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Old 28-12-2018, 09:28   #151
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Re: Why do people pay for somebody else's fun?

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...The trend that bothers me more than freely supporting something you like to watch is the new corporate business model of being forced to subscribe monthly to things you used to be able to own.
How did we get to here?
Oh that’s easy. We’re quickly returning to the feudal economy where there are a few ‘owners’ and a vast horde of serfs who pay rent to the masters.

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... For the record I don’t make youtube videos I prefer to earn more than minimum wage.
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Old 28-12-2018, 09:31   #152
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Yeah, because watching Ďrealityí TV and being subject to having to watch unending commercials is SO MUCH more fun than watching couples or individuals sail in areas we may never see and possibly leaning something or seeing a different way to complete a task. BTW, unless youíre contributing g by way of Patreon (sp?) or PayPal, youíre getting it for free-
Itís like Public Radio- you can listen for free or donate-youíre choice, either way, youíre no oneís forcing you to listen to commercials.
Great thread.. dragged out a lurker..
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Old 28-12-2018, 09:32   #153
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Re: Why do people pay for somebody else's fun?

You ask: Why do people pay for someone else's fun?

Well; for a man with a boat - the horizon forever tugs as his soul. For the man without a boat - a boat forever tugs at his soul. The sea calls, the wind calls - but not everyone who feels that Dream can answer in person.

Why did people buy Chichester's books? Hiscocks? Robinson's? And a hundred others? Why indeed. It is because a part of a Dream is better than nothing. And also; some have no other choice, or perhaps even desire, but to cruise without leaving a chair by the fire.

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After seeing this video of a couple loosing their rudder () I realized there are many cruising out there having fun and practically bagging for money.
Why would one give his/her hard earned money to somebody else just to allow that somebody else to keep having fun.
I understand some "male" desire to look at pretty women in swimsuits, but is this the reason?
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Old 28-12-2018, 09:45   #154
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For me the answer is simple: I found one sailing youtube channel that I find entertaining, so I contribute to help make sure it keeps going. My wife calls it my sailing porn... Yes, I'm paying for somebody else to live my fantasy, but it's better than watching CSI: Wichita or Real Housewives of Salt Lake, or whatever the latest show on TV happens to be.
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Old 28-12-2018, 10:39   #155
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Re: Why do people pay for somebody else's fun?

Itís called entertainment. You pay for a bunch of nuckle heads on TV to tell you what to think. You pay for some hot babes to run around on the beach acting as lifeguards. What exactly is the difference?Itís entertainment.

Some of these folks do a good job and are rewarded for it. Many never make it and have to go home. The difference is usually how much work they put into it.

You donít have to watch and you donít have to pay. And if you donít think producing even a half way decent video isnít a lot of work you have a lot to learn.
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You ask: Why do people pay for someone else's fun?

Because, the government makes me do it?
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After seeing this video of a couple loosing their rudder () I realized there are many cruising out there having fun and practically bagging for money.
Why would one give his/her hard earned money to somebody else just to allow that somebody else to keep having fun.
I understand some "male" desire to look at pretty women in swimsuits, but is this the reason?
your comments please.
The reasons some people pay may vary depending on the payer. I support a number of cruisers, not all of them pretty girls in bikinis, simply by watching their videos and giving them a ďLikeĒ at the end. Iím not rich enough to give them money.
Other people, who can afford it, help them to afford the costs involved in producing the videos and there are many costs. Some also donate to repairs to keep the show afloat. I suspect that these Patreons enjoy the show like others might enjoy a movie or a day at the cricket (or whatever floats your boat where you live).
The Vimeo subscribers probably pay the extra so that the ridiculous censorship rules donít impose pixelation on somebodyís boobs or bum. The world is a crazy place full of people who go berserk at the sight of a nipple - apparently.
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In this case, his fun is giving money away

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