Posted by Gary Martin on January 10, 2002
In Reply to: Subscription charges posted by casual phrase-seeker on January 10, 2002
: The creators of this fine site state "Ideally, we would prefer to charge for commercial use and not for other uses, but there seems to be no practical way of achieving this". Quite understandable to want to get something back for all their hard work. How about if users are allowed, say, one or two phrase searches a week for free? If they want more than that they have to pay a subscription. Anyone using the database infrequently will not pay a subscription anyway, so the site would not lose out...
Nice idea in theory. I've no way of implementing that though.