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VIP/Donator subscriptions?

Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by Lavender, Jul 25, 2011.

  1. Lavender

    Lavender Minstrel

    A few other forums I visit have a sort of VIP/donator system where a user donates a small amount of money via Paypal and/or SMS to the website and in return they get a bold user name in the colour of their choice and other forum benefits. Would Mythic Scribes consider implementing this system and what do other users think of this idea? :)
  2. Amanita

    Amanita Maester

    For me, this would very likely be a reason to leave the forum.
    I don't have the means to get money out of the Euro-zone in any halfway easy way and find it very annoying when this is demaned from you at every corner. That's one of the reasons why I'm not using the NaNoWriMo-forums too much anymore.
    Getting money in via selected ads as has been suggested here is a much more reasonable way to get money for the server and the ads might even actually be for something I as the viewer actually do want. This way I got my hands on a very fascinating book on the cultural impact of the various chemical elements which had been advertised at a chemistry forum for example. ;)
  3. Helbrecht

    Helbrecht Minstrel

    I think establishing a forum elite like this would be a step in the wrong directon. I'd basically like to echo what Amanita said. We shouldn't judge a person's contribution to the community based on their ability to contribute to its upkeep financially. However, I'd have no reservations against the option to make anonymous financial donations being open - in fact, I'd quite like it. :)
  4. Kaellpae

    Kaellpae Inkling

    I would donate anonymously. I don't know about to get an elite status. I'd rather just spam the Threads and rank up. Ahah.
  5. Kelise

    Kelise Maester

    I would love to donate to here to keep ads off the site - I really can't stand them. However, I would also like to do this anonymously.
  6. I agree that anonymous donations would be best.
  7. Digital_Fey

    Digital_Fey Troubadour

    As far as I'm concerned donations should be made because members truly care about the future of the forum, or are dedicated to keeping it ad-free - not because they want shiny user features.

    Having had rather unpleasant relations with PayPal so far, I'm afraid I have to agree.

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