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    as most of you probably know, most tracker staff spend a lot of their free time with hard work for their sites.

    should a part of the donations be used to pay them?

  2. BitTorrent   -   #2
    and what about uploaders keeping the site alive?

    and people being active on IRC and forums keeping the community alive?

    should we all get paid? don't think so otherwise it would be ever simpler to sue a tracker

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    all donations should first go to server cost and keeping the site running. if there is anything left over after a month then maybe but it would probably be smarter to keep that leftover money in case the next month doesnt go quite as well. bottom line is if you cant pay to keep the site running then there wont be any staff.

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    And whatever the pay would be it wouldnt be worth have a paper trail
    from the tracker to you incase something would happen.


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    If there really is excess money, staff can get money.
    I'm not talking about mods, I'm talking about SysOps and especially Coders
    Running a large tracker can take a tons of times, almost as much or possibly more than a full time job
    I wouldn't mind letting the two aforementioned groups get some of my donations
    Of course they shouldn't get tons, this isn't a "get rich quick" scheme or a real job, and running a torrent site shouldn't be about profit, but just a small amount of money to award them for their hard work

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    Why not? Staff generally works hard..so it would be nice some cash for their time..

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    Quote Originally Posted by aysomc View Post
    all donations should first go to server cost and keeping the site running. if there is anything left over after a month then maybe but it would probably be smarter to keep that leftover money in case the next month doesnt go quite as well. bottom line is if you cant pay to keep the site running then there wont be any staff.
    my exact thought

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    People running trackers should do it because they want to, not because they want to make money from it. Sure, the staff spends a lot of their free time on it, but if they don't enjoy it, they should step down imo. Their wish to help the development of the site should come from a genuine interest rather than seeing it as a job with a paycheck.

    Like yayyyyyy said, uploaders, fls and some regular users also spends alot of their time and/or money trying to contribute.

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    Impossible to say where the line is on this one, that's the problem.

    At what point do they stop taking a little pocket money for their efforts and start profiting from piracy?

    Probably best that we all just keep doing it for the passion eh.

  10. BitTorrent   -   #10
    Quote Originally Posted by aysomc View Post
    all donations should first go to server cost and keeping the site running. if there is anything left over after a month then maybe but it would probably be smarter to keep that leftover money in case the next month doesnt go quite as well. bottom line is if you cant pay to keep the site running then there wont be any staff.
    Unlike trackers like FTN where they get double the amount of donations EVERY month. The amount of donations FTN gets is fuking crazy and this is not just once of twice it happens nearly every single month.

    Brandon you cunt.

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