Posted Sep 25, 2002 18:28 UTC (Wed) by corbet
In reply to: A new era for LWN
Parent article: A new era for LWN
The lack of a one-year discount is an explicit decision: we kind of want to encourage the monthly subscriptions, even if they cost us a bit more. Should LWN eventually end up closing down, we don't want to let down a bunch of people who have paid for a long time and don't get the service they paid for. Monthly payments also smooth out the cash flow, and force us to live within our real means.
If things look solid in the future, we'll reconsider all this.
About polling readers: we do that at account creation time.
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