//That being said, membership in the OTW has *never* equaled membership in one of our services //
I so wished I had saved that stuff (whereever it was and whoever said it), but boy, I didn't think I had to prove it years later.
//Moreover, we don't want to imply that richer fans (who can afford OTW membership) are in any way advantaged over poorer fans who can't.//
I never implied that you did. I realize that I pay for other fans and I'm totally fine with that. I also want everyone to get a free account.
But you what you are actually implying is that paying for the archive is not worth as much as working on the archive. Which I think is not fair.
And yes, I've talked to other people about this and this might be culture clash thing, because around here we have this saying that "time is money". So I'm sorry that can't spend hours on this project - that's why I decided to give money *instead*. Now I realize money obviously doesn't mean anything to you. As do your members.
That said, I'm not really looking forward to this queue. As I mentioned before this queue will quite probably go up when I'm asleep, so there will be tons of people before me and this will end up to be just as annoying as getting the DW account. There is no way to start a fair queue if you have to do it globally!!
So yeah, still utterly disappointed.