Do members of Team ARP get paid?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by lung, Dec 4, 2003.

  1. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: dunno if their host will accept..... :haha: :haha: :haha: 4 me...banner is ok....juz some graphics.... sometime if the picture nice....make the site look better...more professionall... :mrgreen: :thumb:
  2. lung

    lung Just Started

    Okay I've just posted my second game review :mrgreen:
    Can I get some freebies, Dash? :lol:
  3. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Freebies? I just advertise for you in the main page. How about that? :dance: :D
  4. lung

    lung Just Started

    No, not good enough. It's more like I'm doing free reviews for ARP :p
  5. TungstenBoy

    TungstenBoy Newbie

    :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: rojakpot reviews all many....many pages......urs onli 1 page larrrrrr!!!!! :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:
  6. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    ermmm..i give u....
    a plastic bay plate
    is that good enough? :mrgreen:
    or you want a floppy disc? :mrgreen:
  7. CleanSerious5

    CleanSerious5 Banned

    no1 asks u to do.
  8. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    want my old voodoo 2? :p
  9. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    give it to me brian.. :p
  10. Brian

    Brian Newbie

    ok here it is :lol:
    happy now? :p

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  11. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    It will do you good. We are making you popular since you are still new. Free advertising. :lol:
  12. PY 222

    PY 222 <b>DF King</b>

    /me bring our the Shiny Beatdown Stick (TM).

    Lets keep to the topic at hand ok. ;)
  13. lung

    lung Just Started

    Whoa, good one... I don't know how to answer this... :lol:
    If I want to be popular, I'd rather posts silly, annoying questions like CS5 :p
    But no... I guess I'm just money-oriented! :shifty:
  14. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Well, I don't think anyone can be more annoying than CS5. So, lung... forget that idea of yours. :lol:
  15. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL! CS5 is only clever at this kind of responses. :doh: :haha:

    Well, lung, I'll be honest. Usually, only printed magazines and the like will have the dough to employ writers, even freelance writers. Online exceptions, of course, include super-large sites like Anandtech and Tom's Hardware Guide.

    I'm sure other medium-sized hardware sites also do pay contributors something. But I can't really tell. It may have been the case in the early days but these days, online advertising is really bad, especially for the smaller sites.

    Advertisers prefer to advertise on big sites like Anandtech, THG and, of course, HardOCP. :mrgreen: Smaller sites have to deal with advertising agencies, etc... who take a big cut out of their revenue. SUPER-small sites like ARP, well, we have to contend with serving a lot of default banners which bring in nothing at all.

    Combine that with a tech-savvy readership that loves ad-blockers, hmm... that doesn't really leave us much at the end of the day. :wall: Whatever we have, we invest into stuff like prizes, software (for the server) and other expenditure.

    But do we have bigger plans for ARP in the future? You bet!

    I can't speak for the others but it is a labour of love for me. My day begins and ends everyday with ARP. Every minute of free time I have, I spend it on ARP. It is not because I am obsessed with ARP. Well, maybe... :haha: ...but you never heard me say that! :haha:

    But I feel that I have been given a very unique opportunity with ARP. If I do not seize this opportunity and make full use of it, I will live to regret it one day. That is what pushes me everyday.

    ARP has already expanded from a one-man-show to a much larger and more complex group of dedicated individuals working together to further the ARP dream. But the emphasis is never on work. Everyone who is in the team is a volunteer.

    We volunteer our time because we love what we do. And we believe in the ARP dream. Right now, we only aim to improve our work and the site. Money is only the means to that end. Whatever we have left over, we give it back to the community. In the end, ARP is there for the community. For you. For us.

    IF we are ever so lucky and get enough sponsors to see us all the way through, then maybe we can dedicate our lives to what we love to do. Until then, our focus remains on developing ourselves and generally having a great time with the community! :thumb:
  16. peaz

    peaz ARP Webmaster Staff Member

    well said adrian... well said! :thumb:
  17. Dashken

    Dashken Administrator!

    Woot! Go Adrian! Go! And btw, I'm the master of copy/paste. :lol: :haha: :haha: :haha:
  18. ZuePhok

    ZuePhok Just Started

    :beer: :beer: :thumb:
  19. lung

    lung Just Started

    Thanks for the good post, Adrian! :thumb:

    Well, until I get a decent 'reviewer' job (which I doubt I will :cry:)
    I guess I'll just keep posting my reviews (I'll try to keep writing... If you guys want me to :lol:) here :)
  20. Adrian Wong

    Adrian Wong Da Boss Staff Member

    LOL! We always welcome contributions. Either in the forums or as articles or reviews in the main site.

    As long as everyone's having a great time, it's cool! :thumb:

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