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Would you support GID conversion to $20 annual fee paysite?

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Please respond with a simple YES or NO.  Then feel free to add any comments

 

 

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YES

Its a good value and my $20 contribution will help offset new hardware and software expenses.

 

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No

I have to stick with the creator's intent TA never wanted it to be a paysite; he wanted it to be free. It will always be his site, so that rule should stand pat.

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4 hours ago, Irishman said:

No

I have to stick with the creator's intent TA never wanted it to be a paysite; he wanted it to be free. It will always be his site, so that rule should stand pat.

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Yes.

i agree that TA’s original intent was to have a “free” site. But if you’re not already voluntarily contributing at least $20/yr. for site upkeep, you’re freeloading.

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No. I don't pay for online forums. I would understand if the administrators did this, but I would likely not participate if this was done.

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6 hours ago, JustRules said:

No. I don't pay for online forums. I would understand if the administrators did this, but I would likely not participate if this was done.

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Yes, I can pay via a money order or cash.

 

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I can see where this would lead to non participation by several posters, but if it meant closing the site or $20.00, I would pony up.

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I would rather give $100 freely than be forced to pay $20.....I have a thing with "the man"...LOL.

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Tide is turning in support of paysite

 

 

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NO

And considering that truly only 2 people votes actually matter in this made up vision....... 

I would say it is pointless to think otherwise. 

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4 hours ago, southend said:

I can see where this would lead to non participation by several posters, but if it meant closing the site or $20.00, I would pony up.

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TA's vision was always to keep this a free forum and an open community and that will always be the case. This was, is and always will be his. Voluntary contributions are always better than mandatory contributions. In hoops, after Hickory Husker went pay-only for the forums, most have migrated to Harrell's free boards for basketball discussion. Likely would happen here, too. 

If you feel like you can do things better, start your own competing site. Wait, you tried that. It failed. You then came crawling back here and have repeatedly tried to take over this one. 

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just so everyone is clear

1)  Not looking into this in any capacity 

2)  We are not sending out distress calls on the financial end of the site 

 

This is just 1 member high horse he continues to ride, when we let him ride in our community 

 

 

 

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Of course I would....I mean I already do and always try to do more. But i could also lose alot of good content from the people who wouldnt so I can see both sides. Speaking of.....these ads are getting on my nerves...😉

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So, who is Howe's basketball coach?  

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31 minutes ago, Coach Nowlin said:

just so everyone is clear

1)  Not looking into this in any capacity 

2)  We are not sending out distress calls on the financial end of the site 

 

This is just 1 member high horse he continues to ride, when we let him ride in our community 

 

 

 

In the interest of full disclosure, who exactly are the "we" you are referring to?  Who currently makes up the GID brain trust?

  

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54 minutes ago, crimsonace1 said:

TA's vision was always to keep this a free forum and an open community and that will always be the case. This was, is and always will be his. Voluntary contributions are always better than mandatory contributions. In hoops, after Hickory Husker went pay-only for the forums, most have migrated to Harrell's free boards for basketball discussion. Likely would happen here, too. 

If you feel like you can do things better, start your own competing site. Wait, you tried that. It failed. You then came crawling back here and have repeatedly tried to take over this one. 

There is no attempt here to storm the gates, conduct a military coup, or otherwise overthrow the braintrust of The GID.

I simply see this point in time as a pivot point for The Digest.

Given the shutdown, significant loss of membership, and new cost burdens associated with the hardware and software makeovers, all options should be considered.

Should the site go the pay route, I would consider being an investor, as long as there is potential ROI to be realized at some point.

But that takes strategic business and marketing oriented thinking, which I have in abundant supply.

Just my 2 cents worth.  I figure after 15 years and tens of thousands of posts, I've earned the right.  😀

 

 

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