Originally Posted by rickcarufel
I have never heard of anyone anywhere chargeing people for forum features, especially when there are countless sites that offer deluxe forums for free.
I'm not sure where you are getting this information from, but literally THOUSANDS of internet forums offer paid premium membership programs with additional features or permissions for those who support the site.
In fact, there are actually quite a few forums that require a subscription to gain posting privileges (or even in some cases, to view thread content). One example of such a forum would be Something Awful Forums
, a hugely popular site dedicated to humor and computer games (ranked #10 overall on the Big-Boards.com
list of the most active forums in the entire world).