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Old 06-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
Jun 2008
Rio Linda, CA
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While searching for a web based recipe site for potential future use personally and to endorse thru a web-project in the works, I am reading that Hopville is going freemium? Being a gamer at heart, even the mention of gated service leaves a slightly salty taste in my mouth. Why not just add a few adtracker apps and make money like the rest of the internet?


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Old 06-08-2012, 10:35 PM   #2
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I read on their blog the reasoning behind it. I think people over-report their willingness to pay for services, so I kind of doubt charging for the site will increase the membership in the way they think it will. I already bought beersmith, which is way better. I only use Hopville when I'm at work and bored, and only because it's free.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:23 PM   #3
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Jan 2012
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I use it only to share recipes on reddit. There are a half dozen services to take its place, honestly. I like Hopville, but it's a niche market and I'm a BeerSmith user so ... *shrug*
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:53 PM   #4
Aug 2010
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Originally Posted by Nateo View Post
I only use Hopville when I'm at work and bored, and only because it's free.
Yeah, same here, & then once I get home, I'll plug the recipe into Homebrew Formulator, make the corrections & use that one.

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