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Offline jalfreziT

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I've had an idea for a forum!
« on: March 01, 2019, 06:48 AM »
It goes like this:

Members will develop their own curry recipes and go to the trouble of documenting these recipes on the forum.

Members will also freely give unconditional advice and support to others, driven purely by a shared love of curry.

At some point the forum owner decides that everyone should pay a tenner a year to access the forum content.

Members who gave freely wonder why they should pay a tenner, simply to view content they have freely given to the community. Few (if any) of the knowledgeable curry experts pay the tenner.

The only question is, what happens next,.....

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2019, 07:24 AM »
I think the forum will die.

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2019, 08:09 AM »
Have I missed something? Is this forum switching to a subscription model?

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2019, 08:37 AM »
No, JT is referring to another forum that has done that and which no doubt will die, through the action of making his forum a pay site the owner has truly bitten the hands of those that feed it.


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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2019, 02:20 PM »
Ok I see. I’m relieved as I like the fact this place is free and informal.  I think a paywall model for forums is a bad idea, but people are free to do as they please I suppose.  If users have contributed content on the basis of it being a free access site and then they get shut out because new rules come in, I can see why they would be cheesed off.

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #5 on: March 01, 2019, 02:40 PM »
Ok I see. I’m relieved as I like the fact this place is free and informal.  I think a paywall model for forums is a bad idea, but people are free to do as they please I suppose.  If users have contributed content on the basis of it being a free access site and then they get shut out because new rules come in, I can see why they would be cheesed off.

Cheesed off is putting it politely lol, not only have all the contributors been locked out the newbies coming in have to pay to view it.

Get a nice big  Oak tree when its full of healthy acorns, cut off the roots feeding it and as an added measure poison it,

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #6 on: March 01, 2019, 02:58 PM »
Might one ask, without a full URL appearing in the answer, where this forum might be found ?
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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2019, 03:14 PM »
Phil I believe they may be referring to this forum. Full URL included intentionally, most members know the elephant in the room http://www.bircurries.co.uk.

Regards pap rika
« Last Edit: March 01, 2019, 07:38 PM by pap rika »

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #8 on: March 01, 2019, 03:19 PM »
Phil I believe they may be referring to this forum http://www.bircurries.co.uk.


No complete URL there :)

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Re: I've had an idea for a forum!
« Reply #9 on: March 01, 2019, 09:15 PM »
Down the bottom right corner of that Page (just above the picture of the onion bhajis) it still says "Registration is free!"
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