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Reported by: L0gan

Type: Addition / Suggestion

Status: Complete

Created: 31/08/2009 12:52:32 AM

1: In order to keep the long-term health of the site viable I think more focus elsewhere will keep people coming back. It's great to see a Entertainment category. The TV & Movie section is great. In this vein I would reccomend that a "other" on-line content section be created for things such as postsecret type discussion, on-line comics, blogs, or even twitter?

2: Recently I read a good article showing how some of the best stuff on the internet is in fact not free. I don't know how the revenue stream is for the site developers/maintainers. But in the short term I would add a "donate" via pay-pal option. Additionally some form of premium account be offered. As far as cost research you could do this as a poll. Plus if a Amazon type banner appears let the members know how it benefits the site. That was never clear at WOT. For instance if a music section was created in the Entertainment area and members discussed a new song/album/artist then clicked on the amazon banner could the site recieve money? So does linking to amazon from this site draw revenue? This one's a little rambly mostly because I know nothing about website development.
This should really be split into two different suggestions
1: In order to keep the long-term health of the site viable I think more focus elsewhere will keep people coming back. It's great to see a Entertainment category. The TV & Movie section is great. In this vein I would reccomend that a "other" on-line content section be created for things such as postsecret type discussion, on-line comics, blogs, or even twitter?

Sounds like a good suggestion. I think that posting another suggestion with a more informative title could be helpful. Then again I don't think Ben will do anything about it until there is shown to be a demand for it. Wouldn't want to split things up too much before the site has taken off.
2: Recently I read a good article showing how some of the best stuff on the internet is in fact not free. I don't know how the revenue stream is for the site developers/maintainers. But in the short term I would add a "donate" via pay-pal option. Additionally some form of premium account be offered. As far as cost research you could do this as a poll. Plus if a Amazon type banner appears let the members know how it benefits the site. That was never clear at WOT. For instance if a music section was created in the Entertainment area and members discussed a new song/album/artist then clicked on the amazon banner could the site recieve money? So does linking to amazon from this site draw revenue? This one's a little rambly mostly because I know nothing about website development.

And I'm sure #2 is quite high on the priority list. Paypal donations can be sent to info@readandfindout.com, as posted by Ben on wotmania. And yes, any ads shown would draw in money, a bit more for a click and possibly a bit extra for any purchases made as well (that last thing varies a bit, but the first two are for sure).
Not gonna add any new boards for the time being,
And yes, donation links, premium accounts and ads are all in the pipeline.

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