Tony wrote "As a Rhetoric major, I see nothing here that adds to the discussion of how to improve BPL or what would need to change on BPL that would compel a non member from signing up.
I had asked a question in another related thread, but never seem to get an answer.
Again, I would ask the question:
What would need to change at BPL that would be compelling enough to a non member to be willing to sign up for a membership?
I never heard a response, which leads me to believe that those complaining just like to argue for the sake of arguing."
My answer posted here:
"1. The forums are free, which is why I visit the site. I have considered becoming a paying member for the "M" articles, but it seems like eventually that information trickles down into the forums.
2. If BPL offered a more in-depth, region specific (e.g. Sierra), trip advisor/planner section, kind of like a real time up-to-date guide book with current trail conditions and other relevant beta, then I would probably stretch these short arms into my deep pockets to pay for a membership. Maybe publish a quarterly "season" guide with unique routes, hidden features, or specific challenges presented by an author who has experience in that given area. Yeah, I'd pay for that."
Tony, Possibly nobody was listening?