Member Rara Avis
LOL. That's almost funny, Balladeer. Yesterday, the advertising in the forums made a grand total of 76 cents. Admittedly, that was an unusually bad day. We usually manage to at least break a buck.
The problem with restricting access isn't financial, but rather -- ironically -- philosophical. I'd like to think we combat plagiarism by setting a good example for the rest of the Internet. We take copyright pretty serious here, not only responding quickly to any reports of plagiarism but often actively searching when something looks suspicious. Of course, Mike already knows that since he does his share of such searches. But in spite of our stance on plagiarism, combating it is NOT our goal here.
Our goal, rather, is to share poetry. Restricting access, I suspect, wouldn't exactly be the best way to accomplish that goal.
Besides, it wouldn't help. We don't exactly card people at the door, ya know. If I really wanted to stop plagiarism cold, I'd have to restrict access to just me.