yeah I've been on DP for over 4 years and have close to 10K posts, so it's rather demeaning to see newbies who get to have more benefits and a bigg ass username.
But I think in a long term perspective it's a good thing. Forum doesn't make much (compared to the traffic that is) money on adsense, so with this addition Shawn should make some decent $$ and will now have to maintain the forum better!
Anyways I'm curious if we see the "premium" members paying the $125 annual fee and then getting banned after a few posts Then registering and paying again and getting banned for multiple accounts lol
Is it just me, or does it seem like revenue has dropped to NOTHING on DP. Why else move to this subscription model? I can see the advantages to the end user, but wonder if this is not just another ploy to "milk the cow".
One thing that Shawn is going to have to do if he is going to move in this direction is actually provide support and a VALUE for the service. This is going to include actual paid moderation, and some method by which those that pay can actually get ahold of someone when they need it.
Compared to the other subscription based forums I am on, this one lacks the most and offers the least, all the while charging the most.
Just had my username changed there was $25 too.
why would I pay 15 bucks to get banned?
I wonder if people will file PayPal chargebacks when they get banned?
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