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Old 08-20-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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I want to toss this idea out to the community. I do not want anyone to feel they have to rush in and say "yes". Give me your honest opinion.

MAB is not for profit. We give back most of our (tiny) revenue to athletes via sponsorships. When possible, we also run contests.

This year has been rough. Our prime income is affiliate supplement sales and Google ads and we are down about $50-100 a month. The economy sucks, Google is getting tighter with ad payouts, etc.

I was considering putting up a Donate to MAB Paypal link up top where the yellow deal of the day is. People could donate as little as a dollar. There would be no pressure of course.

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:06 AM   #2
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I want to toss this idea out to the community. I do not want anyone to feel they have to rush in and say "yes". Give me your honest opinion.

MAB is not for profit. We give back most of our (tiny) revenue to athletes via sponsorships. When possible, we also run contests.

This year has been rough. Our prime income is affiliate supplement sales and Google ads and we are down about $50-100 a month. The economy sucks, Google is getting tighter with ad payouts, etc.

I was considering putting up a Donate to MAB Paypal link up top where the yellow deal of the day is. People could donate as little as a dollar. There would be no pressure of course.

Thoughts? Good? Bad?
I think good. From it's placement it isn't in your face, so to speak. Things are tough everywhere man. I'm sure MABers will help out where they can.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:09 AM   #3
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I will say it's not like we "need money". I am thinking it would be nice to have an option other than supplements and silly ads leading to e-book websites.
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Old 08-20-2011, 09:11 AM   #4
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I think it's a great idea. I'm in.

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Old 08-20-2011, 09:38 AM   #5
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I think its a good idea. Its not like there would be a charge for membership, just an easy way for members to contribute to help keep the site and sponsored athletes going.
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Old 08-20-2011, 10:47 AM   #7
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Button looks good and I think it is a good idea Steve. I dont know where I would be without this site, so if I can give something back thats cool. I cant give via sup sales as they work out a lot more expensive than i can get them for with shipping etc... so giving a little when and where I can seems fair to me

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Old 08-20-2011, 10:56 AM   #10
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Well it goes both ways. You are invaluable to the forum. I look forward to seeing you guys on a daily basis.

I want to repeat for everyone reading that MAB does not need money. All extra donations support the lifters who are part of the community, and occasionally contests.

What MAB really needs is traffic. We gain 3, lose 2. It's been like this for the first couple years. So above all else, when you find something interesting ion the world of lifting (or just life), post about it. Every a thread posting an interesting video helps traffic.

The forum grows consistently every month. I want to do everything I can to keep it heading in that direction.
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