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  1. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Apr '10 16:33 / 1 edit
    Yeah, Russ, straight and honest: I've been here for long years and
    I still see people who remain as non subs ad infinitum.

    What? Don't they like the site? If so, what the heck are they doing
    here? The idea of a website thought as a business is: here's a freebie
    for you to try, if you like it then join and support the site's great
    features. Same goes for software and other stuff.

    So, how come people can come here and enjoy chess and the forums
    (and now even clubs!!!) for years and still not make up their mind?
    They are like the fatsos circling around the supermarket tasting all
    the free samples and buying nothing. Like the people living on social security!
    To hell with them! We've seen enough trolls coming and going, and they keep
    coming because this site allows them to enjoy the stuff for free for an
    indefinite period of time.

    I say top non sub time: you can be a non sub for 90 days and if after that
    you have not subscribed, then you're off. IP address and/or email
    are recorded so you can' try again unless you move to another
    IP and/or get yet anooooother gmail account. At least they will have to
    make an effort, change the username, and not become entrenched, milking
    all the benefits without chipping in.

    This website rocks, Russ, that's why we, subs, keep paying. Don't let the
    leeches milk the benefits we have in exchange for nothing.

    Thanks.
  2. Standard member Seitse
    Doug Stanhope
    18 Apr '10 18:08
    Yeah, cap their time, Russ.
  3. Subscriber duecer
    anybody seen my
    19 Apr '10 13:03
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, Russ, straight and honest: I've been here for long years and
    I still see people who remain as non subs ad infinitum.

    What? Don't they like the site? If so, what the heck are they doing
    here? The idea of a website thought as a business is: here's a freebie
    for you to try, if you like it then join and support the site's great
    features. Same goes f ...[text shortened]... g. Don't let the
    leeches milk the benefits we have in exchange for nothing.

    Thanks.
    what he said
  4. Standard member SwissGambit
    Caninus Interruptus
    19 Apr '10 17:19
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, Russ, straight and honest: I've been here for long years and
    I still see people who remain as non subs ad infinitum.

    What? Don't they like the site? If so, what the heck are they doing
    here? The idea of a website thought as a business is: here's a freebie
    for you to try, if you like it then join and support the site's great
    features. Same goes f ...[text shortened]... g. Don't let the
    leeches milk the benefits we have in exchange for nothing.

    Thanks.
    The only reason to pay is to get more than 6 games. Those who don't want more shouldn't have to pay. Simple as that.

    If RHP isn't getting enough ad revenue from the non-subs, then sure, they should consider some kind of cap. Otherwise, I vote to leave it as it is.
  5. Standard member avalanchethecat
    Not actually a cat
    19 Apr '10 20:52
    I'm a new non-sub, and you know what? I agree with this proposal. I think I will probably subscribe in the near future anyway (love the site), but if there was some kind of limit on freebie membership I would definitely become a subsciber at some point.
  6. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    22 Apr '10 04:06
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Yeah, Russ, straight and honest: I've been here for long years and
    I still see people who remain as non subs ad infinitum.

    What? Don't they like the site? If so, what the heck are they doing
    here? The idea of a website thought as a business is: here's a freebie
    for you to try, if you like it then join and support the site's great
    features. Same goes f ...[text shortened]... g. Don't let the
    leeches milk the benefits we have in exchange for nothing.

    Thanks.
    Well I was a non-sub for a lot longer than 90 days.

    If what you suggest was in place when I joined, Russ would be $40 poorer.
  7. Standard member peacedog
    Highlander
    22 Apr '10 04:38
    Originally posted by Seitse
    Top non subs' time: it's a business, not hospice!
    If it was a hospice, most games would be decided by time-out:-)