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Old 11-03-07, 08:35 PM
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Most of the people that have usernames changed past the 1k post mark are for obvious personal reasons (full proper name, marriage/divorce, etc.). A change just because you are bored with it is not and should not be allowed.
And gender. Ms. Nibits lost the Ms. and added some bits!

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Old 11-04-07, 11:17 AM
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The business plan doesn't make sense to me. Spend more money than Geoff could afford on new software and servers, but don't change anything about the forum. How does IB expect to recover their investment?
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Old 11-04-07, 11:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
The business plan doesn't make sense to me. Spend more money than Geoff could afford on new software and servers, but don't change anything about the forum. How does IB expect to recover their investment?





Seriously though, these cats know what they are doing. I had a long meeting with them on Friday. Lots of search engine optimization and marketing related efforts in the works to boost revenue.

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Old 11-04-07, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
The business plan doesn't make sense to me. Spend more money than Geoff could afford on new software and servers, but don't change anything about the forum. How does IB expect to recover their investment?
Synergies?

I was thinking that the software and the servers may well cost them less than Geoff and that as part of a group they were in a stronger position when it came to determining advertising rates.

I don't have any inside info, however.
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Old 11-04-07, 03:19 PM
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Maybe they just like collecting sites....
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Old 11-04-07, 07:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Nick Danger
The business plan doesn't make sense to me. Spend more money than Geoff could afford on new software and servers, but don't change anything about the forum. How does IB expect to recover their investment?
Well, I'm not sure they actually provided us with their full "business plan", have they? They bought the website and have kept G! on as the guy to run it. As Ben stated, they probably can lower costs on the software (they make the software this forum runs on for example) and servers too. As far as advertising dollars are concerned, they will probably be able to increase the revenue there not just from enhancing our presence on the web via optimization but also as part of their "family" of websites that will almost certainly bring in more people.

The other part of the equation is the company's IPO. DVD Talk will certainly enhance the overall value of the package of their company portfolio as well since it is an area they had not really gotten into. If it doesn't work out over time, they could always spin it off (probably back to G!) but there is a LOT they can do to enhance the financial status of the website without going overboard on the kinds of advertising that most of us hate. They're looking to get $10 to $12 a share and depending on the strength of their offering, should be able to get a nice chunk of change. Any changes they make to enhance the revenue here will probably take into account G!'s experiences so I'm willing to see what happens.
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Old 11-04-07, 10:31 PM
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His name is Geoff. Not "G!".

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Old 11-04-07, 10:36 PM
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His name is Geoff. Not "G!".

When he stops answering his emails to me with his initial, I'll consider changing but he's encouraged the practice for years now so it remains "G!" for now.
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Old 11-05-07, 12:51 AM
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Originally Posted by abrg923
His name is Geoff. Not "G!".

To be fair I do sign most of my emails to people who know me

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Old 11-05-07, 01:16 AM
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To be fair I do sign most of my emails to people who know me

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I think he got the idea from me.

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Old 11-05-07, 06:05 AM
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But do you sign it "G" or "G!"?
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Old 11-06-07, 04:06 PM
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i think he got the idea from -x


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Old 11-06-07, 05:53 PM
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flyertalk? They have forums for everything nowadays. Guess they are our sister site now.

Congrats Geoff. Thanks for all you've done over the years.
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Old 11-06-07, 08:49 PM
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G Factorial? Or is it meant to be shouted, as in a rap video?
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Old 11-07-07, 12:41 PM
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If someone gets the smack down here at dvdtalk (say suspended) does that affect their membership over at xcritic? Are they completely separate forums now?
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Old 11-07-07, 12:47 PM
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If someone gets the smack down here at dvdtalk (say suspended) does that affect their membership over at xcritic? Are they completely separate forums now?
I must know what you have planned. You little minx.
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Old 11-07-07, 03:16 PM
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If someone gets the smack down here at dvdtalk (say suspended) does that affect their membership over at xcritic? Are they completely separate forums now?
completely separate.
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Old 11-07-07, 06:11 PM
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Eeeeeenteresting. [rubs hands together and laughs maniacally]
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Old 11-07-07, 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gkleinman
completely separate.
soooooo....say.....um...if someone was banned here they could sign up at xcritic?
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Old 11-07-07, 10:58 PM
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soooooo....say.....um...if someone was banned here they could sign up at xcritic?
Yes. But they'd of course have to follow the XC rules. Why who you thinking of inviting?
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Old 11-08-07, 03:48 AM
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I think she's planning on spamming this place to hell and then retreating to Xcritic.


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Old 11-08-07, 09:41 AM
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Yes. But they'd of course have to follow the XC rules. Why who you thinking of inviting?
Will I get into trouble if I ask Digi to sign up there?
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Old 11-08-07, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by gkleinman
To be fair I do sign most of my emails to people who know me

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Old 11-09-07, 10:06 AM
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Will I get into trouble if I ask Digi to sign up there?
Possibly. Do they discuss Blu-Ray titles over there?
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Old 11-15-07, 12:21 PM
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i havent noticed any changes yet.. you guys can come out from under the bed
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