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Authored by: crarko on Aug 20, '10 07:28:12PM

Out of curiosity, how do you think it's worked for the past 5 years?

I've been associated with the forums here since Rob, Phil, John, and I created them in 2001. Oddly, I've never suggested charging people the rates I do in my consulting practice to help out, but did remind folks to not be rude or jerks to those who were there trying to help them out for free.

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Authored by: tedw on Aug 20, '10 07:40:00PM

I'm sure it worked exactly the same way, it's just more salient now. What can I say, I'm a creature of momentary impressions...

It's all good, I just felt the urge to climb on the moan-wagon with everyone else. Personally I see it as Buddhism in action: i.e., that the two constants of life are (1) everything will ultimately change, and (2) someone will be annoyed by it when it does. Consider this a dharma-whine. =D

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Authored by: crarko on Aug 20, '10 07:42:10PM

I'm OK with that.

The implication of some of the other posts that people are being lied to is beginning to really tick me off, though.

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Authored by: hamarkus on Aug 21, '10 05:40:21AM

If you refer to my post, it is simply that posting on 'hints.macworld' feels I am supporting 'macworld', that I am adding value to the brand 'macworld' (which is absolutely the case, both generally and in the narrow sense advertisers see it).
An extreme example, assume Google would be supporting Wikipedia and then changed the URL to How well would that work?
Why do people prefer the macosxhints forums to Because they have a sense of ownership, they feel pride about it.

There is the money and there is the credit. Macworld might make money out of macosxhints (or it might not) and people mostly do not object as it isn't any money that is taken away from them or not given to them. But the more credit Macworld gets, somewhat less credit goes to the contributors.

That is why people feel bad about this change, much much more so then when macosxhints went under the Macworld umbrella the first time (I just checked the comments on this announcement, they were unanimously positive).

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