WHO OWNS THIS FORUM, HOW DOES IT PAY FOR ITS SELF

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    jim davis

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    HI FOLKS
    i WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION ELIZABETH OWNED THIS FORUM AS A HOBBY OR SOMETHING

    But was just informed she is just a wonderfully helpful member

    does anyone know-

    1. who bought the program for the forum , and who is this person

    2. How the forum pays for it self
     
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    I'm curious too.
    It's quite natural that people with a common goal (in this case keeping XP alive and kicking) gather together and join efforts to face the common problems.
    Yet setting up and maintaining a forum costs dear money, and someone has to put it up front.
    Who should we thank?
     
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    members/ IAN, he is the one I report spam postings to.
     
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    Chiron

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    Why thank you Elizabeth for this information and for your excellent work, and thanks a lot Jan for keeping this forum alive!
    Maybe due to my hardly earned ad-blindness I haven't spotted a single ad in here, which is definitely exceptional.
    But I haven't even seen a "Donate" button, that would allow us users not just to contribute occasionally to your efforts, but also to confirm you that your work and dedication are appreciated. Not that I have any big money to spare (never met anyone who did:)), but still buying you a coffee or a beer every now and then would make me feel less of a parasite...
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    Forum programs are made to make money thru ads, Did he get a endowment

    what pays the bills

    who is Ian ????
     
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    go to members/IAN and ask him, :)
     
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    I had a friend who bought a sports forum and ran for his life when he saw how much work it was, this, XP being a sunset machine, makes one wonder what kind of labor of love he had in mind, I will invite him here.

    I left Ian a message to visit here.

    My friend really had to let go of his forum purchase, Can't remember the name but it was
    no small amount of work.
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Yep, it's me that runs the forum - I just wanted to make sure there was a place that people still running XP could get technical support :). I really enjoy running forums, and although it costs money I thought it was important there was still somewhere to get help. @Elizabeth23 has been such a huge help at answering so many questions from members over the years :)
     
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    Thanks Ian for the kind words and for the forum, :)
     
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    This is definitely the best resource I've seen for the finest OS Microsoft has produced in decades.
     
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    Thank you very much for your efforts in keeping this forum afloat, Ian! It is wonderful to have a resource like this for those who have enjoyed XP for 15+ years (like me) and those who have become frustrated with bloated modern versions of Windows & want to go back to the last truly great version. (Vista/7, to a lesser degree, are still good; 8 was when things really started to get bad.)
     
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    So, like your a rich humanitarian,
    Gee thats so darn very pleasant, :)
    guess your not from this planet, such humanitarianism is not the norm.

    What do you do 9 - 5, if i may ask,
    and why only 25 posts for this work you love so much, :rolleyes:

    Love and kisses
    The Curious Pig
     
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    Chiron, you don't act like a normal rough house Sagittarius, your prodding is most gentle, :rolleyes:

    The Pig Has Left The Building
    for a bar.
     
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    I don't use Windows XP anymore myself and it's been a long time since I have, so I'm not much use answering questions as it's so unfamiliar to me now - however I do enjoy providing a place for XP discussion :). I run a computing / engineering company for my job, so I spend a lot of my day in the workshop building things :D.
     
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    I'd second this. After wasting my money donating to that horrid bleepingcomputer (and their anti-XP attitude) it would be nice to support something actually worth supporting.
     
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    @Ian Is there a windows 2000 or Windows 98 forum?
     
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    No, unfortunately not - but I don't think there will be many 98/2000 users compared to XP. However, if someone did post a question on here about them, I'm sure that we may be able to help somehow.
     
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    There are still quite a few, as far as I know, who use Windows 2000. 98SE/ME's userbases are dwindling, mainly because the 9x series is long deprecated as far as usability for modern-day web browsing. Unless a miracle happens and a powerful browser emerges with technical capabilities similar to what Pale Moon still makes possible in XP, the number of people still using 98SE/ME will keep dwindling. Besides the fact that it just *works* (and works GREAT), that's one of the reasons I'm still using XP--it is fully capable for today's Internet.
     
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    What information???
    no one has said anything that has substance so far, :confused:
    you must be a Sagittarius , they are easily taken, I used to be a sag too,

    then i stopped drugging my self with "Feel Good" suicidal optimism, cause it almost got me killed.

    now every body pays real rent to be near me, or they get evicted, I wanna be buried in the cematary when i die, not a unmarked grave in the woods.

    now i am no longer fatigued from being so dam afraid of myself :D:D:D:D,
    oh what a liberating experience :D:D:D:D I can trust my self not to kill my my self.
    So few can make that claim, just read the papers, :eek::eek::eek:

    being alone is lonely, BUT SAFE AS SAFE CAN BE, PLUS MY WALLET IS BIGGER.

    :D gotta go feed the squirrels, have a good one.
    PS I stole your thumb

    thumb.gif
     
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    got a picture of something you have built

    ps,,,,where can i get a job like that, i build stuff too,
     
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