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Old 11-12-2007, 05:07 AM View Post #1 (Link) BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: YWO's Amazon Store!
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This is the big thing I was talking about, everybody.

We have officially opened up an Amazon Store. There's some explanation on the actual link (which you can see above as "aStore" in the top navbar), but I'll give you guys the big explanation here.

Our Amazon stores are directly linked to Amazon's entire arsenal of products. We have a store for the USA, Canada, and the UK, and each includes all items that are present on the Amazon store itself. This means you can do Amazon shopping right from YWO.

What exactly does this mean for YWO? Well, every single sale made through the store (or through another method I'm going to mention) brings YWO a commission. We get a percentage of Amazon's earnings! That means if you buy a book, you pay Amazon, and they give us a portion of the sales.

What are we going to do with this money? That depends! Right now, we're going to use it to pay hosting costs. However (and this is a big thing guys), if it brings in any considerable amount of money, it will allow us to actually offer real prizes for contests! So, by buying things you were already going to buy, you could potentially bring us revenue to take YWO to a whole different level! Imagine contests with Amazon gift certificates as prizes, or money, or free books! Well, now we might have the opportunity to do so!

So, there are two ways to buy items. Click aStore above, click the flag for the country you want to go to, and start searching for the items you want! Or, if you can't seem to find something, click the "powered by Amazon" icon just underneath the search box and it will take you to Amazon. Amazon will know that you came from YWO's site and if you buy something directly through that process, we still get a commission. Just make sure to use the "powered by Amazon" button.

That's the news guys! This is a big step for us. A step in the right direction!
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:14 PM View Post #2 (Link)
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Great! I think that's an awesome idea!
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:21 PM View Post #3 (Link)
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Yes, of course it is .
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Old 11-12-2007, 05:47 PM View Post #4 (Link)
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I'm guessing you did this, Shaun? So, you've finally had chance to announce something major on the site.
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:31 PM View Post #5 (Link)
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Umm, well, just because I don't announce stuff doesn't mean I don't do anything. Andy doesn't do anything without talking to me first, and a lot of things that are on the site were suggested by me even though Andy had to build them. Such as the inline crit idea. That was my idea, but Andy put it together since he understands coding better than I. This store was my idea, but I talked to Andy first about it before starting. So, . Andy and I work together silly!
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Old 11-12-2007, 06:35 PM View Post #6 (Link)
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Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
I'm guessing you did this, Shaun? So, you've finally had chance to announce something major on the site.
XD EDIT: Ditto what Shaun says. Most new features to the site have to be coded, regardless of who thinks them up. And the social button idea came off Shaun's blog first, so....

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You guys are going to make some much money off me ...
Thank you, Imelda! Although technically WE won't be making any money at all, since it all goes back to the site.
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Originally Posted by Shaun View Post
Umm, well, just because I don't announce stuff doesn't mean I don't do anything. Andy doesn't do anything without talking to me first, and a lot of things that are on the site were suggested by me even though Andy had to build them. Such as the inline crit idea. That was my idea, but Andy put it together since he understands coding better than I. This store was my idea, but I talked to Andy first about it before starting. So, . Andy and I work together silly!
I wasn't at all implying that you didn't do anything, Shaun. I'm just saying that Andrew seems to do a lot of the announcing, but not necessarily more of the site improvement an such.. Sorry if I made it seem like I was insulting you.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:12 PM View Post #8 (Link)
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I just want to be recognized too. *cries*
Andrew does do a LOT of stuff though.
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:16 PM View Post #9 (Link)
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I talk a little on MSN, but not a lot. *shrugs*
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Old 11-12-2007, 07:19 PM View Post #10 (Link)
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:'(. That's not very nice Imelda
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