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PayPal vs Google(Buy)

brontus3927 Re:good positioning for google (242 comments)

Eventually people will start talking about paying a "google tax". Businesses will need to recover the expense of advertising and the expense of the transaction. Guess who they will recover it from?

And that's how payment proccessors work. Whether a merchant uses GBuy, Paypal, Verisign, or deals with Visa/MC/Amex/Disover directly, they all charge money. So unless an e-tailer makes you send cash in the mail, (and then you have the "Post office tax") somebody is paying that fee somewhere.
Likewise with advertising. Unless you depend on word-of-mouth and good press, advertising costs money whether it's with Google, the radio, tv, or the newspaper.

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How to get stories accepted?

brontus3927 brontus3927 writes  |  more than 9 years ago Could somebody please tell me how to get a story accepted? I've submited 8 in the last month and a half. "Hackers aren't just picking on Microsoft: study" was rejected in under 10 minutes. My "Norwegian plans rivals to Nobel science prizes" was rejected and a similar story reached the front page 2 hours later. And "Birdlike dinosaur may be missing link" was rejected in favor of a similar story 2 days later!

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brontus3927 brontus3927 writes  |  more than 9 years ago I like a bit of humor as much as the next person. However, I think there's a bit too much of it here on slashdot, and not enough inteliigent discourse. To weed out the emphasis on humor, I set -1 filter on post modded funny. I have excellent karma. I'm proud of that, it means that I'm a productive member. If I can't help making some quip, I don't use my karma bonus. So if my post starts out at +2 then I'm not trying to be funny. Please don't mod any of my +2 (or posts that are lower because some idiot thought I was trying to be a troll but don't have a karma bonus) posts as funny. Thank you.

Now on the topic of negative moderation, I don't troll or flame. I try to encourage intelligent conversation. That's what slashdot is here for. Please don't mod me a troll or flamebait.
Before you mod me redundant, look and see if I'm actually redundant. I rarely am (and the times I was unintentionally redundant, I haven't been modded)
As for overrated...I'm sorry, I just don't get it. I have no clue how to respond.

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