locked Re: Pricing Changes #update

Herb Gellis

BTW, the idea of charging extra for "premium" features over an otherwise free use-of-product goes by the name "freemium", according to Wikipedia, been around since the 1980's. I see this as being most attractive to the groups that have no sponsor or organization behind it, no dues, no monetization of any kind - just a group of folks chatting.

Vis-a-vis the idea of moving towards industry practice, there are website hosters that nickel and dime you for every little addition. Of course others, more like GIO now, have well defined plans at fixed costs, but often allow a few items to be added at cost, such as more storage. The GIO analogy would be more likely more members, though sometimes more storage might be needed if the group is more than just chat.

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