posted on Aug, 27 2014 @ 11:23 PM
a reply to: Springer
I have an honest question and will understand if you don't/can't/won't answer it. I have not been here nearly as long as many of the members here, but
this is my home (for lack of a better word). This is the only forum I participate in for many reasons.
Anyone reading this can feel free to tell me I need a hobby, I'm kissing ass, get a life, or any other helpful suggestion when I say that I love this
place and want to see it succeed if for no other reason than for my own enjoyment. I have developed friendships here and learned many things that I
would have never heard about otherwise. I have had my mind changed, been knocked off my horse, had other members help me back on, etc. Why wouldn't I
want to see ATS continue to be a success?
So after all of that my question is simply... Have you guys ever thought about going to a donation system?? I don't mean a flat fee for anyone who
wants to be a member. I mean something that the members here can donate to see fewer ads, or have several color customizations for paying members.
Something like that. That way anyone that wanted to be a member and read/contribute for free could continue to do so in the same way they do now
(nothing taken away) and those that could and want to donate would get a few extra features for board customizations extra emoticons or something
I'm not a business woman or a programmer so I am not sure any of that is even possible, but (as I always tell my daughter) it never hurts to ask. I
know that I am not the only one that would be willing to donate to help ATS continue to grow and expand. There are many here that feel the way I do
about ATS and would be glad to support something that means something to them.
Just a thought. Maybe not a good one... I don't know.
edit on 8/27/2014 by Kangaruex4Ewe because: (no reason given)