Ag Fever wrote:
I would strongly suggest that we never make non-contributors feel unwelcome though. Everyone needs to start somewhere and if someone wants to be a member without paying, this should be ok with everyone whether they pay or not. If non-paying members are made to feel they are a lower class it will be tough to keep / add new members and turn them into paying members.
As long as this remains our priority I see no problems. Although it is not just between paid and free members. If there is a divide between the bottom paying ring and the top it will just create further in-fightin and bs drama that no forum / group needs.
Its not about labeling yourself the best of the best or richest of the rich but solely about helping the community grow as a whole.
Since memberships are being offered yearly , we should have a stated yearly goal and work to achieve that and beyond.