On Sat, Jan 9, 2021 at 10:34 AM, J_Catlady wrote:
So I can juwt tell anyone I don't think should be forced to pay
No one would be forced to pay as I read it. There would be 'free slots' for each pricing tier that could be used or the group owner could upgrade to a higher tier with more free slots, as well as having the option of paying the incremental fee for additional members. Unless/until the 'site membership' (assuming that's the plan) is implemented, there's no way to know how many people would get one. Even though I have several grandfathered groups, including a Premium group, I'd still be willing to pay up to $10 per year to GIO for a membership. I'm guessing/hoping that there would be quite a few people that feel the same, but we can't know unless it happens.
Based on Mark's comments and some research on my part, large groups are the exception rather than the rule. Yes, it would be of some concern for those groups that attract a large number of members, but a site membership option might minimize the need to upgrade a group while still bringing in $$$ for GIO.
While I do appreciate the grandfathering that is in place, at some point I expect it to end. Maybe not while Mark is in charge (hopefully for a long time ;>), but someday.