[Theforum] inventory

Ron Dorman rwd at csi1st.net
Sun Feb 24 09:46:01 CST 2002

Madhu Menon wrote:

> At 05:45 AM 2/22/2002, isaac wrote:
> >How legal would it be to say "donations strongly encouraged; we cannot
> >guarantee the provision of hosting to members who do not donate. i.e., we
> >may run out of harddrive space, blah blah blah. priority given to
> >contributing members, etc"?
> And if we do that, then by corollary, we *have* to guarantee hosting and
> support to people who *do* pay. How do we plan to do that with just one dude?

Depends on the Terms & Conditions (AUP) we publish.

> IMO, we need to sweeten the pot for people who pay. Give them something
> extra for their money. Just a little bit more; not the world. It's a
> psychological thing. People will feel more inclined to "donate" if they
> think they're getting *something* out of it. It's like those TextAds on
> MetaBurger, er, MetaFilter.

This is true, but the post is pretty sweet already.  Got any specific ideas on
what to offer in addition to what is there now?

> Madhu
> PS: If I've been quiet over the last ten days, it's cause I've been
> battling ISP problems as well as faulty
> telephone lines. I hope I've seen the last of them. I had a few ideas that
> I'll eventually get down to sending, barring further connectivity issues.

do hope they are over for you, those type of problems are most frustrating.

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