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  •  Go Away. (1+ / 0-)
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    No, seriously, Go Away. If you dislike the way things are done here, go elsewhere. If you want a collectivist blog accepting new users, go find one. Let me know what you find.

    Something tells me that when you hit the half-million hits-per-day mark, the whole "unlimited bandwidth" thing gets a lil more complex, in terms of billing. (Does that $24/year pay for your site's lawyer, too?)

    I count around twenty-five folks on the masthead, besides Markos, and from what I understand, they're all getting a paycheck, plus the eight-member paid staff.

    Plus there's the polling with two (yes two) national firms - one for electoral horserace and one for the weekly (yes, weekly) State of the Nation national poll.

    And they're working on completely overhauling the entire website as we speak, including vastly expanded and improved capabilities for all members of the community.

    And I almost missed the Electoral Scoreboard, which seems to get a reengineering each election cycle.

    But really, that's all besides the most basic point of them all. Which is this: Fuuuuuuck You! Yes, you!

    Hey, here's an idea! Learn something about the place before you start to judge it. Crazy, I know. Or hey, better yet, start your own community website! All you need to do is find yourself 270,000 users, two national polling firms, a diverse array of top-tier political and policy writers, and half a million hits a day. Easy, right?

    Offer suggestions on sprucing the place up. Make a few broad generalizations about the Daily Kos community. Whatever. But where the fuck do you think you get off walking into someone else's successful business and announcing it's time they changed their entire financial model?

    You have a habit of doing that when you eat out at a restaurant or go shopping for new shoes? Just summon the owner to your table and ask if he's considered switching to a donation model. You get that he wants to keep paying his staff and the food is really just top tier, but maybe he wants to think about something a little less onerous on his customers.

    Hey, I'm a total lefty commie pinko. Sign me up for economic democracy or the solid state economy any day of the week. I'm there. Socialize everything we need to survive, awesome. That's not what this is. This is you being too big a douche to realize where you are.

    •  You did catch this: (1+ / 0-)
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      In the beginning, the ad based system may have been necessary.. however after the first year or 2 (and this is only one of my user names, for I have many, this is my newest), the ad based system is no longer needed and neither are subscriptions.. the system is self supporting and all that needs to be maintained is the yearly fees that cost no more than $24 a year (if you actually look for a good hosting service).

      didn't you? We seem to be dealing with a compulsive troll here, someone with so many sockpuppets no one can keep up with them. Not even their creator?

      While I understand the exasperation that drove you to write this comment, I'd suggest that Mr. 256341 (and I do think it's a Mr.) follow his own suggestion for a donation-based model and donate $100 for a lifetime, ad-free subscription. Problem solved.

      The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

      by sidnora on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 02:59:10 PM PDT

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      •  Love it. Totally missed that. (1+ / 0-)
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        I think I got to "In the beginning...", and just automatically jumped to the next paragraph, knowing that this one could only contain a mountain of horseshit, given the high uid.

        Clearly my comment was more for me than him. If he's enough of a dunce that he's been here since "the beginning" and wasn't aware that there's a front page full of paid writers, and doesn't understand that "subscription" means "donation", nothing I say is going to wake him up to objective reality. But man is it fun to vent like that. I really need to do that more often.

        •  I actually loved your rant. (1+ / 0-)
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          And there's no way this person was here in the beginning. I've only been here since mid-2004 (post-Scoop), and Markos didn't start taking ads until after that.

          The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

          by sidnora on Sun Oct 10, 2010 at 07:06:39 PM PDT

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