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Re: Turning off Paid Adverts for Sponsored Media



On Wed, 3 May 2006, Stephen Krenzel wrote:

> Just a quick thought, feel free to knock it down if you so desire. What
> about a "pass along" kind of setup. Where receivers of free media can opt in
> to pass the media along when they are done installing it. For example, I
> request a free media dvd and when signing up click "Yes, I'd like to pass it
> along". I get added to a queue of free media distributors. When my time
> comes up in the queue, I get a little e-mail saying "such and such has
> requested free media, please pass it along to Address here, etc...". After I
> confirm that I've passed it a long, I can be removed from the queue. With a
> little logic to try and keep the sending of media fairly local I think this
> could work out pretty well. Any thoughts? The full logistics behind it would
> still need to be worked out, but I think I outlined the premise good enough.
> The main thing I think this would help with is keeping costs for everyone
> low, and keeping a constant stream of free media distributors flowing. It'd
> also allow people to feel more involved with the community, as they've now
> become a link in a chain of possibly many people who will receive the media
> and who have already received it. My main concern would be quality control,
> but that is nothing that can't be overcome :)
> -Steve

Interesting idea.  Creative.  :)

I think that the workflow we're considering building could be retrofitted 
to make this happen.  An intriguing idea.

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