locked Re: Pricing Changes #update
Penny said: "I understand that this service has to pay for itself, and luckily my group is grandfathered so this won't affect it.”toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Mark is obviously a talented and conscientious individual, and Groups.io is “his”. He does as he likes, and likes what he does. With no board of directors or stockholders to answer to, he is accountable to no one.
Only he knows how much it costs to “pay for” day-to-day Groups.io operations versus development and maintenance of “service enhancements”. Group owners can beat their gums to exhaustion here; but, in the end, what is done or not done is solely up to him.
It is quite possible after “rescuing” refugees from the Yahoo debacle at ever increasing price and overseeing the huge increase in groups here, that he feels he’s “done his bit”. He has most graciously grandfathered a majority of groups that "came over” as free or one-year premium payers who were allowed to revert back to “free” status.
If he envisions a future for Groups.io that will provide ongoing revenues on the order of that he earned from the Yahoo migration, he needs more groups that can be depended upon to generate ongoing revenue. Just as some doctors decide to eschew Medicare, Medicaid and even “normally” insured people to deliver a premium “concierge” level of “on demand” services the average American can only dream of for a substantial annual fee.
Until someone else “builds a better mousetrap”, human inertia is a powerful force keeping existing groups here.