What are your thoughts on sites that require posting for hosting?
I was thinking of making one, but the thing is I don't see the big advantage to it.
I've seen alot of people doing it, but there are tons of sites that start it up, then die quickly. They don't seem to last. Sometimes they even try to resurface, but fall once more. There actually ARE a few that are alive though and seem to be doing OK.
Basically what I am wondering is... what is the big advantage to posting for hosting to the provider? It seems to me like a big hassle for the hoster, to get mods, mod the forum, and then give people no ad hosting.
What is there to gain in return really? Maybe an active community, yes, but it's a community of forced posters as well.
Maybe I'm just not seeing some things, but this is how I look at Posting For Hosting...
what are your thoughts on it?
edit: If I posted this in the wrong forum, I apologize, wasn't sure where this fit.