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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2013, 05:08:48 PM »

If they want to kill off the forums then charging a subscription fee would be an excellent way to do so.  Theres just too many free forums out there that provide what these forums provide.  Sure some people would be willing but by doing so you would cripple the activity, which is quite frankly already low as it is.  I really doubt that what they would get financially would be worth the potential damage it would do to forum activity.   Its just my personal opinion but slapping a subscription fee on the forums would likely backfire. 
 Also sending in a donation check is a far different animal than a monthly subscription fee.   Its apple and oranges.  A one shot payment through a donation drive or through a crowdfunding effort is much easier  for people to accept than a constant subscription fee.
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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2013, 05:20:24 PM »

I'd pay to be in the founders club. Hell, offer me a lifetime membership for something outrageous and I might even consider that. I could be classified as a lurker, but I know a few folks here and the write ups are always good. Watching the forums is what I spend more time doing, but that's what they are for, right?
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« Reply #42 on: April 20, 2013, 06:51:18 PM »

Well, at the very least, don't scrap the forums, whatever you do. And I know it sounds silly to mention as it's very drastic, but it's exactly what happened on a site I was familiar with. Instead of trying to find a way to build traffic to the forum, they gutted the forum completely from the site, destroying a whole segment of the fanbase and community and instead encouraging fans to use facebook. It struck me as a move coming from someone not fully understanding how communities work, as they both have their uses, one focusing and encouraging group discussions while the other being more of a one-way affair often used for PR purposes to send out news updates.
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« Reply #43 on: April 20, 2013, 07:58:53 PM »

Quote from: Rumpy on April 20, 2013, 06:51:18 PM

Well, at the very least, don't scrap the forums, whatever you do.

That's not gonna happen. We WANT to overhaul them and make them better, it's just a big project and we've had to weigh priorities. It's not so much an 'if' but more of a 'when'.
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« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2013, 02:16:02 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on April 20, 2013, 07:58:53 PM

Quote from: Rumpy on April 20, 2013, 06:51:18 PM

Well, at the very least, don't scrap the forums, whatever you do.

That's not gonna happen. We WANT to overhaul them and make them better, it's just a big project and we've had to weigh priorities. It's not so much an 'if' but more of a 'when'.

I'll back up Mike.  This forum is the first place I check every day.  If anything you'll see more people as we improve and unify the two audiences.  smile

You know, we'd have more traffic if I wasn't so strict on not letting morons into our playground...hehehe
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« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2013, 04:08:20 AM »

That's good to hear. I knew you were committed. I just wanted to tell that story to show the drastic measures some have used. And at the same time, that same group wonder why they aren't more popular. I look forward to more integration.
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