I appreciate all the comments and views from each one's side.
I am one who have concurrence with opinion of Mohan and the hint made by Saroja.
I have said many times that I am here primarily for a positive time-pass. However,we pay for our time pass also in various points.
We all blame our public sector where we get everything free( hospitals, schools etc). We blame the efficiency and quality an migrate to private sector paying huge price. But had we paid a little price above the total zero and paid more attention, the same public sector could have been made extra efficient too.
There is a Malayalam saying that 'To hit money, you have to throw money'. When there is investment only there will be stake and care to safeguard the stake.
In many services, though it could have been given free of cost, they charge some nominal fee, just to discourage the misuse. When something is offered totally free, we lose its real value and there is a tendency to misuse and ignore or care-less.
I am sure even if ISC starts a nominal fees and renewal charges, there will be still many to stick on and many more new joining; because iSC has established its genuineness, service. standing and utility. Now the focus can be on further quality improvement by infrastructure improvement and competency-which will again result in more revenue, which can be distributed more to members. The site can be run more professionally with professional editors et
Of course the expectation and demand can be more , but so is the case with shareholders of a company. A shareholder has his right and liability limited to the shareholding, and cannot interfere in its day to day affair, but question and demand at AGM.
I will stay with ISC even if it comes to paying a reasonable membership fees. I am already paying different unwilling donations and memberships just for prestige and relationship, where I do not get any return benefit at all. In comparison, I consider ISC more positive and beneficial.
Anyway, for the time being it is only for imagination and academic debate.