Official Post of the new Millenium

Discussion in 'General CPA Stuff' started by Ferret, Jan 1, 2000.

  1. Ferret CPA Founder, Slacker

    Okay, I know I'm one year and an hour before, but in my time zone it's 01-01-00, so this is the first post of the "millenium"

    Happy New Year, folks!

    -ferret

    "CPA, we're Y2K Compliant!"
  2. Ed Sullivan CPA Founder, Web Guy

    "CPA, we're Y2K Compliant!"

    Umm.. but I'm not sure if our boards are. :( Just a few little date glitches I have to take care of.

    -mike
  3. theorgg Slob

    Like I said at the dojo, I'd like to live in an age of "pax magicanus"!

    the roman peace; the magic peace.

    seems there's not much to argue about.
    except wanting "several hundred dollars" to have a banner at the dojo for a month, no reply from mtgnews, and "not interested" from brainburst...

    that sucks.

    but nothing...

    ok. call me pessimistic.

    [IMG]

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    -theorgg

    A callow knight in armor,
    Appropriatly brave,
    Displayed his lack of wisdom
    and charged into my cave.

    He challanged me to battle,
    In moments it was through.
    He made a tasty morsel-
    His horse was tasty, too.

    -Jack Prelutsky,
    "Ogrebrad"
    published in Monday's Troll,1997 scholastic
  4. Baron Sengir CPA Founder, Vampire Legend

    Thank god. I was afraid we were going to lose this site after all the work put into it. It's nice to see that all the y2k bullsh!t never came to be.

    I remain
    The Baron
    Although, a sick part of me wanted to see something blow up in Times Square ...
  5. theorgg Slob

    on a happy note, I've found a place that may advertise us for $50.(cheaper than the others)

    from yavipai open(the pics page)

    http://209.207.230.11/Advertise.shtml

    Information



    Where will my banner be seen?

    Your ad will be seen in on Yavapai Open. That includes over 5000 pages!
    A few statistics if you will:

    (From HitBox)
    Average Monthly Page Views: 22,612
    Average monthly Uniques: 7,677
    Average time spent on site: 11-30 minutes.
    (from banner rotator)
    Average Daily exposures: 1,637
    (From AXS)
    Average monthly transfer: 12GB

    We host the internet's original Snippet(c) Contest, with thousands of worlwide participants.
    We also have the Internet's FIRST complete NetRep archive.
    Finally the internet's Original graphical MTG card database.


    What kind of banner can I have?

    The size of the banner must be no larger than 500 pixels wide and 50 pixels high.
    Pornography and questionable banners will be rejected without further consideration.
    You may use an animated banner, stored on our server or linked to yours.
    If the banner is stored on our server, and is over 30KB, there is an additional $2 fee per month.
    Yavapai Open/MTG Card Pics reserve the right to refuse any banner for any reason.


    What does all this cost?

    There are many sites that charge an arm and a leg for a little advertising, but not here.

    1 Month : $25
    3 Months: $50 (One month free!)

    Monthly statistics are accessable at no extra cost.
    Payments are due by the first of the month. Non-payment removals are on the 5th of every month.
    Banner rotations run the first of the month through the first day of the following month.
    Sorry, pro-rated service is not offered.





    well, shall we vote?

    and if you please, volenteer monetary amounts you could donate.
    I'll chip in $5

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    -theorgg

    A callow knight in armor,
    Appropriatly brave,
    Displayed his lack of wisdom
    and charged into my cave.

    He challanged me to battle,
    In moments it was through.
    He made a tasty morsel-
    His horse was tasty, too.

    -Jack Prelutsky,
    "Ogrebrad"
    published in Monday's Troll,1997 scholastic
  6. Genesis New Member

    before I posted this

    why was the last post date 00-10-10. looking from it from outside.

    the format seems wrong
  7. Ihsans Shade Blind god of all he sees

    Baron-all the preperation done for Y2k is probaly what made it such a flop.

    Mike- Do you mean that whacked up date thing?

    I am...
    Ihsan's Shade
    Actually the True New Mellenium(TNM) is next year.
  8. Ed Sullivan CPA Founder, Web Guy

    Yes, I know the dates are all f'ed up. I've fixed that. Now, to send them to Chuck...

    -mike
  9. theorgg Slob

    I found another place we could advertise, possibly. ( my name is Jensen )
    this is from my mailbox, but I added the url code.

    Jensen,

    http://ign.com is the largest interactive games and entertainment site
    on
    the web, reaching 12.4 % of all male teens on the web, and 4.7% of the
    web
    (2.8MM uniques). The audience is split equally between teens (12-17)
    and
    young adults (18-35). The site is composed of three main hubs (with more
    in
    the works)-- Games, Science Fiction and ForMen. There is literally
    nowhere
    else you can reach this size and concentration of young men.

    Generally, our rates are $15-35 on a cost-per-thousand impression
    basis,
    depending on volume. We offer you a fully accountable and optimized buy,
    with daily reporting available to view on-line through our service with
    Net
    Gravity.

    Let me know the scope of what interests you, your timing and your
    budget,
    and I will return with a custom proposal of any size that is
    appropriate!


    Melissa Groppa
    Inside Account Executive
    IGN.com
    A Snowball.com Network
    917/750-4008 (mobile)

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    This may work, though getting Magic players may not be possible.

    Any comments?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    -theorgg

    A callow knight in armor,
    Appropriatly brave,
    Displayed his lack of wisdom
    and charged into my cave.

    He challanged me to battle,
    In moments it was through.
    He made a tasty morsel-
    His horse was tasty, too.

    -Jack Prelutsky,
    "Ogrebrad"
    published in Monday's Troll,1997 scholastic
  10. TomB Administrative Assistant

    Good job, Orgg! :D

    I prefer the 1st option because of their previous connection to MTG, but I like IGN too, since they're associated with 1 of my favorite non-MTG websites, http://pcxl.ign.com/

    Put me down for a $10.00 spot.

    TomB
    CPA Member

    "I do not teach. I simply reveal."
    -Daudi, Femeref tutor
  11. Ferret CPA Founder, Slacker

    I'd love to help, but well...you know.

    -ferret

    "Bring me the head of David Doust"
  12. Dune Echo CPA Founder, Idea Man

    On a silver platter or gold?
    On a lance or stake?
    On a Black Lotus or Lion's Eye Diamond?

    ------------------
    Dune Echo

    "Civilization is a conspiracy to disguise the mutilation of nature."
    --Skyshroud Creed
  13. Ferret CPA Founder, Slacker

    Oooo! On a Lion's Eye Diamond, please! I've always wanted one of those :)

    -ferret

    "...the poor man's Lotus..."
  14. theorgg Slob

    I liked the first option also.

    the question is do we try for one or three months?

    I vote for three, and the donations stand as this
    <font size="2" color="#FF6000">* theorgg $5</font>
    TomB-$10

    total: $15 out of $50

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    -theorgg

    A callow knight in armor,
    Appropriatly brave,
    Displayed his lack of wisdom
    and charged into my cave.

    He challanged me to battle,
    In moments it was through.
    He made a tasty morsel-
    His horse was tasty, too.

    -Jack Prelutsky,
    "Ogrebrad"
    published in Monday's Troll,1997 scholastic
  15. Ed Sullivan CPA Founder, Web Guy

    Well, I can donate $5 or $10 too if you guys want.

    -mike
  16. theorgg Slob

    Ferret- you have done enough. the payments of the cpa shouldn't be your responsibility.

    A little update on ign.com:
    this was in my mailbox a few days later...
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Hi,MTGNEWS.com is an affiliate of IGN.com, we handle the advertising forthem.
    We also own The Vault... one of the largest RPG sites around.
    Let me know your budget and timing & I will put together a custom proposal for you.
    Thanks,
    Melissa
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Ign is definatly the way to go, if for no other reason but mtgnews if you can decipher their technical saying, it may be an excellent deal. Ed, can you translate the technical stuff into intelligent, simple words for us geeks who arn't experts with technology? I'm going to set up a vote for which site to attempt to advertise on after ed translates for us...

    by the way,
    here is a list of donators so far:
    <font size="2" color="#FF6000">* theorgg $5</font>
    TomB-$10
    Ed-$5-10
  17. Ed Sullivan CPA Founder, Web Guy

    Umm... can someone tell me what "technical" terms you are referring to? Maybe I'm just used to reading them, that I don't even realize they're technical. :)

    -mike
  18. theorgg Slob

    cost-per-thousand impression
    basis,
    depending on volume...

    the scope of what interests you, your timing and your
    budget...(not technical, but I don't know it...)

    ~~~~
    can you translate theese and tell me the scope, timing, and budget?
  19. Ed Sullivan CPA Founder, Web Guy

    Actually, those aren't really technical terms. They're more ad terms. And I'm not really very experienced with anything in that industry. But I'm pretty sure cost-per-thousand impression is $15-$35 for 1000 views. Anyone else know anything?

    -mike
  20. TomB Administrative Assistant

    Orgg, will you be our contact person on this, or will we need Mike's expertise as far as setting up the banner and all? How should we go about setting this up?

    I was also wondering if there's a way to get some money off by offering to reciprocate with the banners. Maybe these sites wouldn't charge as much to run our banner if we agreed to run theirs. Could we do something like that with Chuck, and TMOB?

    I'd like to issue a call to arms for all of us. We've seen firsthand how our membership soared as a result of the banner on MOTL, and we all know how important it is for us to have solid membership numbers. I know there's no guarantees as to just how many of the people who check out our site will stick around, but it seems to me that this is probably our best option right now. If we all chip in, say, $5.00, we can make this thing happen for all of us.

    So everyone, please, see what you can do.

    TomB
    CPA Member

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