One of our more prolific Applesauce commenters, a guy who calls himself ”expdoc,” has vowed to never darken our threads again, presumably because of the new RRStar.com online subscription plan.
At the rate expdoc visits this blog, the subscription would cost him the maximum price of $7.95 a month. That’s barely a quarter a day.
Here’s a guy who has submitted 2,571 comments in the past 19 months. That’s an average of 135 a month. At that rate, his monthly subcription cost would amount to about 8 cents per comment.
What’s more, if he increases his output of comments — or visits more frequently — the average price comes down. It’s never going to cost him more than 26 cents a day.
Putting it another way, if it’s true, as they say, that time is money, expdoc’s frugality with regard to the subscription tab doesn’t make sense.
For a quarter a day, he can surf this blog and the other stuff on RRStar.com to his heart’s delight, and he can unburden himself of all the comments he can crank out. Nor will he have to abandon his pseudonym; he can maintain his anonymity.
I just don’t understand why someone who has spent many hours reading this blog and venting his spleen over its contents suddenly would absent himself to save a quarter a day.
But, hey, it’s his choice. If the withdrawal symptoms he’ll experience are worth it save that two bits every day, so be it.
This goes as well for the other Applesauce regulars who intend to absent themselves.