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originally posted by: Trueman
a reply to: SkepticOverlord
No, I wouldn't pay a dollar, I thought we were like family.
It kind of bums me out that ATS might have to go to paid subscription, but I would probably pay it...
a completely ad-free site
originally posted by: Eilasvaleleyn
a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan
The two tier system arises from the proposal of "subscribers only" forums.
RATS is arguably something similar to that, but all people can access it relatively quickly, and it's not exactly highly used anyway.
Maybe you could have extended benefits for those who do subscribe to make it attractive?
Like perhaps longer time to edit posts, access to exclusive content (Maybe a RATS reinvention) and a reintroduction of levels of content contribution IE rust, silver gold contributor or whatever it was you used to use.
edit on 1-3-2016 by markosity1973 because: (no reason given)
originally posted by: Domo1
So I want to preface this by saying that I'm not at all trying to be snarky, and am genuinely curious/asking politely.
How are there so many other forums out there that don't have these funding problems? ATS is a lot more polished, and I don't have any real grasp of running a site, so it's always sort of confused me. Can someone explain it thoroughly and as if I'm about 12 years old please?
originally posted by: donktheclown
a reply to: eisegesis
Many on here are smarter than they think and just need a little encouraging and practice.
Unfortunately, that motivation is quickly sidelined by immediate attacks, scorn and ridicule. I won't post anything anymore.