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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Hugh Hungwell, May 26, 2007.

  1. Hugh Hungwell

    Hugh Hungwell Active Member

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    http://www.lpsg.org/new-member-introductions/40227-lpsg-terms-service-updated-12-a.html


    Hi all. Great site. ‘Too bad there’s a cover charge for viewing the gallery.

    Now, I realize that running a site involves a fair amount of maintenance, and toil & sweat & tears, but 33¢/day is just a little too rich for my blood. The owner/s should seriously consider moving toward a donation-based service. I was able to view about the first twenty-five photos completely unadulterated, but it was too good to last, apparently.

    I guess Lex’s post isn’t entirely accurate then, is it? Oh well. At least the discussion forums are still gratis. And, there are always huge boatloads of people logged in at any one time. ‘Nice place you guys/gals have here!


    Respectfully,

    Hugh
     
  2. Gillette

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    Somebody found and read the ToS before posting?

    I think I'm in shock!

    Well done, Hugh, welcome to the group.
     
  3. biguy2738

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    Welcome to the group, Hugh!
     
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    ...which is exactly what the highlighted portion says, isn't it?

    Some relevant information as to why there's a charge for the gallery: The gallery currently contains 27,143 images and requires 9 gigs of storage. The gallery averages just under a million hits per month. (By comparison, the message board -- which goes all the way back to 2002 still has fewer than a million messages.)

    Old-timers will remember that the previous owner, Mark, tried a voluntary-donation system some years ago. It didn't raise enough to cover the hosting costs, let alone have anything left over for Mark's time and effort -- thanks to folks who think 33 cents per day is "too rich for their blood".
     
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    Welcome Hugh--

    Now, taking your through point by point:
    1)The site is indeed free to all who wish to be here.
    2)Even in reduced form, the photos are there and they can be enlarged (due to various computer technologies)
    3)There are costs to keep a forum or any website alive and revenue needs to be generated from somewhere--what better method than by having a membership fee which adds full viewing pleasures? When finances allowed it I even invested one year (which I seem to recall as being 13 months). Donation based places are good in concept; however, they often do not generate enough income to keep the books in the black and they subsequently end up in the red and if the operator/owner falls short on cash, the site folds. If unlimited pics were handed out, there would be less incentive to donate money. The topical nature of various areas here, would generate some income; but, would it be enough?

    Enjoy the topic reading and keep in mind, often topic posts include photos which are full sized:smile: .


    So, in finality (and it pains me to admit or say this) Lex has been straightforward with you, he told you what you get and you got it. It's a fun site and quite informative so take a tour and keep returning--
     
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    Welcome Hugh, I have just renewed my Gold membership for the second time since I joined but only for a month, most of the time I use the forums. The amount of knowledge that I have accumulated here is huge, by paying that small sum I hope that it supports the group that has given me so much support.
     
  8. Hugh Hungwell

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    Okay.

    I just got off the phone with my accountant. We crunched the numbers, and came up with the following compromise:


    I have to:
    1. Cancel my subscription to Scottish Soccer Hooligan Weekly.
    2. Reduce my daily crack intake to no more than 7 grams.
    3. Go back to selling plasma at the clinic.
    4. Get a second paper route.
    5. Sell one of my spare kidneys on eBay.
    The good news? I get to keep all my appendages!

    :biggrin2:
     
  9. dongalong

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    and avoid eyestrain too!!!:tongue:
    You could also make some more money by selling your crack loaded plasma to other crackheads, tell 'em it's a new kind of supercrack!
     
  10. Hugh Hungwell

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    Brilliant! :beerchug:
     
  11. B_Think_Kink

    B_Think_Kink Banned

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    Or cut out crack all together.. and share it with the boys here... hehe

    Welcome to the group... who needs soccar weekly anyhow...
     
  12. Gillette

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    Nicely done!

    From n00b to gold member in two posts!
    Good gravy, we'll never get you out of the galleries now.
     
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    Too bad there aren't sugardaddies to sponsor broke college kids... :wink: :rolleyes: :tongue:
     
  15. B_Kshelby67

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    eh. It really isn't much money. The site is worth it in my opnion. I may not buy every month, but it isn't exactly worth bitching about.
    welcome though. This place is super duper
     
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    It sure is Welcome
     
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