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by dvduval
Sun Sep 18, 2005 2:28 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Thanks psoTFX
Replies: 33
Views: 19320

Re: Thanks psoTFX

Indeed, thank you, psoTFX! As we the story starts to unfold, it is clear you are the one that made phpbb what it is ... starting around Christmas of 2003 it seems phpbb's homepage starting getting junked up with text link ads at the bottom... http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.phpbb.com" target...
by dvduval
Sun May 29, 2005 4:51 am
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

For those that still don't have a clue what the money is used for, read Paul's post . Although if you didn't read it the first time, you probably won't still won't read it. To really clear things up, it would be great to know the amount received for the text link ads on phpbb.com since the amount r...
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 10:53 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

Good answer, SamG
I appreciate your view from "the inside", something I cannot claim.
I verily hope you are right, and I too "can't wait" for the next release. :)
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 9:45 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

You make the statement that nobody is making a living on phpbb. What do you know about the finances? I am saying that it is possible (even likely) that 30K-60K is coming in each month from the phpbb site, and also the value of the text links on the phpbb homepage are VERY high, each being worth 2K e...
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 7:10 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

So if your boss is making 30K/month from your work (which you do for next to free), it would be easy to say it is of no concern, but over time it might start to bother you, and you might make less of a priority of the project, since they are benefiting financially, and you are not. Could this be the...
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 3:49 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

The it seems we have the following: 1) There is a simple method to generate excellent revenue already in place 2) Advertisers are being given thousands of dollars in text link ads for free 3) Developers are working for free (or maybe a little "pop" money) Something does not add up here, and I think ...
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 3:36 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

phpBB's founder is absolutely opposed to the idea of phpBB.com being revenue-generating in any business-oriented sense of that term, hence no real emphasis on that aspect of phpBB.com. If they are getting screwed over by advertisers because they aren't trying to make any money, I suppose that's a b...
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 3:10 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

I apprecieate you even recognizing me, and responding, so thanks for your comments. If I understand correctly, are you saying phpbb is pretty much giving away the text link ad space that could be generating thousands? Maybe it would be worth re-examining this part of the phpbb program. I'm sure the ...
by dvduval
Sat May 28, 2005 2:35 pm
Forum: [3.0/Olympus] Discussion
Topic: Can't wait!
Replies: 54
Views: 23735

Re: Can't wait!

Notice I did not critisize the contribution made by the developers. I am being critical of the money, and of project management (my profession). Surely, if a larger amount of money was raised, either more developers could have been brought in or more time could have been made available by the curren...