I've thought it was a great idea since the ads were put at the top of the forum. If we can make it ad-free again I have no problem throwing in an extra 2 or 3 dollars since the shirts are super cheap anyway..same with the hats/decalls.
In order to provide additional funding we SHOULD add more items, We of course have the Cafe Press Store
but i think other items are in order..
Isnt it possible for someone here (points at haro) to make the products in the CAFE PRESS store for cheaper, such as the got boost shirts (they are $25 a piece shipped in the store if I recall) I also run a Cafe-express store to finance a forum i own but the profit margin does not even pay for 1/2 the costs.
Perhaps the people that sell stuff on the forums should be required to throw in a little extra to the forum for the free use of the FOR SALE SECTION
considering selling an item on ebay will cost you at least 1-2 dollars extra or like $5 worth of fees for a $100 item. This particular idea may be extemeley contraverisal I can see that right now but its just an idea. I'm not super supportive of it, but considering the number of people that list something for sale, and the ones that sell stuff often, perhaps they should be encouraged, not required to throw in a little extra to keep the forum going.
I am opposed to ClubGPs setup since it seems like the members who donate the MOST seem to be the ones that can MAKE THE DECISIONS on how the forum is run, this is not a good plan, everyone should have equal say in the direction of the forum.
the idea of a vendor, running or even supporting the forum is also a terrible idea