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    Phoronix: 2017 "Oktoberfest" Premium: Snag A Great Deal While Supporting Our Work

    The past few years I have run a Phoronix Premium deal around the time of Oktoberfest for those wishing to support all of the Linux hardware testing, reviews, news, and benchmarking work on the site done seven days per week, 365 days per year. While the actual fest is over at the wiesn, some Phoronix readers have inquired about running a deal again this year to get premium access at a discount. So here's the deal...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...erfest-Premium

  • #2
    I'm curious what is more profitable:
    A daily visitor, or someone buying one of these premium memberships on sale.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by schmidtbag View Post
      I'm curious what is more profitable:
      A daily visitor, or someone buying one of these premium memberships on sale.
      Premium on sale probably, especially if outside the US where ad rates are generally lower.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Michael View Post

        Premium on sale probably, especially if outside the US where ad rates are generally lower.
        hey Michael,

        have you ever considered making an app that you could put in the play store?. ... you could have the app itself be free, but offer the subscription and also a donate feature...

        while it wouldn't prevent adblocking (very easily), it probably would generate income, as well as providing a nice simple way for users to not only visit the site and login, but also make donations with a click or two with their android device.

        food fir thought.

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        • #5
          @Michael
          In order to improve security on the web, I have NoScript installed. Which of course also get's read of almost all ads.
          But since I can't free a certain ad-site only for phoronix (and not on other visited sites), I never activated them.

          For quite a while, I was thinking about premium membership.

          Now your Octoberfest-Membership article just gave me the shove I needed.

          So I just paid for a lifetime subscription.

          And to get over the guilty conscience by cutting you low by this special deal, I also made an additional "Birthday Donation".

          So Michael, thanks for your great work. Keep the good things up.
          Thanks for what you do for Linux and OpenSource software.

          This is very much appreciated.

          Best regards from Switzerland and "Proscht" (= "Prost" ="cheers")

          Rolf

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          • #6
            Since oktoberfest is a beer related celebration you should also include a few bottles (you are in chicago right? - Goose island bourbon stout maybe) with each subscription. :P (j/k)

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 89c51 View Post
              Since oktoberfest is a beer related celebration you should also include a few bottles (you are in chicago right? - Goose island bourbon stout maybe) with each subscription. :P (j/k)
              Indiana. But when living in Chicago, I think I only ever had Goose Island once or twice..... Still devout Bavarian/German beer drinker :P
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by rgloor View Post
                @Michael
                In order to improve security on the web, I have NoScript installed. Which of course also get's read of almost all ads.
                But since I can't free a certain ad-site only for phoronix (and not on other visited sites), I never activated them.

                For quite a while, I was thinking about premium membership.

                Now your Octoberfest-Membership article just gave me the shove I needed.

                So I just paid for a lifetime subscription.

                And to get over the guilty conscience by cutting you low by this special deal, I also made an additional "Birthday Donation".

                So Michael, thanks for your great work. Keep the good things up.
                Thanks for what you do for Linux and OpenSource software.

                This is very much appreciated.

                Best regards from Switzerland and "Proscht" (= "Prost" ="cheers")

                Rolf
                Thanks and Prost!
                Michael Larabel
                http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RelaxTrolls View Post

                  hey Michael,

                  have you ever considered making an app that you could put in the play store?. ... you could have the app itself be free, but offer the subscription and also a donate feature...

                  while it wouldn't prevent adblocking (very easily), it probably would generate income, as well as providing a nice simple way for users to not only visit the site and login, but also make donations with a click or two with their android device.

                  food fir thought.
                  Haven't looked into Android app making much and considering the likely time needed and so far you've been the only one to ever request it, unfortunately, probably not too practical.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Michael View Post

                    Indiana. But when living in Chicago, I think I only ever had Goose Island once or twice..... Still devout Bavarian/German beer drinker :P
                    I hear you. For the styles they usually make (weiss pils etc) the germans are top notch. However there are a lot of american breweries that make really nice beers (IPAs Stouts etc).

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