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If you give adblocker to block ads we will send more ads. Woman logic
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My sister is going to stanford for brain surgery so thanks for donating there.
Awesome!

We have made a total of three monetary donations (over $5,000) specifically to Dr. Pande's Folding@Home project. We plan on doing a lot more in the future for this great project smile.gif

Are you the one who registered the domain overclock.net?

I don't see "admin" around very much even though you have 9,000 posts.

Just wondering who started it all.
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We do give to at all levels. Charity is a big one. American Cancer Society, Stanford University, Kiva etc. We also support folders (and now BOINC) with thousands of dollars of prizing each year. 

Why spend money on people who afford titans? That's not the case. We spend money on OCN members. They come in all varieties. The beauty is, I don't ask you before hand how much you make in order to enter a contest. All members have the same chance.

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See this? This is why I'm here. These are the RIGHT reasons.
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Are you the one who registered the domain overclock.net?

I don't see "admin" around very much even though you have 9,000 posts.

Just wondering who started it all.

Admin was the one who started the forums, gives the okay for a lot of the events and giveaways, as well as organizes the LAN parties and Benching events.
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Are you the one who registered the domain overclock.net?

I don't see "admin" around very much even though you have 9,000 posts.

Just wondering who started it all.

I think he has turned off post count for his account some time back.

And i think he is the Original owner of ocn.

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Overclock.net took 5+ years of pure investment (lots of money and time) in order to even think of being in the black. This was pure risk and no reward. Saying that running a community is easy is completely incorrect. To pay for that privilege of running a community over all of those years is not something most people would be willing to do.

The fact that we have more advertisers now (and hence more money) should not negate the fact I mentioned above. We ended up putting $xxx,xxx  into the site over those years and did not ask anything in return.

Now, we try to give back to members and charity like no other community.I hope you would agree we do an okay job at that.

If you don't want to support the site, turn on adblock. We have never limited users who block ads.


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No, I totally agree that running a community like this is no easy job and that you must pile a lot of your own money into it before you're able to make money. However, as some people were saying "by not viewing ads you're damaging sites like OCN" have said is totally false, because you were committed to putting this site out regardless of a monetary return, right? Now it's making money is a good thing, but initially you founded this site out of a love of computing adn technology, not to sueeze money from pageviews and ads?

And personally, I'd like to see lanyards, USB sticks, t-shirts and, bumper stickers and case stickers on sale in a shop for the site. That's my idea of support. I'd love to do that. It'd complement everything else very well.
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 However, as some people were saying "by not viewing ads you're damaging sites like OCN" have said is totally false, because you were committed to putting this site out regardless of a monetary return, right?

 

To some extent you are correct.

 

The site was created to fill a need. It was not created to make a lot of money. We would have done things differently if not. However, ads allow us to do more. We are overclockers. More charity, more contests, more content etc. 

 

The better way to look at it, at least from my perspective, is "taking away stuff sucks". We have always progressed as a site. Reducing funding to the things we love most would be a painful experience for all. So ads do matter in that regard. 

 

I think it comes down to a natural truth. Everything has to be paid for in some way or another. You can either pay with your time or your money. We don't ask you to pay with your money of course. We try not to even ask you to pay with your time (i.e. we try to keep the ads as respectable as possible).

 

Without ads though, sadly, there would be no OCN as we know it. We would have been hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt many years ago.

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Personally i have always disabled adblock for ocn. Something i do for a very few sites.

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Personally i have always disabled adblock for ocn. Something i do for a very few sites.

 

We appreciate it very much Sir :)

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To some extent you are correct.

The site was created to fill a need. It was not created to make a lot of money. We would have done things differently if not. However, ads allow us to do more. We are overclockers. More charity, more contests, more content etc. 

The better way to look at it, at least from my perspective, is "taking away stuff sucks". We have always progressed as a site. Reducing funding to the things we love most would be a painful experience for all. So ads do matter in that regard. 

I think it comes down to a natural truth. Everything has to be paid for in some way or another. You can either pay with your time or your money. We don't ask you to pay with your money of course. We try not to even ask you to pay with your time (i.e. we try to keep the ads as respectable as possible).

Without ads though, sadly, there would be no OCN as we know it. We would have been hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt many years ago.

What about some products? Stocking some non-perishables like t-shirts, stickers and lanyards would be great (I'm sure this was once the case?). Ad blocking or not, I would like some of these things.

I have to admit the biggest contributor to me not loading ads is my 2Mbit download speed. It increases page load time a bit when my GF or the kids are also using the internet.
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