Quantcast

Paid Memberships

Discussion in 'vBulletin Archive' started by jonKranked, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    Ok, I know I've tossed this out before. Got some other ideas rolling around my brain that I figured I'd throw out.

    -I know that ad-free is a no go for this. What about some kind of control over the ads we would see? Like, no flashy blinky ads, no roll-out ads, only ads from certain product categories.

    -Rep. Allow to give rep to members more frequently. IE, no more "must spread rep" popups. Maybe different rep levels? Like, Normal, Large, XL, depending on the quality/comedy of the post.

    -larger size allotment for PM's.

    -eliminating/decreasing the 30 second rule for posts. I know this could pose an issue for flooding, but I doubt I'm the only monkey that has more than one forum of RM open in tabs at a time. Would obviously require some sort of review / approval process for granting paid memberships to keep spammers out.

    -allow user editable custom titles
     

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,170
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,568
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    I disagree here. The "earning" of a custom title is always a source of great amusement. It denotes someone going the extra mile, for good, ill or teh stupid. For example, every time I see mandown's "poopdeck repost" I :rofl:
     
  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    And I know this one is still a pipe dream (translation: software limitation), but I'd LOVE to be able to customize the order that the forums appear. So I can put the ones I frequent up top and the ones I never visit lower.
     
  4. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    yea I know.

    PS you should +rep me for facepalm jesus in the global warming thread
     
  5. sanjuro

    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 0
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    17,472
    Location:
    SF
    I'm for paid memberships.
     
  6. IH8Rice

    IH8Rice I'm Mr. Negative! I Fail!

    Rep/Likes:
    62 / 485
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2008
    Messages:
    24,856
    Location:
    Im over here now
    do we get a fancy card like on PB?
     
  7. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

    Rep/Likes:
    295 / 2,481
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    13,710
    Location:
    behind you, don't wait up.
    did we not have premium memberships just a few years ago??
     
  8. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 12
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,750
    Location:
    SoCal
    I agree. HOWEVER, RM could institute a method of PAYING for a title change. That should bring in some $.

    Paid bans?
     
  9. Arkayne

    Arkayne I come bearing GIFs

    Rep/Likes:
    6 / 12
    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Messages:
    3,750
    Location:
    SoCal
    I'd be top 3 if this was true.
     
  10. drkenan

    drkenan anti-dentite

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2006
    Messages:
    3,455
    Location:
    west asheville
    I would pay a good chunk to be able to change custom titles.
     
  11. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,170
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,568
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    See!! See? This is why its a bad idea. How can you put a price on "anti-dentite"? You just can't, its priceless.
     
  12. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    so does anyone else have any good ideas for benefits that a paid membership would provide?
     
  13. binary visions

    binary visions The voice of reason

    Rep/Likes:
    83 / 360
    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2002
    Messages:
    21,639
    Location:
    NC
    Yes, but it was an absolute money loser. The memberships were $20/year but the only people who would buy them were our most frequently-visiting members. The ad impressions were worth a lot more than $20/year, so while money isn't the driving force behind everything, giving away money didn't seem like a good idea.

    I'm still willing to discuss some kind of premium membership, I'm just wondering how many people would really participate. I mean, such customizations to the rep system are impossible without back-end coding changes, so that can only be a possibility if it will offset the cost of actually coding customizations.

    There were few enough premium memberships and that actually had a real tangible benefit. Are enough people really going to pay money so that they can rep more often, to make it worth the time/effort of managing that money/recurring membership/modifications to the board config/maintaining mods through upgrades/etc.?
     
  14. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    how about just make me a mod then?
     
  15. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    259
    why not just have a fund raiser? the whole "put your money where your mouth is" argument usually works. i know i just started posting on here so my opinion is as important as you caring that i even woke up this morning, but i'll toss whateva out there.

    one of the other forums i frequent - a local mtb board - just ain't doin' it for me anymore. i have given scratch to them for three years, even this year even though i am really not liking what's being posted all that much; but i donated just because i use the site daily.

    anyway, they have an annual fund drive and it works out pretty well i think. they set up a paypal account, open up the fund raiser for a week, and see what happens. they will use stickers/pint glasses/free crap for incentives for donation levels.
     
  16. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    this isn't about making money for the site. this is about me wanting to be special and have powers that others dont
     
  17. clarkenstein

    clarkenstein Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2008
    Messages:
    259
    ahhh. i got nuthin' for special powers.

    maybe watch the twilight trilogy 1000x and you'll become a vampire? then you could have special powers, or just end up really gay.
     
  18. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    my girlfriend has already dragged me to see the movies. I made it out without gouging my eyes out and I'd like to keep it that way.


    I have been tempted to buy some ad impressions on here just to put up some ridiculous pictures.
     
  19. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    I'm still not a mod. what gives?
     
  20. Sghost

    Sghost Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,074
    Location:
    NY
    - Allow more than 2 tags to be added.

    Did you PM about it? Ive been granted under a guise of "Id like to help organize and clean up some of the board"
     
  21. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    oooooh i like that one




    someone like me needs to generate some public support
     
  22. MMike

    MMike A fowl peckerwood.

    Rep/Likes:
    61 / 84
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2001
    Messages:
    18,261
    Location:
    just sittin' here drinkin' scotch
    I'm still kicking myself over the time I was quietly granted mod powers. No-one said anything to me about it. So I never noticed I had them. opportunity squandered.
     
  23. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,170
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,568
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    The system is working apparently.



    :p
     
  24. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

    Rep/Likes:
    153 / 1,385
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    29,067
    Location:
    MTB New England
    We'll let you know when we get that fluffer forum up and running.
     
  25. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    but wouldn't BV be in charge of that?? :busted:
     
  26. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    how about none of this "you have given out too much rep in the last 24 hours"? ie no rep limits.
     
  27. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

    Rep/Likes:
    435 / 3,170
    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2007
    Messages:
    26,568
    Location:
    Riding the baggage carousel.
    I just hit this for the first time. Its only 10:30 here, WTF am I gonna do the rest of the day?
     
  28. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    seriously.
     
  29. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

    Rep/Likes:
    12 / 22
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6,914
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I'm not interested in a subscription, but I know a way for RM to make some money.

    I think you should be able to edit anybody's custom title (including your own) for a fee, say 3 dollars.
     
  30. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    oh dear lord that would be a field day.
     
  31. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

    Rep/Likes:
    12 / 22
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6,914
    Location:
    Central Florida
    I think RM could beat Google's earnings once it got going.
     
  32. Eastern States Cup

    Eastern States Cup Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    -1 / 2
    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Messages:
    2,488
    Location:
    East Coast
    yes, do it




    please
     
  33. TheTruth

    TheTruth Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,922
    Location:
    I'm waving. Can you see me now?
    can we pay for hater protection?
     
  34. dante

    dante Unabomber

    Rep/Likes:
    11 / 8
    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2004
    Messages:
    8,998
    Location:
    looking for classic NE singletrack
    I know where my first $3 is going once they implement title-changing rule:


    :D
     
  35. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    244 / 2,675
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    24,891
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    I hate you. Pay me.
     
  36. eaterofdog

    eaterofdog ass grabber

    Rep/Likes:
    12 / 22
    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2006
    Messages:
    6,914
    Location:
    Central Florida
    Hater Baiter?
     
  37. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

    Rep/Likes:
    376 / 3,674
    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2005
    Messages:
    54,242
    Location:
    media blackout
    can i pay for protection against pointless threads when someone gets butthurt over something trivial?
     
  38. Sghost

    Sghost Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,074
    Location:
    NY
    On another forum for costs we do:

    $5 for custom title
    $20 for ban credit
    $50 to ban someone for 7 days and in RM's case, rename The Lounge for a month
     
  39. TheTruth

    TheTruth Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2009
    Messages:
    3,922
    Location:
    I'm waving. Can you see me now?
     
  40. Sghost

    Sghost Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2008
    Messages:
    1,074
    Location:
    NY
    :stosh:

    and its expired