Can TW monetise TTW?

I think TTW is more public service than anything else.

There are probably a core 500 users and thus it’s just not interesting enough to third party advertisers.

Google searches may help bring consumers to the merchandise section but that’s about it.

The ‘like’ feature adds to the general trolling, repetitive memes and gifs.

Personally I think the mods should turn more of a blind eye, but then again I’m not the owner and have no standards to maintain.

I suspect the like feature increases the moderation duty and that’s why they may have come to the conclusion they don’t need it.

Yeah I suspect traffic to the site will fall, but maybe that’s a good thing with a hardcore posse of 100 posters blathering on day and night about who the GOAT is are just taking up server space.

(BTW Federer is the GOAT, in case any of you have been drowned out by rising number of false allegations suggesting otherwise.)
 
Tough to say.

Many posters (myself included) would absolutely pay something for certain features.

May simply not be a model they wish to embrace. I mean, it's a business, and I get that. I've certainly purchased goods from them.

But more broadly, I wonder if somehow incentivizing posts will become a thing.
 
I think TTW is more public service than anything else.

There are probably a core 500 users and thus it’s just not interesting enough to third party advertisers.

Google searches may help bring consumers to the merchandise section but that’s about it.

The ‘like’ feature adds to the general trolling, repetitive memes and gifs.

Personally I think the mods should turn more of a blind eye, but then again I’m not the owner and have no standards to maintain.

I suspect the like feature increases the moderation duty and that’s why they may have come to the conclusion they don’t need it.

Yeah I suspect traffic to the site will fall, but maybe that’s a good thing with a hardcore posse of 100 posters blathering on day and night about who the GOAT is are just taking up server space.

(BTW Federer is the GOAT, in case any of you have been drowned out by rising number of false allegations suggesting otherwise.)
 

sureshs

Bionic Poster
The main reason for TW to have this board is to establish a personal connection with users for higher-end equipment. There is another site which is a competitor with a similar business model, and another very big site for generic low-end tennis stuff.
 
The main reason for TW to have this board is to establish a personal connection with users for higher-end equipment. There is another site which is a competitor with a similar business model, and another very big site for generic low-end tennis stuff.
This isn't the case. The forum greatly increases TW's profile on search engines. The way the search engine algorithms work, all the references and links help bring this site to the top of many searches.
 
@YetAnotherFedFan

Re-read your OP, more closely this time.

Classically trained, my man! :D

Haha, seriously, some quality commentary.

Bit of an aside: Do you reckon that any of TT's more fiendish addicts will now get their dopamine fixes by subscribing to every thread?! Alert city! o_O
 

Lleytonstation

Hall of Fame
Tough to say.

Many posters (myself included) would absolutely pay something for certain features.

May simply not be a model they wish to embrace. I mean, it's a business, and I get that. I've certainly purchased goods from them.

But more broadly, I wonder if somehow incentivizing posts will become a thing.
I was thinking about this earlier. I have always used this site to buy stuff, but if they were to upset me enough, I would never buy from them again. I am a very loyal buyer, but doubt many would do the same.
 
I was thinking about this earlier. I have always used this site to buy stuff, but if they were to upset me enough, I would never buy from them again. I am a very loyal buyer, but doubt many would do the same.
How far back do you go...?

Were you buying stuff from them prior to joining up as a member on the chat side of the operation?
 

Lleytonstation

Hall of Fame
How far back do you go...?

Were you buying stuff from them prior to joining up as a member on the chat side of the operation?
Since about 2010. So joining the forum did not help me buy, but I did start to exclusively start buying from them since joining a few months back (I am loyal). However, I won't if I get rubbed the wrong way.
 
@YetAnotherFedFan

Re-read your OP, more closely this time.

Classically trained, my man! :D

Haha, seriously, some quality commentary.

Bit of an aside: Do you reckon that any of TT's more fiendish addicts will now get their dopamine fixes by subscribing to every thread?! Alert city! o_O
Was very deliberate with my words my good man!

That would be the ultimate dopamine hit, thanks for the idea...
 
Was very deliberate with my words my good man!

That would be the ultimate dopamine hit, thanks for the idea...
I should have put that "I" before "Re-read" in the first sentence.

Hope this wasn't misinterpreted. It's what I had done. Past tense. No criticism intended. Well done.

On the UDH, yeah, considering trying it shortly myself. YOLO.
 

er4claw

Rookie
You'd think this demo would be a gold mine. A place where the profile of a poster is a 40-60 year old with a mid management level job and money to spend. After seeing the photos of people here on their adventure vacations, you know they are loose with their money.
 

Sentinel

Bionic Poster
The main reason for TW to have this board is to establish a personal connection with users for higher-end equipment. There is another site which is a competitor with a similar business model, and another very big site for generic low-end tennis stuff.
Shouldn't you be poasting on the site for low-end stuff.

Your poasts would be widely appreciated there, largely speaking.
 
You are my number one fan by 'hits'.
Your tête-à-têtes with many others here far exceed the periodic spankings I administer to you (as cheap sport). . Put simply, you use this board to combat the ennui of your miserable excuse of a 'life' by preaching to "the little people....the unwashed masses." . Me on the other hand, while I'm no prize myself, I do enjoy 99% of those here and moreover I don't frequent this board with the bordering-on-obsession frequency that you do. . So if I happen to come along and poke fun at you, understand that d0uchebags such as yourself ask for it. Take a look at the "tone" of almost every single one of your exchanges here on this board and it confirms what has long been apparent:

you're a miserable creep that's obviously been hatched from the nether crevice of an equally miserable trollop (and a careless one at that).

later, clown. . : )
 

Bartelby

Talk Tennis Guru
Spankings? You are giving me such a frisson! No, of course not, you only vist the board because you have an unhealthy obsession with me. I understand, dear.

Your tête-à-têtes with many others here far exceed the periodic spankings I administer to you (as cheap sport). . Put simply, you use this board to combat the ennui of your miserable excuse of a 'life' by preaching to "the little people....the unwashed masses." . Me on the other hand, while I'm no prize myself, I do enjoy 99% of those here and moreover I don't frequent this board with the bordering-on-obsession frequency that you do. . So if I happen to come along and poke fun at you, understand that d0uchebags such as yourself ask for it. Take a look at the "tone" of almost every single one of your exchanges here on this board and it confirms what has long been apparent:

you're a miserable creep that's obviously been hatched from the nether crevice of an equally miserable trollop (and a careless one at that).

later, clown. . : )
 
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