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I was at another forum (JF) and got a PM from the administrators. Their new membership fees are ridiculous. $30 for one year, $150 for lifetime. What the........:brickwall:
 

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what? that rediculous
 

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what? that rediculous
yup. I paid once, $25, a couple years ago and spent quite a bit of time on that forum. I noticed it changing after a while. People becoming a-holes, attitudes, and lack of assistance (GO SEARCH! blah blah). Totally the opposite of this forum. I don't hang out there much anymore, just when i need some info that this or the "other" forum doesn't contain.
 

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wow man that sucks.. those E Aholes
 

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wow man that sucks.. those E Aholes
I guess it costs some $$ to run a forum. I dunno what goes into running them but i don't think it's neccessary to charge THAT much.
 

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there some free forums also,, that cost nothing..
 

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JF is making a profit off selling memberships, sponsorships and ads.. That's how they make there money..It's tough to make a living off ads along but $30 a year considering how many paying members they have is pretty high I must say.
 

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Ya membership as a "Cash Cow" is getting to be more and more common..
For sure! On one of the forums I once ran for my local truck club (When I was a slammed S-10 owner) we had it set up so if a person enjoyed the forum and wanted to help out, they could "Donate" to the forum to help out with hosting and related stuff...and if you've got a good user base, and run a decent forum, people will donate...I didn't want to deal with a paid membership type of set up because it can turn into more hassle than it's really worth.
Although we did send a sticker to all who donated at least the cost of a sticker, and something under their avatar to say that they had donated...but we didn't really have any other paid or donated member privileges other then that.

I suppose it really depends on how much your website is costing you a month or per year, or whatever...

Later.
 

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I don't see it being worth $30.00 a year to get zapped for every post!! They can have that garbage....and they can pay for it!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! :hi::hi::hi:
 

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JF has gotten greedy like some of the other sites out there.
 
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