+Abernathy918 Posted March 18, 2015 Share Posted March 18, 2015 It has come to my attention through talking to friends that certain options such as search by name are no longer available to people that are not paid members. I started caching during an economic downturn and found it a good way to get out of the house and keep a shred of sanity during hard times. There are many people on this site that for some reason or another can not afford the premium membership but still enjoy playing the game. Taking away basic options on the site unless you pay for them does not encourage new people to join and does not give the game a good name. If there are no or fewer new members then there will be fewer and fewer people hiding caches, buying coins travel bugs t-shirts ETC. I have noticed a bit of an elitist view in places and this turns a lot of people off of the game. Embracing this by taking away site functionality unless you pay for it is very bad for business in my opinion and needs to be fixed ASAP. Maybe give paid members a certain discount at the store or add a subscription to a magazine or a special pathtag or coin when you renew your membership each year... taking away ability to find caches isn't the way to encourage people to sign up and pay you. It just hacks them off and they tell their friends and their friends tell their friends and our game goes away. Capice? Quote Link to comment
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