robinowitsch wrote:I never intended to post here anything as English is not my mother tongue but sorry, I cannot stand anymore all those whiners....
Thanks robinowitsch for your kind words and great attitude. ChessCube has been online for many years now and more "subtle" ways of trying to generate revenue have not worked very well. Users have been more than happy to play and chat as much as they want without consideration of how this is all paid for.
So now that we implement measures that try to address the very real costs involved many find it patently offensive that we would try to get them to pay anything. It is strange that so many have this sense of entitlement when they have not in any way paid for the services they freely use every day
That being said, we do hope that people who don't want to pay will hang around - and this can be achieved if generous and considerate customers such as yourself continue to support ChessCube financially. Ultimately it does not take that many VIPs to make this all work and make everyone happy.
So the bottom line is that: if you can afford and want to pay for ChessCube services in order to keep ChessCube growing and improving, then THANKS WHOLEHEARTEDLY for your patronage. If you cannot afford to or don't want to pay for ChessCube services, then at least please understand the limitations you face and hopefully the paying supporters of ChessCube will eventually cover all the costs you add to the server on your behalf.