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#1 Red

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Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:32 PM

I went over to Savage Shooters to look for a VLP stock in the members classifieds. Seems I haven't been there in a while and unless I pay dues I won't be allowed to view the members classified section or even P.M. anyone dry.gif including the moderators dry.gif


"The SavageShooters.com forum and website have gone to a members only policy. This means that only those who purchase a membership will have full and unrestricted access to both the forum and the website.

Newly registered users will be granted access to certain areas of the forum and limited material on the main website."



I guess I understand it but don't have to like it. I could buy a new take-off from one of their vendors but I think I'll just get another Boyd's tongue.gif

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#2 Rick

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 02:16 AM

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I am good firends with Jim that runs SavageShooters.com ....... he lives just alittle over 30 miles from me and I told him it suck that you have to pay to use his website, but thats is how he is paying for his schooling.
Myself I also have stop using his website ....... there is to many other website out there that you can use for free for this gun stuff with out paying $12 to use his website.

#3 Red

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:29 AM

I may end up paying the $12 per year at some point but it seems that you should at least be able to P.M. the moderators if need be. I've spoken with Jim on a number of occasions in the past and he is a knowledgeable and helpful fellow, I meant no jab at him personally, I just liked the site better before and was not expecting that when I logged in.

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#4 skb2706

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Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:31 AM

I guess my biggest bitxh is that I donated about $60 worth of auction items last year (all were bid on, purchased and shipped). At my one year anniversary I got dropped from the 'paying members status'. Using my high math that should make me good for another 3 1/2 years, apparently old Jim doesn't think so.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:26 AM

I know a few other sites that are going the "pay for extras" route. I am torn between understanding why these sites do it and the issues it causes for members.

As traffic increases, hosting bills go up. Add to that the cost of coders, domains, forum software, etc, etc. Heck, this year alone I've easily spent over $3000.00 to keep this site up and running. It adds up. Most folks don't mind paying a little bit to help out the site. I understand if you can't, you can't, but if you look at what a standard magazine subscription costs, compared to the amount of time you spend reading the website, $12.00 isn't really that much.

On the other hand, there is a certain loyalty you owe the folks who helped build your site, by participation, referring friends, posting links at other sites and spending the time to make sure your site is free from garbage. It goes without saying that sites should treat those members with a bit of respect and maybe give them a freebie as a thank you for helping them get to where they are.

I will probably have to end up going with advertising at some point in time, but subscriptions are not even in my plans.

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 03:03 PM

but a sight like savage shooters isn't worth the money, all they do is pat themselves on the back for owning savages, and completely hating on anything that isn't.
I had thought about it but then realized that just about every other sight is better managed, more information, easier to navigate, and the people involved are easier to get along with, and better.
Same with the ruger forum.
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#7 Red

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:42 PM

SKB, you should have been given a pass, no doubt about it.

Like Eric said, when you consider the cost of a magazine subscription I guess the $12 isn't that much, but Savage Shooters does have a number of paying advertisers that I would think should cover the cost of operation plus some without having to go to their supporters? I folded and paid the $12 (this time) simply because it's still the best place to trade used or "take-off" Savage parts and glean info on certain Savage related subjects. Besides, Jim has helped me in the past and his help was worth well more than the $12.

Still rips me that their moderators cannot be contacted without paying though.

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#8 Glen

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:19 AM

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Still rips me that their moderators cannot be contacted without paying though.


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How much $$ have we lost?????


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I'm not cheap!! I'm free dammit!! laugh.gif

I understand why they've done that & I'm surprised more boards haven't gone that route. If the Varminter ever would I certainly would pay here. I don't think we'll ever have to tho.

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:58 PM

QUOTE (Glen @ Dec 30 2007, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the Varminter ever would I certainly would pay here.


Oh, Glen, I forgot to tell you yesterday about our new subscription for Ohio residents.

Just send me $3789.46 and you will have full access to the site, including your private messages and the classifieds!!

Oh, you can still PM Red and I too!! laugh.gif

I'll let you know when I get the check!!

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:03 PM

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Posted 30 December 2007 - 03:57 PM

QUOTE (Glen @ Dec 30 2007, 05:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If the Varminter ever would I certainly would pay here.
I don't post here that much, but I would not be opposed to this, especially since this is actually a useful sight.
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Posted 30 December 2007 - 04:07 PM

QUOTE (Eric Mayer @ Dec 29 2007, 09:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I will probably have to end up going with advertising at some point in time, but subscriptions are not even in my plans.

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