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Author Topic: Ghacks is dying and needs your help  (Read 3264 times)

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Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« on: February 27, 2015, 03:51:04 PM »
Martin Brinkman, who started the Ghacks blog back in 2005, has written a post asking for some financial support from all of us who have benefited from his writing over the years.

A search of the donationcoder forum turns up HUNDREDS of posts mentioning ghacks, and few websites can match ghacks in terms of caring about independent coders.. Martin always spreads the word when he spots a new DonationCoder app he thinks is useful.

So I'd like to ask everyone who wants to show some support for ghacks to go over and read martin's post here: http://www.ghacks.ne...-and-needs-your-help

We small independent sites need to stick together and support each other! I have donated a small amount on behalf of DonationCoder folks, but if you can donate a few bucks to him, please do.  If you can't, then consider taking a minute to at least post a comment of support on this blog to let him know his work is appreciated!

And let's show Martin that we DC people do not forget our friends.

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« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 05:15:31 PM by mouser »

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Re: Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2015, 04:22:48 PM »
I tried whitelisting.  But... there's a whole lot there that I don't know why it's there.  I'd suggest anyone going that route ask the questions about what these items are for- because even though he might not be doing anything, I don't trust those that he's trusted to serve his ads.

He gives Patreon as another option, and the option that I've chosen instead of whitelisting.  I do it with several things that I support as an alternative to monetization, and it seems to work.

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Re: Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2015, 04:31:09 PM »
You can also paypal to him directly by sending to: martin@mysega.de

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Re: Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2015, 04:53:53 PM »
Previously when he had a voluntary donation plan with access to extras like forum I donated a small amount. Would be sad to see anything happen. I also whitelisted ghacks many years ago. Will see what I can do.

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Re: Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2015, 05:09:45 PM »
done

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Re: Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2015, 05:22:48 AM »
I just wanted to thank you guys for your support and especially Donation Coder for posting about this. It has become incredibly hard for "small" specialized sites like mine in past years and the outlook itself is rather grim I'd say.

Thanks all.

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Re: Ghacks is dying and needs your help
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2015, 12:47:47 PM »
I have tended to only go to the Ghacks website occasionally, whenever a search took me to them, but I generally found the site to be consistently good value so I whitelisted it in ABP and NoScript just now. I also subscribed to the website in my Bazqux feed reader, which probably means I'll tend to visit it more often.
« Last Edit: February 28, 2015, 12:54:46 PM by IainB »