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    Weirder Than Marshmallows
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    Some of you will remember that my son Chris died just about a year ago. Well my son *Dan* decided to distract me today (he died in 2002) and I resurrected a site he created in 2001, with a template that Kristen (Art of Fox Vox) made for me quite a while ago. Yesterday I figured out how to customize WordPress templates (thanks JGoode!!!!!) and spent tonight moving Dan's content into it. (I used archive.org... instead of digging through numerous hard drives to find the old site.)

    Now I need to monetize it, probably just with adsense, and get people to send me their stories so that I can post them and follow his original plan. Dan was a brilliant writer and I have more writing of his own that I will be adding. Feel free to pm me ideas on merchandise to feature or sites to link to... it has to be weirder than marshmallows

    Anyway, I just wanted to share, since people here helped me get this finally out of the sandbox and into the world and some folks were worried about me when I posted I was going to be offline until Wednesday...

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    Deb - What about a wierd story submission and community rating process?
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    Love that idea Patrick, got software?

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    There I go... opening my big mouth again.

    It might exists someplace but I don't have it. Maybe we can make that a community project. Might be good way to give some PHP lessons.
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    Cool site Deb!

    Good luck with it! I like Patrick's idea of community stories and ratings.

    Your very own "Wall of Weird"
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    Hi Deb,

    I got some software you can use. We can modifed to do what you want.(wierd story submission and community rating process). I can also host this for you if you wish.

    The software I have is http://www.gossamer-threads.com/scripts/links/index.htm. I dont use this one anymore I use the Premium version. Let me know if you want it.

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    Jason, pm coming at ya!

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    What an awesome domain!! And a beautiful way to honor Dan's spirit...a warehouse of community weirdness is perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carolyn - ShareASale
    ...a warehouse of community weirdness
    LOL - Gotta love Carolyn's way with words!

    *Carolyn, I am NOT making fun of your writing, I'm ADMIRING it.
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    lolll

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    we have a supplier in OneSource that sells Hot Cocoa with marshallows body scrub ...sound refreshing to you? I'd say that fits the weird and niche but unfortunatley they don't dropship....hmmm I'll keep looking for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colette
    we have a supplier in OneSource that sells Hot Cocoa with marshallows body scrub ...sound refreshing to you? I'd say that fits the weird and niche but unfortunatley they don't dropship....hmmm I'll keep looking for you...
    Oh yeah, that is definitely weird enough for a write up, whether I can see the stuff or not, lol...

    Email me some info!!!!!

    (ps Collette.. not ignoring your email to me, been a heck of a week!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Colette
    we have a supplier in OneSource that sells Hot Cocoa with marshallows body scrub ...sound refreshing to you?
    Sounds just about perfect.
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    OK, thanks to netnow22 we have a place for you to submit stories. And since this has become a "community" project, rip it apart, do you love it? hate it? don't really care?

    There are no ads on the site at the moment, still deciding how to monetize it, suggestions are appreciated!!!!

    http://www.weirderthanmarshmallows.com/weirdness/
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    OK, thanks to netnow22 we have a place for you to submit stories. And since this has become a "community" project, rip it apart, do you love it? hate it? don't really care?

    There are no ads on the site at the moment, still deciding how to monetize it, suggestions are appreciated!!!!

    http://www.weirderthanmarshmallows.com/weirdness/
    Just at thought for the stories you accept. As an option is they author wants to post a hyperlink to their site you could charge $5.00 to place a hyperlink. And besides the system is already setup where you could do that with minnimum effort.

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    Ops found a typo:

    At the bottom of the main page:

    "There is 1 storie for you to choose from!"

    STORY :-)

    The site is screaming Adsense to me. And that wonderful marshmallow & cocoa stuff Colette mentioned sounds about right, too. :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rexanne
    Ops found a typo:

    At the bottom of the main page:

    "There is 1 storie for you to choose from!"

    STORY :-)

    The site is screaming Adsense to me. And that wonderful marshmallow & cocoa stuff Colette mentioned sounds about right, too. :-)
    The typo will go away as soon as there is a second story posted
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    Quote Originally Posted by loxly
    The typo will go away as soon as there is a second story posted

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