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Comments on news posted 2011-03-21 08:57:32: If you think you can write something of interest for our readers then we'd like to talk. We have budgeted $50,000 this year to encourage unique articles that we will then highlight on the home page. ..

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Alcohol
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reply to zed2608

Re: id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

Yeah, the 50k just needs a few more 0's at the end.
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zed2608
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reply to Alcohol

Re: id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

said by Alcohol:

Yeah, the 50k just needs a few more 0's at the end.

they can start by offering dialup im sure lots on here would get it be good backup for when other internet goes out and help site grow (wonder how much it would cost to offer dialup internet service)


pokesph
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reply to exocet_cm

Re: some Success to follow Success

said by exocet_cm:

It is like the "USA Prime Credit" commercial. After fees and conversion costs it actually comes out to 1 dollar.

Thanks for that information uhh, umm 'Peggy'


FastiBook

join:2003-01-08
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I'll have to think about it.

While i'm sure i could write something i like, i'm not sure how many others would like it, so i'll have to think about it.

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thegeek
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Mobile App

How about taking a portion of your wealth amassed from advertising on this site and have a good mobile app developed for browsing and posting to the forums.

rdmiller

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A vacation for Karl?

Does this mean Karl won't have to work 52 weeks a year?


MerinX
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Great stuff

Awesome news i will have to click more ads on the site to help support the moneys!


Jovi
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Re: A vacation for Karl?

said by rdmiller:

Does this mean Karl won't have to work 52 weeks a year?

I was gonna say, Justin wont buy him a new hamster to power the wheel for all his office equipment so he is looking for ways to cover his butt.
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BillRoland
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I'd never get published here

I tend to have a more laissez-faire, market based approach to problems, nothing I ever wrote would get published on this site.
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Dustyn
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Want To Write For Broadband Reports?

I tried submitting quality stories in the past but only had one or two published. I've noticed it's mostly Karl Bode See Profile who get's published anyways. There are only a few others who get noticed too. Years ago I had certain stories on the front page and found many other members stories accepted too... not so much these days. I found there was a much more in depth variety of stories from many different posters. Those stories for submission got near instant approval. I lost interest trying to submit stories when I noticed that the daily stories now all come from the same person each and everyday... along with one or two other contributers. If anything I'm sure BBR has recieved a lot of unique insightful stories... but they were never published as it didn't meet a standard of some sort.
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Dustyn
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reply to rdmiller

Re: A vacation for Karl?

said by rdmiller:

Does this mean Karl won't have to work 52 weeks a year?

that made me laugh


56403739
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reply to Karl Bode

Re: Could you...

I could write a scathing behind-the-scenes expose about being a moderator at a high-traffic broadband tech site, but I doubt you'd pay me for that...

Actually, this is a decent idea (paid stories, not my smart-ass comment). It takes a lot of time to research and construct a compelling article (I've written several about embedded systems hardware and programming) and compensation for that effort might pull some talented folks off the bench. It might help if you gave a little better idea of what you are looking for. As you mentioned, consumer broadband is a huge field.


fifty nine

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reply to Karl Bode
When you say "all over the map" I was hoping I could write a few how to articles. If it isn't just news, I could be interested. Things like home networking etc. Would that be OK?


batterup
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reply to exocet_cm

Re: some Success to follow Success

said by exocet_cm:

It is like the "USA Prime Credit" commercial. After fees and conversion costs it actually comes out to 1 dollar.

Cash? He want cash. ROTFLMAO.

»www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdY8myCF···&list=UL


ArrayList
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reply to zed2608

Re: id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

sure. i'd get it if I still had a landline.

zed2608
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said by ArrayList:

sure. i'd get it if I still had a landline.

cant get red of landline here only option would be voip cell phone coverge is vary poor
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OmagicQ
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Real cash...whoa

DSLR is actually offering cash instead of something like a free membership or tool points? Awesome.
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J E F F
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reply to Karl Bode

Re: Could you...

So this $50,000 could be spread over by more than one person?

I might be game, I just need to learn how to proofread my stuff.
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Karl Bode
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reply to fifty nine
Yes, home networking discussions, review of new gear, and how to articles would be great!


Karl Bode
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said by J E F F:

So this $50,000 could be spread over by more than one person?

I might be game, I just need to learn how to proofread my stuff.

Yes, it will be spread out over numerous people. We can help you with proofreading.

Maggs
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1099s

So will you issue 1099s for the money you pay the writer? They are on the hook for the SS, Medicare, taxes, etc.
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mcbigham
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reply to Alcohol

Re: id rather see dslreports get into isp bussnuss

said by Alcohol:

Yeah, the 50k just needs a few more 0's at the end.

50k.00


jap
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reply to Dustyn

Re: Want To Write For Broadband Reports?

But was BBR actively seeking and have a declared budget for articles at the time? And Karl's content gets published because he's the salaried news guy and has to show up for work daily whether he wants to or not.
Note: your post was edited as I was finishing my response. I did not review changes.

Karl, about "... that we will then highlight on the home page."
Is the plan is to integrate accepted articles into the current scroll of news items? I'd like to see them sticky at top for a period then rolled to a dedicated forum. It provides added incentive to create quality. I'd also suggest defining what constitutes a transient news item and require submissions to be of long(er)-form reference value. Industry news coverage is pretty good but the site could use a semi-regular supply articles not focused on current events.

ssjtiamat

join:2003-12-26
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reply to Maggs

Re: 1099s

Good question.

I currently write for various other sources and would be interested in the BBR offer. They say they will try to compete with the various other entities in the market but do not list their prices anywhere.. interesting.

As for 1099's, I believe up to a certain amount it is your responsibility. After that it is theirs.


jap
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reply to Maggs
said by Maggs:

So will you issue 1099s for the money you pay the writer?

Payee is required to only if compensation exceeds $600 within the tax year. If you're paid $590 and do not receive a copy of the 1099 showing payer has reported it to the IRS then they didn't report it.

As to FICA you pay it if you're filing as self employed (not anyone's employee). Not sure how it works if it's simply additional income.


DownTheShore
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Good Idea

I've seen a lot of interesting posts here from people who would be capable of writing the kind of articles being requested. I hope they see this solicitation and decide to participate.

I'll pass the word on to people I know who might be interested.


BronsCon

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reply to Karl Bode

Re: How do you pay?

I know a girl that bills based on length and overall quality.
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