Revmaster, on 24 August 2011 - 04:04 PM, said:
Rahul, communities don't work with money. Had that been the case, the communities of Autocar and Overdrive, and not Xbhp and team-bhp would have been such magnets for auto buffs. Satyen, of all members has been the most selfless guy who has promoted this forum with all his heart. I don't think offering money to him, or any other members of his breed would make any difference to their commitment.
As for the money, we do realize that a lack of funds is hampering the growth of the community. We are slowly getting there though, and as we have some revenues flowing in, they will go back into promoting the community, making merchandise, website development and hiring of 'editorial staff' (not members) which will be paid to carry out certain duties for a consideration. But we don't really think that paying members would ever enhance productivity.
i am not saying that you pay members, i am just saying that some members might just be in need of some money and they would leave their work and join motoroids.. and since they are at motoroids, they can concentrate more at the work in hand i.e. looking out for new launches, updating the site accordingly etc. rather then whatever they are doing now..
i know that motoroids isn't big as the other giants in the business so i know that currently you cannot afford anyone.. if you can somehow manage both work at once i.e. reviewing a vehicle and updating the site at the same time maybe you can grow..
if you don't mind then a suggestion for you is that you share the updating of site with some of the members.. i.e. you can be out to do your work.. i currently have a too tight schedule but still can help to some extent if you want, and i don't need a penny as well..
i know that members can't be bought.. they always have to be earned, motoroids was lucky enough to get satyen bhai when it got him..