Author Topic: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin  (Read 34804 times)

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #135 on: March 19, 2017, 06:38:53 PM »
I'd argue bringing in clicks was highly exaggerated.  If you run off half the people in the city that's not the recipe for traffic growth.  Case in point, traffic is up.
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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #136 on: March 19, 2017, 11:02:36 PM »
Far as I'm concerned, MJ is headed in the right direction. It's ironic that suddenly everyone for the most part is getting along pretty well, coincidence? Liberals and conservatives on MJ are all gonna turn into centrists. :)   

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #137 on: March 20, 2017, 01:18:27 AM »
Mt $.02- I understand disputes happen and all, but I am sill incensed that all of his prior postings were removed- I can only hope there is a legal/logical explanation. I am a latecomer to this site, I found it purely by accident looking up articles about downtown. But there were some truly epic articles that were written by him that contributed to the public discussion of this city. His comments not so much perhaps, but still.

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #138 on: March 20, 2017, 05:46:04 AM »
I would be willing to bet he is the one that removed it all.  Or at least requested it removed.

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #139 on: March 20, 2017, 11:03:27 AM »
I'd argue bringing in clicks was highly exaggerated.  If you run off half the people in the city that's not the recipe for traffic growth.  Case in point, traffic is up.
You've addressed this before, but it's still amusing to me how some people here are under the impression that this message board generates revenue.

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #140 on: March 20, 2017, 11:37:56 AM »
So, what does this all mean for a potential aquarium in downtown Jax?

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #141 on: March 20, 2017, 11:48:46 AM »
Well, I hope to see others return to the forum as well....some of us go way back to 2007.
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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #142 on: March 20, 2017, 12:13:17 PM »
You've addressed this before, but it's still amusing to me how some people here are under the impression that this message board generates revenue.

I'm sure it is very little, but there has to be some revenue because there are ads on the site. As I said earlier, I'd be willing to pay a subscription fee or contribute to a Patreon if it got rid of the ads and allowed the owners to produce more original content.

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #143 on: March 20, 2017, 12:26:58 PM »
I miss the lively debates between stephen and PeeStandingUp. Hopefully he wasn't banned.

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #144 on: March 20, 2017, 12:32:00 PM »
PSU can post as often as he likes... 8)
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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #145 on: March 20, 2017, 12:32:43 PM »
But there were some truly epic articles that were written by him that contributed to the public discussion of this city. His comments not so much perhaps, but still.

For every nugget and amazing factoid, he peppered in stuff that simply wasn't accurate, and maybe even wholly made up. He operates in the gray area between truth and, well, you know.

He brings/brought tremendous energy, a cheeky sarcasm, a love of history, and drive that I always admired, but not a single scruple to match.

In conversations, It wasnt enough to have more proof, or simply accept a difference of opinion, he would occasionally go on these wildly unnecessary scorched earth campaigns against anyone he felt slighted him.

Yes, he brought clicks, but he also pushed away a lot of great community contributors, a few board members and more than a few admins.
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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #146 on: March 20, 2017, 12:34:34 PM »
Far as I'm concerned, MJ is headed in the right direction. It's ironic that suddenly everyone for the most part is getting along pretty well, coincidence? Liberals and conservatives on MJ are all gonna turn into centrists. :)   

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #147 on: March 20, 2017, 12:49:58 PM »
You've addressed this before, but it's still amusing to me how some people here are under the impression that this message board generates revenue.

I'm sure it is very little, but there has to be some revenue because there are ads on the site. As I said earlier, I'd be willing to pay a subscription fee or contribute to a Patreon if it got rid of the ads and allowed the owners to produce more original content.
The google ads (which are a pain in the ass) basically pay for the O&M of the site (ex. server, photo host site, etc.) without us having to pay those expenses out of our own pockets.  I, and others, basically write as a hobby and for the love of the city. To pay our bills most of us have real jobs outside of the blogs.
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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #148 on: March 20, 2017, 01:46:08 PM »
You've addressed this before, but it's still amusing to me how some people here are under the impression that this message board generates revenue.

I'm sure it is very little, but there has to be some revenue because there are ads on the site. As I said earlier, I'd be willing to pay a subscription fee or contribute to a Patreon if it got rid of the ads and allowed the owners to produce more original content.
The google ads (which are a pain in the ass) basically pay for the O&M of the site (ex. server, photo host site, etc.) without us having to pay those expenses out of our own pockets.  I, and others, basically write as a hobby and for the love of the city. To pay our bills most of us have real jobs outside of the blogs.
I've already spoken with Dan about it but I can drop your server costs to $0.

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Re: William Stephen (Dare?) Griffin
« Reply #149 on: March 20, 2017, 01:55:55 PM »
Yes, yesterday he told us about how you can help.
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