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    Angry Warrior forum has gone 'paid status'

    Now WF is telling everyone to upgrade to paid membership to enjoy full benefits, now for the free members you can only stored 10 PM, what do think? Will you pay $37 to upgrade?

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    I don't use Warrior Forum, but from what I've seen, pay forums often tend to offer a higher quality forum experience.

    People who pay to use forums tend to be very serious about making money. Forum topics tend to be more fresh and relevant to the industry. Forum owners tend to put more time into forum quality because there's always a drive/incentive to make a profit. If forum quality drops, they lose subscribers/money.

    There are obvious exceptions to this.

    It sounds like WF is just charging for convenience features. I hope this new business model works for them.
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    I dont really think this change will have much impact. Paid members only have access to a couple more sections but otherwise, most of the forum is still free.

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    All the forums must be free for user, I really don't like paid forums

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEO Service View Post
    All the forums must be free for user, I really don't like paid forums
    Hosting a forum costs time and money. If you were hosting a forum wouldn't you prefer to be paid for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m42 View Post
    Hosting a forum costs time and money. If you were hosting a forum wouldn't you prefer to be paid for it?
    The earning from WSO forum is definitely enough for the hosting and bandwidth costs IMO. There are better ways to earn like from adsense or selling links or banners.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum
    The earning from WSO forum is definitely enough for the hosting and bandwidth costs IMO. There are better ways to earn like from adsense or selling links or banners.
    That's not what I was asking.

    You are obviously a capitalist. Put yourself in the shoes of the owner of WF. You have a successful forum. You have a demand for it. People are willing to pay to use your forum. You may or may not need the extra money.

    Would your answer be different if you were the one charging instead of paying?
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    Quote Originally Posted by m42 View Post
    That's not what I was asking.

    You are obviously a capitalist. Put yourself in the shoes of the owner of WF. You have a successful forum. You have a demand for it. People are willing to pay to use your forum. You may or may not need the extra money.

    Would your answer be different if you were the one charging instead of paying?
    Yes! My answer will be the same That's the way I like to run things. I think there is no turning back for WF to be a free-for-all forum again, although I will still visit there, but I will put my focus on free forums such as NB

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    Quote Originally Posted by DotComBum View Post
    Yes! My answer will be the same That's the way I like to run things. I think there is no turning back for WF to be a free-for-all forum again, although I will still visit there, but I will put my focus on free forums such as NB
    Interesting response. I think more often than not, people would jump at the opportunity maximize their profits.
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    I'm not going to pay since I'm not using the forum that much -- If NetBuilders would become paid though, I would pay But WarriorForum isn't worth it for me now, I could invest the money in something else
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