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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 10:35 am 
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Disclosure: NWHikers.net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


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PostFri Jun 01, 2012 5:49 pm 
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It's like running down a familiar hallway (or maze) and reaching for the Saloon door and suddenly finding myself in Amazon land.   dizzy.gif  ~z
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PostFri Jun 01, 2012 6:19 pm 
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Edit: thanks for your feedback on placement - link has been replaced with a small amazon icon on the top row as well as a link in the forum index.  Feel free to click on the link(s) to purchase anything at amazon and a portion of your purchase will support NWHikers.net.

Update: as of July 2012, ebates and other shopping portals are offering cash back at Amazon in limited categories.  You may wish to check your favorite portal first and use our link to the extent you wouldn't otherwise benefit.
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PostFri Jun 01, 2012 6:47 pm 
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I hardly ever buy stuff on Amazon but I will start trying harder right now.
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PostFri Jun 01, 2012 7:51 pm 
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Okay, okay.  Well, I certainly want to support NWHikers, but I need to ask a dumb question at this point.  I don't like agglomerating my web activity via Google, Facebook, etc.  So are y'all now linked to Amazon in a way that feeds back into NWHikers's database?  So if I was to shop on Amazon via this new link you've set up, then all my purchases report back to this site?  Ya' know--the privacy thing.  It does matter to some of us.  And I tend not to think so, but I want to hear it from you nonetheless.  ~z

P.S.  Oh, and my post title.  I see what you did there.   wink.gif
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PostFri Jun 01, 2012 8:44 pm 
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Good question / concern about privacy.  When you click on the link it has our information in it so amazon knows you came from NWHikers.net.  If you purchase something we get paid a referral:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join/landing/referralfees.html

We don't track who clicks on our link so have know way of knowing who purchased what.  I don't believe amazon gives us information to identify you personally, but it looks like we would get the following reports:

https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/gp/associates/join/landing/reporting.html

Magellan wrote:
I hardly ever buy stuff on Amazon but I will start trying harder right now.

No need to do that.  But if you do shop at amazon, we're giving you the option to support this website at no cost to you.
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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 10:11 am 
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I buy music through Amazon pretty frequently.  Not sure how much this website would get off a $0.99 song purchase or a $6.99 album purchase but I'll try to remember to do it through that link.

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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 10:22 am 
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I buy soooo many Kindle books, I'll try to remember to get them here instead of through my reader. up.gif

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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 10:44 am 
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I had no idea what it was for and don't usually click without knowing. I suggest an Amazon logo with explanatory text on mouse-over, e.g. "Help support nwhikers by clicking through"
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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 11:45 am 
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mike wrote:
I suggest an Amazon logo with explanatory text on mouse-over, e.g. "Help support nwhikers by clicking through"

I think this is a great idea and think it would be great for people who are new to the site, find it helpful, and would like to give back. There are a lot of people out there who would like to help NWHikers and if you have a link on the front page that says "help support NWHikers...", it makes your (good) intentions more clear. Someone who is new to the site will have to find this thread to know what the shop button does.
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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 2:11 pm 
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Money can be the root of all evil.  It also makes the world go 'round.

Everything I know about the running of NWHikers is positive.  As I understand it the site is run on a shoestring and is not commercial in any way. Kudos to Tom and whoever else runs this place.  That said, if the site is going to collect money, how will the accounting be managed?  Some other questions:

Who owns the site and the content?
Who decides how to spend the money that is raised?
What is the budget?
What about taxes?
If some action/decision leads to higher revenues, will there be a tendency to respond to this incentive?

I think we are currently living under a very benign dictator and liking it.  This has all been good so far, but if the site starts to generate revenue human nature may kick in.  It would be nice to have some plan to keep things in line with the founder's original intentions.

Thanks again for the work you do to run the site and for inventing it.
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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 2:21 pm 
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Good question about how to manage / what to do with funds.  I guess we'll have to see how much is raised.  If we raise more than we know what to do with I'd say there would be less incentive to continue down that road.  Obtrusive advertising on this site is something both Michael and I have been opposed to from the beginning, and neither of us have any desire or plans to make money off it.
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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 2:30 pm 
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Ideas for uses of excess funds:

Hire a web designer to make the forum way prettier, but still fast to load.

Donate to an enviro non-profit of your choice.

Scholarship for someone going into an appropriate field. The Trail Blazers do this and it's awesome.

Pizzabeerpizzabeer.

Some kind of a fabulous giveaway on the forum.

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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 2:56 pm 
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I think some funds should be used for the social (already mentioned.)

and some sponsership for new hikers that are being taken out on trips helping them out with a new stove or bag?....or just pay some gas money to the person taking them out into the mountains for the first few trips of their life.
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PostSat Jun 02, 2012 3:19 pm 
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I cringed at the way it was first done, then I despised the change, and I loathe the way it is now. Even going back to not having it at all is ruined for me.

I love the "benign dictatorship" comment, so true. wink.gif  But look what happens whenever the group tries to decide something: it turns into a cluster fork. If Tom had come out with this idea first, and gotten opinions, several people would have hated every option. Me, I like the idea and I will use it when buying from Amazon, which I do occasionally. If the button is too inconspicuous, it won't get used as much. I liked it at the top, all the way to the right side, next to support. But anything is good, really.

Money should support the forum, and any left over go to buying us a clubhouse like the Mountaineers have. Get shopping!  ykm.gif

Edit: No, the way it now is the best yet. up.gif  The saloon has always been at the far right side.
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