why I do not pay for Chess.com and would rather not have messages asking me to Pay

skullbible
I know a lot of people pay for Chess.com and that's good and fine but all of What is offered here can be found at a good Chess club for Free My Chess club only charges £5 a year for use of hall all other stuff like teaching ect is free so I feel paying for Chess.Com in my case is pointless Am I alone in this? do not get me wrong I love this site and it's good it's free I just like if you could stop with the PM's Asking for money could you give option to op out of this?
CRYYSIS
skullbible wrote:
I know a lot of people pay for Chess.com and that's good and fine but all of What is offered here can be found at a good Chess club for Free My Chess club only charges £5 a year for use of hall all other stuff like teaching ect is free so I feel paying for Chess.Com in my case is pointless Am I alone in this? do not get me wrong I love this site and it's good it's free I just like if you could stop with the PM's Asking for money could you give option to op out of this?

Agreed

SJS1971

How often do you get these messages?  I get them very rarely.  I barely notice the ads.  For all that you get for free I don't mind.  And I may buy a membership soon because I really like puzzle rush and the analysis functions.  If it weren't for the paying members none of the free stuff would exist.

CRYYSIS
SJS1971 wrote:

How often do you get these messages?  I get them very rarely.  I barely notice the ads.  For all that you get for free I don't mind.  And I may buy a membership soon because I really like puzzle rush and the analysis functions.  If it weren't for the paying members none of the free stuff would exist.

Agreed

Wicked_Mickey

sound like a bit of a tight a#$e tbf

woollensock
It’s well worth getting a membership, a gold membership cost next to nothing, and you get plenty for it !
glamdring27

Isn't it normal for sites where you get something for absolutely nothing that you occasionally get messages asking if you want to become a member?

If you can already get everything that is offered on chess.com elsewhere then there's a very simple solution surely?

MSteen

I am a paying member (platinum) and have been for years. Aside from the unlimited tactics and analysis, the puzzle rush, and the lessons, I enjoy knowing that I'm making it possible for this great chess site to exist. 

There's no such thing as a free lunch, and I appreciate the incredible hard work that the site's developers have put into it. And it keeps improving--note the recent addition of Puzzle Battle. 

This is also why I have a paid membership at chessgames.com. Over there, you get practically everything for free except Guess the Move, but, again, I make use of it enough that I feel sending a relatively small membership fee their way keeps them going.

skullbible

you can get lessons on tactics openings ect at club and you can Run your finish Games throught Fritz Chess programs Ect why just few weeks ago we had a class at Club on Opening traps using d4 and a number of Blitz Comps so really there is no real insentive for me to pay. Message asking to pay I get one every 4 weeks. I understand some may not be able to get to club due to health and so on so sites like this are good for that.

skullbible

ATurkeyHatGuyInTown wrote:

skullbible wrote:
I know a lot of people pay for Chess.com and that's good and fine but all of What is offered here can be found at a good Chess club for Free My Chess club only charges £5 a year for use of hall all other stuff like teaching ect is free so I feel paying for Chess.Com in my case is pointless Am I alone in this? do not get me wrong I love this site and it's good it's free I just like if you could stop with the PM's Asking for money could you give option to op out of this?

 

Did you try to op out of the UK? Scotland should be independent.

No comment

evert823

You can consider to pay for not getting the PMs anymore grin.png

skullbible

SJS1971 wrote:

How often do you get these messages?  I get them very rarely.  I barely notice the ads.  For all that you get for free I don't mind.  And I may buy a membership soon because I really like puzzle rush and the analysis functions.  If it weren't for the paying members none of the free stuff would exist.

Ads make most of it free also more so ads I think than paid members paid members pay for servers

skullbible

evert823 wrote:

You can consider to pay for not getting the PMs anymore grin.png

and waste money no thanks

skullbible

Wicked_Mickey wrote:

sound like a bit of a tight a#$e tbf

if you have nothing nice to add no need to comment

woollensock
You are just a “ free loader “ is it so painful to pay a few bucks, for the enjoyment you’re getting on this sire .
skullbible

woollensock wrote:

You are just a “ free loader “ is it so painful to pay a few bucks, for the enjoyment you’re getting on this sire .

must I repeat what I just said in above Post?

glamdring27

It's completely free.  For the price of a message every 4 weeks you get a chess site with 10s of thousands of players in live chess at any given moment.  Plus any other features you may or may not wish to make use of.  It always amazes me how much people moan about something they get entirely for free.  It's what modern society has become apparently.  Same syndrome as loads of people tuning into twitch streams just because they are offering some free giveaways.

skullbible

glamdring27 wrote:

It's completely free.  For the price of a message every 4 weeks you get a chess site with 10s of thousands of players in live chess at any given moment.  Plus any other features you may or may not wish to make use of.  It always amazes me how much people moan about something they get entirely for free.  It's what modern society has become apparently.  Same syndrome as loads of people tuning into twitch streams just because they are offering some free giveaways.

I am more upset at getting messages asking me to pay for stuff I do not use if I used it I would have no problem paying

glamdring27

You use the chess servers.  They cost money.  People aren't charged for playing live chess so the servers, and all the other costs have to be funded by other methods, one of which is memberships.  It's fine not to want to pay membership, but to get something entirely for free then moan about messages persuading you to become a member makes no sense at all.  You can avoid the messages quite easily by never logging in.

52yrral

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