| | You Are Doing It For Free Now
Max, Steve shouldn't pay you because why would he pay you when you are doing it for free now? The free market dictates this. If you decided that you didn't want to post then you wouldn't. You readily started and continue to post. Something other than money motivated you.
If you work at a job and are getting paid 20 bucks an hour you have the choice to stay working at that job or ask for a raise. If your boss refuses and you stay at $20 per hour, that is what you are worth. A product or a service is only worh what someone is willing to pay.
As for Steve, you posting for free and will continue to do so, because you are getting a pay-off obviously.