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Old 04-08-2009, 04:22 AM
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I was reading a few days ago that several free websites were thinking of starting to charge fees for registered users. There are a bunch that have been doing it for a while now. Some of these are for server space for such things as photos, document backup etc. With that in mind and absolutely no prodding from Bernhard, Jason, or Thomas I was wondering what YOU, the members, would be willing to pay to be a member of this site. I realize that many of you are young, students, etc., and you may answer if you wish or choose to opt of of this question as you see fit. I'm just looking for an idea. I know it isn't much but I would pay 25.00 or 30.00 USD a year to help along the way. So participate if you wish. I'm just curious. Thanks.
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Old 04-08-2009, 04:40 AM
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This is a great site for sure, but I wouldn't pay. Too many other bills already and the economy being the way it is.

However, I think a better way to go would be to have some banner advertising. As long is it's not too intrusive I don't think most would mind. At least I wouldn't. I'm pretty sure every hit brings revenue from the advertiser, but don't quote me on that. Maybe someone who has more experience with that kind of advertising could say for sure.

And I'm talking unobtrusive banner ads, not those annoying popup ones like on some major corporate sites.
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I was reading a few days ago that several free websites were thinking of starting to charge fees for registered users. There are a bunch that have been doing it for a while now. Some of these are for server space for such things as photos, document backup etc. With that in mind and absolutely no prodding from Bernhard, Jason, or Thomas I was wondering what YOU, the members, would be willing to pay to be a member of this site. I realize that many of you are young, students, etc., and you may answer if you wish or choose to opt of of this question as you see fit. I'm just looking for an idea. I know it isn't much but I would pay 25.00 or 30.00 USD a year to help along the way. So participate if you wish. I'm just curious. Thanks.
I already have, there is the donation button on the "DrummerWorld main page",
which I thought everyone here would have already done?

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Old 04-08-2009, 07:46 AM
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Yeah. I'm all for anything that's going to broaden my drumming horizons.
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I already have, there is the donation button on the "DrummerWorld main page",
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Old 04-08-2009, 11:01 AM
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Sure, I'd definitely give 20 or 30 once a year to help the site along, if it was really needed.
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I already have, there is the donation button on the "DrummerWorld main page",
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Thats what I did too, every penny helps.
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I'm not sure where you read that sites are thinking about switching to a business model like that, but I'm pretty sure it was just propaganda to get you to read it (hence the site you were reading it making even more money off advertising).
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Well for one the Kodak site is going to charge now for storing photos where previously it was free. I think if you do your research you will find many sites that are changing their policy. The economy is effecting everyone. And I don't think that MSNBC would put a propaganda piece in their website to promote Kodak.

But I think everyone is missing the main premise of the question. It's not how much can you afford to donate but if you could how much would you? "...how much would you be willing to pay to be a member of this site..." was the question.

A recent e-mail from Eastman Kodak Co. didn't lead to a Kodak moment for Vanessa Daniele. It got her angry.

On May 16, the company's Kodak Gallery online photo service will delete her picture albums unless she spends at least $4.99 by then and every year thereafter on prints and other products.

That's the new rule for people whose photos take up less than 2 gigabytes of space on Kodak's servers — enough for around 2,000 1-megabyte photos. People over that limit must spend at least $19.99 a year. And customers who signed up under the old rules won't be given a pass.

805 you can start reading the propaganda here.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:32 PM
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Well for one the Kodak site is going to charge now for storing photos where previously it was free. I think if you do your research you will find many sites that are changing their policy. The economy is effecting everyone. And I don't think that MSNBC would put a propaganda piece in their website to promote Kodak.

But I think everyone is missing the main premise of the question. It's not how much can you afford to donate but if you could how much would you? "...how much would you be willing to pay to be a member of this site..." was the question.

A recent e-mail from Eastman Kodak Co. didn't lead to a Kodak moment for Vanessa Daniele. It got her angry.

On May 16, the company's Kodak Gallery online photo service will delete her picture albums unless she spends at least $4.99 by then and every year thereafter on prints and other products.

That's the new rule for people whose photos take up less than 2 gigabytes of space on Kodak's servers enough for around 2,000 1-megabyte photos. People over that limit must spend at least $19.99 a year. And customers who signed up under the old rules won't be given a pass.

805 you can start reading the propaganda here.
I'd spend $20 a year, maybe $25. but not on more then 1 or 2 sites.
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If you put "drum discussion forum" into google, you get 493,000 hits.

I'd suspect more people would just move on to one of the 492,999 free sites.
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I doubt that there are 493,000 other sites, just hits on sites mentioned, but again thats not the question. Oh Well. I tried.
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I'd gladly pay a small, annual fee to remain a member here. However, the unintended consequence of something like this would be a dramatic reduction of new "subscribers". While the established members of the forums know and love this place - newcomers would no doubt be turned off by the idea of paying to use a discussion forum. Another problem might be that a free alternative would arise and siphon off members from this forum.
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Well for one the Kodak site is going to charge now for storing photos where previously it was free. I think if you do your research you will find many sites that are changing their policy. The economy is effecting everyone. And I don't think that MSNBC would put a propaganda piece in their website to promote Kodak.

But I think everyone is missing the main premise of the question. It's not how much can you afford to donate but if you could how much would you? "...how much would you be willing to pay to be a member of this site..." was the question.

A recent e-mail from Eastman Kodak Co. didn't lead to a Kodak moment for Vanessa Daniele. It got her angry.

On May 16, the company's Kodak Gallery online photo service will delete her picture albums unless she spends at least $4.99 by then and every year thereafter on prints and other products.

That's the new rule for people whose photos take up less than 2 gigabytes of space on Kodak's servers enough for around 2,000 1-megabyte photos. People over that limit must spend at least $19.99 a year. And customers who signed up under the old rules won't be given a pass.

805 you can start reading the propaganda here.
Oh, okay, it didn't say MSNBC. But while we're on the subject of that, if you saw Jon Stewart's piece on Mad Money's Cramer...

To answer the question though, if Drummerworld did, hypothetically, become a subscription-service website, I simply wouldn't pay. I value this website very much, but not in the sense that I would pay for it. In fact, not only would I not pay for it, but honestly, and this goes for ANY website: Much less people would use it, and there would be many replacement sites open up, to which former users would flock.
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I love drummerworld's forum, much more mature and member friendly than other sites. I don't contribute monetarilly to the custodianship of the site, but if Bernhard or Dogbreath or NuthaJason pm'ed me personally and said they needed a contribution, i'd be happy to oblige them. I dunno, maybe $50 for a year? I've definitely gotten that much worth of knowledge and experience from the brief time i've been here so far but i'd like to have a title of silver "FELLOW" instead of "member".
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I love drummerworld's forum, much more mature and member friendly than other sites. I don't contribute monetarilly to the custodianship of the site, but if Bernhard or Dogbreath or NuthaJason pm'ed me personally and said they needed a contribution, i'd be happy to oblige them. I dunno, maybe $50 for a year? I've definitely gotten that much worth of knowledge and experience from the brief time i've been here so far but i'd like to have a title of silver "FELLOW" instead of "member".
My title is Gold member. I don't know how they found out. :P I'm the man with the Midas touch, if you konw what I mean. How about Silver Dude?

Anyway, I would certanly give something, don't know what. $50.00 a year doesn't seem unreasonable.
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Old 04-09-2009, 12:38 AM
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I dont think the story on MSN was false, but I think many websites will find it hard to get people to pay for subscriptions. There's too much free stuff on the web already. Advertising is the way to go. Is this site worth a fee? Yes. Will people actually pay that fee? My guess is no. Or maybe not enough to support a full online forum.
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I doubt that there are 493,000 other sites, just hits on sites mentioned, but again thats not the question. Oh Well. I tried.
Well, of course not, 493,00 sites, but none the less, there are 100's if not 1000's of drummer related discussion forums out there. Just look, they are out there.

Buying webs space is easy, and then you just have to buy and plug in the vBulletin software, and instant discussion forum.

But it does go to the question: It is very difficult, if not near impossible, to charge for something that can be easily had for free.
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I knew that this day would come. The economy and less advertising have forced many forum sight managers to think about usage fees. I know that Bernhard has to shell out a fair amount of his own cash to keep DW up and going. Bless him for that! If Bernhard made a post tomorrow that stated that he would have to start charging to use his site. I would probably be willing to chip in for DW. It is to valuable a part of my life for me to let it go. I have so many friends here that I consider members of my extended family. I'm also sure that the usage fee would drive many folks out. I'm confident that Bernhard would make the fee as reasonable as possible. I would have to see what the fee would be before I made my final decision.
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Well once again this is just me wondering. I'm not fishing or working undercover for Bernhard. It was after reading the Kodak website that I began what this large community would be willing to pay for a membership. But so far most of what I have gotten are all of the reasons that they wouldn't or can't afford to pay rather than post an actual amount that they felt would be worth it to them. I guess I didn't word it correctly but everyone seems to have misconstrued my original thought. I'll work on my English composition skills.
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My title is Gold member. I don't know how they found out. :P I'm the man with the Midas touch, if you konw what I mean. How about Silver Dude?

Anyway, I would certanly give something, don't know what. $50.00 a year doesn't seem unreasonable.
Maybe $50 a year is reasonable to you but sure isn't reasonable for the average kid and it isn't reasonable to someone that is out of work. Money would be better raised through sales of shirts and such. Yes, I know that has been tried and it's sad it didn't work. It didn't work because people didn't "buy" from what I hear. I think the shirts were white. Maybe they would have done better if they were black?? I say that because take for example.. concert (band) shirts are black for the most part. They sell like hotcakes. Just something to think about. I would be more likely to buy black. White makes me look like a circus tent :)
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Well once again this is just me wondering. I'm not fishing or working undercover for Bernhard. It was after reading the Kodak website that I began what this large community would be willing to pay for a membership. But so far most of what I have gotten are all of the reasons that they wouldn't or can't afford to pay rather than post an actual amount that they felt would be worth it to them. I guess I didn't word it correctly but everyone seems to have misconstrued my original thought. I'll work on my English composition skills.
I understood what your original thought was. I really don't know what I would be willing to pay if I had to. If I come to that bridge, I'll decide if I should cross it or not. I also know that you weren't feeling things out for the proprietors of DW. It is a fact that Facebook and places like have also been toying with the idea of a fee.
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I usually read the entire post before I answer (sometimes I do not) but I have to answer NOW...there is a place for us to donate to Drummerworld and although I have only done it once since I became a member this past August, I do INTEND to do it again because of what I know this site must cost. Bernhard is a wonder to foot the bill as he does and for what I get out of this site I feel it worth throwing in a donation from time to time, but I DO HOPE that it never becomes a pay site.

I am not saying I will not pay, but I am not positive I would either...when it is left to me to decide I am more willing to give and it is that freewill that I like about this site. If more of us (and I am certain there are MANY) gave of our own accord then it would continue on so that many others who do not give or cannot give still have the benefit of this marvelous resource! I certainly do not mind at all helping those who cannot nor will not give because this site is worth sharing.

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There's a Celtic forum I'm on which charges 10 to join, and another which lets you join for free, but you need to pay 20 for an avatar, proper PMs, search facility etc.
So considering all the help and advice I've gotten on here, I'd be more than happy to pay.
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Anytime you put a forum like this up that attracts this many users - options open up for the owner to get some supplemental income.

It's probable Bernhard can cover the cost of running this without needing to charge the users

The best method is to give access to the content for free, keep your user base as high as possible, then sell of higher levels of service - most sites I've paid for have been like $50/year to be able to do x,y,z - but the level of content remains the same whether you pay or not.

I run a few free sites, and understand the pains, and would gladly pay a little here and there to help Bernhard - and I can do that now via donations.

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I'm assuming a fee based site (if this were) may also include additional features and options. Therefore, its hard to say what amount I would be willing to pay on a monthly or annual basis... since it would be directly correlated with what was offered for that amount.

Meaning, if DW decided to charge a monthly/annual fee but also added features such as online lessons with MP3's and PDF notation or exclusive playalong tracks, etc. from top artists or educators than I would pay accordingly (such as $20/month). If they did nothing more than what it is now (such as hosting a forum, etc.) than I would probably be willing to pay $50/year.
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Well, i decided what the heck, bernhard deserves all the help we can give, just paypal'ed a donation. Keep up the great work, keeping DW fast, friendly, FUN, and FREE. You guys should also please give what you can, even if it's like 5 bucks.

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i would pay whatever bernhard asked me to pay. sure, we could all go to the other 'free' sites, but none of them are DW. alot that i have found have not been nearly as friendly or helpful as DW has been. i payed $20 for a ghostnote membership and have no regrets about it. probably the only 2 sites i'd pay for.
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Personally, I wouldn't pay for the discussion forum > I believe that while this isn't a 'free public forum' in the true sense of the open discussion forums, places like DW, where it's essentially the free exchange of ideas, is important and vital to community building. I suspect that if there were to be a user charge here; a great number of members would filter off elsewhere.

That being said - the aspect I would seriously consider paying for is access to the videos and educational material offered on the DW site. This aspect has definite value to me and my students and I never take it's availability for granted.
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This site and forum has really helped me a ton. I would pay about 15-20 max a year to stay member
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I HAVE donated to drum websites, but as soon as they make it mandatory, I'm outta there. Bart made his a pay for site. I guess my content contribution doesn't pull it.

It's nice that he made such extreme additions to the site (videos, teaching tools etc.), and I know they cost money. But I rarely use them, yet I have to pay for them? Well, I simply don't go there anymore. I really liked Bart's forums, but I can't post so there's no use in going.

I go to these sites for the forums, it's the interaction I'm looking for, not the extreme content. Charge for the extreme content and leave the forums open for all.

I predict the average website will be a pay for experience soon though.
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Sorry buddy I wouldn't pay to use this site. I do like the site but seeing as all we can do is use this forum I think its fitting that this site is free. Plus i'm just a kid and can barely afford to replace my heads and cymbals.
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Why would I pay for a forum that is almost identical (some better than DW in some ways, it has to be said. On the contrary, some are worse.) to every other one out there. And most ARE free. What is the point of paying for something that you can get for free?
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You can store photos for free on a magical thing called MY PICTURES.
That's just storing them on your computer. Kodak stores them online, so you can link to them on websites, and such. But there are many alternatives, such as imageshack.us or photobucket.com.
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Kodak will start charging for storage unless you spend a certain amount over a period of time. I have always used Shutterfly. they just sent out a mail to all customers that they would stay free for now.

And Lewis., if your computer crashes My Pictures is History. think about it.
and would you name one of those Drumming forums that is better than DW. I want to see what I'm missing.
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Kodak will start charging for storage unless you spend a certain amount over a period of time. I have always used Shutterfly. they just sent out a mail to all customers that they would stay free for now.

And Lewis., if your computer crashes My Pictures is History. think about it.
and would you name one of those Drumming forums that is better than DW. I want to see what I'm missing.
There might not be a forum better than Drummerworld, but if DW closed down, then most of its users would flock to another forum, preferably the same one. Which essentially would be the same people, different forum.
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