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.What is a Subscribing Member?
I'm glad you asked.
A subscribing member helps support the forums. By contributing financially to Piano World and the Piano Forums subscribers show that they appreciate the resources we provide and want us to continue to survive and grow. While anyone is welcome to visit and read the forums, we do ask that to participate you become a subscribing member at whatever level you are comfortable with.But Why Do You Need The Money?
Perhaps this is a good time for me to explain a little bit more about the Piano World structure.
My name is Frank Baxter and I am the founder/host/owner of Piano World.
What started as a hobby has become my full time vocation (a decision I made after repeatedly being "downsized" and "outsourced") and a labor of love. Together with our online store (pianosupplies.com) it is how I support my family.
I only point these things out because I occasionally receive nasty comments from people who think I'm not entitled to sell advertising or products on my site. I guess they feel it makes the place too commercial.
(You know what? Even if we didn't need the money I would still host ads because it gives piano/music industry companies a chance to reach out to their audience and our members/guests to learn about these companies )
Did you know it costs me over $10,000 a year to support piano world ? (more at: http://forum.pianoworld.com/ubbthreads.php/topics/2692591/piano-world-is-not-free.html
Or that behind the scenes we are constantly working to improve the forums and the rest of the site, including paying professional programmers?What Do I Get for Subscribing?
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