I was checking out Instructables for a recipe on ramen
and when I went to get the instructions to print out, it told me I'd have to become a pro member
, the minimum cost for witch was $8.85 for a quarter.
Now, apart from the price seeming to alienate people who just grab the odd instructable to print out. What are your thoughts on making money on content your users gave to you if they initially thought it was to be shared freely? This leads to the question; Did users share how-tos with free distribution in mind?
Edit: What do people think about making a relatively core feature pay only, even to contributors?
Can any comparison be drawn to crunchyroll? Does anyone have a pro account? If so: What do you think? Do you use it much?