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Old 12-11-2010, 01:20 PM
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[QUOTE=catastrophe;3271969]I understand and agree with this post 100%.


Its obvious that this place doesnt exist if someone doesnt pay.
Was curious about some letting others pay and they not.

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Is that really all that true?? I can think quickly of one really good, free boating site very similar to this, that has existed for a while. And im sure there are many more

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I understand and agree with this post 100%.


Its obvious that this place doesnt exist if someone doesnt pay.
Was curious about some letting others pay and they not.

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Is that really all that true?? I can think quickly of one really good, free boating site very similar to this, that has existed for a while. And im sure there are many more


I just counted 7 adds on this page, the bandwidth is paid for.....
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Let me continue the conversation since I asked the original question. And believe me, all this is just chatter and is none of my business...just curious.

I dont understand the " anti corporate " issue. The minute you walk out the door every day of your life you spend your money with corporations, the purchase of your food, your gasoline,your insurance,your clothes, your fast food etc.
Thats life. A lot of the members on here earn their daily living working for corporations.

Re value received. I see an awful lot of the folks on here working on their own boats. I see them ask tech questions and query where to get good deals on parts and labour.
In all cases they get good answers. I see it. They say thanks . Are these savings and help not worth anything?

Re entertainment value. I see huge post counts for some of the "registered" peeps, so I presume they spend a good amount of time on here. What is that worth.

Finally......do people not think that the FREE feature is available because a lot of people actually DO pay ?
Is the FREE feature here because the people that advertise on here have to pay extra ( as do the paying members) to cover that cost?

Is there a scenario that if everyone paid perhaps the fee would be $15.00 for everyone instead of $40.00 to $70.00 for some and none for others?



Can people that are reading this thread please indicate how much time they spend on here each week.

Winter chatter.....nothing more.

Why can't you learn to spell LABOR correctly?
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Why can't you learn to spell LABOR correctly?
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I just counted 7 adds on this page, the bandwidth is paid for.....
Gotcha.

OK lets ask the question a different way.

To all those that are paying....if what is being said is correct re bandwith..advertisers..value added by everyone...why are you paying to be here, when you clearly dont need to ???
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Maybe a good question or perhaps the topic of another thread would be as a paying member of OSO, what would you expect ou of the site for your money?

Promotion of the board?
Promotion of the sport?
Active involvement in matters affecting legislation of the sport?
Active involvement in racing?
Active involvement in poker runs?

In my mind, the site is profitable. If it is not a for profit company would not have bought it. Should a portion of those profits be invested in the sport or should those profits be purely for the benefit of IB?
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Gotcha.

OK lets ask the question a different way.

To all those that are paying....if what is being said is correct re bandwith..advertisers..value added by everyone...why are you paying to be here, when you clearly dont need to ???
Boat porn is addicting.....
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Maybe a good question or perhaps the topic of another thread would be as a paying member of OSO, what would you expect ou of the site for your money?

Promotion of the board?
Promotion of the sport?
Active involvement in matters affecting legislation of the sport?
Active involvement in racing?
Active involvement in poker runs?

In my mind, the site is profitable. If it is not a for profit company would not have bought it. Should a portion of those profits be invested in the sport or should those profits be purely for the benefit of IB?
Good stuff !
Reminds me of a speech I listened to during the winter of 08-09
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9 months ago I showed up at the Cape Corral PR w/my OSO t-shirt.... You guys wanted to burn it and give me SOS gear, So I jumped ship, let my membership lapse...now I'm back.

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Hell, most of us have spent more on a round of drinks than the price of a membership here.
No doubt about that... I've also stuffed more down the G-String of a hot blond...

Those are "pay to play" scenarios though, this isn't...

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