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    Just as a pointer, i dunno how much you get paid, but if every person who downloaded it had paid just $1, that'd be $1000 for getting out of bed today (that and using all your time coding it for the past year)...not millionaire stuff in todays world but at the same time not an alltogether insignificant account.
    Donations arent such a bad idea after all.
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    What do we see here? A perfect start for a perfect script.. Like a rocket just to the top of the delicious's popular list.. :D Keep us updated with the download stats.. Maybe a public counter on the frontpage just like FireFox has? And: Don't forget to mail me about the further plans for a German community. As you can see: People are waiting for it. ;-) The translation should be done on Sunday. A demo is running here: http://www.forensoftware.de/vanilla/
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    edited July 2005
    mini - I know. I thought about that this morning - $1 each ain't bad at all. But I really want the software to remain free - so that's what will happen. I'm in talks with some colleagues about creating and opening a store. Hopefully we can drive some of the traffic from Vanilla that-a-way and make some money. MrNase - Sweet! Can't wait to make that available to all. I am working on a new setup for the documentation, and I will be in touch when it's ready :)
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    Well yeah, i'm not saying the software shouldnt be free. But then if 1 in 10 people give a $10 donation... Otherwise yeah, use vanilla for the fame and rip people off subtly ;) /me takes commission
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    Wow, Mark, writer of popular GPL software for PHP/MySQL/Linux. Saved from the dark side.
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    franklin_mint: I know, right?
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    If you email me at sayrer@gmail.com, I'll tell you a trick that will magnify your already impressive hype.
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    What's up with this "I am a complete and utter douchebag" business? Is that some sort of community warning?
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    ithcyithcy New
    edited July 2005
    it's the tagline on the 'douchebag' role. it's meant to be applied to a member when they're acting like a complete and utter douchebag. strangely, minisweeper is not a complete and utter douchebag. go figure.
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    hah. Well when i was admin i made a second account, made that admin, and then used it to douche myself...which mark didnt seem to like. So he reset both my accounts to normal user. Then i cried and begged for the douche.
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    The thing about a lot of those downloads, is that they'll be people interested in having a look and maybe setting up a test server to play, but not in running it on an actual website. So, yes, 1 in 10 donating $10 would be awesome, but that's actually more like 1 in 2 people who use the forum donating that much.

    Meh, just my odd ramblings really, don't let me put a damper on your fab progress ^^
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    yeah dom i agree - it'l also include people who are upgrading between the versions and therefore arent actually new users.

    Its still pretty impressive numbers though after seeing this thing grow from pre pre release.
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    Now I understand what the douchbag thing is for, lol. ~d

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    CSS beauty has just linked up vanilla, helmets on for another truckload of traffic. :)
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    I couldn't even get into the site for hours today :[
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    really? I was too busy with work and I must have missed the fireworks. Dammit!
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    what i have been on here all day
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    lamentlament
    edited July 2005
    mark, you've also been digg'd (err, dugg). was gonna do it but someone beat me to it..
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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Well, I ran the stats and today has actually been our slowest day since July 19th. Wierd that people couldn't get in here. I actually think that the problem might be with my DNS server (ZoneEdit). I've heard from a few other people (since signing up) that sometimes ZoneEdit can be slow to deliver or fail entirely. That sucks bums. But as for traffic slowing down, I'm actually a little relieved. I hope it doesn't die off entirely, but it was stressful just knowing that so many people were looking at my stuff.
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    lechlech Chicagoland
    remember mark. we used to work in swells.
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