Why PPV is a bad idea to begin with (was RE: [theforum] movement for redesign)

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Tue Aug 12 12:53:39 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, August 12, 2003, at 06:08  pm, John Handelaar wrote:

> I'll agree to this at the point someone gives me an
> example, anywhere at all, of a site which *started out*
> charging for access rather than introducing it later
> and actually made more than a buck and a half.

This isn't for access. It isn't for posting to thechat. It isn't for 
anything we've done before (except as an abuse of meo).

> </blue_in_face_from_selfrepetition_over_12_months>
> I'm especically unkeen, since thechat is sort of my
> baby, to see the only open-access 2-way community
> element we have effectively shut off.  On a very
> generous 5% uptake, you might as well turn it off
> cos the number of posts will fall to a level where
> no bugger in her right mind would fork for it.

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