I am very pround of what we have accomplished here. Again as I have always said without you, the members, this site means nothing.
Well I guess I can give a few hints on what is to come.
Most will be debuted at the Blade Show but here is the course we are on.
We are already the busiest knife site in the world. No one is even remotely close. What does this mean? Well it means we are doing something right so we should make it even better. How you ask?
Well most of what we are about to do needs to be kept in secret but rest assured like all of my previous promises this will rock the community.
Eventually this will be a full fledged online magazine. I will do my best to keep it free but that is up to how much advertising revenue we can produce. The forums will always be free. We now have 20Gigs of bandwidth flowing through here and that aint cheap! I am paying for it all now but at some point BladeForums will need to be self suffecient.
How you all can help is quite simple.
1) Support the dealers who support this site. These are the people who actaully help pay the bills around here.
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2) Buy products from the BladeForums.com Store!
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3) If you are a dealer buy a banner!
<a href="http://www.bladeforums.com/banners.html">Get your banners here!</a>
4) If you want to donate funds to help us defray operating costs please do so. This is a not for profit site! I will never make a dime off of this thing. If we ever have a surplus it will go into giving knives away and buying new software. To date we have not received a donation. This is not to say we are hurting but every bit goes a long way here.
5) If you have a web site call Spark and have it moved here. You do not have to be a knife web site to have us host you. We will post hosting solutions here very soon.
Call Spark at 1-800-969-7771 Ext 15
Now after the Blade Show you will notice some HUGE changes! If you do not have high speed internet access GET IT!
I have some really neat stuff planned like LIVE testing of knives, videos of testing, how to vidoes and more.
BladeForums Site Owner and Administrator
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