According to Emp. there are about zero expenses and zero revenue from Encyc.
links from pages..... so ppl can buy books.... also generates revenue...
- I definitely like the idea that people should be encouraged to buy books. In a classy, appropriate way of course. It's not quite fair that the internet grab all this information and disperse it and then not at least put a plug in for some people doing some actual hard work writing and publishing.
- Like I said on my talk page, I'm not sure how I feel about throwing an associates tag onto the link. On the one hand, I don't want it to seem commercialized around here. This is basically an altruistic endeavor. On the other, why not, if it motivates people? I guess there could be some infighting over articles two people have worked on. But right now, there's so much white space that shouldn't be a problem, and there could be term limits or something. Emperor 01:47, 30 November 2009 (UTC)
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One possible revenue-creation method
One thing that might be win-win for everybody would be links to buy books in the reference section. That way the authors of the books get a chance to actually make some money, and we get a tiny cut. I haven't implemented this, but I don't think it should be completely off the table. Emperor 14:57, 28 November 2009 (UTC) i think that that is an excellent idea.... I don't know what you do, how old you are, and where you are in life. I think the key to this would be to have it actually encourage participation though. For example... perhaps you want to earn 30,000 dollars a year.... perhaps 50,000. I couple years ago, I read that income up to 50,000 will conribute to happiness.
A proposal for an open company model that could _encourage_ participation 100% of any income would go to Emporor up until 1,000 dollars a month of revenue. 80% would go to Emp until 2,000$ a month 50% would go to Emp until 5000$ a month... after that.... 20% would go to Emp. All the rest of the profits would be distributed among pariicpants using some sort of trust/merit metric determined by the community.... something like that. I could impliment the same on Wikademia. This is just brainstorming of sorts..... I don't __know___ what _actually would_ _encourage particiatipion__ Wikademia
Up 1,000 USD - 100% to operator