Equality is a good thing if everyone’s equal, but we all know that the world doesn’t work that way.
Paying to post is going to happen, but what we need is a fee structure to reflect this inequality. Should Eve and Slip pay the same fee for posting? There’s an inequality right there. One is bright, articulate, witty and a joy to read.
Okay, so is Eve. Bad example.
Anyway, let’s make a list. The following are examples and you’re free to add, subtract, disagree, hijack, ignore or start a flame war:
Fenris: Free. Unlimited. Hiyruu: $10 per post. Surcharge for any mention of faster than light and the golden spiral. Polycarp: Free. Unlimited. Feynn: $20 per year. Confined to hockey topics only. Free if he loses the Habs. jarbabyj: $1 per year, unlimited, to be refunded if “twatclamp” and “crumpetnipple” are used in any post. Ginger: Free. Unlimited. (She’s a Canadian redhead. That’s got to be worth something right there.) Bossk: $250 per year. One post per month. Ten word limit. SPOOFE: Free. Unlimited. Exception: Defending Microsoft.
Hell, I just realized I’ve got a ton of names here. Let’s leave something for the five or six posters who may be moved to respond to this silliness, Slip.