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VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 12th 2009, 2:37 pm

I think that we should be able to have certain people who can access certain categories that the administrator can make, "VIP only". This would mean that a person registered on your forum has to pay for access to that categlory or subject. We could have it be optional for the people on your forum to pay for 1 month access, or a year access. This would use PayPal or some other reliable paying service.

Any comments, suggestions, or ideas to improve on this idea?

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Xiso on May 13th 2009, 12:14 am

I advise that you edit the permissions to enter the category, and make it that specific usergroups can enter!

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Rok on May 13th 2009, 12:34 am

C0R3 wrote:I advise that you edit the permissions to enter the category, and make it that specific usergroups can enter!

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Indeed.

I am not very fond with idea since users are very well capable of creating their own manual 'VIP Members' usergroup when they please to.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Xiso on May 13th 2009, 12:36 am

Therefore, I believe me and Rok are voting No. Sorry!

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Master Marc on May 13th 2009, 12:38 am

COR3,you are right,why do we need this,when we can do it manually...

I voted no.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Blofeld on May 13th 2009, 12:42 am

I voted no also sorry About that post above it came out blank Confused

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by CharleX on May 13th 2009, 1:12 am

Voted no(Poll option, Bad). Besides, you can become staff or something to access.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by disneysuper on May 13th 2009, 1:26 am

Same as everyone said.

You can already do this in forum permissions.

Although it isn't the easiest you'll understand it in time.

=> Voted no.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 13th 2009, 12:26 pm

Ok, but what if it was a larger scale (over 1,000 members)... Your not going to be doing that for 500 people every month, 6 months, year... See what I'm saying.

And technically forumotion is not free for some since some of us are going to be buying the domain (from them) and purchasing more space (from them) and getting rid of the ads (by buying from them)...

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Walshy95 on May 13th 2009, 6:00 pm

Voted no sorry, you can become a staff member. It just doesn't seem worth it paying to have access to one little section of the forum...

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 13th 2009, 10:34 pm

The people who voted "no" either are thinking on too small of a scale OR don't understand that I along with others want to make money from it. There are hundreds of forums on there that I seen that charge members for certain areas every month and so on. They also have 500+ members buying this privilege. This is what I want to do...

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by disneysuper on May 13th 2009, 10:37 pm

Fine, i change my decision.


yes.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 14th 2009, 2:23 am

Im just saying. I can understand if I only had like 100 members or so and only 10-20 wanted to buy a "VIP" type thing. But I plan on having alot more members then that. Im going to buy advertisements on google along with other various sites and I want to get my money back plus more.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Fantastic_Twilight on May 15th 2009, 1:32 am

You can make a usergroup called "VIP" and make some forums for the VIP's and in the permissions make it so that only the VIP peeps can see it.
That simple, and perhaps they can try donating to the site for paying for VIP, or simply you can charge points to take them off at the points widgests.

Since as explained above, no

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 15th 2009, 3:16 am

Ffs. You people are obviously not understanding. If I have say 2k+ members (2,000... Just to make sure were on the same page) and half of them purchased this VIP status, I'm not going to go in the admin panel and make each and every one of them a VIP... That's way too time consuming. Do you understand now?...

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by 13gentj on May 15th 2009, 1:24 pm

lol I suggested this
Ya definite yes.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Xiso on May 15th 2009, 1:30 pm

People who didn't vote no, please vote for it! You're too lazy if you picked Yes!

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by BlindingAngel on May 15th 2009, 1:57 pm

Bad to pay real money for a Restricted Area of a Free Forum

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by MrMega on May 15th 2009, 2:01 pm

I wouldn't go for it. The ecnomy is in a bad state, and as Blinding Angel stated, it is bad o pay money for a restricted area of a free forum. You could do what COR3 suggested and not make it money, just kindness, helping others out, etc. will get that person in VIP Access.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by BlindingAngel on May 15th 2009, 2:03 pm

@Dralimarx

I agree to your statement..just make them if they make a lot of achievements on your forum like helping others, old member..just like that

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by jwr on May 16th 2009, 10:40 pm

totaly agree!!!maybe these are some of the vip members extras



1. Special sections for VIP members that others cant see

2.Special search

3.special forum status

4.see the forum online when others cant see it

5.take 500 PP for the shop and every month 100PP

6.discount -20% for our shop

7.bigger avatar

8.extra privileges for the gallery of our forum(your own category,etc)

9.better and direct support:help:

10.shoutbox in the first page

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 16th 2009, 11:00 pm

Finally some people agree. I was starting to get mad for a second.

And for the ppl saying "O no, this is a horrible idea", state your facts. And dont say the following:

"You can just go into the Admin panel and make each person a 'VIP' if they donate".... Umm, No... Unlike some of you, I plan on succeeding and making some money on the side, and making each person a VIP is too time consuming...

"The economy is bad. Therefore this is bad idea."... Errm. I'm not forcing them to buy a subscription. They can do what they want. There will still be alot of other things they can do on the site...

The first one seems to be the only argument. Which is kind of pathetic. The second one was just the dumbest thing I ever heard all day today. As jwr stated, those could be some of the extras that the VIP could get. Although I had quite a few more ideas in mind.

For those saying, "This is dumb, no one wants to buy a status like that just for extra features... Well, visit Offtopic.com... There "offtopic section" is a pay per view type thing where members pay $5 a month to get in. The most I saw in there was about 1,500. Multiply that by $5... The Admin is already making at least $60,000 a year just from that site. Btw, its instant when you purchase. Which is what I'm suggesting to Forumotion.

In all reality, theres a few Admins to that Offtopic site I mentioned. But they have other ways of making money off the site. Ex: Direct advertising. Just visit them and see what I mean. If Forumotion offered this, I'm sure they would have alot more users.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 16th 2009, 11:38 pm

O yuh, I should do this before another ignorant fool posts something again similar to "Just go in the admin panel and make them VIP after they donate."... Heres what exactly is going to happen:

1. -members send money to Admins paypal-
2. -A few days go by before Admin even sees payments-
3. -members discuss how the Admin is scamming them or is taking too long-
4. -Admin sees 50 members paid for "VIP" status and goes in the panel to make each and everyone a "VIP."
5. -many members leave the forum thinking they have just been scammed while some stay-
6. -Admin gets bad rep over the internet...

And the process is going to keep repeating until no one even trusts the Admin to even send a payment. See how much a problem this is?... Now I used 50 members in the example, but imagine if it was 1,000 members like offtopic.com...


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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Aggie on May 17th 2009, 2:43 am

I vote no, you can do it manually and I don't like it that the members have to pay for it.

The forum is free, they don't need to pay to talk about something. And what is your forum, if you think you get about 2.000 members and want this?

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 17th 2009, 3:15 am

Wow Aggie, your just proving my point. Thats the ONLY arguement ANYONE has against it. So if thats it, then why not have forumotion add the option to do so... Btw, read the entire thread next time. Im tired of hearing the same thing over and over and over again...

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by TigTrivers on May 18th 2009, 12:39 pm

Its a yes from me as long as its optional

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by 13gentj on May 25th 2009, 2:26 am

thank you

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by :)tayne:) on May 25th 2009, 5:50 pm

I am voting no, you can do this yourself.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 25th 2009, 6:59 pm

@:)tayne:) wrote:I am voting no, you can do this yourself.

Explain in detail how to do this. I'm talking about 500+ members, not just 10.

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Re: VIP Membership

Post by Nameless on May 26th 2009, 10:45 pm

To clear up some confusion, it will be a OPTION to do this.

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