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Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:37 PM

My 1st peek at the freeper website . . . what a complete clusterfuck!

HOLY SHIT . . . the freeper website is a complete clusterfuck . . . it is, graphically, a total mess! It looks like a 7 year old designed the site. I have a headache just from looking at it!

I won't bother to report on any of their nonsense. It's just too bat-shit crazy to repeat.

This makes me very thankful for the professionalism of DU. Not having been here very long, I guess I just took it for granted. THANK YOU, DU!

And now, I need a bleach bath!

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Reply My 1st peek at the freeper website . . . what a complete clusterfuck! (Original post)
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 OP
Skittles Oct 2012 #1
madinmaryland Oct 2012 #12
MatthewStLouis Oct 2012 #22
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #31
Skittles Oct 2012 #34
RichGirl Oct 2012 #37
Enrique Oct 2012 #2
fleur-de-lisa Oct 2012 #4
chelsea0011 Oct 2012 #3
part man all 86 Oct 2012 #10
Buddaman Oct 2012 #5
aletier_v Oct 2012 #6
CJCRANE Oct 2012 #11
aletier_v Oct 2012 #13
bongbong Oct 2012 #15
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #16
begin_within Oct 2012 #19
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #24
begin_within Oct 2012 #28
aletier_v Oct 2012 #20
NYC Liberal Oct 2012 #23
begin_within Oct 2012 #21
aletier_v Oct 2012 #25
begin_within Oct 2012 #27
begin_within Oct 2012 #29
RichGirl Oct 2012 #38
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #7
begin_within Oct 2012 #18
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #33
budkin Oct 2012 #8
aletier_v Oct 2012 #9
Indpndnt Oct 2012 #30
budkin Oct 2012 #36
RichGirl Oct 2012 #39
tarheelsunc Oct 2012 #14
theKed Oct 2012 #26
aletier_v Oct 2012 #32
Guy Whitey Corngood Oct 2012 #17
We People Oct 2012 #35

Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:39 PM

1. can you believe those dipshits still DONATE to that site?

one reason I have been donating to DU for over a decade is it keeps improving - the freak republic never evolves, just like its members

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:09 PM

12. You gotta remember that Freepers don't believe in evolution!! That web site was created in six days

and on the seventh, RimJob took a dump, giving the internet world that cesspool!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:11 PM

22. Ha ha ha! Too funny! Six days! :) /nt

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:20 PM

31. 'RimJob' . . . Ha Ha! - n/t

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:53 PM

34. I BOW TO YOUR SUPERIOR WIT, MIM

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:34 PM

37. Very funny....

And precisely accurate! Good job!

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:39 PM

2. they are old school n/t

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Response to Enrique (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:41 PM

4. Or 'no school' - n/t

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:39 PM

3. I think they are still using DOS over there.

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Response to chelsea0011 (Reply #3)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:58 PM

10. They are using signal flags through tubes, such rubes.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:41 PM

5. tried looking at it myself once.........ONCE!

i got coody's

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:44 PM

6. Quarterly freepathon is pulling in about $1K per day.

That means each freepathon currently ends about five days before the next starts.

Not a positive trend for their funding model.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:03 PM

11. Nice work if you can get it.

I've never understood what JimRob spends all that money on.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:14 PM

13. Whatever it is, it appears to be shrinking

They've driven away most of the high-wage semi-libertarian types like me.

All that's left is an echo chamber of religious weirdness and truly obamidable racists.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:43 PM

15. The same thing all repigs spend it on

 

Hookers, crack, and lawyers to keep them out of jail.

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Response to CJCRANE (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:47 PM

16. Read this DU post from a few years ago that has the breakdown:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x209694

From Freeperland:
Est. Recurring Monthly Contributions $10,100

Monthly Expenses
Bandwidth and Colocation $2,700
System Administation and Programming 5,000
Administrative and Taxes 9,500
Legal and Accounting 1,000
Bank Fees, Credit Card Fees, Processing Fees 800
Equip, Maintenance and Repairs 300
Office Expenses, Rents, Insurance, Telephone, ISP, Supplies, Misc. 2,500
Travel Expenses 800

Total 22,600.00


Fleecing suckers. Is there anyone here who believes it costs $23K a month to run that shit hole of a website?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:04 PM

19. If it's true they are getting ripped off badly

 

They could get a hosting account for about $15 per month that would likely cover all their needs.
Don't know why it would cost $2700. Or 5k for administration. Or 1000 for accounting.
And all those other expenses... all of that could be done for MUCH less.

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Response to begin_within (Reply #19)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:13 PM

24. I wonder where that $800 a month for "travel expenses" goes...

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:15 PM

28. Cayman Islands?

 

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:06 PM

20. How much does DU cost?

Some of those numbers do look flaky, like Admin & Taxes... sysadmin $5k?

It must be hosted on IBM.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #20)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:12 PM

23. If DU costs the same, we're getting a lot more for our money.

For one thing, DU doesn't actually crash during big events like elections and debates. Sometimes it gets a bit slow, but I only remember DU actually being down a few times since I joined in 2004 and I don't believe any of them had anything to do with server load.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:10 PM

21. I would love to see them produce receipts to back up those numbers.

 

I hope they get audited by the IRS. If they are making claims of expenses on their tax forms, and can't back them up with receipts, I hope they get in big trouble. If they do have receipts showing all those expenses, then I feel sorry for them because they have been ripped off badly.

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Response to begin_within (Reply #21)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:13 PM

25. I've got it.

Sysadm @ $5K is Jim Rob

and $10K of Admin & Taxes are his wife and son.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #25)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:14 PM

27. So it's the family business...

 

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #16)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:16 PM

29. They spend $5k/month on admin/programming, and the site still says "1 Replies"

 

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #6)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:36 PM

38. I'd rather that the $1K went there....

...than to Romney.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:47 PM

7. Looks like it was created on a Commodore 64 by a monkey banging on the keyboard with a rock.

A blindfolded monkey. [url=http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php][img][/img][/url]

And I'm being kind. [url=http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php][img][/img][/url]

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Response to Indpndnt (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:01 PM

18. Yes but they just upgraded to a new system:

 

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Response to begin_within (Reply #18)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:27 PM

33. Oh, no!

They'll be unstoppable now!

[url=http://www.cosgan.de/smilie.php][img][/img][/url]

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:47 PM

8. It's one of the poorest designed sites on the internet other than maybe Craigslist

If I were a conservative I'd find someplace else to post

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Response to budkin (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 05:50 PM

9. I did. I came to Du. :)

But not because of the sucky interface.

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Response to aletier_v (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:19 PM

30. Lol!



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Response to aletier_v (Reply #9)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:34 PM

36. Are you an ex-freeper?

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Response to budkin (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 09:40 PM

39. I like Craigslist just the way it is.

I rely on it for my business and it needs to be simple enough for anyone to figure out. I don't want anyone to have too search and click 15 times to find me.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:42 PM

14. I don't care if it's right or wrong to say, there are a lot of degenerates there.

Everyone there is completely brainwashed and irrational.

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Response to tarheelsunc (Reply #14)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:13 PM

26. Ironically

It's quite the case study in social darwinism.
Anybody that strays too far to the left gets shouted down, gang-beat (metaphorically) and banned. Those that are remaining shift the needle a bit more right and shave off the next left-most, all the while self-reinforcing their ridiculous bullshit drivel.

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Response to theKed (Reply #26)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 07:22 PM

32. Yes, I watched it devolve into an echo chamber for years

I'm concerned that FR might be a fore-runner of what the Internet in general may become - a lot of bubbled people living in their own private Idaho.

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 06:50 PM

17. A 7 year old from 1990. Same with Sludge or whatever the fuck his name is. nt

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Original post)

Thu Oct 18, 2012, 08:28 PM

35. Psychologists/Psychiatrists would have a field day there, or even for just an hour

It's enough to worry about getting a virus from being there. What are the odds of at least contracting their strain of cooties through that unique system of intertubes?

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