JUST THINK OF THIS - Don't Let Him Sell

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JUST THINK OF THIS - Don't Let Him Sell

Postby 100%BASS » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:25 pm

there are enought unique users per month on this site to make it very easy to keep it in Tony's hands.....if everyone who logs on more that once a month sent ONE DOLLAR...yes $1 a YEAR to Tony,,,,,,he would have no problems keeping up with the business end of this website......is $1 to much to ask for the best web site in the WEST. Where else can $1 buy you all the information you could possibly need about a sport we all love. yes, there is the occasional drama, but so what, It's a small price to pay. every thing evolves and so does
E-Business....many sites ask you to pay for the services provided, and if TONY needs a dollars per person to keep webmaster "T" going,,,,,i say,,,,lets everyone send him the message that it is OK by us.

lets make this the longest thread ever on WB.com and let Tony know how much we really want him to stay

Tony.....please dont sell......lets find a way to make it work.

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Postby Obi-Hub » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:29 pm

Not a bad idea Korny!!

It might take a bit more than $1 per person, but it would also makes us also have a more vested interest in the forums too.

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Postby TomL » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:37 pm

Wrong thread - thanks for the assist Cooch!
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Postby ASD » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:43 pm

I am good with a $1 a year but I think it should b a little more say da price of a cup of coffey $5 none of us would miss it but we would realy miss this site if the new owner F'ed it up

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Postby mac (Doyle McEwen) » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:46 pm

I wouldn't object to a user fee, if that is all it takes..

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Postby Rich hamilton » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:53 pm

Bob,

was wondering how that smile and constant HORSE throat of yours is doing! I am all in brother sign me up and I will follow :) Great to see you post !!!
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Re: JUST THINK OF THIS - Don't Let Him Sell

Postby ScottyJ » Fri Dec 10, 2010 3:15 pm

Tom quit sniffing the glue and post in the right thread. :wink:

Do we even know why sTony is selling? Is it even $$$?
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Postby bassaddicted » Fri Dec 10, 2010 8:50 pm

I got 2 bucks

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Postby eagle123777 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:46 am

well, been here since tony bought the dang thing so go way back...tony, if its cash thats needed to supplement the sponsors a paypal account should be easy to create to let us help out....jack
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Postby Bill K » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:27 am

Let's here from the horse's mouth.. What about it sTony? $2.00 a month, etc. Bill K :D
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Re: JUST THINK OF THIS - Don't Let Him Sell

Postby split172 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:07 am

Is money even the issue here? I highly doubt it. It would be nice to here what the real issues may be. Maybe he is just tired of the upkeep. I am sure its a lot of work.

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Postby Californiakid4 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:42 am

Tony does a great job with this site. A user fee is a small price to pay to show our support. Count me in.

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Postby massbaster » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:34 pm

I dont think its about the $

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Postby aNNieNsaLTIE » Sat Dec 11, 2010 7:02 pm

i sure would like to hear it from the Big Dog himself to................ I would give him 20 dollars, maybe even 30 if he gave me a pair of decals for the truck and boat....... It would be like me paying to advertise.............

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Postby mark poulson » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:17 am

Maybe he's just tired of all the work involved in hosting the site?
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Postby scottsweet » Sun Dec 12, 2010 8:40 am

Some of you may not know, but Tony works this site all the time and it is all he does. He has a family with kids in college and relies on it to support his family. In other words, it is his "job" so to speak. He has employees who also make an income.

Right now, the only source of income is advertisers. We all can do the math and count how many advertisers he has and guess how much they pay to advertise. Even at $2000 or $3000 a year for each (which it isn't), it isn't much to support a family. The expenses of computers, website hosting, site design, phones, staff, travel, etc, is expensive. I know more than many because I am in the computer business.

I hope Tony can find a way to keep it going. We have all enjoyed this site immensely and some of us depend on it for our daily info, humor or even fix for the day :).

Good luck Tony..I hope you can make it happen!! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with...
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Postby brambo0311 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 2:02 pm

Just one dollar a month will feed WB. I don't care what you say, until toni can have a fly walk across his eye without blinking I ain't sending sit. You gotta be hard core like those save the children infomercials. Lol
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Postby Gary Ryon » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:18 pm

scottsweet wrote:Some of you may not know, but Tony works this site all the time and it is all he does. He has a family with kids in college and relies on it to support his family. In other words, it is his "job" so to speak. He has employees who also make an income.

Right now, the only source of income is advertisers. We all can do the math and count how many advertisers he has and guess how much they pay to advertise. Even at $2000 or $3000 a year for each (which it isn't), it isn't much to support a family. The expenses of computers, website hosting, site design, phones, staff, travel, etc, is expensive. I know more than many because I am in the computer business.

I hope Tony can find a way to keep it going. We have all enjoyed this site immensely and some of us depend on it for our daily info, humor or even fix for the day :).

Good luck Tony..I hope you can make it happen!! Let me know if there is anything I can help you with...


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Postby sTony » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:30 pm

When I am capable of talking about this subject openly, I surely will. My thanks to all, for all the kind words that have been expressed. It is truly appreciated!

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Postby Robert F » Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:48 pm

brambo0311 wrote: I don't care what you say, until toni can have a fly walk across his eye without blinking I ain't sending sit.

I don't care who you are that's funny right there. :lol:

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Postby macinckirk » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:22 pm

TTT
I was going to stay out of this BUT the HELP is NEEDED, Scott S hit the nail on the head with his reply, Tony is taking money out of his pocket to keep this place going and he doesn't have it to spend right now and to tell u the truth :oops: i can believe that there are people on this FREE site that would really went or need a man to come on here (his own site) and air out his personal bussniess :roll: before helping with a $ or 2 :roll: :roll: :oops:

Even if the man didn't need it :cry: AND HE DOES

This is x-mass time and i think we all have a buck or 2 that could be sent to him either way

Has a Pay-pal # been set up?? he'll get mine when i see him soon
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Postby DeltaDan » Thu Dec 16, 2010 11:33 pm

sTony wrote:When I am capable of talking about this subject openly, I surely will. My thanks to all, for all the kind words that have been expressed. It is truly appreciated!

sTony



I just cashed in $142.36 in alunimum cans for the year - Lets meet up at La Casta and split a dozen oysters BrothA - and I'll sign the check over to you.


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Re: JUST THINK OF THIS - Don't Let Him Sell

Postby bassaddicted » Fri Dec 17, 2010 11:55 am

How about a raffle all proceeds got to the site. I have a couple rods and reels I can throw in not top of the line but for a beginner would work never used.

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Postby mark poulson » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:20 pm

If it's truly a matter of money, by all means start charging. The new year is a perfect time.
I haven't worked in 2+ years, but I find money to fish. I should be able to pay for a site I enjoy so much.
How about an annual fee of $75? That's $6.25 a month.
That's what another site, Tackle Underground, charges. Only people who want to participate and use the features other than the forums need to be members. The lurkers can still go onto the site, but they can't post their work in the gallery, or interact with other people who are members through the messaging and chat boards. They can only post on the forums.
This site is more forum based, so maybe it would need some tweaking of what a membership would provide, but it is certainly a doable thing.
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Re: JUST THINK OF THIS - Don't Let Him Sell

Postby macinckirk » Fri Dec 17, 2010 2:52 pm

i'm not sure what he is really thinking but i know his boate is gone and its not because he is rolling in cash right now and thats something his has been open about if you know him, his deal with mark i don't think turned out to good and i'm sure he didn't walk away with this site and beening bucks up......

I know he has been paying for all this fliming lately out of his own house/pocket

I don't know if making this a paying site is really something his is thinking(maybe/ maybe not only he knows) because i know he knows things are hard out there, but i do know any help would help him and maybe he can make it over the hump with some help

Maybe I should not say a word either, just think about it people
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Postby kane-o » Fri Dec 17, 2010 3:56 pm

kirk, im down for a donation, but i do not know where to send it ? and i do not do the pay pal thing. can you post up an address so we can get some support for tony going.... you know im down for a little help, to keep a great site... im sure a lot of us need some mailing info... thanks capt. :wink:

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Postby calfisher71 » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:39 pm

What ever we can do to help let us know!
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Postby JT-Madera » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:56 pm

Well I mostly lurk these days, however I'm up $75 a year...just tell me where and how to get it to sTony

this is the best site and the money will be well spent..

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Postby aNNieNsaLTIE » Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:31 am

i am in for it to stony!!! a membership to this forum....... I am all in!!! it may even get the forums back up to where it use to be. I remember 4 years ago i was reading lots of full stories of guys on T Day and how everything worked to plan or didn't...

I miss those threads!!!

Count me in!!! BUT I STILL WANT A STICKER FOR THE BOAT AND TRUCK... Charge me 100.00. i'll tip you in advance just like the guides!!!

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Postby fishinman » Sat Dec 18, 2010 9:02 am

What surprises me is the fact one would imagine all the advertisers would make this site quite profitable. Probably a lot of time involved in maintenance!

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Postby Leon Pugh » Sat Dec 18, 2010 3:47 pm

DeltaDan wrote:
sTony wrote:When I am capable of talking about this subject openly, I surely will. My thanks to all, for all the kind words that have been expressed. It is truly appreciated!

sTony



I just cashed in $142.36 in alunimum cans for the year - Lets meet up at La Casta and split a dozen oysters BrothA - and I'll sign the check over to you.


......You just gotta promise that you will not ban me when I say more stupid suff ? :?


Is that a bribe :lol: :lol: All kidding aside if it is a financial problem I am sure he has enough supporters on this site to to resolve it, I would be happy to buy my membership or contribute in any way to keep Tony around, He has been a great contributor to our sport and should be able to make a respectable living from all that he has done for all of us. Set up the Pay Pal thing Tony, I think you will be surprised at the support you will get. If you need help we will step up and support you.

Thank You Tony
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Postby Leon Pugh » Sat Dec 18, 2010 4:08 pm

I just attempted to send a payment to ncbftony@pacbell.net just to show good faith and get the ball rolling and it would not go thru. Set up the pay pal acct. and I am sure good things will happen Tony!
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Postby TomL » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:34 am

Yeah Yeah Yeah - I know you all think I am a big supporter of another Fishing Forum... and that may be true - but, in reality I am bigger supporter of the fishing community. So with that I have some ideas that will help you help this site and the owner of this site.

I have no idea what is going on or why with Tony, as most of you know we haven't always gotten along very well. But we have talked and are on good terms these days and hopefully for the future as we all see it. With that said, if its money or time or simply wanting to get into something new I have no idea but, no matter what it is if you look for it there are better ways to help this site than sending Tony $1 each or even $2 that truthfully wouldn't add up to much more than a couple grand. On top of that most people on here probably wouldn't take the time to do it - no offense. But there are some things that you can do during your normal course of actions that would help and could help A LOT!

These are just my opinions and insight but, I believe the best thing you can do as avid users of this site is support the sponsors of the site and make it known that you are purchasing their products because they are sponsors of WB. This goes for any website you want to support.

There are a couple ways to do this.
#1 - Email and tell them - send them a copy of your receipt for purchase with the email.

#2 When you stop by your local tackle shop like the Hook, Angler's Marine, C&C Marine, Coyote Bait & Tackle or take your boat for service to Inland Marine, C&C Marine - be sure to let them know you appreciate their support of the website you love.

#3 In some cases the links are set up to show that without any other notification.
If you notice when you click on TW's ad at the top it brings up this link - http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/?from=wbass which gives WB credit for any purchases you make with it. Same goes for the monster ad that is in the process - http://www.OutdoorProShop.com/?Click=7721. (This part "?from=wbass" or "?Click=7721" link gives it away that some sort of compensation for clicks or purchases is happening) Use these links and others on this site similar to purchase the products you are going to purchase anyway and WB will get credit and in the longhall will make WB more than the $1 or $2 or whatever you were going to send anyway.

Lastly, if you are purchasing something that is not a sponsor of the site - let them know they should be a sponsor of the site. Let them know it could help their business because people are doing (What I mentioned above) to help this site!!

Just my .02, I hope I didn't over step my bounds but, all this is public knowledge and can be seen by clicking on the links.
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Postby Leon Pugh » Sun Dec 19, 2010 8:51 am

Thanks Tom for the good advice. Supporting each others sponsors faithfully would make our sport much stronger than it is.
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Postby Slippy » Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:51 am

its a good idea BUT!... only thing that will really happen is people will spend there time on the "other" fishing site thats free...just saying.
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