And I actually just PAID an internet forum... wheewww. Never thought the day would come. I consider myself kind of an OG auto forum guy. Never a huge post count type. But since 99 I've been on every forum for every car I've been into, starting with the rudimentary e-mail lists like "clubdsm" which may have been one of the first on the internet started by Todd Day, way before any of this programming was set up. I've always just found it odd....I don't know where the money goes anymore, There's a ton of advertisement paying for things, I would think they would do everything they could to make it free, and give us more space to fiddle with and just deal with the ads. Anyways. due to the number of PM's and the fact you only get like 5 as a non paying member and it's a pain in the butt to keep deleting them and the fact that photobucket now sucks really bad and I'd like to upload some photos directly to J/F.....I paid up for a year, added my little avatar photo, and now can get 25,000 pm's. Haha.
I never thought I would pay either, but for the reasons you stated above I figured I'd try it for year.
I pay here and on pirate mostly for the PM space. Also because I hate ads and the stupid limits they put on searching for non paying members.
I forgot about the search limit, next time I search maybe that will be nice.... I never have good luck searching though. No one usually closes out a thread, I always try to close out a troubleshooting thread with the solution. And that's usually what I'm searching for. People figure it out, or don't......and never return. That's one of the things I hate most about these forums.