- I would only buy a Membership
- I would only buy SD merchandise because I can’t afford both
- I would only buy SD merchandise because I’m not interested in a membership
- I would buy both
- I wouldn’t support the SD financially
There is some debate about the best way to support the site. We could have paid membershipa and/or having merchandise like t-shirts, hats and mugs. All things being equal, merchandise would produce less revenue per item than a membership. Using Cafe Press, there are no upfront costs to selling merch. A membership would grant one the ability to post in a special forum (plus, of course, to help keep the place afloat).
Cecil is of the opinion that if merchandise is offered, fewer people will buy memberships. I think that there will roughly be the same number of memberships and merchandise will provide an extra revenue stream. This non-scientific poll may provide some clarity.