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Old 04-13-2006, 01:57 PM   #21
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Having a real job is really going to cut into your "porn on the internet" time. You might have to get some tips from Burns on how to screw off during the day yet look like you're working.



Anyway, thanks for including me in several MO tests. Thanks for showing me how slow I really am as well. I don't even try to ride fast anymore!



Best wishes to you and the wife in your new venture. If you find yourself down Carlsbad way, be sure to say hi.



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Old 04-13-2006, 02:07 PM   #22
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It's a shame to see you go. It seems like you put a lot of time and money into it.



My question is; it seems both JB and yourself had a hell of a time making the site turn a profit. And from what I can tell, it is still a bit of a drain.



Is it a lack of advertising sales? Is the subscription turnover rate higher than expected? As I type this it seems there are 590 members currently online. That's only 7 grand a year, which might cover your server needs.



You would think with the amount of traffic alone, you would be able to pull in a good share of advertising dollars.



I'm just sort of baffled as to why no one has been able to successfully market MO.



Anyhow, good luck. Hope to see you around on the site.

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Old 04-13-2006, 02:14 PM   #23
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I never put a cent into MO. However, MO is profitable and has been for the past two years. The ship is steaming along now under the capable direction of Capt. Ashley.
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:24 PM   #24
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NOOOO!!!!!!



I always look for Sean's commentary first in any review. I was looking forward to what he was going to say about all the new bikes this year, press intros don't count ... as much.



Best of luck in your new (boring sounding) job, Mr. Alexander. I, for one, will miss your insight.
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:27 PM   #25
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That's good to hear!
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Old 04-13-2006, 02:30 PM   #26
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Who actually owns MO?



Just curious...cuz it's never really mention. I figured it was you when you took over. But I could be wrong.
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:02 PM   #27
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Best of wishes with Kaw!

Always appreciated you opinions.



So who is going to be the "fast guy" at MO now?
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:08 PM   #28
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Thank you for making feel welcome when I showed up unannounced at the 05 open shootout. Watching you effortlessly get the best out of four bikes that I'd be afraid to ride at half throttle will be something I'll always remember. Hopefully MO will soon sell enough advertisements to be able to hire you back. Van
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:13 PM   #29
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Thats a loss for the site for sure. I love all the writers here, but I looked to your opinion for the bottom line on the bikes' performace. After everyone had blown their smoke - what does Sean say?



Thats just a bummer - Gabe does make laugh out loud though so I'll be staying around . . .
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Old 04-13-2006, 03:25 PM   #30
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Heavy heart indeed...



You were a great big part of MO's attraction and I'm sure it'll be hard work for the rest now that you'll be gone.



Good luck, but PR for Kawasaki should be a pretty easy job.
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