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Topic # 82692 4-May-2011 13:26
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This is what I get when going to it

 The Domain bargainlover.co.nz is registered, but does not point to a website.

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  Reply # 465278 4-May-2011 13:27
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Same here.

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  Reply # 465298 4-May-2011 14:14
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whois results show: domain_datelastmodified: 2011-05-02T22:51:50+12:00 the guy from 3Bit may know.




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  Reply # 465306 4-May-2011 14:42
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perhaps this would be the right person to answer your question?

"My Experience Developing BargainLover.co.nz"
http://www.geekzone.co.nz/heavenlywild/7300




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  Reply # 465314 4-May-2011 14:52
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We received a request from the client to take his site offline.  As for reasoning, you'll have to ask him yourself.




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  Reply # 465319 4-May-2011 14:57
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Hey guys, yes, I have asked Nate to pull down the site for now. The reasons are due to time and financial constraints. It's been such a fun ride sharing bargains and freebies for everyone to benefit from.

Unfortunately we are in a tough market and many companies want something for nothing. I have gone down the advertising avenue however without much luck. There is this perception out there where "everything on the internet should be free". Also, Google managed to KO my Adsense account because of "suspicious clicking" - frankly, a lot of BS. Someone must've decided it was a joke to click on them continuously.

The money generated did not equate to the amount of time I have personally put in. Basically I did it for the love.

However, with the help of Geekzone members, perhaps we could relaunch it with the help of others like yourselves. It's surprising how much effort it takes to run a website. I don't mind not making any money... it's the time.

Your thoughts guys?

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  Reply # 465320 4-May-2011 15:00
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heavenlywild: Hey guys, yes, I have asked Nate to pull down the site for now. The reasons are due to time and financial constraints. It's been such a fun ride sharing bargains and freebies for everyone to benefit from.

Unfortunately we are in a tough market and many companies want something for nothing. I have gone down the advertising avenue however without much luck. There is this perception out there where "everything on the internet should be free". Also, Google managed to KO my Adsense account because of "suspicious clicking" - frankly, a lot of BS. Someone must've decided it was a joke to click on them continuously.

The money generated did not equate to the amount of time I have personally put in. Basically I did it for the love.

However, with the help of Geekzone members, perhaps we could relaunch it with the help of others like yourselves. It's surprising how much effort it takes to run a website. I don't mind not making any money... it's the time.

Your thoughts guys?

It's been a while since I last saw the site, but what about running it as a type of wiki (with appointed admins, etc.)?

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  Reply # 465321 4-May-2011 15:01
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^yes and no I suppose. I guess just like Geekzone, I need more volunteers. People who just love the idea and want to help.

It's amazing how time consuming it is!

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  Reply # 465323 4-May-2011 15:08
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heavenlywild: Hey guys, yes, I have asked Nate to pull down the site for now. The reasons are due to time and financial constraints. It's been such a fun ride sharing bargains and freebies for everyone to benefit from.


Sorry to hear about it.
 
heavenlywild: Unfortunately we are in a tough market and many companies want something for nothing.


True. And then they take their time to actually pay for services...

heavenlywild: I have gone down the advertising avenue however without much luck. There is this perception out there where "everything on the internet should be free". 


Tell me about it...
     
heavenlywild: However, with the help of Geekzone members, perhaps we could relaunch it with the help of others like yourselves. It's surprising how much effort it takes to run a website. I don't mind not making any money... it's the time. 


And if you want to make it right, it is a lot of time. If you dedicate full time, you will need to get paid. And then we go back to... "everything on the internet should be free" and the old discussion about advertising on web sites, ad blockers, etc. You go there, you are asking to be named Evil of the Year.
 




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  Reply # 465324 4-May-2011 15:13
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^So true. I can totally understand why you think ad blockers are evil (not in your words though).

I would love to go full time but it's just not possible. Even part-time is impossible.

If anyone would be interested being involved (unpaid) in a possible future re-launch, please let me know. Would be nice to have a small, dedicated team.

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  Reply # 465325 4-May-2011 15:14
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heavenlywild: ^So true. I can totally understand why you think ad blockers are evil (not in your words though).

I would love to go full time but it's just not possible. Even part-time is impossible.

If anyone would be interested being involved (unpaid) in a possible future re-launch, please let me know. Would be nice to have a small, dedicated team.

I would certainly be interested.

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  Reply # 465326 4-May-2011 15:15
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heavenlywild: ^So true. I can totally understand why you think ad blockers are evil (not in your words though).

I would love to go full time but it's just not possible. Even part-time is impossible.

If anyone would be interested being involved (unpaid) in a possible future re-launch, please let me know. Would be nice to have a small, dedicated team.

I would certainly be interested.


Cool mate, I will keep you posted. If anyone else would like to sign up to this, well, "venture", let me know. 

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  Reply # 465387 4-May-2011 19:06
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I'd love to be involved but unfortunately I have no time myself. Best website of 2010 in my opinion. I understand the reasoning and hopefully you can find some like minded individuals to assist.

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  Reply # 465834 5-May-2011 16:40
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networkn: I'd love to be involved but unfortunately I have no time myself. Best website of 2010 in my opinion. I understand the reasoning and hopefully you can find some like minded individuals to assist.


I am very humbled by your comments networkn. We will be back, just watch this space! 

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  Reply # 465844 5-May-2011 16:52
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I am not sure, but depending on the costs of running the website, I may also be prepared to either donate if it's a smallish amount of money, or invest if putting more money into it, would help the site actually make money.

PM me if you have anything you would like to discuss.

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  Reply # 466713 8-May-2011 12:28
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Hey all,

Just an update - a chance to get involved as a team!

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5d955882202f47e62549e3de6&id=fd0256adcd

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