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Brett_Tabke




msg:522218
 6:49 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.
c) A small subscription fee.
e) None of the above.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
a) visit less often
b) visit more often
c) stop visiting
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
a) visit less often
b) visit more often
c) stop visiting
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
a) I would not subscribe.
b) Depends on the format and content.
c) I would stop visiting
d) I would subscribe and use more
e) I would subscribe and use less
f) I would subscribe and use the same

 

Vishal




msg:522219
 7:27 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
b) Depends on the format and content./I would not subscribe.

hey now that is a good reason to make WWW subscrition based.

Napoleon




msg:522220
 7:32 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1. Any of the above
2. (d)
3. (d)
4. Subscribe and use same

Unless I am unique, it might be worth adding responses to 1 and 4.

bill




msg:522221
 8:00 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1. b
2. d
3. d
4. b

georged




msg:522222
 8:16 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1. Any of the above

2. (d)

3. (d)

4. (f)

Comments: Obviously 'd prefer it if you went the ads way. :)

Black Knight




msg:522223
 8:32 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
a) I would not subscribe.
b) Depends on the format and content.

Comments: I wouldn't subscribe to use it as I do now (e.g. I wouldn't pay just to share info on a forum). I might subscribe if subscription included extras that I needed.

startup




msg:522224
 9:15 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1 a,b
2 d,
3 d, at one time you had scrolling text ads that didn't bother me at all.
4 b, even "b" would be as a test. The level of the posts and responses would have to go up.

99% of your visitors are interested in making money.
There is no reason why you should not bennefit from this first rate community you have created.



Rumbas




msg:522225
 9:19 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.
c) A small subscription fee.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
b) Depends on the format and content.

nicebloke




msg:522226
 9:29 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:

a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.
c) A small subscription fee.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:

d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:

d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:

f) I would subscribe and use the same

chiyo




msg:522227
 9:37 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1) All a b c

A "small subscription fee" is relative. Working in Malaysia and Thailand my weekly salary would pay for just over half a yahoo submission at $99. (is it still $99?) Our main problem is having to pay US costs on developing country budgets. I guess the East euro, Indian and other people here are also affected like this. The international flavour and non-us centric emphasis is great. But this may reduce the international particpiation from countries whose currencies are low. Of course with banners and text adv the discomfort is enqually shared though i guess we have slower transfer rates as well.

2. d) visit the same but use less.. if the banners slowed down loading i would stay on the same time but post and read less relatively due to time budgets!

3 d) no change

4.not sure based on affordability of above. Current format is fine.

I agree with trying to find a workable revenue model. This is the reality of the Web for the future and will become the norm for non-promotion/advertising sites with valuable content like WMW.

Steph




msg:522228
 9:45 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
a) I would not subscribe.
b) Depends on the format and content.

but in fact i don't really know for the 4.

knighty




msg:522229
 9:53 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
a) I would not subscribe.
c) I would stop visiting

Eric_Jarvis




msg:522230
 11:38 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: a, b, e
2: d
3: d
4: a

sean




msg:522231
 1:26 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
x) any of the above
y) if necessary, more than one of the above
z) if absolutely necessary, all of the above

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits
or) depends on the quality of the banners
and) it might take demo info to attract advertisers

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
b) depends on the format and content.
f) I might subscribe and use the same

Comments:

It takes money to provide a service of lasting quality. Bandwidth does not grow on trees. (Food does grow on trees, but it helps to own the trees.) If we begrudge a person any compensation for their efforts, we should not be surprised when the bad karma comes full circle.

From a purely selfish POV, it takes money to make money. People who read this forum have a competitive advantage over Web designers and Internet marketers who do not. I'll take and keep any competitive advantage I can get, thankyouverymuch.

So, as I see it, the issue isn't whether Brett deserves compensation to cover his efforts and expenses (he does) or whether WebmasterWorld adds real dollars to our wallets (it does). The issue is how to best maintain the quality that we often take for granted... how to hammer out the most elegant solution that works for everybody.

angiolo




msg:522232
 3:54 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) b) c)

My preferred choice is c)

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:

d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:

d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:

f) I would subscribe and use the same

P.S.
We could consider that some members give excellent contributions.
Maybe it could be considered a system that gives credits (points) on good, unique contribution.
Maybe these credits can be used as a bonus.

bigjohnt




msg:522233
 3:56 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.
note: I would likely buy some ;)

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
b) Depends on the format and content.

note: I would not subscribe in order to share what I know, and would hope that there would be something of value for my subscription, other than info/tools I could get elsewhere for free.

Q




msg:522234
 7:49 pm on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.
c) A small subscription fee.

or all of the above

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
b) Depends on the format and content.
A tough one to answer without knowing all the details (ie price)but I can't imagine a change in format or content that would make me not subscribe.

Brett_Tabke




msg:522235
 3:55 am on Jun 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

Thank you for the replies. Moved the related discussionsa about the above over here:
[webmasterworld.com...]

Anyone else?

rzfree




msg:522236
 8:30 am on Jun 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld, I would:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
a) I would not subscribe.
at least, until and if I start getting some kind of revenue from my html experiments, then I probably would:
f) I would subscribe and use the same
and change the nick :)

R.

WebRookie




msg:522237
 4:38 pm on Jun 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

1: I could live with:
a) Banners on Webmasterworld.
b) Text based advertising on Webmasterworld.
c) A small subscription fee.

2: If banners were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

3: If text based advertising were placed on Webmasterworld:
d) no change in habits

4: If Webmasterworld went to a subscription based format:
f) I would subscribe and use the same

I'd be happy to support Webmaster World in becoming subscription based. This is one of two major research sites I use constantly to help make my work day easier.

GWJ




msg:522238
 2:32 pm on Jun 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

1B
2D
3D
4B

On 4 if the value of the tools were worth the subscription rate.

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