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  1. 1 point
    But we aren't As stated in my first post here, if you have contributed and ask for access you will be granted access!
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    Yes but they pay (over 1000 members each organization) £15 to both the Fairground Socitey & FAGB at a drop of a hat Don't get me wrong these are good organizations but for value of Money £5 per year to ATFOTF is nothing so as far as i'm concerned if you want the ride listing PAY UP!! or _ _ _ _ _ _
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    I am very grateful to those of you who have supported this change. I confess that the episode has been an eye opener for me. The Rides List is, in my opinion a unique (at least online), comprehensive, up to date, extremely well illustrated resource and a credit to all those members who have contributed to its success. The forum isn't run by a company, there are no share holders, there is no profit, what is donated covers the hosting and storage. Many, many months I've covered the short fall from my own pocket. Some months I'm up, most months I'm down and over the life of the forum I'm considerably out of pocket. Our lowest donation for access to the Rides list is £5 a year. That's under 10 pence per week. Compared to a magazine subscription, a go on a fairground ride, a pint or a cigarette it cannot be seen as expensive and certainly not "unfair" as has been said. The sole reason for the change was to ensure the future of the forum, so it was decided by the forum panel to charge for access to just this one part of the forum. And just in case anyone couldn't afford the fiver, but had contributed content, we added access to those who ask - with the specific object of being fair! Quite how a member to claim it is unfair that they can't access a feature they don't support financially and haven't contributed to I fail to see and so far no one has been willing to say how it is unfair. In the past it's been suggested that the process to donate was too difficult. I've simplified it - anyone who can post on the forum and operate our postal system can donate, so I don't belive that is still an issue. I don't believe that we've got the policy wrong, but as mentioned above, if there is an aspect we haven't considered, something you want us to consider then please let me or a forum panel member know and we will reconsider. Saying it is unfair without backing it up is pointless! Well said!
  4. 1 point
    Yet they are the first to cry foul when things are put in place to try and secure the forums future.
  5. 1 point
    How sad that only 120 Members out of a possible 4868 contribute financially People are still trying to wiggle out of PAYING a measly £5 a yr. Very Sad.
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    Its not a case of rules will be rules...."Its a case of supporting the forum to help with the costs of running the forum" Members don't have to pay anything but members are encouraged to help from as little as £5 a year!!!!! You have members that pay nothing & don't add reports, photos, etc the list goes on so WHY should they have full access
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    There is every point! This has been extensively discussed by the Forum Panel to ensure that it is as fair as possible. If you have another point of view, perhaps something we haven't considered/discussed then the decision can and will be looked at again.
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