I register years ago when it was for free. I am not professional and I do I learned HTML and CSS because I wanted to do my very own pages, about the things I know to thank millions of people in internet that in one way or another share their knowledge and I have learned from them.
Photography, Learning Spanish, and a Cooking book are my site and all are for free.
I didn't make many questions while it was for free, but it was a great resource to read posts where I
could find the answer to my problems. When I saw I had to pay to get access to the forum. I went some other place to get help. I am not against asking for money, and probably if I were professional, I would pay to get in touch and be updated, but as I don't get money from doing my own web pages, and most of the times I get help for free in some other sites .....
The last two book I have bought, (about meditation and photography) I have taken the decision to buy them because I had the chance to read more than one chapter and see the exact table of contents. One of the books was entirely on line and it was so amazing that I want to buy the printed version to be able to read it in bed and share it with my friends... I was thinking that for people that for any reason can't pay the subscription, it would be nice to give for free the opportunity to read post that are let's say 6 months old and backwards with no chance to comment of course. Like so, both worlds are covered....
I belong to many photography forums, it is always a bit annoying to get the same question again and again, a friendly redirection and leaving the door open as "don't hesitate to ask again if you can't find what you need" always gives a good feeling.
I am giving my feedback because I received a letter asking me to come here and help. One day this forum helped me in my problem with my HTML, and I thank you very much, I hope my post helps a bit now ...
I wish you all the best,