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The Exponential Growth of WebmasterWorld in 2002
managing the explosive growth we've seen this year.

 3:28 pm on Aug 22, 2002 (gmt 0)

We've seen our traffic increase 3 fold in both uniques and pvs since the start of the year. There are some stresses on the system we are discussing how to approach.

a) Pre-moderation. All threads would require moderator approval before public posting.
b) Voting and public moderation. There would be a system where posts could be voted on by users. You would be able to set your own "twit list" level where messages below that level would not be included.
c) Members only. All members would have to log in.
d) Subscribers only. All members would pay a subscription fee.

Which one would you vote for and why? (one vote only please)



 2:52 am on Aug 29, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is this thread [webmasterworld.com] evidence of The Plan?


 3:11 pm on Nov 1, 2002 (gmt 0)

i'd suggest D - and as someone further up the thread mentioned - perhaps the front page stories are accessible to all...

heck, i'll go now and send you $75 anyway :)


 8:32 am on Dec 5, 2002 (gmt 0)

I'm a bit late, maybe, but my favorite is:
c) Members only. All members would have to log in.


 9:19 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

I've just joined so I guess I'm part of your problem? So to add to the solution, I suggest a two tiered system.

1. BANNER FREE: For those who have money (and hate banner ads) can pay an annual fee to stop the ads and...

2. FREE: For those who haven't the money (or live in 3rd world countries like me -- Australia) who could let the advertisers pay for them in exchange for the advertisers subjecting the visitors to their blinking... flashing... pulsating, mind-altering methods of persuation?

Would this be technically possible: 2 types of access where one type brings up banner ads (for newbies/lurkers) and the other access type doesn't?
Thanks for the opportunity to input (even if it's too late) :)

Visit Thailand

 9:25 am on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

third world Australia?!

I have not read all 15 pages but as it has come up, I do not know why adverising should be such a bad thing, and subscription.

But if you do go for subscription please make sure that everyone everywhere can join not like your present system of using paypal where people in Thailand cannot even join even if they wanted to.


 3:28 pm on Jan 9, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thank you everyone for the feedback and input - it has been invaluable in charting a course.

For now, there is the donation system [webmasterworld.com] (shhh, soon to be subscription system) that enables usage of the private member forum(s).

So, this thread is getting dated, and I think it's time we lock this one.

If you have any more input on the subject, feel free to start a new thread and link back to this one.


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