Talk:Subscription business model
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This article is very misleading... I don't think "subscription"
- necessarily* means "constant revenue stream" at all! What
It would be nice if someone could add "subscription" in the sense of investors subscribing to participate in a securities round. In general, there is a business-to-business sense of the word whereby a subscription is a sort of qualified commitment by people to enter into a transaction or arrangement, contingent on its going off as planned. The promoter signs subscribers up one by one, then when they have enough people to make it happen they call in the subscriptions.—Preceding unsigned comment added by Wikidemon (talk • contribs) 21:51, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
I was looking for an article talking about unsubscribing from email lists on web sites. This seems to be the best general article, I can't find a specific article for that.
Anyway I'm stripping out the advertisement first. Subsription is now a standard feature of every website, any coder can implement it open source. Mathiastck 09:19, 24 May 2007 (UTC)
I am looking for the the two business models subscription and maintenance. What is common, but what is also the differences? Unfortunately, I could not found an article about maintenance. Would be glad if someone could help with that. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 08:48, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
I find it very doubtful that the first magazine in the UK that used subscription was from the 1960's. You will find numerous subscriptionlists in magazines from all of Europe (including the UK) in the 1600s and 1700s. Also, the method was pioneered within bookpublishing not the magazine businees, with the first known example being with the publication of John Minsheus Ductor in linguas in 1609. --Saddhiyama (talk) 11:32, 20 August 2010 (UTC)
Seriously flawed article
This article lacks any understanding of subscription as a general underwriting of the costs of an undertaking, particularly as the entry for plain vanilla 'subscription' redirect here. "Subscription business model" is a subset of what subscriptions can be.
I think I have a good idea of what this phrase means in the context of, say, building a church or a monument. I've seen it used quite often in Wikipedia, right now in the Tin tabernacle article that I'm working on a little. In the U.S., we use the phrases "taking up a collection" or "was paid for by public donations."
However, although there is a Donation article, the word "subscription" doesn't appear on it, and as far as I could tell (thought I admittedly am getting tired!) there was no discussion in this article about public subscriptions, even though Subscription redirects to this talk page's article. Also, there's a separate article called Subscription (finance), which doesn't seem to refer to donations at all.