[ic] ad_tracking--mike h

Mike Heins mike at perusion.com
Mon Jul 19 14:28:27 EDT 2004

Quoting Paul Jordan (paul at gishnetwork.com):
> >
> > I like that idea Paul.
> >
> > I think I would put in $75.  Now we just need to make sure the
> > feature is what people want.
> >
> > Steve (from vervante)
> Yes well, when you get all this for a few hours of time, it is
> basically "a steal". Mike already put in the heavy lifting ages ago
> with the pages, cgi script and ads table.
> Once it is released to the community, I am sure it would be easy to
> tweak to anyone's particular needs.
> However your right, for the general "money pooling" idea, a "job
> building" area or forum or list would be nice to tie down the loose
> edges, before paying a consultant, and them starting work. It is a bit
> different in this case as the work is largely already done.
> I would think the devgroup could put up some sort of list/form for
> this, and it would be supported by the devgroup companies advertising
> on that page, and being the ones who bid on the jobs on that page
> (Perusion, Cursor Software, New Media, etc)

The question is who arbitrates who gets the bid? 8-)

In my case, most people who have used Interchange will have an idea
of the quality of solution I can provide -- same for some of the
others above.

I would love to be able to do this type of thing, but there are
definitely problems:

* Administrative -- who accounts for the money?

* Support -- will people understand they are not getting technical
  support except via the list when they contribute? Even if it
  seems obvious to some here, there are people who figure they
  get toll-free technical support for life if they chip in $50.

* Quality -- who will call "BS" on a poorly-done contribution?

I have taken on the task, with Paul's generous offer seed money. When I
post the extension, those who have volunteered to contribute are on the
honor system to follow the link that will be in the message and
contribute their dollars.

I think I have seed money for a Paypal Payment module, too, if
people want that. It would take quite a few more contributors,
though -- probably 6-8 hours worth (the work is in the 20 hour
range at least, and I have seed money for two of the 10).

Mike Heins
Perusion -- Expert Interchange Consulting    http://www.perusion.com/
phone +1.765.647.1295  tollfree 800-949-1889 <mike at perusion.com>

Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in
overalls and looks like work. -- Thomas Edison

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