

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This is actually a truth.

We don't want to bother members with slow loads.
No ads. Just wide open horizon of intelligent thoughts.

21. ### SyzygysAs a mother, I am telling youValued Senior Member

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Although Plazma gave you an answer, here is my take on it:

Since the content (ultimate value of the site) is coming from the posters and there are way more guests (clickproviders for ad purposes) it is just good policy not to piss of the people who provide content by shoveling ads down in their throats.

Hey Plazma, was I close?

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P.S.:Currently Active Users: 610 (25 members and 585 guests)

That is 23 times more guests than members, so they lose little by not providing ads for members but they gain a lot!

22. ### Blue_UKDrifting MindValued Senior Member

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It performs rating based on the website's hit-rate alone, nothing to do with the companies behind them. I don't think the hit-rate is accurate either.

23. ### Captain KremmenAll aboard, me Hearties!Valued Senior Member

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It's too flat to be right.
sciforums has more posts when the schools are on break.