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

Isaac Forman isaac at bigtrip.org
Wed Aug 13 11:26:28 CDT 2003

> > How will the number of posts to the social list of evolt.org
> > change at all?
> In response to the direct suggestion that thechat
> becomes free to read-only.  Which I was replying to.

Who has suggested that we will charge members to participate in the social
mailing list?

I'm really not sure where you're reading this from.

> Still no word from *anyone* about why people will
> pay for any service they've never used or even
> seen before.

They're not buying hosting. They can get better hosting elsewhere. No one is
disagreeing with that.

It is more a reward for volunteers/donators than it is charging them to gain
that service.

We're building an environment for those people that support evolt.org with
continued involvement, whether by effort/content/donation, that identifies
them as strongly passionate about evolt.org.

I see that as the primary aim of the project -- something of an incentive to

At the moment, they get no star/cube/icon next to their username, no
product, no vanity email, or anything else that other communities have long


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