Just an idea, Jim, and that is to have a membership wherein those who are “members” can choose (if they wish) to have that reflected in their Username somehow on the site.
That would allow people to recognize at a glance that any particular poster is financially supporting the site.
It wouldn’t be for better or unrestricted service, it would just be for prestige/pride/ego/bragging-rights.
Seems silly, but it might inspire others to become members themselves if they see how many regulars make monthly donations.
I've thought about that too, ASB! An excellent suggestion if I don't say so myself!
That being said:
Seriously folks, this is just embarrassing, the display of hypocrisy here. We're all for doing it ourselves, and when it comes time to pony up for what we've used and enjoyed, TOO MANY of us stuff our hands into our pockets, whistle and slowly sneak away.
$5 a month, REALLY??? IS THAT TO MUCH TO ASK???
So let’s set up class system? And have some freepers more “prestigious” than others?
Why not the membership where you actually very something for your money instead of “look at me”, I’m better than you because I give more... Reminds me of a church I briefly attended where they have out “prestigious awards for the highest tithe payers (I’m not kidding)
I have long thought that the information on FR is too valuable for just anyone (DU trolls, etc.) And thought the info should be member based, perhaps with an option for sponsorship of long time freepers who are on very limited budgets, hardships etc.) ... Each case had it’s pros.and cons but, IMO awarding people with prestige just simply because they have more money is disheartening to some. But, it’s not my site and I stand with JR whatever he does and I intend on being a freeper for a while, well till Jesus comes actually.
Keep your crap away from my name!
If you want to see who donates go to the doner page and look it up!
How much i donate or if i do is none of your damn business!