Sciforums price tag: $38,295

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  1. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Also another forum that has 20 times the traffic of Sciforums the monthly server bill is $3400, so I don't think the Sciforum server costs more than $1500 monthly at most...Plazma could correct me on this, although I doubt he will....
     
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  3. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Well, basically yes.

    Most of guests are spiders and search engine bots which search for keywords (at least 60% of them). So, basically, they're not clicking on ads.

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  5. Gustav Banned Banned

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    if memory serves me, google cut porf off cos we talked about (and maybe more) gaming the system. i advise caution
     
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  7. Gustav Banned Banned

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    a measly $40k?

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  8. invert_nexus Ze do caixao Valued Senior Member

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    It was actually because the site was down for so long and then it came back up. The time that it was down there were no clicks, then suddenly there were a lot. This made them suspicious. And, apparently, some people were deliberately clicking links to save the site.

    However, seeing as how members can't even see ads, I think that we're safe from such discussions.

    It is true that Google's stick up its ass seems to have a stick up its ass about their ads though.
     
  9. Myles Registered Senior Member

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    At the price quoted, they are definitely undervaluing my contribution.
     
  10. Tiassa Let us not launch the boat ... Staff Member

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    Ever see "Commando"?

    Get a proper Tiger instead.
     
  11. Plazma Inferno! Ding Ding Ding Ding Administrator

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    Oooh. Red-No roof. Me like!
     
  12. Jozen-Bo The Wheel Spinning King!!! Registered Senior Member

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    One day this place will be worth millions...
     
  13. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Yes, when a loaf of bread is going to be 30000 bucks...Just question of inflation.....
     
  14. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    Go on, take the money and run...
     
  15. ElectricFetus Sanity going, going, gone Valued Senior Member

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    Time to advertise!

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  16. Jozen-Bo The Wheel Spinning King!!! Registered Senior Member

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    LOL


    Good one!
     
  17. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Seriously, I don't see why the site's value would go up. I think the direction where online forums go is specialization. there are forums for just about anything. From bikeriders to dogowners and nurses or whatever, they have their own forums.

    So a forum which wants to do it all, well, currently Sciforums just doesn't. The 2 most active forums are still religion and politics and beside that for almost any other forums you can actually find a specialized website...
     
  18. Rick Valued Senior Member

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    Actually,

    Its a known fact that sciforums has only gained popularity because of a certain member whose user name is Rick

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  19. codanblad a love of bridges Registered Senior Member

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    wow software costs that much for forums?
     
  20. Syzygys As a mother, I am telling you Valued Senior Member

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    Nowadays there are forum softwares for free. I said less than 20K, it depends on when the software was written, but prices has been dropping...
     
  21. darksidZz Valued Senior Member

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    Is it really this much?
     
  22. Randwolf Ignorance killed the cat Valued Senior Member

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    A forum is only worth the sum of its contributors efforts. SciForum's members' contributions are worth way more than $38,000.00. Plazma knows this, perhaps that is why SF is not for sale?
     
  23. shedevilx Registered Senior Member

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    I'm pretty sure with a little improvement this forum can be worth much more, but admins does not listen to my suggestions

    now, that I'm here, its already doubled
     

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