(Closed) Question from DH: If WB charged to use the site, would you pay?

posted 6 years ago in Weddingbee
  • poll: Would you pay to be a member of WB?
    Sure, I'd pay $4 p/month to be a member. : (20 votes)
    7 %
    Nope, I'd take my questions/advice elsewhere. : (273 votes)
    92 %
    Other (please elaborate) : (5 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    2493 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I might pay for elements in a cup membership way, but I’d never pay just to access the boards.

    Post # 4
    5219 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I would pay— but only because Darling Husband pays for XBOX Live and I don’t fuss him about it, so he can give me my WB!

    Post # 5
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    The most I would ever pay for Weddingbee would be just that; $4-$5 a month to use the site.  I couldn’t see myself spending any more to be able to login on just to talk with the community though I do love it here.  =)

    I agree that I can’t imagine a new user or even those that rarely post would ever sign up to use the site.  I really think it would do the site harm eventually.  Only way I think they would lure people in is by allowing a free trial of some sort, but even then that’s a shoo in to get new members to sign up.

    Post # 5
    2790 posts
    Sugar bee

    I voted No because while I do enjoy the community there are others that offer a fairly similary experiance for free. On further thinking though, I think this would significantly deter the trolls and so many sock puppet posts that can spin out of control which I would consider a plus to paying.

    Post # 7
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    No way.  Never.

    Post # 8
    2086 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

    I belong to a forum that asks for donations to pay server bills.  When the mods put up a “server bill due” message, I PayPal them $10-20. One time, they said they got enough to run the site for many months, so it definitely works.

    I think that’s a solid way to operate.  I don’t like mandating a fee. That would probably stifling the evolution of the community.

    Post # 9
    2095 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think some of the rules would have to change if it went to a paid site. I think that is an affordable amount though. I did vote no only because when wedding planning there is so much free information out there it wouldn;t make sense to pay for it.

    Post # 10
    7606 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    Nope, sorry!  I’d miss you guys!


    Post # 11
    2196 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    Nope. I don’t like the idea of having to pay to be part of a community.

    Post # 12
    1021 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    No way. If they started to charge, the quality of the message boards would go way down. New members wouldn’t sign up because they wouldn’t know what they were missing. So it would just be the same people after awhile posting about the same stuff. Boring.


    Post # 13
    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Nope.  We are super-frugal, and it’s not a necessary expense.  Of course, technically neither is Internet, but…Darling Husband would probably say no.

    Post # 14
    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Nope. Especially since I’m not even wedding planning anymore!

    Post # 15
    1849 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I’d say no because I think it would narrow down the demographics that would sign up, and I wouldn’t want to lose some of the more diverse posts. I think it would especially affect younger members and of course ladies on tight budgets. I like having all the bees around 🙂

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