Semoball, please stop making people pay to be members of this forum. You arenít gaining subscribers. You are losing interested people.
Itís $5 a month. The articles alone are worth it. Support your local news sources.
What he said ^^^
I held out for long time.... finally gave in...i mean there are lots articles/photos covering local HS sports....SEMO too! Well worth the $4.60 monthly. Glad I ďloosened up my walletĒ and subscribed!
I obviously pay the fee myself. But itís an Internet forum. Iím not talking about the articles. This forum lost a lot of people because of the fee.
Coverage has dropped off, it seems, since the fee was implemented. I used to be able to get scores in a timely fashion but thatís just not the case anymore. As for the forum, I agree that itís just not what it used to be since so many have left. When days pass without a new post, itís indicative of what has happened.
I do think it could actually increase subscribers if the forums were free to interact with. I have no issue at all paying for access to the write ups, pictures, etc...
birdfan, I agree regarding the coverage.
I agree with Crusader, the forums were the best part when everyone could log on and talk. Good and bad of course, but at least it was much more interesting. Allowing people to still talk on the forums, while not being able to get the pictures, stories, etc. Is a real good idea. Can't hurt
I donít think people should have to pay for user and fan created content i.e. forums. Articles and pictures, fine. Forums and discussion boards, no. Just my opinion.
Hope you all are well friends
I do admit, Iím here for the stories. I will slightly modify my original statement, I think the forum should be free. The forums were much more interesting back then. If it werenít for the stories, I wouldnít pay for a forum alone.
As far as reporting is concerned, Alex from the SD is at some ballgame every night and writing 4-5 stories a week. Give him props.
I should have been more clear in my original statement. I was talking about the forum than the articles and pics. Those shouldnít be free. But the forum would be so much better if everyone could access it.
Itís JUST $4.60 monthly! 🤷🏻♂️
Really. $4.60 is basically free. If someone doesnít wanna pay $4.60 then they probably donít have much interest in it anyway. They just wanna get on and mix it up with people or be negative. I canít see any parent or fan that would care to pay $4.60 if they were really interested.
We live in COTTON country! $4.60 ainít nuthin! 😂
Public opinion should be open. I am assuming if you wrote a letter to speak out or some opinion type forum for the Missourian you don't have to pay.
It definitely seems that making people pay didnít attract anyone to the site. I pay the fee now because the forums led me to the articles. It just makes sense to have the forums open to anyone, and some of those people will then decide to subscribe.
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