On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 03:14 PM, Andy Wedge wrote:
On Fri, Jan 15, 2021 at 12:25 PM, Chris Jones wrote:
Because apps, Facebook and Googlegroups are free?Some have argued that "people will leave if charged"; well... let them.
We all understand that there is no free lunch, but some people (maybe in the third world - several of my Esperanto-related groups are worldwide) can't afford a subscription, and some will think some groups don't provide enough value (too few members, too little info) yet. Heck, some people have no experience with nor appreciation for list-serves. Put in what one person calls a "paywall" and they may never learn to appreciate what we have here..
Ultimately, it doesn't matter WHO pays, as long as Mark can pay the bills and hire assistants. I would gladly pay a modest fee for the groups I own (or maybe even for an extra feature of choice) and I assume some group-members are willing and able to pay/donate a modest fee for the service.
at 88000 groups, would 10 or 20 euro/dollar a year per group suffice?