Posted 23 December 2007 - 08:32 PM
"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
Posted 24 December 2007 - 02:16 AM
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.
Posted 24 December 2007 - 04:29 AM
Posted 24 December 2007 - 08:31 AM
Edited by skb2706, 24 December 2007 - 08:32 AM.
Posted 29 December 2007 - 09:26 AM
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.
Posted 29 December 2007 - 03:03 PM
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.
Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:42 PM
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.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 05:19 AM
How much $$ have we lost?????
I'm not cheap!! I'm free dammit!!
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.
Posted 30 December 2007 - 02:58 PM
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!!
I'll let you know when I get the check!!