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scrooster
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
It probably costs around $500 a month to run a small BBS board these days, a LOT less than it used to. Bandwidth is much cheaper.

Still, that's a lot of money if the site is not generating enough to cover expenses. I mean it was down for awhile and had to be moved to another server and bandwidth provider for lack of payment right?



I Bleed Garnet
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
I’d be willing to pay that just to read what everyone says

I just don’t wanna do anything after that

Nor have any experience running a message board


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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
Send me $500 and i will post everything my peeps are saying about the game.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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Send me $500 and i will post everything my peeps are saying about the game.


Is your peep Ace Dilcock?
Or that other guy who thought we were beating Clemson then disappeared?


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Lonnie Utah
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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Send me $500 and i will post everything my peeps are saying about the game.



How about a gold ring?


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scrooster
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
Php BB is free but a bandwidth hog.

Then you have monthly server fees with packaged bandwidth. Anything over that and costs rise. Typically you have a backup running just in case and a busy board needs dedicated servers to prevent latency issues and slow loads.

I just looked and you could definitely find a host and launch a site these days for $500 a month.

Then you would need to do a deal with an ad server (google) and hope they don't interfere with your model.

Your goal should be transitioning to a premium content model and that requires content and shopping cart, etc. Do a deal with Fanatics for gear and goodies.

Find some willing moderators to do various shifts.

It's a lot tougher than it looks.

This site we're on right now for instance, this is a large endeavor.

GatorCountry is the largest independent sports website out there if I am not mistaken. I don't know if Ray Hines still owns that site or not but I think he launched his own servers and maintains them himself to keep costs under a couple of grand a month last I heard.

This site is probably the second largest when you combine all of the various boards. I've always wondered what their traffic numbers are like among their entire community here but I suspect it's in the 10-25k unique users a day realm and probably doing close to 300k ads served per day.

That's a lot when you look at current CPM rates so it may not be that high, I dunno.


SOSFAN
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
You should start a forum or a podcast. Call it " As the Rooster Crows".


I Bleed Garnet
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
What’s the other one that was made by some users at CT


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
Yea I’m not doing that shit

Just wanna see the tears on CT


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Arksulli
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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pump this board with sunshine


Hey now. The job of outsider who tries to be optimistic is my gig.


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CockFrmStateFarm
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
As someone who frequented both boards, what is the reason for the animosity between here and CT?


Lonnie Utah
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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As someone who frequented both boards, what is the reason for the animosity between here and CT?


Sugar coating it as much as I can, a bunch of folks here had poor interactions with some of the mods over there. This place is a little more raw/honest than CT and the posting style here rubbed some of those folks the wrong way.

Several folks from here got banned over there.


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I Bleed Garnet
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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As someone who frequented both boards, what is the reason for the animosity between here and CT?


Similar to what is going on now
When went 3-9 a few older posters/mods just quit

I for one ran my mouth about them and called them out. i then went on super a-hole/douchemode shite posting spree (not any different than i do here)
And I got banned for life

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scrooster
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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CockFrmStateFarm
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[b]As someone who frequented both boards,[/ib] what is the reason for the animosity between here and CT?

Ummmmmmmmm .... I don't think "frequented" means what you think it means.

You lurked here, right?

You frequented there, right?

Welcome to the board.



sodacitynate
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
I don't see that tweet up on Hoskin's account. You sure that's real? Maybe he took it down?


CockFrmStateFarm
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Jul 2019
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
Probably a better way to put it. I've lurked here for about a year or 2 and just recently made a profile. Lurked on CT since about 2015. I did post there every so often but not a bunch because I don't have too much to add to conversation as it relates to "information". Thanks for the cheers bud. I've always enjoyed reading your posts on this board.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
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I don't see that tweet up on Hoskin's account. You sure that's real? Maybe he took it down?


They are replies

LINK

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sodacitynate
South Carolina Fan
Columbia, SC
Member since Sep 2010
326 posts

re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
Thx. What a dooshtoid, not giving some kind of heads-up. People might have been able to contact each other, or coordinate a movement to another forum.
This post was edited on 9/3 at 3:18 pm


scrooster
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
CNB with the nice retort.



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scrooster
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re: Rooster..... any idea what happened to Cockytalk?
I know so many Gamecock fan State Farm people in both NC and SC. Cockaboose neighbor is a good old friend from NC.

taterheads have the farms but we own the insurance business brother!


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