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An Observation

Jul 2018 12 15:43

Post by GARRY E » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 3:43pm

Post by GARRY E by GARRY E Jul 2018 12 15:43

Just an observation and an opinion take from it what you will no offence meant to any parties .
At the time of writing this i noticed that of the eight blogs on the forum five were by non subscribers some of which are long standing members. Now i am not saying that all users should have to cough up £1.25 of their hard earned every month but what i personally think is that, to ask a question of the users and reply to a question then you should be a subscriber as per a lot of other forums .
I seem to remember that this website and forum costs money to run and that is why we were asked to subscribe
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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 12 16:02

Post by chrismccol » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 4:02pm

Post by chrismccol by chrismccol Jul 2018 12 16:02

Never realised it was an issue until the site got taken down a few months back, due to lack of funds/time etc etc. So I've paid up for they year, it's not like £15 is a lot. Worth every penny. [Like.png]

Although if you want to attract members maybe some kind of grace period, 3 month trial from registration then cough up to remain a member.
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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 12 17:17

Post by Jubbs » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 5:17pm

Post by Jubbs by Jubbs Jul 2018 12 17:17

There is a big difference between subscribing or just donating.

One will be expected to provide a service, the other just to provide a space to linger. This forum as far as I can remember has been virtually ad free, no popups or side bars full of distracting flashy videos etc, nothing to clog up the arteries of a live forum.

To be fair, paying a sub to get rid of all that is worth it and to keep the boards afloat as well. To me, paying what you think the site is worth is a good balance to keeping ads away and allowing the site to flourish, as a donation without making it a business venture, but anyway £15 is practically 3 pints worth so that's pretty cheap really all things considered.

But some people are principled in these things and its their right to defer a donation, and in that I'd be happy to drop the paid membership moniker, I'm not that bothered if people know it or not.

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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 12 17:49

Post by Care7aker » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 5:49pm

Post by Care7aker by Care7aker Jul 2018 12 17:49

without long term member and the input from them there would be no forum...

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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 12 17:50

Post by Care7aker » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 5:50pm

Post by Care7aker by Care7aker Jul 2018 12 17:50

but saying that i may just do it. i use this site sporadically so hadnt even noticed the option to sub

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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 12 20:40

Post by Skoolkeeper » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 8:40pm

Post by Skoolkeeper by Skoolkeeper Jul 2018 12 20:40

To those who have not subscribed, it's worth every penny, [Like.png]

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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 12 23:54

Post by Keyolder » Thu, 12th Jul 2018, 11:54pm

Post by Keyolder by Keyolder Jul 2018 12 23:54

Everyone is different and I suppose entitled to pony up or not, I personally think as Jubbs mentioned its worth every penny to keep the website and forum ad free not only that admin mods and CT do a fantastic job keeping the spam away as well.
Just an idea maybe remove the post count from non subscribers, ok I'll get my coat [Scared.png]
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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 13 09:17

Post by onlyme14 » Fri, 13th Jul 2018, 9:17am

Post by onlyme14 by onlyme14 Jul 2018 13 09:17

This site has helped myself with valuable information every time and years of experience from all so its very much worth the very small fee [Like.png]

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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 13 13:29

Post by JohnE875 » Fri, 13th Jul 2018, 1:29pm

Post by JohnE875 by JohnE875 Jul 2018 13 13:29

Its cheaper now than when I used to donate monthly. Well worth it.
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Re: An Observation

Jul 2018 13 14:39

Post by Buffer » Fri, 13th Jul 2018, 2:39pm

Post by Buffer by Buffer Jul 2018 13 14:39

I realised after using this great site for 17 years now that i had only paid £20 in all them years so i feel more than happy to pay my subs,but i would say especially new members should be made welcome and leave them to decide if to pay some subs and hopefully they will if they find the site helpful.

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