Subscription Questions

Discussion in 'Site Problems & Feedback' started by Mainframeguy, Jan 10, 2006.

  1. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    I was mooching around the user CP looking to see if reps I had dished out were added (this was discussed once, looks like not implemented though) when I noticed there seems to be an option to pay a sub of ten bucks for a year of advert freedom from front page!

    Does this money go to OSNN?

    Is it preferable to the ad clicking that is sometimes talked of for revenue purposes?

    Is it even active for OSNN? and does the subs only apply to OSNN, or is this a vBulletin thing?

    I would seriously consider it - be nice to be able to have a trial panel to sample the effect though, maybe? And were I back in dial up hell I would not even be typing this - I would have tried my damndest to shell out already!

    Look forward to hearing what you may have to say EP - see you are on the forums ATM and hoping this might catch your eye.
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Re: Advert Free subscription question

    Yeah, it goes to OSNN, not Jelsoft (might be confusing that with removing the vBulletin copyright notice which we would have to pay for, but I have no issues leaving it there)

    Forgotten what prompted me to add it to be honest, I was most likely playing with the conditional variables and thought I would see where it took me. Not something I would go for myself, as I always want OSNN to pay for itself.

    But some people want it, I am very much against donations but can understand people not wanting to see adverts at work.

    Just to be clear though, at the moment the frontpage still has adverts as it doesn't have these conditional variables in the code, so I still have to think of a way working around it - but when I do find out, it will be made available as the same purchase.

    Also just a heads up that there is a bug in PHP 5.11 and vBulletin 3.5.3 (which we typically upgraded to yesterday) that causes any subscriptions to fail. So I need to make the changes manually, but will do so if I see any.
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Re: Advert Free subscription question

    So your blank (white) badge is a subscriber badge? Will it eventually say "OSNN Subscriber" or something?
     
  4. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Re: Advert Free subscription question

    That's the plan.
     
  5. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Yeah I have lost confidence in my gfx skills as my standards have risen (hehe) so just did a quick placeholder.

    Might start rejecting subscribers that still have that fan club avatar on tho ...
     
  6. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

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    :laugh:

    You'll reject money? :p
     
  7. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Well the Casinos in vegas did leave a dent :eek:
     
  8. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    ha, ha, ha. You're the one that welcomed me back.
     
  9. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Re: Advert Free subscription question

    All the money comes to me, it should anyway :p
     
  10. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    I'd consider this subscription service as well.
    My only concern would be, how would it be any different that using some sort of ad-blocker to not see the ads vs paying to not see the ads? Any extra 'perks' to being a paid member besides the ads?
     
  11. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    You would be supporting the site.

    We've been brainstorming ideas to make it more appealing. I'm sure we'll come up with some thing.
     
  12. Kr0m

    Kr0m Moderator

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    EP, check your paypal. :)
     
  13. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Who's we? This was the first I heard about it
     
  14. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    Re: Advert Free subscription question

    id be up for advert free. 10 bucks a year isnt much at all for that.
     
  15. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

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    Then obviously you haven't read enough about it.
     
  16. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

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    I'll give my £6 to cancer research instead and stick with the ads,I hardly notice them anyway :D
     
  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    The reason people hadn't heard of it, is i wasn't going to make a big deal about it, only started playing with it yesterday,

    Good stuff :)

    Kr0m did you use a different email address?
     
  18. Jewelzz

    Jewelzz OSNN Godlike Veteran

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    Read about it where?
     
  19. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    clickety-click.... :)
     
  20. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

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    i done it purely to give punk money :eek:

    rather he gets it direct than from adverts :D