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Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:47 am 
Post subject: Want to sponsor BOB?

In the fall of 2004 we took on our first sponsor. That sponsor gets the right to the banner space at the top of every page views by a member (or guest) that is browsing BOB. Why did we do this?

If you have downloaded the history of BOB presentation or looked at this topic then you know that from the very beginning BOB has always been a free resource to members. But hosting costs (hardware and bandwidth) are not free. For the first few years we were able to support BOB by printing and selling t-shirts at the various user conferences. As our needs grew, so did our costs. As this post is written we are averaging somewhere between 50GB and 60GB of traffic every month, and that number is steadily increasing. As a result, we have taken on banner sponsors in order to cover our hosting costs.

The banner program has worked well. Well enough, in fact, that all proceeds from Shop@BOB are being donated to charity. We have used proceeds from the banner program to upgrade our server RAM. And we have begun to set aside some funds for the time that we next have to consider an upgrade.

If you or your company would like to sponsor BOB, please use the contact form (linked at the top of each page) to express your interest. Someone will contact you with further information.

Thanks for your interest.

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Bob
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2007 1:10 am 
Post subject: Re: Want to sponsor BOB?

We are going to be switching from an exclusive banner (for 4-6 weeks) to a rotating banner starting next year. Our systems are going to be upgraded over the next few weeks to support the new sponsor program, and details will be emailed shortly to all former sponsors and to those that have expressed an interest in a future sponsorship. Thank you for your pantience and your support.
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