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  • GraceAsylum
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    Hi Michael,

    Have you consider an opt in coinhive to raise funds?

    Best regards,
    Ken

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  • aaahaaap
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    Any particular examples you are referring to? If talking about the toxic people in the forums, they have been getting blocks / global ignore lists when pointed out by multiple premium members.
    OK, cool, that's nice to hear! Looking at the comments made within the last week or so it looks a lot better than before, well done!
    You just gained a premium member

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by aaahaaap View Post
    Michael I'd like to become a premium member, but currently the state of the forums/reactions to posts is so crappy that I'm having serious doubts about this. I see the interaction between people as an important part of the experience one has on a site which includes reactions and a significant portion of the reactions here is so bad that it's basically become a turn off.
    Do you have any plans/concrete actions to address this issue?
    Any particular examples you are referring to? If talking about the toxic people in the forums, they have been getting blocks / global ignore lists when pointed out by multiple premium members.

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  • aaahaaap
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    Michael I'd like to become a premium member, but currently the state of the forums/reactions to posts is so crappy that I'm having serious doubts about this. I see the interaction between people as an important part of the experience one has on a site which includes reactions and a significant portion of the reactions here is so bad that it's basically become a turn off.
    Do you have any plans/concrete actions to address this issue?

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  • 89c51
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    Originally posted by Michael View Post

    I can occasionally consume a stout, but I still have yet to find an IPA from any brewery that I actually like. It baffles my mind how many Americans can like IPAs.... Or I seemingly just don't understand the taste.
    I personally enjoy the hops and the bitterness of them. If you don't like that maybe try the new england style IPAs which are in a way milder. Ie try Tree house brewing Julius if you get the chance.

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  • Michael
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    Originally posted by 89c51 View Post

    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).
    I can occasionally consume a stout, but I still have yet to find an IPA from any brewery that I actually like. It baffles my mind how many Americans can like IPAs.... Or I seemingly just don't understand the taste.

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  • 89c51
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    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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  • Michael
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    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.

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  • Michael
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    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!

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  • Michael
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    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

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