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Below is an e-mail from Lance Merker, the President/CEO of OmniUpdate with a proposal for this site. Given this is a community site, it's only appropriate that the members decide on this proposal. Please provide your feedback by this Friday (May 16).



We at OmniUpdate would like to give a free coffee mug with the University Web Developers emblem to all 700+ subscribers of the ning group. The proposition in simple. We would like to replace the google ads on the right side of the page with the attached banner. The banner (and the free mug offer) would remain for one year. We'll pay all the costs to remove the google ads, and pay for the mugs and shipping to members who request one during the year.

That's it. We won't replace the banner with any advertising nor put our advertising on the mugs!

Members of the group get a symbol of their association with the social network -- hopefully building some camaraderie and group spirit -- and we get brand recognition from the sponsorship.

Regards,

Lance

Lance Merker
President/CEO
OmniUpdate, Inc.

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I like the idea. Bring on the free stuff!!
Sounds good. Go for it!
I think the the proposal is pretty fair... I'll take two! ;)
I have nothing against Omniupdate, but like others, I'd rather not cede the space to a single vendor for a year.
Fine by me - bring on the brew.
I would assume the terms of service for receiving the coffee mug are up to OmniUpdate. In this case, the use of the mailing address and potential future communication is at the discretion of the member and OmniUpdate, not this group. With that said, the group could set precedences based on the agreement that would apply from henceforth forward (for example, we'll accept advertising if you give the members a way to opt-out from future advertising or marketing based on the information they submit).

Go for it.
Go for it.
fine with me
Sounds good to me.
Great points, Seth. As long as I can opt out of future marketing/advertising, I'm in.
Go for it- always need another mug.
Seems a simple enough request; add me to the over-caffeinated and loving it group.

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