What-da-ya-think?? Should we boycott eham until they open up the review sections to everybody?? Maybe we should start an e-mail campain to the editor there??
If you are not a paying subscriber, it won't matter if you boycott.
The only thing I like about eHam is the DX cluster. It is pretty active. And, so far, it's still free.
As far as reviews, we can put them here on QRZ. The only difference is, you have to search for them.
I was ready to jump ship and take Eham out of my favorites list, But Eham is again free! # Dont know what
After reading a post on another place here on QRZ, I was
about ready to demand that they remove all of my "free"
reviews if I cannot access them......... # Maybe someone
else beat me to that type of legal action.
So for now at least, Eham is working as before.
Looks to be opened for free once again! Had no problem seeing my reviews without the "Subscribers Only" message.
Mark / W2WP
~ Better a bottle in front of me then a frontal labotomy! ~
Don't worry, eHam is dying on the vine...
First, just look at the comments over there and then look on QRZ, an entirely different flavor.
Second, hams are cheap, it is a fact, we will not pay for things. An internet chat room is just something that is not going to make money off the users.
If any site is going to make money, it needs to draw users, hits equate to banner ad sales. If eHam starts charging, the CHEAP users are going to stop using it and the banner ads are not going to keep the door open.
The newest idea, to limit private sales ads visibilty only to subscribers for the first 24 hours is going to cut back on private sales. Why bother to post an ad if your widest market cannot see the ad for 24 hours?
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (ai4cb @ Mar. 13 2004,06:33)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">Then I sent in a voluntary $30 donation to QRZ.
To be frankly honest, until I read the donations link it never occured to me about the financial aspect of running this site. With all the help, advise and entertainment I've gotten from this great site I feel it's only right to contribute my fair share.
My donation will be in the mail Monday morning.
I have a feeling eham will die soon anyway. Hams are cheap and/or poor and won't shell out much money for a website, especially if they feel it is being forced upon them. Other hams will just step up and offer their own websites, or go to places like QRZ.
There's something cool about the Internet; and that is, you're likely to find other people doing the same thing for free.
Like, uhm, here, perhaps?