Pay to play

Discussion in 'Wisconsin Flyway Forum' started by Kevin WI, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. Kevin WI

    Kevin WI Moderator Moderator

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    I see the Refuge, is moving in a direction of pay to play...sad to see TBH...... starts with supporting member to view without ads.....then will move to full boat pay to play in due time would be my guess.....

    That will be end of an era.....
    I like coming here....but it's just a few minute diversion anymore.... I can hunt just fine without it.
     
  2. marsh man dan

    marsh man dan Elite Refuge Member

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    Agreed I will not pay to play
     
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  3. pud123

    pud123 Elite Refuge Member

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    With the success of other platforms, why would the owners think this is the way to go? Serious question.
     
  4. duckmann

    duckmann Elite Refuge Member

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    Seems a lot like locking the barn after the horses have escaped. Might have been a profitable move 20 years ago when this was "the place" for duck talk but a great many of the state forums are rarely posted on and the views and number of users is a shadow of what is once was. Too little monitoring after the last ownership change ran quite a few off because a handful were allowed to ruin any chance of rational discussion. Most went to FB or other forms of social media and never came back. Too bad. The info I learned on here as I moved from one state to another helped me make some connections, learn new places and helped me to set up a couple of great trips to Manitoba and the Dakotas. I no longer hunt as my younger partners now live 6 or more hours away and am physically unable to do what I used to do alone nor am I willing to take the risk alone anymore. I check in to see what those I know are up to but won't continue if $$ becomes a prerequisite.
     
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  5. SB2MAG

    SB2MAG Elite Refuge Member

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    You’re right.

    Once it’s pay for play this forum will be gone.
     
  6. FAIRCHASE

    FAIRCHASE Senior Refuge Member

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    I will be gone also! This site is not what it was. There are good people on here and other sites. Hope it doesn't happen.
     
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  7. 1duckmaster

    1duckmaster Elite Refuge Member

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    Dead on! This forum will cease to exist.
     
  8. Red Devil

    Red Devil Senior Refuge Member

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    anybody remember waterfowler.com ....went P2P and was never heard from again
     
  9. Ratboy

    Ratboy Senior Refuge Member

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    Yup, I was on that one and bye bye...
     

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