A while ago a rumor passed around that the Chicago Reader may make the SDMB a pay site. Nothing ever came to frution but, What if? If you logged in one morning and noticed a sticky in every forum saying: "…Due to [some administrative financial nomenclature] the Straight Dope Message Board will now become a subscription site, meaning all members must pay a monthy fee of $25 to continue posting here. Lurking will still be free, but member privilages will be pay only.
What would you do? Would you pay for the right to post?