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Old 01-07-2017, 09:04 AM   #1
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Yeah. In an effort to appease the tax Code barf needs to earn a bit more money.

At the same time I don't want to add a lot of the regular advertising stuff that clutters what I think is pristine vision of barf. Keeping the visual clutter down to a minimum is a priority.

So I came up with something different. A place where barfers who provide services can list their business without engaging in a full sponsorship deal. $25 for a year from when you sign up.

For years I have seen and also reached out myself for a barfer to do this or that. A plumber, a car detailer, electrical contractor, builder, restaurant or whatever. Sort of an Angie's list for barf.

You won't be able to post in the listing. People will have to reach out to you like a phone book. Email, PM, web or by phone.

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All regular long term sponsors are listed at NC and I will begin reaching out to those folks today.

A lot of what happens on barf as far as race sponsorships and events just come out of pocket as we don't earn enough to deduct them. I would like to do that so I can expand our reach and charitable efforts.

Give it a thought. Questions welcomed.

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Old 01-07-2017, 09:08 AM   #2
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This is a great idea and great service. I hope lots of folks take advantage of it.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:09 AM   #3
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Well I think it is a great idea! Seriously
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:40 AM   #4
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Something like this might be good to add to vB: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=255319

Have you guys considered upgrading vB? Or migrating to something maybe a bit more modern? :-) I guess people are used to it, it's hard to change.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:55 AM   #5
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That's nice. I'll need to make it a habit to visit that sub forum. I could use a massage with a happy ending ... BARF style.

All kidding aside, it is a great idea.
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Old 01-07-2017, 09:56 AM   #6
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Great idea Budman!

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Have you guys considered upgrading vB? Or migrating to something maybe a bit more modern? :-) I guess people are used to it, it's hard to change.
Please please upgrade. I know you were talking about it. What can we do to make it happen?
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Please please upgrade. I know you were talking about it. What can we do to make it happen?
Just curious, what is the current platform missing compared to something more "modern"?
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Old 01-07-2017, 11:42 AM   #8
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Something like this might be good to add to vB: http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=255319

Have you guys considered upgrading vB? Or migrating to something maybe a bit more modern? :-) I guess people are used to it, it's hard to change.
It is in process... which reminds me I have a bill to pay for it.

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Old 01-07-2017, 12:28 PM   #9
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Excellent idea, Mr Budman, Sir

I am in, look for an email from me early next week with details

Also, I think your fee is right in the sweet spot ... not too expensive, but not selling the service too cheaply, either

(Teaser : Office furniture, from single budget task chair to suite of high end designer selections)

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Old 01-08-2017, 01:20 PM   #10
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BARF Yellow pages or Yellow BARF pages, either way it sounds like pretty good idea.

Are you planning on having sub forums/threads based on area of expertise or service like Home Repairs, Auto/Moto repair, Landscaping or just keep keep it a single thread we can search?
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Old 01-08-2017, 03:50 PM   #11
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GREAT IDEA Dennis!
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:41 PM   #13
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I've had VERY bad experiences with 2 of the businesses in the yellow pages. are we allowed to share our opinions with the BARF or is it frowned upon?
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:51 PM   #14
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BARF Yellow pages or Yellow BARF pages, either way it sounds like pretty good idea.

Are you planning on having sub forums/threads based on area of expertise or service like Home Repairs, Auto/Moto repair, Landscaping or just keep keep it a single thread we can search?
We will likely create sub forums once we get enough.

Rowan you can of course. This thread is not the place though.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:23 PM   #15
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my ad looks good! thanks for the opportunity!!!
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