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  1. Ryan Bell

    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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    • Jeff Chandler

      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. Nick Ciske (@nciske)

    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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  3. Ryan Bell

    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. Ryan Bell

    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. Keith Davis

    “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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  6. Jeff Chandler

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

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  7. chrisperryman

    What happened to this site? Looks like it went offline??

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