Defence.pk Needs Your Help

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  1. darkinsky

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    but this website has tremendous traffic not to mention the overseas traffic it receives
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  2. Tiger Awan

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    then they need to pause the AdBlock extension :rolleyes:
  3. WebMaster

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    Defence.pk doesn't depend on normal hosting due to the attacks we receive. Otherwise, donations wouldn't have been needed.
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  4. Syed.Ali.Haider

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    If ISI can finance Khuda key liye then why can't they help out such a useful site such as this? Just a thought: there are many here whose mummy/daddy/maama/chaacha/tayaa/uncle/auntie are allegedly "high-ups". Why not tap into those resources too? I am sure the patriots will rise to this occasion, as they are supposed to!
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  5. Elmo

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    Webby is nowhere close to being a Shoaib Mansoor, Asim is not Atif Aslam and Agnostic is no Fawad Khan... We don't even have an Iman Ali as an administrator .... no reason for the ISI to be generous :P
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  6. Peregrine

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    Contact ISPR that seems like a more viable option then asking ISI for help. If some one has any contacts in ISPR, then please try to float the idea of sponsoring Defence.pk
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  7. Elmo

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    What do we offer in return?

    Also - would the website remain "independent" after being sponsored by an intel agency. Serious doubts will be cast on its credibility, something that will not do the website good.
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  8. Peregrine

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    ISPR isn't an intel agency. Defence.pk can offer them a well established platform, Since ISPR is concerned with ''Public Relations'' i am sure that, it would be an interesting offer for them.
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    The Pak Army already has well-established forum with their youtube channel and facebook page as well as a dedicated Pak soldiers vbulletin forum.

    ISPR is essentially a wing of the military, where do you think it will get the money to fund def.pk from?
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    Ziras FULL MEMBER

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    All of us should donate as we all use the website.I am here most of the time and so are many others :D
    Can the webmaster please clarify in which area the website in lagging?
    More hardware is needed? as in better computers? or better hosting? Because many people here can donate Computer hardware.
    At times it does feel like certain threads are being targeted by hackers..It is plausible that much bandwidth is wasted due to attacks,not traffic.

    For remittances the admin should have a discussion and come up with a viable plan..A website with such a high traffic can have a souvenir shop? may be a market place with defense and technology related books being sold..?

    Members can contribute videos for a dedicated youtube channel which can earn some ad revenue?
    A few thoughts.

    and why not make this thread sticky at the main page?
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  11. jellodragon

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    Don't the ads give more revenue??
  12. airmarshal

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    In order to make it transparent, you must tell what capabilities you need in the new server and how much it will cost. I m willing to pay my share and my payment will be on the way soon :) :)
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    Done!

    Well...we should introduce paid subscription..people with free account should not be able to post more than 10 a day..
    this will put a serious stop to trolling, improve quality of discussion..because trolling is free...and when superscription are paid..then people attach value to it..

    Also we need sponsors... perhaps some defense companies..to permanently advertise on PDF..

    there is immense potential out there if utilized properly.
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  14. WebMaster

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    Those asking for details kindly send PM as i cannot disclose such information publicly (attackers are watching this thread as i speak). We have been fighting cyber warfare for months and are now looking for a better option that will give the site best exposure and continued success. There are factions who don't like Pakistani point of view to be on the web, especially on the site defence.pk has become. We have continued to provide equal opportunity to stimulate best discussion possible, with the best moderation team created through the best of the best members.

    I know some are asking more questions than what they will ever donate. So yeah.
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  15. shining eyes

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    @webmaster, Here are some suggestions for you to increase the revenue from website.
    * Try changing the ad places since you are not getting best out of google adsense. You may add a banner or a leader-board ad below the 2nd or the 3rd reply. You can also remove those 2 adjacent 336x250 ad blocks and add a single leader-board there and use 2 leader-boards under say 3rd and 5th reply or may be under 2nd reply and at the end.
    * Since this one of the best forums around the Globe with the alexa ranking of 13376 and in Pakistan ranking is 325, Open an online store and sell products like shirts, key rings pens etc with the forum logo at premium prices.
    * Or even you can hire a designer and designs some some graphics and sell them to the members with their name on that and their achievements and D.pk logo and some more interesting details :)
    * Add some monthly/yearly subscription plans for members.
    * May be you can make a private area and provide something special like high profile analysis and inside news, rare images and things like that.
    * If any artist want to sell their defense art give them an international platform and in return get a part of their earning.
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