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Would you pay to see old posts in the Mod Archive? There are over 5k and would release them monthly in small blocks, starting with the oldest to members who subscribe.

Yes
- 5 (55.6%)
No
- 4 (44.4%)

Total Members Voted: 9


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dextrous

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Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« on: September 13, 2008, 04:11:49 PM »

The money could be used in a couple of different ways:
(1) hire a full-time staff in India to write articles/fully develop the main page
(2) run ads in the print media, which can be fairly expensive
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2008, 04:35:57 PM »

mod archive = Moderator archive? This would be complaints and other "behind the scene" discussions? And you are charging for access to it. Can some juicy bits be leaked by unknown persons first  ;D
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2008, 05:02:18 PM »

I am willing to give a discount on dex's offer price  :D :D
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2008, 05:33:13 PM »

nah. i don't really care to know and why would i want to PAY for it?  ???

on the other hand, i would vote YES for total transparency.
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2008, 05:35:10 PM »

Everything about this is wrong, while I personally dont have a great number of posts but if my posts or anyones posts have made it to mod's archive or what ever else it means to access my own thoughts I will have to pay. Even most newspapers have free access to their archives in e-form at least.

While the site needs to raise money is a given but this surely is not the best of ways.
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2008, 05:50:02 PM »

You may have a better chance of raising money through payments from individuals who do not want the archives released.
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2008, 05:54:13 PM »

Oh - I thought this was a thread started in jest ;) - no ?
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2008, 06:01:17 PM »

You may have a better chance of raising money through payments from individuals who do not want the archives released.

:) :)

Nagma is offering A LOT.
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Re: Monthly subscription to old posts in the mod archive
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2008, 07:41:37 PM »

actually i will charge atleast a 50% commission on the proceeds (or atleast any proceeds should be released copyright my name and the money collected considered tax deductible donation ). 90% of the mod section my contribution :)
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