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KA3SGM
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[request] Multiple New DSLR Membership Levels

Let's add Three Membership levels above Premium.

Endowment, Benefactor, AND LIFE.

One is $50 one time, or an additional $35 if you are already a Premium member.

The other is a commitment of at least $10/yr, to keep DSLR from falling apart again.

The last is a LIFE MEMBER, a $100 CONTRIBUTION.

I would gladly do THE THIRD OPTION.

Anyone else with me on this???
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Jackarino
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Re: Multiple New DSLR Membership Levels

*SIGN*


GlennAllen
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Other than a different tag on your account, what would a "higher" level get you (capabilities, features, etc.)?


burner50
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said by KA3SGM:

Let's add Three Membership levels above Premium.

Endowment, Benefactor, AND LIFE.

One is $50 one time, or an additional $35 if you are already a Premium member.

The other is a commitment of at least $10/yr, to keep DSLR from falling apart again.

The last is a LIFE MEMBER, a $100 CONTRIBUTION.

I would gladly do THE THIRD OPTION.

Anyone else with me on this???

You do realize that this site makes enough money that the $28,000 he had to spend was a drop in the bucket, right? And justin See Profile came right out and said that it was entirely preventable had the site not been on Autopilot for the last year or so?

*object* because I hate throwing good money after bad.
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KA3SGM
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said by GlennAllen:

Other than a different tag on your account, what would a "higher" level get you (capabilities, features, etc.)?

Well, for one, a very popular site that doesn't disappear for over 2 weeks at a time.

I'm sure Justin
can think up some additional incentives, if he wants the added support from BBR users/members.

There are already other sites like this one that charge $10/mo. or more.

You could always chose to remain "Anon", or "Premium", but have the option to show much more support for the site, but only if you want to.
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OZO
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Why everything should be measured / valued by money? (especially the membership) Your contribution to discussions in this forum could be way more valuable, than any amount of money you may give here...

You may ask for $, $$, $$$, $$$$ etc flag (additionally to the old and obsolete stars here) assigned to any member, but please let me know upfront how to filter that flag with "how I see people" feature, 'cause I'm certainly going to use it.
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GlennAllen
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Well, you can buy some Tool Points and not use them [much]. As far as showing some "contribution" level is concerned... don't care about such displays myself--that's about as impressive to me as how long someone's been a member. I'm not against such a plan to provide funds for improving the site in some way, but it would need to be made clear just what improvements are planned instead of being some nebulous "my membership is bigger than yours" kind of thing. At this point, I don't "see the need" (because no responsible party has said that there is a need).


KA3SGM
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said by GlennAllen:

Well, you can buy some Tool Points and not use them [much]. As far as showing some "contribution" level is concerned... don't care about such displays myself--that's about as impressive to me as how long someone's been a member. I'm not against such a plan to provide funds for improving the site in some way, but it would need to be made clear just what improvements are planned instead of being some nebulous "my membership is bigger than yours" kind of thing. At this point, I don't "see the need" (because no responsible party has said that there is a need).

I already buy tool points, but I use them, to Gift premium membership to people on DSLR.

A mod could please confirm the actual number, but my count is over 15 "Paid Premium" memberships.

I pay to support DSLR, and it's members.

Nobody extorts my money from me, I donate it to DSLR, as a charitable cause.

And I pay taxes on my donations, this isn't a 501.c3.
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burner50
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reply to KA3SGM
said by KA3SGM:

There are already other sites like this one that charge $10/mo. or more.

Such as?


A non

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reply to KA3SGM
said by KA3SGM:

said by GlennAllen:

Other than a different tag on your account, what would a "higher" level get you (capabilities, features, etc.)?

Well, for one, a very popular site that doesn't disappear for over 2 weeks at a time.

More money would NOT have prevented the outage.


burner50
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said by A non :

said by KA3SGM:

said by GlennAllen:

Other than a different tag on your account, what would a "higher" level get you (capabilities, features, etc.)?

Well, for one, a very popular site that doesn't disappear for over 2 weeks at a time.

More money would NOT have prevented the outage.

My point exactly.

I would like to see the site moved away from the worthless data center it is at and moved to a true cloud system with actual backups.

Truth be told, the $28,000 would not have been required if backups were done on a schedule of more than every 18 months as most of that cost was (as I understand it) data recovery lab fees.
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JJJohnson

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Anyone who can afford $28,000 to fix a web site hosting little more than discussion forums does not need my financial help. If this site wasn't profitable from advertising revenue it would have disappeared after the massive N-way screwup by those who apparently spend so little little time and effort running it.


Grail Knight

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