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Re: Is PerlMonks economically viable?

by nysus (Priest)
on Apr 11, 2001 at 04:02 UTC ( #71552=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Is PerlMonks economically viable?

Here's an idea:

User's pay: Cost = $1.50/question asked (but could be paid for in bulk at a discount as well).
Portion of registration fee that goes to house: $1.00
Portion of fee that goes to a "good anwerer" fund: .50 cents.
Benefit to priceless

People with very high reputations and answer a lot of questions would get cash payments (small, but not insignificant).

If 20,000 questions per year get asked, the income generated would be nothing to sneeze at. Just an idea...

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Re (tilly) 2: Is PerlMonks economically viable?
by tilly (Archbishop) on Apr 11, 2001 at 05:19 UTC
    I want to encourage competent people to give others a chance to answer easy questions rather than just nailing them all.

    If you can make money by answering the questions, that really makes that harder.

    Also the idea of "gating" things, by making questions cost money, would sharply reduce traffic.

    For all those reasons, I would prefer to pay for the current setup than hope I could get paid under a fee system. (The strength of my preference can be seen by the fact that I long ago stopped showing up at QuestionExchange...)

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