Would you pay to join a Forum?

Discussion in 'General Webmaster Chat' started by midlandi, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. midlandi Qdoos Contributor

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    You may or may not know of this site but Webmasterworld(dot)com requires you to register for a minimum of 6 months at a cost of $47.10!
    Ok its a pretty busy forum, but there are many others that you can join of similar size free, so would you pay?
    It seems that alot do!
  2. masterweb Qdoos Contributor

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    Why to pay if we can join small / mediums forums as Qdoos and mine (onlinewebmarket.net) for free?. Even a leader as DP is free so i think no, no way to pay for beign a member there.

  3. Fuzzer Qdoos Contributor

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    many moons ago before i knew about... well, much at all :) na really before i know DP even excisted etc every search i made always came up with webmasterworld.com, i was getting annoyed because there was no way i was going to pay, I can see why some forums charge for more privileges and more benefits and ive considered it my self. They have got a good member base and some knowledgeable people there but i still wouldn't pay.
  4. masterweb Qdoos Contributor

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    The only forum i paid for registering as "gold member" was Dnforum.com, and as River says it was too many moons ago...

  5. Midwest Super Moderator

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    Hmm..Simply put, I would probably pay if the forum turns out to be extremely valuable, never-seen before type of site or something like that. Otherwise, no. I wouldn't splash the cash on a membership, no matter how much they'd ask for it :)
  6. masterweb Qdoos Contributor

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    Yeahhh. I think is more honest to ask members for volunteer donations contributing with the board...

  7. Midwest Super Moderator

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    This sounds like a pretty nice idea. I would rather prefer to give a donation, if I find the forum to be useful, than just pay a membership.
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