I was ready to start contributing to the Community.
Looks like another attempted get rich quick scheme.
1.) Site was not even a day old and already some of the very limited information was only available after creating an account.
2.) An account would be needed for financial transactions, whats that all about.
3.) Click on MY ACCOUNT
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■Update my password
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4.) After setting up an account, I am now required to purchase a subscription, so that I can contribute to the Community.
5.) The annoying we know your Internet IP address. WOOOOOOO.
But I can add a subscription or view my billing history.
(Yes I did notice that the current subscription price is $0.00, but why go through all the trouble of adding this functionality to your site if it is not your intention to charge for access???. Also why do you need all of my personal information???)
Thanks but no-thanks.
I'll stick with CNC Zone.
1.) Its free. because of #2 and #3
2.) The owner has worked hard to develop a true Community for the free exchange of ideas. Due to his foresight, he has what is probably the most visited CNC related site on the Internet.
3.) This same traffic has enabled him to attract advertisers that meet the communities needs, enhancing the already synergistic membership of this forum, without financial burden. In fact quite the opposite, as CNC Zone members are on occasion entitled to discounts from various suppliers who advertise here.
4.) But, mostly I'll stick with CNC Zone because of the truly terrific people that make up the membership. Check out some of their free Blogs and Websites, the additional information is staggering. Places like the following;
http://www.cooperman.talktalk.net/ courtesy of Tweakie
http://www.free3dscans.blogspot.com courtesy of Khalid
http://cmailco.wordpress.com/ courtesy of Cmailco
Just to name three recent visits, off the top of head. All of them sharing their knowledge in much greater detail, and asking nothing in return financially.
We do not need a, pay for access to information site. This addiction of upgrading to CNC or building from scratch is expensive enough.
Besides it kills the greatest aspect of the Internet. "Freedom of / Access to Information" its what ultimately will make us all equal.
In all fairness good luck.