Meteorite Law Update in METEORITE HUNTING and COLLECTING Posted February 25, 2011 Eric,Like I said, you are preaching to the choir. And, IMHO, going about this the indirect wrong way. You are absolutely wasting your time and doing nothing but stirring the pot here. The demographics will prove 90% of the people that might read your stuff and agree with it will do nothing. Your website, best I can tell is a "for profit" venture. If this cause it really true and dear to you, move it away from any profit center. None of the posts in this forum, unless maybe yours, had the original intention of making it over to your web page magazine. I was actually floored when I saw this. It is apparant we have come from two different worlds.Can you post the URL of the BLM website you mentioned that states it is illegal to hunt meteorites? Thanks.JimYou are absolutely right about ONE thing Jim. We come from two very different worlds. And I believe (perhaps naively) that I can change them, with the help of LOTS of people.So far you've said about me:I'm preaching to the choir: No, I'm having a discussion with fellow meteorite hunters about an important issue on a meteorite hunting and collecting forum. Seems like a no brainer to me. Then again I'm preaching to the choir.I'm doing it wrong: Really? There's a rule book for what we're all doing here?I'm wasting my time: Really? I don't think I am. Sorry you feel that way.You accuse me of funneling traffic to my site or magazine. Yeah, so? I funnel LOTS of traffic back to Nugget Shooter, and have for years! ;)The link I posted actually went to my www.MeteoritesUSA.com website with a related article which I thought might be intrusive and assuming if I posted it here in it's entirety. It didn't link to my www.MHCMagazine.com magazine website. ;) And Yes, a link does have the effect of allowing one to click and go to another site for more information. YES! I absolutely intend to write about this issue in the magazine. ;) Were you actually insulted that I provided a link to more information about this issue on my site? So what's your point? Did you notice I linked back to this very Nugget Shooter thread too in that article, and I linked back to Nugget Shooter in many other articles on my site too. Do you seriously believe I did something wrong there? If so, well I don't know what to tell you Jim. ;)You would actually suggest to me that not only am I doing it wrong, you want me to change my business model. Well, that's kind of arrogant on your part. Wait, should I say, it's none of your business...? Or is that rude? Did I tell you that you were doing it wrong Jim? No, I said that the accusation you made was irresponsible, and insulting to reputable dealers and apparently you didn't like that, so you feel the need to attack me personally, and publicly, attack my business model, and tell me I'm wrong. Then you suggest I should change my websites and entire business model over to non-profit. Oh no! You're one of them aren't you? ;) Thanks for the suggestion, but I don't think I will.You said: "The demographics will prove 90% of the people that might read your stuff and agree with it will do nothing."Jim, while you see the forest, you don't see the tree. You're forgetting something very important. According to your own numbers that means 10% will take action.I get over 100k people to my sites every year. If only 10% of those take action that's 10,000 people each year! Hmmm... But wait, you have the exponential growth rate (Moore's Law) applies indirectly to any industry. Especially the technology and media markets, of which my websites and magazine are firmly entrenched. The meteorite world is also affected by this so elementary and economic law of growth. That growth will double every two years roughly. Meaning that in 2 years there should be approximately 200,000 visitors to my sites. The numbers are below.YEAR: Visitors2010: 100,0002011: 150,0002012: 200,0002013: 300,0002014: 450,000The 10% conversion each year is accumulative.YEAR: Visitors = Action Takers!2010: 100,000 = 10,0002011: 150,000 = 15,0002012: 200,000 = 20,0002013: 300,000 = 30,0002014: 450,000 = 45,000----------------------TOTAL for 5 Years = 120,000So basically in 5 years according to your numbers I should have about 120,000 people to take action? Am I really wasting my time Jim?I don't think so.Regards,EricP.S. Can we stop wasting time now? Let's get back to the issue at hand. Meteorites!