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Stormpulse.com charging now? - twiztidcabbie - 05-20-2012 05:03 PM

So, I just went to Stormpulse for the first time this year. I was mildly surprised to see that they have gone from being a free site to being a paid site. My jaw hit the floor, though, when I saw what they are trying to charge. Almost $300 a year with no monthly option? To me, that is totally outrageous. What do others think of this? I realize that it takes money to do what they do but they just priced themselves right out of the average person who lives in a hurricane area's budget.

twiztidcabbie


Stormpulse.com charging now? - ROLLTIDE - 05-20-2012 05:58 PM

I have never asked for one cent but have noticed that people like Mark Suddath and others are charging $100+ to access chat and other goodies while other weather sites are begging for money so they can buy $250 weather software programs. Believe me I understand that running websites isn't free but has the weather community been over taken by a bunch of people that are only in it for the money ? I would love to get the thoughts of Hardcoreweather members cause this has always been a subject that has rubbed me the wrong way


Stormpulse.com charging now? - Joe-Nathan - 05-20-2012 08:19 PM

I believe the mindset of the weather community has changed because of TV shows like Storm Chasers and the stuff on the weather channel. People see a very, very small group of individuals making a little money and they think they can/deserve money too. I understand every thing cost money today, but what these sights need are people like use here at HCW who are willing to donate to keep a site like this running. Now I am only talking about non-commercial people using the various weather site/software. If you are using it for commercial use (ie making money off of it) then you should pay to use it. But for the individual "weather enthusiest/geek/nerd" then you should not have pay.



James, thanks for all that you do to keep this sight up and running during the lull.


Stormpulse.com charging now? - ced_pearlandtx - 05-20-2012 10:26 PM

I like the group of people here, but I would not pay for the pleasure of hanging out with any one.

The info I get here is consolidated, I am willing to pay a few bucks a year for that if I can afford it (some years were better than now...).

$300 a year? Not for something I get for free.

Thanks for all you do James, it is very appreciated.


Stormpulse.com charging now? - dkmac - 05-21-2012 07:02 AM

Like ced and JN, I like the fact that all the info I need about severe/tropical weather is consolidated right here at HCW, and the friendly atmosphere among the members. And I too don't mind making a monetary contribution to keep HCW commercial-free.

Thanks James!


Stormpulse.com charging now? - kobayashi - 05-22-2012 11:11 AM

dkmac Wrote:Like ced and JN, I like the fact that all the info I need about severe/tropical weather is consolidated right here at HCW, and the friendly atmosphere among the members. And I too don't mind making a monetary contribution to keep HCW commercial-free.

Thanks James!

Ditto


Meanwhile, back to watching that "Alberto" thing. Due here maybe a day or three; more RAIN.


Stormpulse.com charging now? - ROLLTIDE - 06-13-2012 07:27 AM

from Crownweather


Quote:Finally, please consider giving Crown Weather Services a donation, no matter how big or small, every donation helps. Our costs and bills include paying for broadband internet, website hosting & bandwidth ($100/month), electricity, computer supplies and software including, GR2Analyst, GRLevel3, GREarth and many other software packages that help us track the weather and warn you well in advance of any storms



Stormpulse.com charging now? - kobayashi - 06-14-2012 05:18 AM

ROLLTIDE Wrote:from Crownweather

Roll when I'm looking for weather I've got my favorites.

For years when I'm logged on [to HCW] I DON'T see any advertising or a big Paypal Widget.


Most of the 50+ websites I go to do have an Amazon Ad, a Paypal Widget, and their own Logo Shop ...coffee mugs, baseball caps, other gadgets, and Books


So [in jest] when are we going to see "The HardcoreWeather Book"...

On a serious note I have no Idea who Stormpulse is, I don't have any intention of paying $30 or $300.....

.........please....get an Amazon partner agreement or whatever the best available, and turn it on!