lucy24 - 12:06 pm on Feb 11, 2013 (gmt 0)
what does that do to your link?
What does it do to your visitors?
Nobody in their right mind objects to real links that result in actual humans arriving at your site. It's the fake links that start arguments.
The members-only store is the wrong analogy. Plenty of www sites require logins or even payment. Your local Costco does not operate in an unmarked building with carefully concealed entrances; members don't have to get permission to tell their friends about the store. The information is there for everyone. It's up to the individual human shoppers to decide whether to sign up.
Of course it's a pyramid scheme. If everyone pays someone else and it all comes out even, where's the benefit? You might as well keep your $5 and I'll keep mine. The system only works if some people are on top and some are on the bottom.