User talk:Bear


I'm back. Bear 19:33, 28 July 2007 (EDT)


Hi, I see you are back. ;) Anyways, I'd thought I'd tell you the one way to contact RobKohr. Sadly, vandalize. That's what I had to do to see what his plans were for Henry 01:06, 29 July 2007 (EDT)

No offense but that doesn't seem like much of a plan. If Rob is playing King Log, I don't know if it helps to crap on him. Of course, I don't know what would help, either. Bear 15:21, 3 September 2007 (EDT)

Here and There

First, I'd like to thank you for stepping in around here. You're working hard on the Help:Desk; I'm ashamed to say that once I hit a wall with my wiki, I moved on to other things. Now I'm back with a new wiki; we'll see how that goes.

I'm also concerned that Rob has, well, left the building. The man should make money but yes, he should work a little for it, too. I think there are users who would be willing, say, to do the MediaWiki upgrade themselves -- but it's hard for anyone to grant that kind of access and I don't expect Rob to do it.

I agree that the business model doesn't close the loop properly. I'm a cheap bastard but I like to have the ability to offer an incentive for good service -- and overall, Rob's is not too shabby. I broke down just now and sent the guy $20. Dunno if that'll get his attention or not.

One point worth thinking about is that if Rob is making money, so could we. We could learn from his mistakes, keep the free hosting option but also offer premium services at a cost. -- And, naturally, install MW 1.10. Bear 05:14, 28 July 2007 (EDT)

Greetings, Bear, and thanks for your contributions. :) I agree that there's a business opportunity for someone out there. It's not me, though. :p I barely know enough about using MediaWiki to offer a little help around here. I certainly don't know enough about using PHP or installing MediaWiki to create my own hosting service. I'd be no better than RobKohr, and possibly worse. :p I'd certainly encourage anyone else to do it, though. :) —Stormraven (talk · contribs) 10:19, 29 July 2007 (EDT)

No no, hire it done. The net is full of kids just itching to do tech work. The question is not whether you're a tech guy; the question is whether (a) you have a desire to run a business, preferably with some marketing know-how; and (b) you are willing to put in small but steady inputs of cash and/or time. The tech end is the least of our worries. Bear 15:25, 3 September 2007 (EDT)


(I'm a bit late, sorry)
Thanks for your suggestion, but it isn't needed anymore. I have left Editthis, hoping then new one will be better :-) Thank you anyway. SPQRobin 05:26, 31 July 2007 (EDT)

Doesn't seem to be anything there. Bear 15:28, 3 September 2007 (EDT)
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