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Re: hosting looper's delight site?

I have no way to really know who comes to the site or why. Clearly they
keep on coming, so they must be finding something interesting there! I
suspect a lot of them come in from search engines to find some information
they are looking for in the list archives or some other section, and then
they poke around in the rest of the site for a while. A lot of people keep
coming back to read the archives on the web. I would guess they are mostly
musicians interested in creating electronic music using samples and loops
in some way or another. The fact that it continues to grow and grow and
grow tells me that interest in looping is growing and growing as well.

And yes, if you use the Looper's Delight link to buy something from Amazon,
5-15% of what you pay goes to Looper's Delight and helps pay the cost of
the whole thing. If you are buying something there anyway, why not use the
LD link and help us out? it's easy.... It costs the same to you and it
helps out LD. The same is true for zzounds and sonic foundry. I'll
appreciate it greatly if you use the LD links!


At 11:13 PM -0700 7/22/01, whiteoakstudios wrote:
>Are all these people loopers ? Obviously there are a number of hits from 
>same person but have you any idea who these people are, (I don't expect 
>to know them all personally but you know what I mean).
>I often use Amazon for books & CD's do you benefit if I access their web
>site through the LD site ? If so , I'll go that route in future.
>Looper's Delight
>> by itself, per month, is about 400,000 page views, 700,000 file requests
>> (hits), 100,000 user sessions, 9GB of bandwidth, and around 1GB of disk
>> space. Plus a fair amount of CPU in handling the search engine, 
>> and indexing the list, ad serving, mailing list, web server, dns, etc. 
>> mailing list might have to send anywhere from 25,000 to 100,000 mails a
>> day. It gets much bigger when you add in the rest of my internet
>> and sites that I host, those monthly totals are about 1 million page
>> 9 million hits/files, 40GB bandwidth, and about 6GB of disk space. As it
>> happens, all of these sites are growing like weeds,
>> All this is not cheap, but there is no danger of it going offline. 
>> from the sites pays about half of it, and the rest is affordable for me.
>> However, I would prefer to see LD be self-sufficient. In other words, it
>> should not be freeloading off of me or you or anybody else to exist, it
>> should pay it's own way. For this, I hope the people who use the site 
>> enjoy the list can help out. That can be through buying Looper's Delight
>> cd's, or using the affiliate links I have on the LD site when you can to
>> buy gear (zzounds, sonic foundry, amazon), or making a donation through
>> donation links I've got set up on the site, or buying a t-shirt when we
>> around to that. And any of you who have something to advertise, LD is a
>> fine place to do it and I'm happy to make some reasonable deal to make 
>> work. Could be a product you sell, or your own cd, or something else. 
>> whole looping world is watching if you put it on LD!
>> enough groveling for now. :-)
>> kim
>> ______________________________________________________________________
>> Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
>> kflint@loopers-delight.com    | http://www.loopers-delight.com

Kim Flint                     | Looper's Delight
kflint@loopers-delight.com    | http://www.loopers-delight.com