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This might not be of interest to most here and it is purely a hypothetical question that occurred to me over raisin bran this morning but here goes:
How many here would be open to paying a $5 per year membership for access to an advertising-free version of Brooklynian.com?
The idea is that individual paid memberships at some minimal amount per year would offset the need for display (banner etc.) ad revenue to support monthly hosting fees for the site.
And it'd perhaps just be a nice way for anyone so inclined to express appreciation for the site.
1) This would not in any way indicate that the current, ad-supported site would ever go away.
2) This would only be an extra option, intended for those interested in access to an ad-free version of the site in exchange for a minimal annual paid membership fee.
3) Obviously this will not make anyone rich. But it will help toward monthly hosting expenses, eliminating need for minimal ad revenues on an individual user basis.
4) There is no need to create this paid option. Merely a hypothetical idea suggested for those preferring an ad-free site and/or just looking to express appreciation for the thunderdome that is Brooklynian.com .
So without further ado, have at the poll!