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    Quote Originally Posted by simongrahamuk View Post
    I think that what the admins are suggesting is that you have the choice, those that pay wouldn't get to see the ad's. those that don't pay still see them.

    throw that in with some other 'premium member' bebefits and I think that you're on to something good.

    what would the 'premium member benefits' be ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gecko View Post
    what would the 'premium member benefits' be ?
    Free use of my cage as a rest area for any tired female subscribers

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    hahaha... my chair is sufficient thanks!

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    Its a lovely idea and one which industry (when we come together occasionally) assumes is our model for raising money. Unforunately just to pay for BETT we would have had to have a guaranteed 1000 members paying 5 each. After this we still would need hosting (1000), and funding for the conferences amongst other things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Free use of my cage as a rest area for any tired female subscribers


    ...need to think about this one! Where's WITCH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    Its a lovely idea and one which industry (when we come together occasionally) assumes is our model for raising money. Unforunately just to pay for BETT we would have had to have a guaranteed 1000 members paying 5 each. After this we still would need hosting (1000), and funding for the conferences amongst other things.
    how many members are there at the minute.

    I mean experts exchange charges for a years full membership but I just end up earning 3000 points a month and it gives me the same benefits.

    I mean if you wanted to go the points route then you would have to do an accepted solution type system where by users could rate answers A , B and C and the grade determines how you multiply the points so if the asker assigns the question 250 points ( with a maximum being 500 points )

    Then if the asker graded the solution as C then it would only multiply 250 points by 2 so the person who gave that solution pointed the asker in the correct direction but with no steps or ones that were not that good.

    That means the person who gave it would end up with say 500 points over all.

    Same for B aside from it would multiply it by 3 and A would be multiplied by 4

    so B would be 250 * 3

    and A would be 250 * 4

    so basically

    amount of points multiplied by grade given to solution = over all points in the month

    where

    A = 4
    B = 3
    C = 2

    not sure how that helps though - just a comparision really

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    he he

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    Free use of my cage as a rest area for any tired female subscribers
    lol @ Joannes reply

    if that was the case Jake , that would be pimping out female edugeek users without there conscent, am not sure what they would think to that but am guessing it wouldn't be a good reply / response lol.

    <<-- ducks from all the swinging hand bags and runs and hides lol j/k

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    I would not pay if I was a first time visitor. Not being tight I have donated around 15 the last few months but websites such as experts exchange you have to pay for and it doesn’t attract people. By the way where is the donation box?

    z

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    Biggest problem with subscriptions are like dos said, the basics of the math.
    It simply does not work out for simply a ad free version of the site for a minimal fee. To make ends meet it would need to be higher then 5 and if it was a lot more people just wouldnt pay for it. Its like TV licensing, I dont mind paying for ad free but dont the ad free value being equal to the cost of the license (I know its a simplified comparison).
    There is no simple solution for advertising and generating site revenue but I am trying to think up other ways to generate possible funding but really the current choices are limited.
    I will be posting a more in depth post in the other thread regarding the ad banner after the first post, including my thoughts about adblocking software so keep a eye out for that later tonight.

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    Yes I would pay just for the comedy factor as it has made me laugh on quite a few occasions when feelin a little low, that is worth it's weight in gold (not that i would pay anymore than is being suggested mind).

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    I am new here & YES I would Pay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroHour View Post
    I will be posting a more in depth post in the other thread regarding the ad banner after the first post, including my thoughts about adblocking software so keep a eye out for that later tonight.
    Re: actual costs... It's interesting that advertising seems to be bringing in 5k+ (by inference) so if you're getting that much perhaps the rest is somewhat moot. That said, you seem to be taking a sort of all or nothing approach. At a guess you'd probably only ever get about 25% of people paying for advert free forums which still leaves you with a hefty (and growing) advert fed population...

    And frankly, the whole ad-blocking thing is endemic so ignoring it is perhaps a little disingenious. I have ad-blocking on but it was installed for other sites I use that are just replete with cr*p flash ads that make reading impossible. You just can't turn it on/off for specific sites if the adverts are being hosted from outside of edugeek.

    Either way, the question's been asked and it's interesting reading

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    I am happy with the ads at their current level and would pay as well to keep them at this level.
    BUT I am concerned about new people coming across the site and being able to see it all if it is paid for
    As for Jake's offer -sounds OK to me - I am perfectly capable of looking after myself and the thought of the jewel coloured cushions, plasma TV, exotic food and drink and exciting company....after the day I've had it sounds like heaven.
    But you won't get me in the jacuzzi!

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    * Wonders if Jake's luxury cage is paid for by the advertisers *

    Is it spacious WITCH?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH View Post
    As for Jake's offer -sounds OK to me - I am perfectly capable of looking after myself and the thought of the jewel coloured cushions, plasma TV, exotic food and drink and exciting company....
    When did the cage acquire all of these luxuries?

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