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Old 07-11-2007, 12:20 PM   #1
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Default The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down



I realize I am late on this post, butÂ*your mama always said I was better late than I was early... Bada...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.

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Old 07-11-2007, 12:26 PM   #2
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Well done Ryan. It's been a great year, and I know I joined just to give something back to the community that has been so great to my interest in the hobby. That alone gave me more than my money's worth. More than a few magazines could give me for the same price. Thanks for starting this little world, and keeping it moving in a forward direction.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

The first of many THANKS!
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:32 PM   #4
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Quote:
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I still like the word "Alliance."
And that's how we got the name...
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:33 PM   #5
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

AMEN! Thanks for your hard work and clear vision! I look forward to the next year, I'm figuring on maybe 80 Alliance Vendors by then?

By the way, what is that background from? Reminds me of an old 1950's board game of some sort.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:40 PM   #6
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

And Im hoping to be one of the 80! Thanks for re-inventing the wheel.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:47 PM   #7
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Ryan - I never kenw there was such agonizing thought over the alliance process, and it makes a neat story. My membership expires in 9 days, and I'm trying to figure out how to renew it, but rest assured, I'll swing something.

Although I have yet to take advantage of my alliance membership in the sense of getting a hefty discount, I consider it a small price to pay for the wealth of information and sense of community. Hell, I feel closer to the thousands of people here who "get it", and feel it makes up for my absolute lack of friends who understand why I pour money and energy into what one coworker not-so-affectionately calls "a giant paperweight."

Thanks for being here.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:49 PM   #8
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Wow, now I'm even more proud that I'm a member.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:50 PM   #9
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Well said, and I think that we are all proud too.

A great first year.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #10
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Pretty cool, man.

Your writing skills continue to improve, too! You're an easy read - it's good to see the Alliance take off!
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:06 PM   #11
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Peolly the best 50 bucks ever spent on this hobby keep up the good work---- john
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:13 PM   #12
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Quote:
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“This will never work. We are just a bunch of hoodlums…”
I LIKE being a hoodlum............straight-lacers are boring.......
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:25 PM   #13
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

It's worked out well. As you say, monetizing a web site can be tricky. This is so much better than running banners.

It also reminds me of the very clever practice of AAA putting "member since.." on their cards. Clever marketing that makes you want to keep renewing, if only sub-consciously. Everyone wants to belong to a group...even rebels
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:31 PM   #14
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

in the words of the great hank hill.....

yep!
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Old 07-11-2007, 01:57 PM   #15
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don't wait till the last like I did. m/o didn't arrive .have to do all over again.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:03 PM   #16
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Looks like the first Alliance member, Just Steve, hasn't been here for a while...here's something to honor him by, a good Tech he did some time back. I've been meaning to build one...
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=2048
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:04 PM   #17
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I was really happy about the alliance and how it worked out, I thought it was a really good idea to be able to both save money and help out the website. It also made meeting people easier if you saw the tag somewhere out on the street, and thats always good, I got to get mine renewed soon.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:09 PM   #18
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Just joined finally. Thanks Ryan.
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:36 PM   #19
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Best 50.00 I've spent in a long time. You FINALLY get something worth your money. This is one of the most honest places I know. Strait up people, strait up questions/answers, and a strait up man steering the whole thing.

Thanks Ryan!
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Old 07-11-2007, 02:43 PM   #20
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Default Re: The H.A.M.B. Alliance: 1 Year Down

Havent used mine a whole lot, but when I have, it has been well worth the initial investment. Keep up the great work!
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