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    First off, I want to say thanks to everyone for making our seventh year nothing less than spectacular. I like to think this is one of the better sites on the 'Net and it's clear why...you! We have a very high caliber group of individuals here who, on a daily basis, share great information with us all.

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    Thanks for the reminder, GIK.
    Nothing to see here. Please disperse.

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    Thanks, I will donate. I don't think any of us would mind ad's at the top right of the page as long as they were not pop-up's or blinking. We know this site takes money to operate and with the amount of traffic it gets, you could sell ads easy. Just my opinion. Extra money could help put a little pocket change in the mods pockets for all the time and work they put into helping keep this site 1st class.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George Foster View Post
    Thanks, I will donate. I don't think any of us would mind ad's at the top right of the page as long as they were not pop-up's or blinking. We know this site takes money to operate and with the amount of traffic it gets, you could sell ads easy. Just my opinion. Extra money could help put a little pocket change in the mods pockets for all the time and work they put into helping keep this site 1st class.
    I'm all about doubling the mods current salary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmcclain19 View Post
    I'm all about doubling the mods current salary.
    Why stop there lets quadruple that bad boy they've had a good year.
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    I don't know if this is something that is offered or has been considered, but have you thought about offering up reputation points for donations? I don't think you should be able to buy your way to 200 or anything, but what about a max of 25 or something? I think it would maybe encourage donations. Just a thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I don't know if this is something that is offered or has been considered, but have you thought about offering up reputation points for donations? I don't think you should be able to buy your way to 200 or anything, but what about a max of 25 or something? I think it would maybe encourage donations. Just a thought.
    if people will donate then w/e. I vote that everyone just donate to me though
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    Re: Feelin' good about the site? Please read...

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    I don't know if this is something that is offered or has been considered, but have you thought about offering up reputation points for donations? I don't think you should be able to buy your way to 200 or anything, but what about a max of 25 or something? I think it would maybe encourage donations. Just a thought.
    Maybe I speak for only myself, but I think that being able to post to a board that is almost completely free of trolling, spamming, and juvenile antics while still maintaining a free discourse with insightful analysis, humor and a great atmosphere is incentive enough to cough a couple bucks up.

    If you like the site and use it frequently, just consider donating to keep it exactly the way it is -- a great place to talk with fellow Reds fans.
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    I can't say enough about this site. Especially after the '06 my family had. It's far more then a simple sports forum. I see it more as a circle of great friends who are involved.
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    And for those of you without a paypal account paypal is now letting you just use a direct CC payment w/out creating an account. I just did it.
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    I definately will, But I do agree that a few ads wouldn't be that bad as long as not flashing ads or pop ups, but a few links or something that would add to the funds would not be frowned upon
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    It's always been the goal of Redszone to operate free of ads. In seven years, Redszone hasn't seen a single ad.
    What if this wasn't a rhetorical question?

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    Since moving from Northern Kentucky to Austin a year and a half ago, Redszone is my main source of Reds news. I'm more than happy to donate.

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    Done. Should get you another fifteen minutes' worth of hookers and blow.

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    Re: Feelin' good about the site? Please read...

    Quote Originally Posted by Doc. Scott View Post
    Done. Should get you another fifteen minutes' worth of hookers and blow.
    I only need ten.
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