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A solution to the explosion of new Crunchyroll users
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Posted 3/18/07
Alright this post is purely for brainstorming.

I was toying with the idea of "what if CR turned Private"

Such as Demonoid.com as many of you are familiar with is one of the biggest torrent sites on the web. The only way you can enter though is through an invitation from another member OR through the main registration during special periods.

If CR were to do this, it would help cut down on the costs but at the same time, this might turn users away and thereby killing CR.

Moving on I was wondering what other users would think about this!

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i think CR should be left as it is. as you said, exclusive membership could kill the site. and none of us want that, right?
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But in a sense it would help cutdown on bandwith (which is becoming a problem costed shinji $10000 plus to maintain the site and therefore gave us the new player ((which i dont have a problem with)) that has the ads)

but then again i could be mistaken
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27 / M / Toronto
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If it becomes exclusive...I'll leave this site since it won't be as nice as it was...the point of the site was to share free anime to all...*coughs**unlike youtube**coughs*
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27 / F / Canada
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hah yeah that would be very beneficial for shinji xD
besides.. i doubt member would easily abandon this site anyway hahah
after awhile, one tends to grow attached to this place =P (hehe ME)
id be soooo sad if i dont get an invitation to this site though if it turned like that.
but hey who determines the first few members?
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Posted 3/18/07

reikiaddict wrote:

If it becomes exclusive...I'll leave this site since it won't be as nice as it was...the point of the site was to share free anime to all...*coughs**unlike youtube**coughs*


+1 agree.
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27 / F / Hinamizawa.
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Posted 3/18/07
noooooooo that would suck
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Posted 3/18/07
I don't see that happening anytime soon.
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29 / M / US
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Posted 3/18/07
generally against, but if done well i think it could work, but it think there should be some added benefit of being private besides cutting bandwidth or who really cares. For example a torrent tracker...
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I'm with Demonoid, but I still don't like their decision to restrict its membership to member invitations and limited open days.

Elitism is rarely good. It's bad enough that there are some elite-minded CRers running around. Turning CR into a by-invite-only membership site would make those prats much worse. The moment they dare to boss newbies and the quiet ones around is the moment I quit this site.

So, I vote No to the idea.
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Hmmm, i don't mind it ^^ but there might be some cool people who wants to get in but cant. Also, it's super cooler if its private, cause private things are just cooler.
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Posted 3/18/07
well, this could work, but like mauz said not anytime soon .. as for invitations... hmmm... the current members are already members. . so i don't think they have a prob. but instead all other people that finds out about CR can't join. unless being invited or special registrations . . but of course unless there's a reset of members... lolz.. back to zero? then 1st 150-500 pips to join is lucky don't have to be invited . .lolz...
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27 / F / UK
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Posted 3/18/07
As others have mentioned:
Good
-- cut down bandwidth (if that's how it works!) and costs
-- less 'spam posters'
-- make the older members happy!

Bad
-- Defeats the original idea of 'for the masses'
-- members being mean to each other by not inviting them!
-- Cr becomes very small and dies
-- 'The harder something is to get- the more people will try' - it could lead to an opposite effect by attracting people who want to join the 'exclusive site'.

^-^
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26 / M / Scotland
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Posted 3/18/07
Or everyone could just donate so it doesn't resort to that
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some people want to donate but have no money/no credit cards *cough*me*cough*
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