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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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Karl Bode
News Guy
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kudos:39
reply to fifty nine

Re: Could you...

Yes, home networking discussions, review of new gear, and how to articles would be great!


Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39
reply to J E F F
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
Premium
join:2002-11-29
Woodside, NY

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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join:2004-10-10
Huntsville, AL
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
Premium
join:2003-08-10
038xx
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
Geneva, IL
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
Premium
join:2003-08-10
038xx

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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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join:2003-12-02
Beautiful NJ
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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

join:2003-10-24
Walnut Creek, CA

1 recommendation

reply to Karl Bode

Re: How do you pay?

I know a girl that bills based on length and overall quality.
Expand your moderator at work

slygator

join:2008-10-15
Novato, CA
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Re: some Success to follow Success

"it's my money, and i want it NOW!".....jg wentworth


exocet_cm
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Selenia
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join:2006-09-22
Fort Smith, AR
kudos:2

Hey Karl!

What kind of topics could you use assistance on? This way, we can figure out if you could use anything I specialize in and like to write about. I was thinking I could contribute open source community news and UNiX/Linux topics, off the top of my head, as it seems largely ignored in the news section(you can't cover everything, but you do an excellent job in covering a lot). It's not talking about work, and it's a community in which I have deep roots and extensive knowledge. Anyways, let me know.
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rchandra
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1 recommendation

I would tend to concur.

Of even more pressing concern I think, the BBR IPv6 forum has been heating up lately, what with the early Feb. allocation of the last of the publicly routable IPv4 addresses. But not a whole lot of front page stuff has resulted. I understand, it's kind of boring, but especially now with that event passing, and the predicted exhaustion of the RIRs, BBR could potentially become a first-rate resource for IPv6 transition.

Just sayin...if that happens to be one of your areas of expertise....
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Karl Bode
News Guy
join:2000-03-02
kudos:39

1 recommendation

IPv6 would absolutely be on topic. General open source stuff probably less so, given we're trying to stay relatively focused on broadband.

Propose a topic...


FFH5
Premium
join:2002-03-03
Tavistock NJ
kudos:5

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said by Karl Bode:

IPv6 would absolutely be on topic. General open source stuff probably less so, given we're trying to stay relatively focused on broadband.

Is DSLReports going to take part in World IPV6 Day in June?
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kyjohn68

join:2010-11-21
Catlettsburg, KY

50K?

I'm already receiving nearly 50K from Windstream »speedtest.net/result/1236684094.png


Link Logger
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join:2001-03-29
Calgary, AB
kudos:3

Really???

Do we need to talk about payment before or after submitting to »/news?

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