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  1. Thanks for the write up Jeff. You make a great point about the affiliate links and your hesitancy. I would like to know what others think and any feedback is helpful.

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    1. There is no shortage of smart people in this community. Hope one of them stops by and lends you some of their advice. Like I said though, overall the site is a great idea so don’t feel down about anything I said in the post.

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  2. Just noticed I’m the sole launch ‘kindness’ – I assumed there were more. Well, I’m even more honored now!

    Anyways, I thought I’d weigh in on the affiliate link question a bit.

    If it was obviously an affiliate link, I think people expect that no one can do anything for free forever, and that someone has to pay for hosting/development/etc. If Ryan is driving traffic and sales, there’s no reason he shouldn’t benefit.

    However, if my submission was altered to include one, that feels “off” to me.

    So, a page with “WP services that are kind” — possibly ranked by kindness count — could be a way to accomplish this without making the actual kindness report into an ad.

    My 2 cents.

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    1. Exactly, it feels ‘off‘ is just how I feel. I like your idea of a list of companies ranked by kindness. That could work out!

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  3. Great idea Nick. Hopefully you won’t be the only one much longer. I created it because of people like you who should get more credit.

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  4. I removed the affiliate link portion of the terms if service. I like the idea for the list of sites and don’t want it to be a barrier to people sharing the kindness they have received.

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  5. “I’ve been on the receiving end of many acts of kindness but I’ve mostly used Twitter, forums, or a blog post to thank them. I appreciate Ryan’s goal for the site.”

    I’m with you on that one Jeff.
    I’ve had lot’s of help and free code from people who are the good guys out there.
    My way of saying thanks is a thank you on twitter, a call out on facebook or a post with links to their site to thank them.

    I’ve always found that some of the web superstars are also the ones who will give you the most help.

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    1. Hey Keith, I have seen a lot of people say thank you over twitter and facebook which is great. But if I am not following you I won’t know who has helped you or know what company went over and above. That is one reason why wpkindness was started, to have a central place of thanks.

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      1. Hi Ryan
        I’ll stop by and share some of the acts of kindness that I’ve received.

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  6. This is pretty cool, looks like a few more kindness reports have been submitted to the site.

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