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Can you not add a pop up to appear when non members log on asking them to give a few quid back for what they are taking out??

 

I have suggested this too.

 

This forum is well run and a good place. A bit more cash for the forum would ultimately benefit us members too

 

Buddsy

 

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Upgrade today to remove Google ads and support TLF.

Thanks for the TLF love and to all the new members who've signed up, it's most appreciated.

 

Can you not add a pop up to appear when non members log on asking them to give a few quid back for what they are taking out??

 

It would be more relevant to people who have made something like 100 posts since they've had some value from the site then.

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Can't be, sounds like your soul is already clean! :hrhr:

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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This is a great forum .i love lotus cars never get bored reading differnt people stories about lotus .Ecspecially Esprit related.And have made friends with various people here.Thanks for the forum Bibs.Its great value for the money.....Mike

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You've been on here for nearly 10 years Mike, that's automatic permission through association :thumbsup:

88 Esprit NA, 89 Esprit Turbo SE, Evora, Evora S, Evora IPS, Evora S IPS, Evora S IPS SR, Evora 400, Elise S1, Elise S1 111s, Evora GT410 Sport

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It's £20 that's all...... About the cost of a decent steak at somewhere half about.

For all the effort the guys put in on this site - it's well worth chucking a steak their way

 

I don't eat meat, so I have saved there! :sick:

It has been a couple of years now since joining, upgrading now.

I have CDO, it's like OCD but all the letters are in alphabetical order, AS THEY SHOULD BE !

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Hi Bibs, to be absolutely honest I thought the ffm payment was for the negotiation of discounts etc and not for the running of the site. I assumed the advertising revenue paid for the site.

There are many lotus dealers out there who provide us with spares, who if went out of business would leave us pretty stuffed. 10 percent discount is always taken from their trading margin. For this reason I don't ask for discounts.

Apologies again. Upgraded yesterday.

Brilliant forum. Been here since the early days when Paul C was a regular!

Cheers

Glyn

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This is a bit like the not the nine o'clock news sketch about the licence fee! 

 

Have to say that I have joined both but wont be renewing LEW used the check list but that is all so far TLF is great, Bibs hand delivered the cover i ordered for my car and called me on Friday to see how the repairs were comming on with my car after it broke down the week before.

 

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My gast is truly flabbered. I had assumed that the majority of the membership would be fully paid up! I find it hard to believe it's so few. It's worth it just for the crack, never mind the discounts. And I've just realised this is my 10th year, initially on LEF of course. How time flies.

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Near 10 year veteran here too althogh between 2009 and 2014 i was a lotusless lurker..... I feel so dirty saying it.

My fully paid up membership means more to me than both my knighthood and peerage put together ...... Mostly because they're made up and my membership here is real.

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My gast is truly flabbered. I had assumed that the majority of the membership would be fully paid up! I find it hard to believe it's so few. It's worth it just for the crack, never mind the discounts. And I've just realised this is my 10th year, initially on LEF of course. How time flies.

 

We can get stuff here? Can you get it through customs easy?

All we know is that when they stop making this, we will be properly, properly sad.Jeremy Clarkson on the Esprit.

Opinions are like armpits. Everyone has them, some just stink more than others.

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I didn't realize so few didn't pay........

Ive just paid on the back of these comments as TLF and Bibs do a sterling job....

 

I think the hesitance of joining members is that as all virtual sites go you get virtually nothing.....in a physical sense.....

like if you joined CL then you get a mag every quarter......or LDC.......

and I think the lack of anything physical lessens the feeling of needing to supports something that is but isnt

 

am I making sense?....I doubt it.....

 

this is why I think you've hit on a great idea with TLF International Lotus Day

 

but I agree that is costs money to run.....our local Lotus Club site was run and funded by me.....but as our group never really grew I got rid........(after 10 years)......

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Just got to add my two pence worth to the argument of membership. Has anyone looked at how many people have been on and got a cracking price for insurance for instance. I now have three cars insured with AiB and at a rough esitmate has saved me just over £400. Twenty quide for FFM, thats a no brainer.

If you smoke it's three packs of fags.

If you drink it's roughly 5 beers at Aberdeen prices.

If you buy a monthly magazine, say Classic Cars, it's 5 issues.

 

Get your money out and support a great site.

 

Bibs, I slag you off all the time in friendly banter and that alone is well worth the £20.

Respect to you both for all the efforts.

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I think the hesitance of joining members is that as all virtual sites go you get virtually nothing.....in a physical sense.....

like if you joined CL then you get a mag every quarter......or LDC.......

and I think the lack of anything physical lessens the feeling of needing to supports something that is but isnt

 

I see what you mean but the problem for me (running a site which publishes news on what it often often a daily basis) is that magazines are always out of date. Our average time to publish news from Lotus is less than 2.5 minutes and we go out of our way to source and produce our own content too. For example, Malcolm and I flew to Geneva to see, photograph and film the Evora 400 being launched. Our pics were published within 2 hours of the launch and video within 6 (would have been quicker but for their shitty press room broadband!). A magazine posting that stuff in 2.5 months would be completely irrelevant in my opinion. Stuff like the car reviews we travel to Hethel for would work, but being online our better reviews have now been read by over 15,000 people, I can't see a magazine getting that sort of exposure anyway.

 

The problem is everyone thinks the internet is free, which it isn't. TLF paid for our flights, we took probably a grands worth of computers and 5k's worth of cameras and there's our time too. When you publish this news it's important, but not important enough to pay for so there's the quandry. Do we not do it, is it not worth it and following from that, how much should we spend to be there and present it to everyone who isn't willing to pay. 

 

Fortunately TLF has some excellent advertisers who support us long term and a lot of the money required to run the site comes from them as well as from FFM's and a small amount from our shop sales & other sources. That said, it doesn't pay a wage and can't afford to employ anyone (yet) so there's something wrong with the model, hence me being £1m out of pocket over the last decade to run it, tangible income I'd have had from my proper business that I no longer make as this takes up so much time. 

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Magazines are lovely there's no doubt....... But everything is going off print and solely inter web based.

Bibs - I just think you were ahead of the curve........

This site brings huge benefits for little expenditure for ffm folks........ Anyone else who's had a beneficial gain should do the decent thing and stump a bit up......

Keep up the good work

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