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    Hi,

    I'm new to this board and pretty much to the mainstream side of affiliate marketing. I have been on the Dark Side for about 2 years. I'm trying to convert and I was lucky enough to find this board. I've been lurking for about a week, and I have even started a thread or two.

    So far, I like what I see here. It seems like there are nice friendly people and I don't see any flaming or mean spirited remarks. And everyone's goal seems to be to make money. I like that too $$$.

    My question today is, who owns this board, who runs it, and basically, what's the history here. I'd like to join the community, if you'll have me.

    Thanks,

    Ken Walton

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I don't see any flaming or mean spirited remarks. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Boy, you really ARE new here! LOL Just wait until we disagree on something. It can be very interesting.

    Haiko owns the board and the buck stops with him.

    But, really, I think the members truly run it much to Haiko's angst from time to time.<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> I'd like to join the community, if you'll have me.
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    Go ahead and join. They'll have me so they aren't that picky. Welcome.

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    History: Commission Junction used to have a forum for affiliates on their site. Suddenly they shut it down. Haiko Poel set up this board and many of us from the old CJ forum made our way here.

    "Can I sell the sh*t and will the merchant pay?" ~ Leader

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I have been on the Dark Side for about 2 years. I'm trying to convert and I was lucky enough to find this board.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>What is your meaning of the dark side? We do have a meaning here that, hopefully, is different than your own.
    Strange that you asked to join. You already have; hence your post . . .

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> Haiko owns the board and the buck stops with him. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I thought it was the dime

    Hell wasn't big enough so I came back.

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    Welcome!

    Welcome to the Light Side--You'll likely find that it's much more pleasant to run a site that isn't blocked by NetNanny!

    -Early in life, I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change. ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

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    Ken,

    Hi and Welcome to ABW!

    Yes we do have our piffs now and then but for the most part the common goal open communications to help one another and "police" the networks and the industry far out weigh any malarkey that may be flung.

    ABW originated about 16 months ago when Commission Junction started closing down parts of their board and then finally when they decided to close theirs the next day we got about 100 new members bring in us to 268. Since then through alot of advertising, our affiliate programs and referrals we've grown to almost 8,000 members.

    We all sort of run this place as SSanf said, it's all of ours because we put so much into it and take from it as well, a true community if you will But if there is a problem, the "dime" does stop with me. Hope that answers your question.

    Welcome to the "Light Side"

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    Hi,

    Thanks to everyone who posted and for the warm welcome, and for the history lesson. I'll try to be a good member of the community.

    Ken

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    Dark side = porn

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    LOL![Dark side = porn]

    Funny, I immediately thought the 'other' darkside.

    BTW: Hi Ken

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    I'm thinking about joining the dark-side myself. I guess it would balance out all the people coming to the good side. I thought maybe chicken porn would be my niche.

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    [I thought maybe chicken porn would be my niche]
    ROFLOL@Heyder

    I reckon the Horny Toad Frog would be a shoo in

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    Domain Addict / Formerly known as elbowcreek Thomas A. Rice's Avatar
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    ....and Heyder comes through with the REAL Chicken Ranch, lol.....


    You're going to have to hurry to carve your niche, Heyder..... Vegetable Porn is already covered HERE

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    Hi Ken and Welcome to ABW

    I hope that -like me- you will find that joining ABW will change the way you do things as much as the difference between being locked in a solitary confinement, windowless, damp, smelly prison cell and suntanning on a temperate, equatorial golden sand beach with the glistening pacific ocean before you.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>I thought maybe chicken porn would be my niche.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    I have the number one Google result for horse porn. Must be a lot of horses using the Internet, is all I can think.

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    LOL Dynamoo ,<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR> &lt;i&gt;All your commission are belong to us.&lt;/i&gt; <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Could you please expand on your signature... I have seen it a few times and can't make heads or tails of it. It's bugging me

    Warm regards, DPG

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    Oh! Shock Horror! Elbowcreek, you didn't say there'd be FULL FRONTAL VEGETABLE NUDITY!!!

    DPG[the difference between being locked in a solitary confinement, windowless, damp, smelly prison cell and suntanning on a temperate, equatorial golden sand beach with the glistening pacific ocean before you]

    It's a bit that way isn't it

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    Ken- As you may have noticed, we have a slight tendency to.....ummmm.....drift. Hi, by the way!

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    DPG:

    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Could you please expand on your signature... I have seen it a few times and can't make heads or tails of it. It's bugging me <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    It's a cross between All Your Base Are Belong to Us and Parasiteware pushers like Kazaa.

    Be warned.. if you haven't seen the "All Your Base" video (the first one) you *will* be humming it all day if you play it.

    "Somebody set us up the browser plugin".

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    Wow!!!!!! Thanks for that!!!!

    My word!!!

    Rgds, DPG

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    Damn... I hadnt had that song running through my head in years... Been trying to resist the urge to watch it again, now it's gonna drive me insane again (I have a feeling it's gonna be driving my wife insane as well! I cant seem to keep the voices in my head contained...)

    Bright side - I get to introduce it to my daughters, so they can continue to think I'm insane too...

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    FWIW, when I try explaining to anyone that I make my living on the Internet, their first assumption is that I must be in the porn industry. You mean there's something else on the Internet that pays?

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    HI Ken and welcom to ABW

    You are in a great place to learn and meet alot of good (and some grumpy ones lol...) people.

    I have learn so much from here and its been working great for me. (Thanks all!)



    Many people here will give you great information to help you make a money in this business.

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    Well, in terms of selling it has it's advantaged. You start with a sales spin of some scantily clad chickens or whatever and with careful tuning the visitor's chicken fetish automatically reaches for their credit card.

    Or something.

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