Having followed the "for sale" section recently..
Why not? On every other forum I use there is no posting in the sales section without either a donation or subscription.Posted 4 years ago
Stops the scammers/quick buck merchants and gives a start point for reputation, etc.
Also has traceability in the event of a problem although it has never happened in over 8yrs that I’ve been therescotroutesSubscriber
No “P” here, but I think the “subscribers only” rule is a good one -but only if there was a forum-only subscription available. I’m really not interested in the magazine – electronic or paper.
I’ve previously asked how many folk ever use the Donate button and the answer as effectively none. I’ve given stuff away in the past on the basis that the recipient makes a donation but I’ve no way of checking they have.Posted 4 years ago
i donate by reading the ads.
I think the advertisers pay rather than you donate anything not least as nothing comes out your pocket
funny how the people who run the forum dont seem to have a problem with this.
funnier they bother to produce a magazine then if your “donations” are so lucrative?Posted 4 years agoJon TaylorSubscriber
I’ve previously asked how many folk ever use the Donate button and the answer as effectively none. I’ve given stuff away in the past on the basis that the recipient makes a donation but I’ve no way of checking they have.
I did donate once but then I subscribed 🙂 No, I’m not after a medal.
I think we’ve all (we being subscribers and regulars/big-hitters) given stuff away to someone needy at some point and not expected a return. We can ask for a donation or a pass-it-on but honestly, if I demanded proof of such, the grace of the act would be lost.Posted 4 years ago
Binners I prefer it when they rag the shit out of it for 5 years then base the price on what it is new now and ask for more than they paid for the item
Its especially good when they repeat the ad and we are not allowed to comment that it is over priced as that is VERBODDEN
And your point is…?
so obvious it neither needs to be asked nor statedPosted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
This reminds me that I really need to shove some stuff on the classifieds. There’s a set of forks been leaning against the dining room table for the past 2 weeks. Then there’s the ‘spare’ Pace frame in the shed. Next to the ‘spare’ set of wheels. And the Avids I’ve just replaced on the better halfs bike…….Posted 4 years agojamj1974Subscriber
so obvious it neither needs to be asked nor stated
I was asking a serious question – because I wanted to know the answer. Unless the OP is saying only subscribers should advertise (which I’m not sure he is) – then I honestly don’t know. There is honest ignorance sometimes!Posted 4 years agoGaz.dickSubscriber
I can see the OP’s point, I am not a singletrack subscriber, though I do buy it sometimes.
I am a subscriber to another bike mountain bike mag.
At the end of the day though, if people get money for items they want to sell, and other people get items they want for good money, I don’t see why anybody should be forced to subscribe….
I do accept that a donation should be made though, but again, a “donation” shouldn’t be forced, then it isn’t a donation…..Posted 4 years agoz1ppyMember
At the end of the day though, if people get money for items they want to sell, and other people get items they want for good money, I don’t see why anybody should be forced to subscribe..
Classified no doubt increases traffic to the site.. more traffic makes advertisers are happy… making sites owners happy. Simple eh?
Also if I have a couple of item to sell once in a while, why would become a premier member just for that… so then you miss out the chance of a bargain.
STW have made every effort to make sure premier members get more for there subs.
Yours a forum leech, and happy!Posted 4 years ago
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