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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by AndyChow View Post
    I became a lifetime subscriber a year or two ago, and honestly I should have done it sooner. The site and test-suite are one of the pillars of the linux/bsd ecosystem. Every time I search on duckduckgo for some metric or non-vanilla configuration, this site pops up in the first results. It often is the only source of metrics.

    I'm excited that the test suite is expanding into Windows territory, but that means that this site is about to get huge and overflowing with Windows users. I hope it won't reorient this site to become 80%+ Windows content, because that's probably where the traffic is going to be coming from in a couple of years.

    Since I'm already a lifetime subscriber, I can't find myself willing to "tip". This venture isn't a charity after all. But if shirts, hoodies or mugs were available for sale, I might pick one up yearly. I know it's not exactly "cool" to sell merchandise, but I'd like to wear a phoronix shirt once in a while. I understand if that's not an orientation you want to go towards, but please consider it. After all, even boeing and IBM sell tshirts.

    Also, if you're going to do some disk benchmarks, I'd like to see NILFS2 included.

    Keep up the great work and happy birthday!
    No plans to increase the Windows content in any significant way....

    From Amazon Apparel there were Phoronix t-shirts available, but didn't sell much to make it worthwhile.

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  • AndyChow
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    I became a lifetime subscriber a year or two ago, and honestly I should have done it sooner. The site and test-suite are one of the pillars of the linux/bsd ecosystem. Every time I search on duckduckgo for some metric or non-vanilla configuration, this site pops up in the first results. It often is the only source of metrics.

    I'm excited that the test suite is expanding into Windows territory, but that means that this site is about to get huge and overflowing with Windows users. I hope it won't reorient this site to become 80%+ Windows content, because that's probably where the traffic is going to be coming from in a couple of years.

    Since I'm already a lifetime subscriber, I can't find myself willing to "tip". This venture isn't a charity after all. But if shirts, hoodies or mugs were available for sale, I might pick one up yearly. I know it's not exactly "cool" to sell merchandise, but I'd like to wear a phoronix shirt once in a while. I understand if that's not an orientation you want to go towards, but please consider it. After all, even boeing and IBM sell tshirts.

    Also, if you're going to do some disk benchmarks, I'd like to see NILFS2 included.

    Keep up the great work and happy birthday!

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by cde1 View Post
    Keep up the awesome work, Michael! I've renewed my subscription too.
    Cheers!

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  • cde1
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    Keep up the awesome work, Michael! I've renewed my subscription too.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by dpanter View Post
    Same here, lifetime sub was the easiest choice ever.
    Still have no problem donating now and then just because Phoronix is excellent and worth supporting.
    Thanks!

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  • dpanter
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    Same here, lifetime sub was the easiest choice ever.
    Still have no problem donating now and then just because Phoronix is excellent and worth supporting.

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  • R41N3R
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    As a frequent reader, I went for the lifetime subscription as well :-) Thanks

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  • schmidtbag
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    Originally posted by Steffo View Post
    Michael, honestly, you should get rid of these lifetime subscriptions. After a few years you make losses...
    At first I was thinking the same thing, but then I did the math - assuming a frequent visitor like myself contributes an average of $0.01 per day via ad revenue (which to my understanding, is a pretty high estimate), it would take roughly 30 years until a $100 subscription would become a financial loss, not accounting for inflation. A lot can change in 30 years, for better or for worse, so I think $100 is still must be a decent profit.

    That being said, I just decided to go for the $100 subscription.
    Last edited by schmidtbag; 06-01-2018, 02:06 PM.

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  • EarthMind
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    I've always been an adblocker for privacy and better user experience reasons. But I don't mind renewing my subscription every year

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  • boxie
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    Originally posted by Steffo View Post
    Michael, honestly, you should get rid of these lifetime subscriptions. After a few years you make losses...
    nah man - the life time sub is awesome - I managed to accidentally get one! (by not realising that I had 2 recurring subs going for years as well getting in on the specials action)
    Last edited by boxie; 06-01-2018, 12:14 PM.

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