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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

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You have to be careful not to overthink this, two of the forums i use i subscribe to,i get subscribing member against my name on one and contributor on the other,after that it varies one has a chat box i can use the other allows PM ing, only small things but hey its only a few pounds a year.
I would not be interested in a have to subscribe situation, two-tier ime ok with.
Hi Mik, as I said, everyone will have differing opinions on this topic. Personally, I wouldn't pay to have anything after my name on a forum. As I do the vast majority of my interactions up front and in the open on forums, a chat box or the ability to PM other members doesn't seem like an attractive deal for me to pay for.

As you already subscribe to both these forums mentioned, and I assume for a small annual fee, receive those benefits, why would you not do the same if it was Subscription Only?

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

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Hi Mik, as I said, everyone will have differing opinions on this topic. Personally, I wouldn't pay to have anything after my name on a forum. As I do the vast majority of my interactions up front and in the open on forums, a chat box or the ability to PM other members doesn't seem like an attractive deal for me to pay for.

As you already subscribe to both these forums mentioned, and I assume for a small annual fee, receive those benefits, why would you not do the same if it was Subscription Only?

Just curious

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John

Perhaps you misunderstood the the way I put it, i wouldnt pay to get the things i mentioned i was just saying they come with being a supporter.


I would not pay in a "you must pay situation" purley because of it being that way, if i can be a forum user and at some point decide i want to support it then thats different.
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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

My 2 cents worth would be to have adverts on the site? as very site has them so would not even notice?
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I'm quite happy to pay not to have ads on the site! We are bombarded with ads and other spam 24 hours a day from everywhere and they drive me nuts.
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My 2 cents worth would be to have adverts on the site? as very site has them so would not even notice?

I use Adguard anyway, which seems to block adverts. So there is mileage in this suggestion. I wonder what the income from adverts would be...…...
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I'm with you Richard definitely worth paying not to have ads.
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I use uBlock Origin which seems to be more effective than Adblock Plus which I used to use. The latter now has a paid-for "white list" which seems contrary to its primary purpose!
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I use Adguard anyway, which seems to block adverts. So there is mileage in this suggestion. I wonder what the income from adverts would be...…...
Unless things have changed in recent years, you need a large amount of regular visitors to a site in order to make any worthwhile income from advertising. Some companies use a "pay by click" system which pays a very small amount each time someone clicks on an advert and opens it. Again, this requires a large amount of regular visitors before being viable as income.

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I just wanted to let you know that I'm back in the Philippines at the moment because a family bereavement. I'm trying to keep an eye on things but it's less easy. I'll be back late on Wednesday.

Thank you again for the continuing fund donations. Thank-you emails will be written and sent at the end of the week.

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

Arrived back at Heathrow last night to the amazing news that we were 1-0 up against Croatia, alas it was not to be of course.

But there is always something to look forward to and I have received a Loupedeck Plus to review (mixing desk-style controller for Lightroom adjustments)

http://dpnow.com/lightroom-loupedeck-gets-plus-update/

Does anyone here use a Loupedeck?

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Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I've moved the off-topic Loupedeck posts to their own thread here:

http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthread.php?t=48314

Please continue that discussion there rather than here, thanks!

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