Originally posted by Springer
I'll say it again...
ATS WILL NEVER BE A "PAY SITE" THAT REQUIRES A MEMBERSHIP FEE.
Excellent to hear! At the moment there are two types of people on these boards, guests and members... why dont you make a third? A membership that
requires a fee and has extras that a normal membership does not. When I say extra, it must be something that is not already here, ie. nothing to be
taken away from normal membership. Like... I dunno, more upload space or some other funky cool service.
Give us, the members, a chance to help out financially. A fee based membership that has extra bells and whistles but still makes you (ATS) a tidy
profit. Truly, people will pay $5 a month to play a web based game, and I can see people paying to help ATS - especially if ATS can spearhead actual
research or involve more technology into this site.
Now, I want to say this too, a few people's posts mention stock and shares... THAT is selling out, if ATS become a corporate entity who is bound by
law to make profits then... *shudders* PLEASE please never become this, never have stocks N shares
Business opportunities, yes, Im all for that. Want members to dig in their pockets to fund something that has monetary gain? Fine, maybe ATS can do
that one day! Members pile into a fund for a specific research project, which gets recorded and displayed in ATS (online and TV
), and some members
may even make a profit too!
Anyway, my point is this, there are many creative ways to make money and make ATS great, whilst gaining more knowledge and 'benefiting mankind'.