I don't mean to specifically pick on you, but your profile is representative of many, many posters on IV. You have been a non-paying member for almost five years and have made almost 1400 posts. Surely, in retrospect, those posts are worth at least a nickel each??? It is obvious from your longevity here that you find value on these boards. Why would you not want to pay for it, making those of us who DO pay pick up your slack?
Perhaps you should buy an annual membership, thereby paying up for what you've already used instead of talking about a lifetime membership, which from your posts here and on other boards, seems extremely unlikely in your case.
Again, I don't mean to point only at you, but your posts offer a convenient example. "Makemoneyinoilandgas" who posts on this forum has posted 2300 times and is letting others pay... "Sheryl" is a non-payer with over 1500 posts... Non-paer "stan007" has over 2800 posts... "Petere1" is a non-payer closing in on 10,000 posts!!!!!!!!
If IV is to be a successful community, then there's not much room for freeloaders...