Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 107.20.54.98

Forum Moderators: lawman

Message Too Old, No Replies

Survey: Life, Universe, and the Future of WebmasterWorld.

     
6:49 am on Jun 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Administrator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 21, 1999
posts:38047
votes: 11


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

7:27 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 7, 2000
posts:267
votes: 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.

7:32 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

joined:Nov 20, 2000
posts:1336
votes: 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.

8:00 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Administrator from JP 

WebmasterWorld Administrator bill is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Oct 12, 2000
posts:14472
votes: 49


1. b
2. d
3. d
4. b
8:16 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:June 28, 2000
posts:259
votes: 0


1. Any of the above

2. (d)

3. (d)

4. (f)

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

8:32 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Full Member

10+ Year Member

joined:May 16, 2001
posts:287
votes: 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.

9:15 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 8, 2000
posts:700
votes: 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.


9:19 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Moderator from DK 

WebmasterWorld Administrator 10+ Year Member

joined:Oct 23, 2000
posts:2530
votes: 1


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.

9:29 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Feb 8, 2001
posts:582
votes: 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

9:37 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member chiyo is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member

joined:June 21, 2000
posts:3170
votes: 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.

9:45 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

New User

10+ Year Member

joined:Apr 6, 2004
posts:6
votes: 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.

9:53 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 8, 2001
posts:690
votes: 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

11:38 am on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Mar 6, 2001
posts:917
votes: 0


1: a, b, e
2: d
3: d
4: a
1:26 pm on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Dec 21, 2000
posts:516
votes: 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.

3:54 pm on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Senior Member

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member

joined:Nov 23, 2000
posts:1186
votes: 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.

3:56 pm on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 6, 2000
posts:620
votes: 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

7:49 pm on June 15, 2001 (gmt 0)

Inactive Member
Account Expired

 
 


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.

3:55 am on June 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

Administrator from US 

WebmasterWorld Administrator brett_tabke is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member Top Contributors Of The Month

joined:Sept 21, 1999
posts:38047
votes: 11


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

Anyone else?

8:30 am on June 16, 2001 (gmt 0)

Junior Member

joined:Oct 8, 2000
posts:71
votes: 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.

4:38 pm on June 19, 2001 (gmt 0)

Preferred Member

10+ Year Member

joined:Sept 12, 2000
posts:395
votes: 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

2:32 pm on June 20, 2001 (gmt 0)

Full Member

joined:June 21, 2000
posts:339
votes: 0


1B
2D
3D
4B

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