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Implications of a site like BHW

Discussion in 'Membership Sites' started by lotus13, Jan 18, 2019.

  1. lotus13

    lotus13 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    I have a site that I want to charge memberships for, then I realized the implications of doing that for the kind of site I have. If any of the mods know or can answer my questions I would appreciate it, sorry If this is the wrong place, or shouldn't be asked.

    • Free members can access the Downloads section, I always wondered why this wasn't restricted in order to encourage more Jr Vip memberships, but then I realized technically doing that would have some implications because of the content ....Is this assumption right?
    • BHW only charges for BST Threads correct, not any percentage in sales? This prevents having to issue payouts to members which would also have other issues, along with more liability.
    • There's no content actually hosted here on BHW, this obviously is good for the bandwidth, but again mostly because of the implications?
    Sorry if this isn't appropriate hopefully I can get some answers.
     
  2. lotus13

    lotus13 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Anybody?
     
  3. davids355

    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I don’t know if you’ll get answers about bhw specifically.

    But taking your questions more generally, yes; it’s always a fine balance needed between premium content and indexable content - especially as you can invariably get almost any content for free on the internet.

    Regarding sales pages and commissions, it depends what kind of site you are building. If it’s something like Fiverr where the entire concept is based on sales, a commission model makes sense. But if that’s just a small part of the site then not so much.
     
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    davids355 Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Oh, and; thread moved.
     
  5. Deliberate

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    I agree it may be weird to have download section open to everyone, but I find the lack of mention of the exclusive section for Jr. VIP's is an issue.
    They do have their own exclusive content and it sounds like it might still be worth to upgrade based on some posts I've seen that people have made.
     
  6. Yzetien

    Yzetien Registered Member

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    You will face legal implications for charged downloadable content that might infringe copyright or other relevant issues, might even be deemed to be unauthorized modification to computer which is quite destructive depending on scale. Hosting it on another site is subjected to debate since a court can always prosecute you based on the intention of your subscription. Freely available can always be subjected into the classification of poor moderation which does not justify any incrimination charges as serious as the above. Since by charging, you acknowledge the availability of the content and your intention for their existence whereas hosted or as links on your website despite not knowing /verifying their legitmacy.

    If you charge the % which essentially means you partially own the product, you must in return bear the responsibilities in the protection of interest to both buyer and seller. If there are charge backs, you are supposed to be liable for the % involved and that complicates many issues and makes your head blow up with the amount of shit it comes with.

    Hosting content implies your intention to distribute the content, while posted links to such distributed content can be subjected to moderation faults.

    wanna hire meh plz? i be good mod.
     
  7. Morteza

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    Are you going to be a new competitor for BHW?