asiab3 wrote: ↑
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:09 pm
A) I don't think monetization from key users is going to improve interaction.
B) As someone who deeply and truly enjoys the Itinerary threads more than any other online readings these days, I would personally pay, but I can't say the same for the people that have browsed casually at my suggestion.
C) Speaking from my point of view as a traveling teacher, pedagogue, and enthusiast, I can absolutely testify that the work is out there.
D) I don't think I posted about this yet, but I just returned from an eleven day trip to Wisconsin/Michigan/Illinois/Minnesota trip where I taught half a dozen people tune-up basics, helped some more advanced VW owners understand their cars better, and even pondered a possible future in your line of work.
Website: I don't care about "improved interaction".
Itinerary: I need to *reduce* my time on the road.
Monetizing the website is not to improve interaction, it is to suffocate spurious interaction noise and suspect expertise and cross-talk confusion in the Technical Forums.
With an arty trouble-shooter that includes color diagrams and directive links to the glossaries, I will declare myself a one-stop resource for anyone who needs to get their VW going anywhere in the country.
If I offer phone consultation as a part of the subscription where I/you/we get to rely on the troubleshooter to make sure we are on the same page at all times, I say Jivermo's price point is worthwhile. And yes, I will put up a free sample trouble-shooter.
b) I want to put the annual Itineraries under this same subscription because I am desperate to filter the noise to signal ratio.
The community aspects of this forum I have always given to the members to keep alive.
Camping Forum, Clubs/Event s Forum, Type 1/2/3/4 General/Free Speech forums will continue to be freely available.
c) Yes, the work is out there, but I am amazingly diffident to the "work". I am not interested in just the work. I am totally devoted to the people who want the work and have always enjoyed breaking down the boundaries between customer/servicer to a real mess of dogged partnership-through-hell-and-back. I am pleased to note that the raw resources of hell are only growing as the parts get shoddier and cars get more tired. I have known some of youse people for ten, twelve, fifteen years now. Incorporating the work challenges and obstacles into the personal growth of the people I have to come to know, respect, love, and commit to, is on its own higher level and is beyond the scope of this thread.
d) NOW THEN, what are you charging, Young Robbie, for your pedagogical teaching repair stints?
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