topr8 - 12:16 am on Feb 9, 2013 (gmt 0)
... naturally this thread has been pounded by people saying no way would i pay - including me! after all this is exactly what you would expect on WebmasterWorld, and i still maintain in the current climate noway would i pay.
however, i happen to think the idea brilliant, as does at least one admin here as the thread has been promoted to home page status!
business is about thinking outside the box, thinking leftfield and so on - the opposite to popular convention ... opposite isn't always right, infact it is usually wrong, but not always!
as mentioned above - never underestimate the stupidity of people, and half knowledge is very dangerous! i'd say that if this was done seriously and genuinely from a major, well ranked website ... i'll go further, i'll more than say, i am certain that there would be some takers ... the $5 would start coming in ... maybe not many, but if you are a major player, what percentage do you need to generate a nice little revenue stream? 1 in a 1000? even that adds up.
this is very provocative and i like it a lot - it's got me thinking in overdrive actually ... tangentially, as i don't have a mega site that everyone wants to link to, but thinking the opposite way is good.