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Huawei Watch  - 
 
Anyone after a Huawei Watch? Stainless steel, mesh band, worth $650 AUD at retail. Basically unused, in box, shipping within Australia, open to international shipping provided you pay at-cost, which will include tracking/insurance. Let me know if you're keen.
 
Any of you dedicated Ausdroiders want a Huawei Watch, in stainless mesh? Came from Google, but we've got two, and we don't need this one. Fact is, we need the cash more than we need a spare watch sitting around. Help us out. Reasonable offers considered.
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Not on ebay. Don't like ebay much. 
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We'll have an official announcement later this week, but we wanted to share it with our most die-hard fans first (our Google+ community members!)

Ausdroid has dabbled with paid supporter memberships in the last little while, but we'll be closing this program and ceasing subscription payments. Allowing some users to pay to skip ads is a bit silly, when you consider that most readers who don't want ads will just adblock them anyway, and get the paid experience for free. 

An option which deprives us of revenue too, I might add. So, the supporter program is gone.

However, Ausdroid has been running on fumes for years and it's no longer sustainable, especially in an environment where demand for our services is growing and growing. We have 250k unique readers each month. If just 1% of those readers supported Ausdroid with $1 a month, we'd have enough to be rid of ads for everyone. If some of those readers supported with $5 a month, we'd have full time staff.

In recognition of this -- that Ausdroid's worth is to the community first and foremost -- we're throwing ourselves open to the community and asking you to support us. If just a thousand readers pledged to support Ausdroid with the cost of a cup of coffee each month ($3 to $5), Ausdroid would take on a full-time, paid editor, remove all advertising from the website, and become better overall.

We'll be launching our Patreon site this week, but we want to give you guys the first peek. We're also taking feedback on the wording and options; let us know what you like and what you don't, and we'll take that on board and make changes as necessary.

In short, Ausdroid needs your help to continue to survive. We don't want to sell out Ausdroid to ridiculous advertising. We don't want to spam your inboxes with useless promotions. Please, help us to continue delivering you the best news we know how, and jump on board.

- Chris & the team
Patreon is empowering a new generation of creators. Support and engage with artists and creators as they live out their passions!
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+seb mitchell indeed.. It's been the nudge that now sees SciShow (and shortly, Kutzgesagt) getting some of my money, too.
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Hey guys, in response to our making the Ausdroid app ad free, many users told us they'd like to be able to financially support Ausdroid another way (http://ausdroid.net/2015/05/26/ausdroid-app-goes-ad-free-thanks-to-user-feedback/).

We've avoided going down this path before, but if users want it we will consider the option..

What do you think would be reasonable? What would you want in return beyond warm fuzzies? What should we use supporter funds for? Let us know.. start the conversation.
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Tom's youtube channel has a donate/"Support this channel" button on it.
https://www.youtube.com/user/acedtect
Wikipeadia support Bpay.
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The raffle will be drawn today, +Dan Goodes​ so don't stress! 
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Yep it did pretty well I think. 
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Some people are so frigging stupid it just ruins my desire to help people at all.

Offer people a fairly significant discount on a product, just because you can, and they start attacking you for it?

Fine. Fuck yourselves. Go pay retail and we'll keep the 20% discount for ourselves. 
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WTF is wrong with the morons who were attacking you?
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Visiting our friends at Sydney's Google HQ
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Any of you dedicated Ausdroiders want a Huawei Watch, in stainless mesh? Came from Google, but we've got two, and we don't need this one. Fact is, we need the cash more than we need a spare watch sitting around. Help us out. Reasonable offers considered.
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Watch has sold. Thanks guys :)

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Well, you asked for it, and we're going to give it a try.

We've got Ausdroid Supporter levels now available. At this stage, there's three options which you can see when clicking through. We've got two perks for supporters at the moment -- ad-free experience on the site when logged in, and we will have some supporter-only contests/competitions later on as well.

The system is live. Let us know what you think, and support if you like :)
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Understandable.
Need to get the web side of things smooth and stable before looking at a new beta of the app.
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Not quite sure why it is, but recently Yappy Web has stopped working properly. When I click a different conversation, the address bar changes (e.g. the #phonenumber) at the end changes, but the web app itself doesn't change to that other conversation. Am I missing something obvious? I don't have an ad-blocker running or anything like that which would be breaking things.
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Thanks +Marius Dornean; have checked the developer and javascript console in Chrome while viewing the site and can't see any obvious errors.
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Apologies if the mailing list subscribers receive a couple of sponsored posts this month.. with our growing traffic around MWC, sponsors want to make the most of it, so we've got a couple of sponsored mailings coming up. If you're not interested in them, please just delete them rather than unsubscribing. There's never too many of them.

At least, we try not to send too many :)
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Just seen the first of the new ads hit my inbox.
Damnit Chris, why couldn't Ausdroid have run ads like this sooner???
Even on the Ausdroid website this would have been a better ad that that damned Konica-Minolta junk.
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I - love - eating here, even though Rachel doesn't. Yummy Mexican food. Woo! 
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One of our local cafes. I don't not like it, I'm just sick of it. 
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Hey +Chris Spencer, Dan showed me what's going on with your employer blocking Ausdroid. Frankly, what that Cheetham fellow has said is an outright lie; Ausdroid has no popup advertising, and never has. Better yet, we've never once linked to anything remotely like malware. I'm sure you know this, and we definitely know this. I'd be happy to talk to this fellow and see what his problem is... but like most bureaucracies, you're probably just screwed. Sorry mate.
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+Chris Spencer Ah - as I said "anally retentive"...
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  • NSW Electoral Commission
    Returning Officer, 2014 - present
    Returning officer for Willoughby for the upcoming NSW State Election 2015
  • QuantumCorp
    Senior Investigator, 2014 - present
  • Ausdroid Media Pty Ltd
    Director, 2010 - present
  • Ausdroid Community Foundation
    Director, 2013 - present
  • Australian Government Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education
    Senior Fraud Investigator, 2012 - 2014
  • Australian Government Department of Education Employment and Workplace Relations
    Senior Fraud Investigator, 2011 - 2012
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  • Deakin University
    Psychology, 2004 - 2007
  • Sydney Institute
    Government Investigations and Compliance, 2009 - 2010
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Good place for the kids to play, but if you're looking for a bit of peace and quiet while the kids run around, look somewhere else. This place is louder than a jet taking off.
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Traffic around here is bad and there's a lot of unsavoury types hanging around. Best to avoid.
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Got my order slightly wrong but fixed it quickly and easily. Great service.
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A wonderful and happy place to visit, to hold a function and to be a child again.
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Didn't have the products we wanted, and when we asked, they said they were in the store room but they didn't offer to get them for us. Lame.
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A lovely smaller Woolworths store, though parking can be tight nearby.
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This is one of Hornsby's best (if not northern Sydney's best) kebab and pide houses, and they do snackboxes, pizzas and more as well. Their food is always freshly made and delicious, and usually quick!
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