A WordPress Rant: A frustrated reader points out a “persistent” bug in WordPress. If there is a quick answer, please feel free to point it out to him. But the reason for this post is more of a question for an idea I had while reading the above post. I want to know if a “paid” set of forums for WordPress (where you are gauranteed an answer and a fix) would fly. Every user would be allowed to register, log on and search for free. However, they would be charged ‘x’ amount of dollars to be able to browse the full text of the forums and ‘y’ amount of dollars to submit a new bug/thread/problem and get a timely fix for it. The ‘y’ dollar amount would be determined by the nature of the problem and the propensity of the fix. This venture would need far more than one developer could handle and might be on the fence of GPL validity but I believe that if people pay for support, they somehow feel like they are actually getting something and not being bounced around.
Does anything like this exist? If not, would people be interested in either using it or participating as developers? Would the wonderful people at the present forums (who share the burden of tech support very well, there are too many users with too little help to go around, I know) have a cow if such a venture was started? Would we belittle their efforts and their work (my intent is to prevent ANY offense or lost love)?
To end this post is a disclaimer. This is just an idea. I am just too busy to help with the forums and I know that the forums are extremely busy. The work done on the forums and the help provided is very valuable and they work well. This would be a quicker and more surefire alternative.