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Why did you decide to post here? (page 3)

Jean-Marc StrydomTo Andrea Brown

Thanks Andrea.  I think I am going to take a leaf out of your book and get myself scratched from Crazy Guy.

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5 months ago
Andrea BrownTo Jean-Marc Strydom

It was a sad decision for us, actually, and we understand people feeling torn about it. 

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5 months ago
Mike AylingTo Jean-Marc Strydom

Jean-Marc wrote:

However, even though I have moved, I have left my earlier journals on the other site and that's where I find myself wondering what to do next.  The other site, despite the aspects of it that made me feel uncomfortable, is a mine of information.  If I were to remove my journals from that site I might be depriving other folk of some information that could prove useful to them.  

To make matters worse, I still find myself turning to it when I am researching areas where we plan to travel.  Obviously, this makes me feel truly hypocritical.  So right now I am in limbo.  Fully committed to CycleBlaze but neither wanting to be associated with the other site nor willing to cut the last ties.

Consider this:

Many people believe that all information in the internet should be free to all, however a lot of the major newspapers, London Times, New York Times , most Australian newspapers have erected pay walls so you either have to pay for the old fashioned paper versions or pay to get behind the pay walls of these organisations.

I have suggested to Gunton on numerous occasions that he install a pay wall but he did not think it was a particularly good idea. However if you use CrazyGuy a lot for research purposes it might salve your conscience if you made the occasional donation to CrazyGuy as a payment for information received.

Re leaving your journals up on Crazyguy:

I just googled cycle touring journals and CycleBlaze came up first, followed by Crazyguy so if your journals were only on CycleBlaze they would still be available to anyone who was researching the areas  that you have journalled.

YMMV

Mike

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5 months ago
Mike AylingTo Scott Anderson

Scott wrote:

 Neil kindly helped me out here by requesting that I get the hell off of his site.

Neil just deleted me without any requests or discussion.It might have had something to do with the fact that I was using his mapping facility for my CycleBlaze journals!

I now have a paid subscription to Ride With GPS.

Mike


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5 months ago
Scott AndersonTo Mike Ayling

We just use the free version of Ride with GPS.  I’ve never really looked into a paid subscription.  What extra benefits are you getting, and does it seem worth it to you?

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Mike AylingTo Scott Anderson

Scott wrote:

We just use the free version of Ride with GPS.  I’ve never really looked into a paid subscription.  What extra benefits are you getting, and does it seem worth it to you?

Scott,

I have no idea of what the extra benefits available in a paid subscription might be. I pay (<$AUD2 per week ) for the same reason that I used to donate to CrazyGuy and I currently donate to Cycleblaze, because I believe in paying for entertainment/information, particularly when those providing it are trying to make a living from it. Refer to my recent reply to Jean-Marc on this topic. As I wrote to Jean-Marc YMMV.

Mike

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5 months ago
Bob DistelbergTo Mike Ayling

So, I believe the main advantages of the paid version of Ride with GPS is that it gives you voice navigation of your routes, as well as the ability to download your routes for offline use when you're somewhere without a data connection.  Full disclosure, I'm saying this even though I currently only have the free version.  I'm planning on upgrading to the paid version sometime soon (for the reasons mentioned above).  

Bob

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