I was reading on another forum that people are not joining here because of the membership fees to be able to buy or sell domains.
I also read on this forum that Rob Monster said in order to do business one has to buy the tools.
I completely understand Robs point of view but alas DNForum has failed a number of times and people blame participation blah blah blah. Lets call a spade a spade and tell it like it is. The forum has failed numerous times because of poor management and membership fees. Using the blockbuster example it is not easy to see that people will always flock to the cheaper alternative.
So my question for the member base is continue down this failed course or open things up and make the fees voluntary with special badges for people who pay the fees. Much like a donation system with a few special privilege's.
As an alternative what I would personally like to see is a highly restricted listing system that allows maximum 2-3 listings per day so that members do not flood the for sale section with useless crap. We should encourage them to post their best domains and limit them to 3 max on a free plan. Does this sound familiar? I would also limit paying members to 3 listings per day but I would give them a bold title or a higher display position on the forum for being a paying member.
Anyways... lets discuss this and see if we cannot bring in a positive change to assure this forum sets the pace and distinguishes itself from its predecessors.