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Old 28 October 2005, 05:14   #21
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Any benefits (pm -wise ) for being a Platinum Supporter?
Yeah, you get massive quota of 500! Do you need more?

By the way (and this applies everyone, paid up or not) you can download your PMs before deleting them if you want to keep an archive.

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Old 29 October 2005, 02:16   #22
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Yeah, cheers for that.


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Old 31 October 2005, 03:18   #23
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I agree with Roy Cruse's about charging per post. The richness of this board is down to the variety of posts- whether it be concerned with ribbing or not.

I would have thought that a good solution would be a minimum flat membership fee say 25 quid for everybody??. If you can afford a 20000 quid rib dont tell me that you can't afford 25 quid??. If people want to give more . i,e show their appreciation - all well and good.

Basically this should have happened at the beginning - because to change policy now will be more difficult. I can already see a certain individual who lives near Swansea - already complaining about his "human" rights or right of expression being curtailed. I wonder who...?

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Old 31 October 2005, 03:29   #24
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I was against paying for membership originally and made my thoughts well known ,and me and JK had a bit of a falling out. I had a long chat to Andre at Rib Ex this year and decided after said chat to join as a trade member . It has paid for itself 20 times over already in increased trade. I would recommend it to other schools or those that post on behalf of other schools . I also think those that post a lot or who always seem to be on here should pay . At least that way JK can have some reward for all his efforts .
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Old 31 October 2005, 05:23   #25
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I would have thought that a good solution would be a minimum flat membership fee say 25 quid for everybody??. If you can afford a 20000 quid rib dont tell me that you can't afford 25 quid??. If people want to give more . i,e show their appreciation - all well and good.
Yes, but not everyone on here has a RIB. Some people come on to find out information prior to buying one and may only use the forum a few times.

Surly the main reason for the sucess of the forum is that it is free....

Edit: I can now claim to be the only bronze member....
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Old 31 October 2005, 06:26   #26
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Surly the main reason for the sucess of the forum is that it is free....

You should understand, that in life - nothing is free!!!!!!. Jk has an excellent site. I am pretty shure JK spends a lot of time on this site- and I cant see that the publicity generated pays for the upkeep. Are you going to work for "free"?

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Old 31 October 2005, 07:24   #27
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I agree with Roy Cruse's about charging per post.
So, if I tell you how to fit a bailer, I should pay for the pleasure? I think not. Perhaps you should pay for the info.

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Old 31 October 2005, 07:29   #28
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So, if I tell you how to fit a bailer, I should pay for the pleasure? I think not. Perhaps you should pay for the info.

No Jw - I agreed that "posting should be free"
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Old 31 October 2005, 07:34   #29
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I can't speak on JK's behalf but this is how I see it:

JK set this website up becasue he was interested in RIBs and was odviosly highly competant in running a website. I'm asuming when he set it up he didn't plan for it to turn into a commercial venture (?) Could it be that he enjoys running this website in his spare time....
I disagree that about ur comment that nothing in life is free. Some people actually enjoy doing something for the benifit of others....

PS I have no objection to paying a reasonable amount to use the site. I do however feel that making people pay to join to pay to post will be at the disadvantage of the site. Maybe if compulsery fees were the order of the day that new members could have a year for free then everyone has to pay at least 10 a year. That way newbies could get all the useful info they needed, then get adicted to the site and join.
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Eupa, read your first paragraph in post #23.
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