[tig] be the first on your block

Rob Lingelbach rob
Fri Sep 3 00:10:25 BST 2004

On Thu, Sep 02, 2004 at 08:07:05AM -0700, Robb Cadzow wrote:
> This is such great forum seems a shame to have to resort to this to 
> keep it going! Ever thought about some minor advertising or squeezing a 
> few manufacturers? 

that's exactly what I do Robb, but for some reason i'm not as successful
at it as Geoff and the CML, which is a group modelled somewhat after this 

I have talked to Geoff about it and I try to do what he does (ask the
manufacturers for contributions based on a formula of participation) and 
though there are some that have been forthcoming and supportive (see
the TIG TWiki pages for lists) I get nowhere near what Geoff gets.  However,
remember that this the TIG has been traditionally user-sponsored with
some manufacturer participation; I still think that is a good way to run
it because regular users get the chance to feel like they are supporting 
a good cause, and also importantly, we have always split off the advertising 
and PR from companies into the 'tig-announce' list, though the definition
of what is or is not advertising has blurred a bit over the years.  

There are some people and companies who have been greatly supportive of 
the tig over the years and they are credited on the TIG pages.. they know
who they are :]  some have helped tremendously, and are in the category
"Amici Emeriti" on the list.  However, the great
majority of our 1200 subscribers don't make any kind of contribution 
however.  I guess that's just the way it is, and I'm not bitter about it,
I just need to make clear what is the situation.  and make known also 
how grateful I am to those who do their bit.   see 
http://tig.colorist.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/FriendsofTIG    ...and

> That being said, where do I send my check?

make it out to Rob Lingelbach and send it to

Rob Lingelbach
8830 Sabre Street
Queens Village NY 11427-2726

or, use the paypal interface on the main tig page near the bottom, the 
"make a donation" button.  http://tig.colorist.org    this is a bit 
easier than checks for me to deal with.

best regards
Rob Lingelbach  
tig founder, coadmin
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