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Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NovaProgramming on July 26, 2006, 03:08:00 PM
So last night I went to Perkins with my brother and his friend where we met two more of our friends who we haven't seen in quite some time.  I found out that Brandon, one of the friends I haven't spoken with in a long time, is getting into web site development and graphic design, and so that's cool.  The conversation continued in it's usual weird way, and then he said something about needing to 'store files on the internet.'  

So obviously I was like "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"  and he's like "Yes, I have been there before, but I haven't tried it out yet.  Why?"  and I was like "!!  You have to!  I know the people that keep it up, they're great.  It's a good service, they'll treat you well."

I thought it was cool :chinese:    Good job BTW Fileanchor Team  :lookdown:  <--(That's me bowing)


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zap on July 26, 2006, 08:38:09 PM
Thank you :D And for spreading the word also.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zack on July 26, 2006, 11:45:40 PM
So...does fileanchor turn a profit? Does it exist for profit?


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NovaProgramming on July 27, 2006, 12:03:03 AM
I just think it's cool that I know people on teh internets!!!1
 :bigsmile:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Anonymous on July 27, 2006, 12:20:13 PM
am i the only one who always thinks that zap is whitetiger, because of the avatar? :p


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: KiZ on July 27, 2006, 12:53:40 PM
err Cha0s, talking of avatars, you are teh silly! http://fileanchor.com/35106.png needs to be http://fileanchor.com/35106-r.png for it to work.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on July 28, 2006, 03:04:24 AM
What if he wants to display the whole page as his avatar? Huh? Huh?  :lol:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Kevin_theprogrammer on July 28, 2006, 05:16:59 PM
Quote from: "Zack"
So...does fileanchor turn a profit? Does it exist for profit?

They have ads on their homepage. That's their profit.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zap on July 28, 2006, 05:47:39 PM
Quote from: "Kevin_theprogrammer"
Quote from: "Zack"
So...does fileanchor turn a profit? Does it exist for profit?

They have ads on their homepage. That's their profit.


Except it doesnt cover the costs of the hosting, so its not really profit.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on July 28, 2006, 06:30:29 PM
Speak of the devil... it's down right now.   :barf:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zap on July 28, 2006, 07:09:26 PM
Power outage in datacenter - a generator caught fire  :roll:

We've sent the assasins.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: TheAdventMaster on July 28, 2006, 09:28:02 PM
Quote from: "Zap"
Except it doesnt cover the costs of the hosting, so its not really profit.
Might I ask what DOES cover your costs?


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zap on July 29, 2006, 09:15:20 AM
SumoJo has trees that grow money  :b


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: KiZ on July 29, 2006, 09:26:14 AM
Quote from: "TheAdventMaster"
Might I ask what DOES cover your costs?


The same thing that drives a lot of free websites and developers - their own money and kind heart.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: whitetiger0990 on July 29, 2006, 07:46:09 PM
Quote from: "KiZ"
their own money and kind heart.

Money trees sound cooler.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NovaProgramming on July 29, 2006, 08:16:32 PM
Personally I like the idea of advertising because you're basically mooching off of other people's websites to generate revenue for YOUR website, which then in turn the website who's advertising must be advertised on, and thus the circle of internetical life continues.  It's quite beautiful :')


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: TheAdventMaster on July 29, 2006, 09:02:39 PM
Like your avatar, or mine.  It's a work of God.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dio on July 30, 2006, 05:25:23 AM
actually, sumo shits money.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Sumo Jo on July 31, 2006, 10:27:29 AM
Quote from: "Dio"
actually, sumo shits money.


Unfortunately, it's only 50 cent pieces and boy are they hard to pass.

Right now, we don't make too much off advertising.  We're still working on finding the perfect way to offset hosting costs without being too intrusive to the users.  We don't want to be covered with ads (*cough imageshack cough*) but we can't move to our dream server until we have a better way of generating the income.

All in all, most months it comes out of my pocket.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: whitetiger0990 on July 31, 2006, 11:39:04 AM
With Google's adsense I'm pretty sure you can prevent some sites from showing up.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dio on July 31, 2006, 03:21:27 PM
whitetiger0990, for some reason i feel like i havent seen you for awhile. i checked your recent posts. i'm in disbelief.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Kevin_theprogrammer on July 31, 2006, 04:54:06 PM
Quote from: "Sumo Jo"
Quote from: "Dio"
actually, sumo shits money.


Unfortunately, it's only 50 cent pieces and boy are they hard to pass.

Right now, we don't make too much off advertising.  We're still working on finding the perfect way to offset hosting costs without being too intrusive to the users.  We don't want to be covered with ads (*cough imageshack cough*) but we can't move to our dream server until we have a better way of generating the income.

All in all, most months it comes out of my pocket.

Have you ever considered typosquatting?


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Sumo Jo on July 31, 2006, 06:02:44 PM
Quote from: "Kevin_theprogrammer"

Have you ever considered typosquatting?


Never.  I hate that.  Though, I'll know fileanchor is big when people start registering fileachnor.com or fileaanchor.com or something.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zack on July 31, 2006, 08:11:07 PM
Do you make good money off that ad for instructions to build a fake vagina?


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on July 31, 2006, 08:20:25 PM
One day, I accidentally clicked that damn thing.  :lol:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Rattrapmax6 on July 31, 2006, 10:03:18 PM
Quote from: "Dr_Davenstein"
One day, I accidentally clicked that damn thing.  :lol:

Yeah right....  :P  :lol: j/k

I don't get ads, AdBlocker+firefox... ;) ... I did see that other one though.. O.O;; .. I was showing a friend one of my Models the other day, and he was like "Did you see those ads on there?!" .... I went back and looked at it on IE.... You guys must be desperate for money.... *shakes head*

 :P


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Sumo Jo on July 31, 2006, 11:44:44 PM
Quote from: "Zack"
Do you make good money off that ad for instructions to build a fake vagina?


haha.  I've made the same on every ad.  It's funny it has been running for 2 months now and no one said anything until now.  I was waiting to see if there would be a backlash about the ad.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on August 01, 2006, 12:07:01 AM
If you had instructions for how to build a real vagina, then you might get some backlash.  :lol:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zack on August 01, 2006, 12:25:08 AM
Dr_dav, there's a simple recipe. Take one man and one woman and one genetic engineer. Stir the man and woman in a seperate mixture, then add the genetic enginner after 24 hours. Engineer the fetus to develop into a girl. Bake for 8-9 months in a womb at medium heat. Allow baked product to sit for 18-21 years.
Serves 1.
No offense to ladies. :wink:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Sumo Jo on August 01, 2006, 12:30:24 AM
From FileAnchor to vaginas...oh QBN  :laughing:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NovaProgramming on August 01, 2006, 01:37:12 AM
Yay!  My topic is "popular"!  ...

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eew.   Um... .... ...  :barf:

so maybe it wasn't such a good idea... :?


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on August 01, 2006, 01:42:16 AM
Quote from: "Zack"
Dr_dav, there's a simple recipe. Take one man and one woman and one genetic engineer. Stir the man and woman in a seperate mixture, then add the genetic enginner after 24 hours. Engineer the fetus to develop into a girl. Bake for 8-9 months in a womb at medium heat. Allow baked product to sit for 18-21 years.
Serves 1.
No offense to ladies. :wink:



That recipe sounds strikingly similar to the kid recipe. Besides, by the time the dish was done, I'd be waaaaay too old to eat it.  :rotfl:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: whitetiger0990 on August 01, 2006, 12:39:34 PM
Quote from: "Dio"
whitetiger0990, for some reason i feel like i havent seen you for awhile. i checked your recent posts. i'm in disbelief.

Uhm.... what?
I was in Switzerland for 2 weeks and during the school year I barely come here.

*doesn't reply to any of the above comments*


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: TheAdventMaster on August 01, 2006, 12:41:25 PM
Quote from: "whitetiger0990"
*doesn't reply to any of the above comments*


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Torahteen on August 02, 2006, 01:29:14 AM
Quote from: "Zack"
Dr_dav, there's a simple recipe. Take one man and one woman and one genetic engineer. Stir the man and woman in a seperate mixture, then add the genetic enginner after 24 hours. Engineer the fetus to develop into a girl. Bake for 8-9 months in a womb at medium heat. Allow baked product to sit for 18-21 years.
Serves 1.
No offense to ladies. :wink:


 :o

Sorry, but that's kind of wrong lol ;)


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NovaProgramming on August 02, 2006, 01:34:57 AM
Extremely.   But nonetheless... Fileanchor's random image thingy is also very interesting and in some cases wrong... so I suppose it fits rather nicely


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Torahteen on August 02, 2006, 02:41:17 PM
lol... BTW, I was refering to the fact that it is really wrong to genetically create a girl just for sex... sorry... but wrong lol.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NovaProgramming on August 02, 2006, 04:44:30 PM
I know, but I was citing how some other aspects of the site may be interpreted as "wrong" in a different sense... and by that logic pornography is "wrong" because you're using the woman's body for sex and thats it....? :???:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dr_Davenstein on August 02, 2006, 06:07:54 PM
I didn't mean to offend anyone. I was just joking around. Maybe I have an abrasive sense of humor... sometimes.  :reallymean:


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: NecrosIhsan on August 02, 2006, 06:41:54 PM
I thought it was funny. :laughing:  :laughing:  :laughing: And anyone who can't see that it was clearly said in good humour needs to remove the corn cob from their butt...


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: aetherfox on August 03, 2006, 04:02:43 AM
Owners of fileanchor (forgot who it was, can't be bothered to check), have you tried text-link-ads? It's an ad network that gives you revenue based on a monthly rate, not click-throughs.  You can sign up here http://www.text-link-ads.com/?ref=15721 (http://www.text-link-ads.com/?ref=15721),
(yes, that is my referral code - I make a little money if you sign up through me).  They are pretty good on how they handle stuff, and there are lots of people looking to advertise.  On a good month, I can pull 30 bucks a month, and I have maybe 15 regular readers...

Their affiliate program ain't half bad either.

You basically set how much you think your website is worth (I said mine should be 20 bucks a month per spot), yours might be 50 bucks a month or 100 or whatever, and TLA gives you half of that, and keep the other half.  It's a fair deal.

Try it out sometime.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dio on August 03, 2006, 07:13:25 AM
Quote from: "aetherfox"
Owners of fileanchor (forgot who it was, can't be bothered to check)


 :barf:
..  :(


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Zap on August 03, 2006, 08:05:27 AM
Quote from: "aetherfox"
Owners of fileanchor (forgot who it was, can't be bothered to check), have you tried text-link-ads? It's an ad network that gives you revenue based on a monthly rate, not click-throughs.  You can sign up here http://www.text-link-ads.com/?ref=15721 (http://www.text-link-ads.com/?ref=15721),
(yes, that is my referral code - I make a little money if you sign up through me).  They are pretty good on how they handle stuff, and there are lots of people looking to advertise.  On a good month, I can pull 30 bucks a month, and I have maybe 15 regular readers...

Their affiliate program ain't half bad either.

You basically set how much you think your website is worth (I said mine should be 20 bucks a month per spot), yours might be 50 bucks a month or 100 or whatever, and TLA gives you half of that, and keep the other half.  It's a fair deal.

Try it out sometime.


The owners are SumoJo and I ;)

I'll make sure sumo sees this, and we'll look into it. Thank you.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: aetherfox on August 03, 2006, 09:53:13 AM
Dio - you going to explain that?


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Dio on August 03, 2006, 07:21:08 PM
lmao. i guess i should.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: Sumo Jo on August 04, 2006, 12:03:59 AM
Quote from: "aetherfox"
information


So you don't get paid unless someone purchases a text ad on your site then?  And if they decided to do so, you then get half of the price you set for that ad?

Just clarifying so I know what's up.


Title: "Have you ever heard of Fileanchor.com?"
Post by: aetherfox on August 04, 2006, 05:42:44 AM
Yes, that's basically it.

The little fluff around the sides is that you get put into a directory based on the information you provide and the categories you place yourself into, and then potential advertisers come around and see how many spots you're offering (exclusivity), your Alexa rank (impressions) and your content (applicability).

It's recently gained a -lot- of momentum, partly because it's been featured on major sites like Techcrunch, 9rules etc.

Plus the ads look great...