How is GBAtemp supported financially?

Discussion in 'Site Discussions & Suggestions' started by monkeymachine, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. monkeymachine
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    monkeymachine GBAtemp Regular

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    Just curious, I mean, don't see any advertising or donation banners around.. I even double-checked my adblock
     


  2. djgarf

    djgarf I Am A Raver

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    by the staff
     
  3. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    I pay for the hosting and the domain names, and our partner www.gameyeeeah.com offers me a little money in exchange for putting their logo on the front page [​IMG]
    Shaun used to pay Powweb (our previous host) and he also paid for the lifetime IPB license... mega expensive!

    The policy of GBAtemp has always been to remain advert-free.
    And I swear to you and to everyone, that it will remain advert-free forever.
    Because what we care for before all is our members, our community, and we have absolutely no interest in profit.
     
  4. Hero-Link

    Hero-Link Hero of Derrr

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    hurray to the staff [​IMG]


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  5. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    I've always wondered myself, and even tried to "purchase paid subsription" at one point, since this site is so worthy of my dollar.
    It's a very special place, far and above what it appears as on it's surface.

    ..and his thunderous voice roared savagedly up at the sky,
    "Sanctuary! Sanctuary! Sanctuary!"

    - The Hunchback of Notre Dame

    [​IMG]
     
  6. CCNaru

    CCNaru Warn-free Since 2005

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    you didn't know? Costello is actually Kobe Bryant.
     
  7. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    We used to be hosted for free on m4d.sm, that was when Kivan and co were active. After they started disappearing we needed independence and control over our hosting so we moved to Powweb, and I paid the 2 years hosting out of my own pocket (about £120). Then we decided to upgrade IPB and all the staff chipped in and we managed to obtain an _expensive_ IPB lifetime licence (about £110).
    When Powweb started screwing us around we moved to another host with a dedicated server (Dedibox) and Costello, myself and Thug4L1f3 paid a third of the hosting cost each per month until Gameyeeeah offered to pay hosting in exchange for their small banner on the front page. The
    domain names are paid for by Costello himself.

    Other than the recommended sites box, and the small GameYeeeah logo, and the links to stores that supplied us with review kits in each review you'll see NO other adverts on GBAtemp. We've always been ad-free, always believed that the members appreciate it and that it's one of the things that makes GBAtemp so special. So we'll always remain ad-free!
     
  8. yuyuyup

    yuyuyup GBAtemp Psycho!

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    gbatemp makes billions off of Iraqi contracts. Don't worry, the oil washes blood off of their hands quite nicely.
     
  9. Kyro

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    by dedibox, you mean http://www.dedibox.fr/ ? If yes, who gave his french address to subscribe ? [​IMG]

    (From one of the best french internet provider "Free")
     
  10. shaunj66

    shaunj66 Administrator

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    Well Costello is French, so... Doesn't take a genius etc... [​IMG]
     
  11. Kyro

    Kyro GBAtemp Regular

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    now that you say it, right, i remember him being french, i was confused by his avatar and the united kingdom flag...
     
  12. HelloKitty

    HelloKitty GBAtemp Fan

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    Yeah.. I hope everyone appreciates the hard work, time and money these guys sacrifice for all us members!
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  13. MaHe

    MaHe one lazy schmo

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    So 'is French? [​IMG]
    Well, take a look on the bright side. They get units to review for free :0
     
  14. jumpman17

    jumpman17 He's a semi-aquatic egg laying mammal of action!

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    shaun and costello go out on the street everyday in hobo outfits and a tin can begging for money. They then invest the small amount of money they get and put it in the bank to earn interest. Then using the time machine they created from glued together flash cards, they travel to the future, withdraw their money which has grown to a great sum, and come back to the present. And now you know.
     
  15. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

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    By hobo outfit you mean clothes they wear when they go online KIDDING. I'M JUST KIDDING.
     
  16. ChowMein

    ChowMein GBAtemp Regular

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    Man, you're going to slapped around like that avatar of yours
     
  17. Shinji

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    I remember when that "GBATemp reccomends..." box was initiated, I believe there were a bunch of members saying "Whats next, advert banners?!"

    I shall remain a loyal GBATemp member no matter what...well, if the forums end up like gamefaqs/gamespot then i'll have to kill myself >.>
     
  18. monkeymachine
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    monkeymachine GBAtemp Regular

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    I think some of us (until now, myself included) have taken the ad-freeness for granted.

    The staff deserve big props for running this community. [​IMG]
     
  19. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    Hey, if everybody on this board gave a dollar, you cats would certainly have enough money to hire me.
    (for what I dunno...)
    Hell, if one person gave a dollor, you'd have enough to hire me.
    I'm broke as a freakin' circus monkey over here!

    Seriously though, you do have a "Purchase Paid Subscriptions" link in the controls section..
    .. what's that for anyway? Vestigial limb?
     
  20. Kyoji

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    :'(
    Just a standard part of IPB...