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Subject:  Re: Thank you for ten years and counting. Date:  2/1/2002  12:13 PM
Author:  TMFDavidG Number:  23834 of 89989

BobScott42 wrote, initially quoting me, "By finally charging for something so fundamentally special to us, we will make community special to our business for a long, long time." Again, how does this make the community special? I read and re-read this post a couple of times, and still could not find any concrete *reason* for the fees, other than that it's a "major strategic decision."

When a business turns a profit at something, two things happen:

(1) self-sustaining resources are generated
(2) the business will fight hard to expend those resources in a way that s