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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-14-11 12:34 PM
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103. Suggestion: If it ain't broke, don't fix it
DU has been running along quite well under the current structure. People like me are currently able to donate, but our money will be lost under the new system. Sure, there are those who will be able to afford $42/year, but will that really make up for us smaller donors? Nine donors of $5 actually provide DU with more money than one $42/year donor.

Ads aren't the solution, because honestly--how many people click on them? No clicks, no money.

IMHO, this new system is going to fail. When it comes to jacking up rates on customers (and we donors are customers) the lure of more money invariably backfires. BofA learned this the hard way with the debit card fees. I fear that DU will learn this the hard way, as well.

I know there are a lot of sycophants who will disparage what I've written. But I'm more concerned with the fate of DU, than I am about polishing the apple on the teacher's desk. True caring is about honesty, even if the honesty hurts.
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