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I shouldn't be allowed to have a credit card
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I shouldn't be allowed to have a credit card

....for some reason I just bought a domain name....and a ton of server space.

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Make a website then...

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Make a special secret club?

*SPARKLING* *DOUCHEBUCKETS.*
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*blinks* But....but I don't know how to make a website. Why did I spend 80 dollars on something I can't use!!!!

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Honestly, agreed, maybe it's best you didn't have one. xD

What brought that on?

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I'm at work and bored...and basically spent my day's profits to be the proud owner of the domain name coldplum.com

....*headdesk*

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12-09-2010 07:46 AM
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Hey, at least it's an interesting domain name. Laugh

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Hell, you could've really fucked up and bought the domain "iloveyou.com"

It costs fucking 38 million. No shit.

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Maybe I can sell 38 million dollar plums frozen in liquid nitrogen?

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Do it! xD

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God Vatman you are so fucking bad with money.
You're doing your Jewish heritage shame.

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I'm not baaad with money; I'm just not particularly good with it.

Hmm I think I figured out how to use basic phpBB .... I could make it into a poetry forum? Possibly? OR A MAGAZINE.

The Cold Plum Review....ColdPlum Poetry. Gah. That is kind of sexy.

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I think I just had an awesome idea that probably isn't awesome. There really isn't a place where unpublished authors/poets and amateur artists can go to....to publish and sell their works.

Maybe coldplum.com could be the transitional artists medium. People could have profiles, and reviews....maybe not reviews.

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It isn't awesome....artists can't afford art....who buys art anyway these days.

Back to the drawing boards

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Well you're just going to figure out how to make money off your new domain. Find a friend who knows how to make website and have them guide you through it. Some suggestions that will attract financially-irresponsible traffic while requiring very little effort:

-Celebrity gossip site
-Twilight fan forum
-White supremacist forum
-Evangelical podcasts requiring donations through paypal
-the Second Church of Scientology
-Right wing conspiracy articles (chemtrails and the Federal Reserve will rape your guns and steal your wife!)


But seriously though just put up some porn and charge for it. Make it really, really fucked up and promise anonymity and you'll be rolling in suspiciously-sticky cash in no time.

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I'm not looking for money....I just want to make something awesome.

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If it makes any difference, I'd definitely sign up for a poetry/art forum. That sounds awesome!

But what do I know. I am just a man of pie.

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Heeeeyyyy, he's got something there.

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make something like this
http://www.bitchmakemeasandwich.com/
money will be well wasted

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http://www.something.com/

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I've never been able to start a website because I am too ADD and obsessive, I would obsess with it for 1 week and then give up on it.

I've been thinking of getting a credit card in case of an emergency but I don't know if I can trust myself lol, I don't want to go in debt.
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Why did it cost $80 is what I want to know... Razz

It's a cute domain though. Catchy and all that.

As far as making websites goes, I'd recommend Wordpress... it's relatively idiot-proof and easy to figure out.

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Vatman Wrote:I'm at work and bored...and basically spent my day's profits to be the proud owner of the domain name coldplum.com

....*headdesk*

You must really like that poem.

Let go of all desire for the common good, and the good becomes common as grass.

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But yeah, I'm turning 18 on the 24th and I'm getting a credit card soon thereafter, so I can buy webstuffs like domains and hosting. So you're not the only MAAAD guy.

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For what it's worth, I have like 24 domains. Most of them are unused... I think I'm starting a collection... Uhoh

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Crazy old cat domain lady.

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Faby I LOVE that poem. Not like. Love.

And Soul....I used bluehost.com ...I don't know if I was ripped off or not, do tell. Also isn't wordpress a blog maker thingy?

Pieman, your just a man of pie....but it is tempting....we'll see how the world spins I suppose.

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Vatman Wrote:It isn't awesome....artists can't afford art....who buys art anyway these days.

Back to the drawing boards
Actually, a lot of people. It's highly possible to make money off of it, if you go to the right places. Mostly, it's commission work, however.

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You can usually get sign up deals that cost like 50 bucks, and wordpress can be used as a CMS fairly easily. You may have to edit a little bit of code, but it's pretty simple.

CMS = Content Management System. You can make it look like a regular website.

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