I donated to another forum I belong to, and it doesn't require membership for anything. I did so because it's probably the single most important repository of information, anywhere in the world, that pertains to refining precious metals.
This site is equally important to scrapping. The knowledge, the leads, the information, the support, are you kidding me? Try this. Don't come here for a month, you have 257 posts since July, lets see how easy it will be for you to just discount this site for a month. And if you find this site has value, if you have ever used any of the help or pointers, if you ever met someone you do business with from here, quantify those things in monetary terms, and then if you find you have made any profit at all that is the worth of this forum. If you learned how to scrap something correctly that either saved you time or helped you make money, any of that.
I also don't see anyone pushing anyone to do anything. An extra value added service is being offered to you, and if you decide not to take it then you are deciding not to access that area. It's the same thing some scrappers do to make a better profit. They do just a little extra work to add value to their scrap. They process it to a point that makes it easier for the refiner, and they make more money. I see this extra added service in exactly this way. It's a more exact and digestible area of the forum intended to help those who understand the value of that particular service.
Are you one of those people that believe those who have spent all the time, effort and energy learning what they have, to just freely give that information to you so that you can happily go along your way armed with hard earned knowledge of those that came before you? I am sorry, but your sense of entitlement disgusts me.
I'm glad most of the people on this forum are good solid people, and not expecting the world, sun and moon at no charge at all. I'm am glad that most people on this forum understand the value of the information contained here in, and when they are able, they feel that to support this forum is a good idea. And I am glad that those that cannot yet donate, do so in the form of information that we all can learn, and earn from. So many good people, and here you are.