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Old Apr 15, 2017, 12:06 PM   #26
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Great work. Keep up the FREE forums.
What if TGN became a paid forum....let's say $10 for a lifetime membership?

I'd easily pay it.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 12:20 PM   #27
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What if TGN became a paid forum....let's say $10 for a lifetime membership?

I'd easily pay it.
Those already active members likely would. Attracting new members would become a problem I suspect.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 12:29 PM   #28
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Free or not for me. Don't really know of any pay forums that don't offer something extra and honestly can only think of one. Revenue should be generated by sponsors and advertising. Starting to pay would be a slippery slope where then you can pay your way out of a ban or pay extra for the vip area. Need extra money? Sell hats, visors, bag tags(already out there), ball markers, divot tools, logo balls, shirts etc.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 05:37 PM   #29
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What if TGN became a paid forum....let's say $10 for a lifetime membership?

I'd easily pay it.
What would you like to see those revenues used for?
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I don't see any benefit (outside of a quick cash grab) to making this site a pay site. If anything, I'd imagine that the new owners/admin devote more energy into attracting advertisers and sponsors.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 06:21 PM   #31
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What would you like to see those revenues used for?
Development of a mobile app.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 07:23 PM   #32
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Development of a mobile app.
I guess but if it's running so thin that current revenues won't support site upgrades then I'm curious anyone was interested enough to buy it.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 08:01 PM   #33
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Great discussion and ideas everyone! Keep the ideas coming! I can say for sure that there are no plans to make users pay a fee to use the forum. It is free to use and will stay that way.
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 08:20 PM   #34
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Old Apr 15, 2017, 08:41 PM   #35
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I guess but if it's running so thin that current revenues won't support site upgrades then I'm curious anyone was interested enough to buy it.
Well let's see who bought it and what it becomes (gets deleted) in the future.
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Old Apr 16, 2017, 10:42 PM   #36
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Clock has reverted back to its old ways

It's the right time on THIS thread, but when I posted a comment on the "Lakeview" thread it's 4 hours behind
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 09:45 AM   #37
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Is there a link to TGN Sponsors?
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:21 PM   #38
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Clock has reverted back to its old ways

It's the right time on THIS thread, but when I posted a comment on the "Lakeview" thread it's 4 hours behind
Yes, I noticed the same thing! It seems to have a mind of it's own, like it's bouncing between timezones. I haven't given up on it yet.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:23 PM   #39
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Bag tags.
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 12:27 PM   #40
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Yes, I noticed the same thing! It seems to have a mind of it's own, like it's bouncing between timezones. I haven't given up on it yet.
Previously, it always appeared correct when showing the last post in each thread if you hit "New Posts" button. But then the times were all wrong within each post. Not sure if that's what's happening now, there have been other details in older threads when this was first happening.

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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:13 PM   #41
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Old Apr 17, 2017, 02:51 PM   #42
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If I can add to this , I think there absolutely should be.
In my case it probably is not that important since I bump my ad almost daily so it is fairly easy to find. But I think most people on here would like to know who all of the sponsors are without having to do various seaches to find them and their various services. This information should be readily available without having to spend time looking for it.

[QUOTE=TourIQ;1649656]Is there a link to TGN Sponsors?[/QUOTE
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 06:49 AM   #43
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Best of luck. Seems the site is stagnating. New blood will help and not sure what the answers are.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 08:12 AM   #44
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I think that there's a lot that could be done to make the site both more welcoming and less spammy, both of which could be resolved by eliminating the required 5 posts to make a BST post. There are plenty of "trusted" members that post exclusively in the BST, so what's the big deal about new members trying to sell things?
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 08:16 AM   #45
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members only section which could be a small fee annually with sponsors providing some member only deals? I would pay this amount to WRX but their member only section always over looks Canadians.
Hats, ball markers, scorecard holders, balls etc with the TGN logo? getting you advertisement as well.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 12:25 PM   #46
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Clock thing is a must. It still throws me off at times.
For the mobile app, integration with tapatalk app would be a quick one, no?
Then you don't have to maintain a dedicated app so cost will be minimal. And users don't have to have so many apps on their phones. Just my 5 cents.
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Old Apr 18, 2017, 01:48 PM   #47
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I think that there's a lot that could be done to make the site both more welcoming and less spammy, both of which could be resolved by eliminating the required 5 posts to make a BST post. There are plenty of "trusted" members that post exclusively in the BST, so what's the big deal about new members trying to sell things?
Completely agree...new posters don't make the rules but when they follow them and make 5 posts people lambaste them for it.
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There should be some open source code out there that can fix some of the glitches on the site.
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Old Apr 23, 2017, 12:45 PM   #49
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The clock is still way off
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There should be some open source code out there that can fix some of the glitches on the site.
Red Flag Deals started around the same time and they both used vBulletin
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