As as addendum, we had not considered the vendors with subforums here who make non-hammock gear. Since hammock forums is fundamentally a non-commecial site, we do not plan to treat the vendor subforums any differently than the standard hammock subforums. These subforums will only contain discussion of hammocks and hammock-related gear. Other gear offered by these vendors can be discussed in the appropriate off-topic sections in the Donating Members area.
And for further clarification, the $10 donation was never intended to be a subscription for extra access. That money goes solely towards the operation and maintenance of the site, which is run completely by volunteers. It goes to support the original intent of this site - providing the best hammock information on the web. The Donating Members off-topic area was created as an additional benefit for friends to discuss non-hammock topics.
As I said, we expect some frustration during this adjustment period. Although we will not change this policy, we will work to make sure it is applied reasonably and will try to address any difficulties that may come up. Please PM me or any of the other mods if you have concerns.
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