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Poll Results: Would you be willing to contribute any amount to the fund?

 
  • 22% (8)
    Yes
  • 77% (28)
    No
36 Total Votes  
post #1 of 23
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There has been speculation on being able to upload videos here onto CC for instruction and for the benefit of all its users.

The only problem is that it does cost some money to get more bandwith to be able to handle the videos. If we could talk with the adminstrators of CC and inquire on the price of the bandwith, would you be willing to donate any sort of monetary contribution?

The section could include videos on how-to's, sort of like a network of TV shows but online (i.e. Nick's Sugarpaste Creations Series). icon_rolleyes.gif
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post #2 of 23
I'm new to this site so I don't yet know all that is available, but I'd be happy to pay a monetary fee for a membership, with some of those funds going to a video how-to section. How 'bout y'all??
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post #3 of 23
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BUMP.
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post #4 of 23
I am not paid for my hobby and as much as I love this site I cannot afford to pay to be on it. I am afraid it a payment issue came about I would have to find another free forum to join. I would hate that since this site and all of its members and administrators are just wonderful.
post #5 of 23
I don't thik you will find anyone like Nic Lodge willing to give you the rights to show their videos, because they sell the DVDs or VHS themselves and it would cut down on their sales.
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post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Perhaps you misunderstood. I'm not proposing anything mandatory nor am I proposing any large sums of money. A small monetary contribution. No membership fees or any of that jazz. icon_razz.gif
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post #7 of 23
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Originally Posted by ShirleyW

I don't thik you will find anyone like Nic Lodge willing to give you the rights to show their videos, because they sell the DVDs or VHS themselves and it would cut down on their sales.



Lol. I think you misunderstood. My name's Nick. Our own members would make the videos and contribute them. I was just having fun w/ my imagination.
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post #8 of 23
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Originally Posted by ShirleyW

I don't thik you will find anyone like Nic Lodge willing to give you the rights to show their videos, because they sell the DVDs or VHS themselves and it would cut down on their sales.



Lol. I think you misunderstood. My name's Nick. Our own members would make the videos and contribute them. I was just having fun w/ my imagination.



Oh, I did misunderstand. So many people misspell Nicholas Lodge's name with a K and he spells it with a C, I thought the reference to Nick's videos meant Nic Lodge. icon_redface.gif
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post #9 of 23
Quote:
Originally Posted by ShirleyW

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Originally Posted by nglez09

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Originally Posted by ShirleyW

I don't thik you will find anyone like Nic Lodge willing to give you the rights to show their videos, because they sell the DVDs or VHS themselves and it would cut down on their sales.



Lol. I think you misunderstood. My name's Nick. Our own members would make the videos and contribute them. I was just having fun w/ my imagination.



Oh, I did misunderstand. So many people misspell Nicholas Lodge's name with a K and he spells it with a C, I thought the reference to Nick's videos meant Nic Lodge. icon_redface.gif

So did I!!! icon_smile.gif
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post #10 of 23
Nick, I don't understand your proposal -- if I would be willing to pay a membership fee with funds going to this video idea of yours, and that's not what you were proposing, then exactly what did you have in mind?
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post #11 of 23
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My proposal was this.

We contact the adminstrators to see if the thing could be done where different members, who have perhaps more experience than others, can make their own sort of segments.

For example, Mary could have a segment called "Sugar Flowers" because she has experience in that field. So she would film in her home different segments on different flowers and the such. She would upload her completed video once a month and people could view and practice her techniques and use her recipes. It would be somewhat like a cooking show.

The thing is that bandwith to upload videos costs more money. Or else the site would be SLOW if we did it on the bandwith that CC has right now, I presume.

So, my proposal is that if this can be done at some point, that maybe the members who CAN may contribute to a fund just for the bandwith.

Is there anything that you still don't understand?
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post #12 of 23
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Clarification: I'm not proposing ANY membership fees WHATSOEVER. Just donations for that special new feature if it were to ever happen.
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post #13 of 23
i dont know. i feel like if there was a membership fee, membership would fall dramatically. i know that's not what you're proposing, but if it was an optional donation, there's no guarantee that heath and jackie would bring in enough to pay for the bandwidth each month. this is their business, and no guarantee of income would be very risky for them.
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post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
I understand your concern.

Maybe when enoughed was raised for one year of extra bandwith, we could have it. If the donations ceased to fulfill the cost, it would be cut.

Yet I believe that after the members saw what great benefits the videos brought, that they'd, in a hurry, give their donation so that the bandwith could be bought for the next year, and so on.
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post #15 of 23
I'm fine with the clarified proposal. I am also fine with a membership fee. I am thinking of another website which is set up very similar to this except it revolves around the glorious world of squids and octopuses. They have an optional membership and one of the perks to that is access to some informational (and comical) threads.) They also have people who are registered members (meaning non-paying members) as well as supporters (paying memberships) submit various videos, etc. from time to time. We don't have to pay for viewing the videos per se, unless we want to become paying members (which gives us access to parts of the website the general public wouldn't have.) Anyway, I thought that was a good setup and it works well for them which is why I brought it up here (as a sort of template for discussion.) Has anyone approached the administrators of this site? Often I've found that our good ideas are often missing a piece that the administrators can fill in. It's a good proposal!!
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