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TheIceMan
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Mar 24, 2006, 09:47 PM
 
Has anyone noticed that we're seeing a major increase in MacNN memberships? I've noticed that since last year whenever I'd checked, we were hovering around 250-350 members and on special occasions (like WWDC Keynotes, etc.) it would spike and then drop back down.

But after the intro of the Intel Macs (MacBook Pro, Intel iMacs & Mac Mini) we're seeing memberships now hovering around 500-550 (whenever I looked) and that's not on "special occasions."
( Last edited by TheIceMan; Mar 24, 2006 at 09:54 PM. )
     
Apple Pro Underwear
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Mar 24, 2006, 09:51 PM
 
i think we are finally reaching the "tipping point" with macs/ipods
     
Chuckit
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Mar 24, 2006, 10:48 PM
 
Most of them are Cash.
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rickey939
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Mar 24, 2006, 10:50 PM
 
I cannot wait until the annual fee to be a member is instituted.
     
brassplayersrock²
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Mar 24, 2006, 11:13 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939
I cannot wait until the annual fee to be a member is instituted.

i sure hope not. that would so turn me off to being a member here. to pay to read forums? nuh uh
     
phantomdragonz
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Mar 24, 2006, 11:22 PM
 
I say you could keep the other forums free but lock the lounge to people who have to pay like ,$5 a year...

MacNN stays alive because of the help it gives, but the lounge (the only section I visit daily) would greatly bennefit from like a $1 a year posting fee...

it would keep out SPAM and annoying people...

Zach
     
abe
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Mar 24, 2006, 11:23 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit
Most of them are Cash.
That is a FUNNY line!!!
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TheIceMan  (op)
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Mar 25, 2006, 12:18 AM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz
...MacNN stays alive because of the help it gives...
Yep, I definitely agree. In fact, that's what brought me and keeps me here.
     
Ozmodiar
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by phantomdragonz
I say you could keep the other forums free but lock the lounge to people who have to pay like ,$5 a year...
I disagree. I could see maybe keeping the Lounge hidden from users until after a certain period of time but I don't think it should be exclusive to people who pay for it.
     
tavilach
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:43 AM
 
Pay-to-post? Haha. The forum would go under in a week, tops.
"Give me a lever long enough and a fulcrum on which to place it, and I shall move the world." -Archimedes
     
rickey939
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by tavilach
Pay-to-post? Haha. The forum would go under in a week, tops.
Apple will go under as well.®
     
moonmonkey
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Mar 25, 2006, 08:49 AM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock
i sure hope not. that would so turn me off to being a member here. to pay to read forums? nuh uh

Lets do it, I'm fed up people talking in smilies anyway.
     
moodymonster
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Mar 25, 2006, 08:55 AM
 
if you look here:

http://www.alexa.com/data/details/tr...?url=macnn.com

you can see a graph of macnn's stats - it's going up - a lot.
     
buggsuperstar
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Mar 25, 2006, 09:24 AM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
Lets do it, I'm fed up people talking in smilies anyway.
Perhaps just pay to use the smilies then...
     
brassplayersrock²
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Mar 25, 2006, 01:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by moonmonkey
Lets do it, I'm fed up people talking in smilies anyway.

perhaps someone needs to disable smilies in text if it annoys you so
     
Nicko
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Mar 25, 2006, 03:24 PM
 
indeed. Pay to post would drastically degrade the quality of the postings in the lounge.

Besides, isn't there a reason for banner ads???
     
nredman
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Mar 25, 2006, 03:43 PM
 
Originally Posted by Chuckit
Most of them are Cash.


cash & spammers?

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