Originally Posted by RodfatherX
So homebrewer, I've been wondering this. Your sig does not say you are a supporter, but you have an avatar and almost 12000 posts. Are you the owner/creator of HBT?
A great man once said: "I don't want to belong to any organization that wants me as a member"...
No, not a founding father...if I was I would have a free lifetime membership...
I was a member for 1 year, but let it lapse.
In all seriousness, there have been a few times I've been warned about some of my comments and threatened with being banned for something so minor (no examples given since some of the mods may be thinking I mean them when in actuality I remember who they were) ...so...why would I offer to pay for a lifetime membership if there could be an off chance of being banned on my next comment because someone feels it was too offensive or whatever? Kind of like throwing money away...I guess in that way WildWest is right. A lot like paying to drive on a toll road and the speed limit is lower...that sucks!!!
As far as websites in general go there are too many self-righteous candy-a$$ed keepers of the electrons on the net who had their heads up their collective a$$es before they got a sign from God that they are better than everyone else then their heads swelled so much that they're too big to pull out even if they were dying of thirst...
...so right now 12000 is just a goal.
I have nothing against someone trying to earn a buck, but once something is paid for the rest is plain old stealing...like a toll road... As for not being a paying member? That's my choice.
This site's pretty good. But website owners in general need to realize a website success is not really their doing...it's the paying members and non-paying contributors that make any site work.
One site can have all kinds of advertiser and another not a one...which one's better? Depends...
Until then I'll roam from site to site and be (hopefully) informative, sarcastic, comedy relief, the elbow in the ribs, whatever, because that's who I am.
What was the question?