"bold statement when the economy is in the in $hitter... i worked 8 hours... last WEEK. to be able to do anything I want to do I cut out anything extra that is unnecessary. a few articles and being able to post in one folder.. not a big incentive. "
Jake. First let me say thatmy mlife membership was gifted to me by a very generous "anonymous" donor fairly recently. I have been on BPL for three years now and became a member with a yearly subscription within a week of being on the forum.
I am not saying that only members should have a say, nor do I necessarily agree with the new policy. To be honest I have not given it that much thought , and I have not participated in the discussions on the lifers only forum.
I am quite aware of the economy, and all too familiar with having to make do, and I will leave it at that.
Maybe if more guests bought a membership, this would not have been necessary. I am really just guessing here, but if most pitched in what seems like a fair price, then maybe no one would have had to make a new rule. I still think the yearly membership is a small amount to contribute for what we get at BPL, even if you feel it is the members and guests that give the most , as far as resources and information. When I paid my fee, I saw it as giving it to support the community and keep this going, not so much as giving Ryan my money.
I think it is perfectly legitimate for all to discuss this and raise questions and complaints, and I did just that, voice my opinion that a membership fee is worth it.