It won't work.  Most of the value is in the comments, and the users provide those.  Even $9.95 a month would drive the users away, and crate a downward spiral of diminishing value of the seeking alpha platform as a whole.  Especially when another site pops up and fulfills the demand that will exist for a free site where the users allow the provider to profit from the product that they create.  Having the audacity to charge the users for the privilege of giving the site value is basically Seeking Alpha committing suicide.  We'll see if someone who understands social media can show up and save these guys from themselves.