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Old 06-07-2001, 07:26 AM   #71
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Yeah you're right, but don't take it personally. The people at MO that I have had direct contact with in emails (includes Blip, Minime and HackFu) have all come across as genuinely nice people. They really care about what their readers want, and not just because they think we deserve it. They really want to make MO the best it can be. Considering that this whole site probably started as a hobby and grew over time, that makes sense. But now it has gotten to big to just run for fun, they need money to pay for things, including the staff.



PS How did you email them? Using the link attached to their name? Don't try to email to the addresses they show (like "minime_at_motorcycle.c0m"), that is not a real address. Click on their name and send them a comment after filling out the form. I've done that before a few times and gotten some response. Also consider that they (like many) may not be able to respond to every email.
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Old 06-07-2001, 08:51 AM   #72
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Thanks for your response. and I don't take it personally. I have logged in here for several years and found it to be a great resource. I have gotten my $ out of it and then some. However, it concerns me when you see something you enjoy apparently becoming non accessable. The e-mail i tried was not to anyone person, but to the feed back forum. I'm glad to hear you have had success in contacting.

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Old 06-07-2001, 11:32 AM   #73
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A porn site OR a professionally focused site have made the subscription model work. Motorcycle.com is neither one of those. I can't see it becoming focused on porn nor do I see it switching it focus to racers only.
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Old 06-08-2001, 09:39 AM   #74
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I have seen a lot of former pay sites that used to exist, but I am not seeing any now that are really successful.



Try www.janes.com for example. However, they do have some pretty exclusive material, and most of their customers are commercial rather than private, so they are not paying for it themselves.



However, a mix of free and pay-for material is probably the way to go.
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Old 09-14-2001, 05:08 AM   #75
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my thanks is now appearing. at least I know it got there and I appreciate the MO lines of publication
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:26 AM   #76
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OK, when I link to the reader feedback on the BMW HP-2, I'm taken to a five-year-old discussion on the merits of charging for Internet content. What gives?
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:48 AM   #77
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Kudos on the big air. And a cross-up too. Man, that thing is gigantic...



Looks like the ultimate uber-enduro. Thanks for the BIG dirt coverage.
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