I am opposed to the charging of posting job ads. $265 is too high for a posting fee, particularly when craigslist is only ~$75 to post a job. I feel that if IXDA is charging for job ads, companies and recruiters will be far less likely to post them on IXDA. I have liked the fact that there is a more informal community feeling to IXDA and that there is a wider availability of job posting, albeit in an informal setting. I also feel that there are very good and active recruiters, like Sean Pook, who will be denied the opportunity to really build relationships with people who use the list, because the job posting will be directed to the job posting board, rather than the list. People who use the list will be denied the opportunity to know what recruiters actively recruit for IXD, which is often evidenced by
the participation in the discussions list. There is often feedback on job postings - something that can help educate recruiters and employers and change the description of a job posting.
I feel that the job postings should be a part of the community discussion, not a revenue generator for IXDA.