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Old 23-05-2009   #1
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Question A suggestion to help fund this here forum :)

Might it be an idea to add an extra option to the 'Donations' page - namely a recurring subscription ?

With that some of us could send a small amount on a regular basis to help with covering costs.

You would then know that you have a certain amount of funds incoming every month.


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Re: A suggestion to help fund this here forum :)

What a bloody good Idea!

I'd be up for it
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Here's the Paypal info on how to add a 'Subscription' (recurring payment)

https://www.paypal.com/helpcenter/main.jsp;jsessionid=KZCbRp1c2K7NBmJlY6FMLt1LnhqKr4 ZhnNrp8CSF4S6QTT0yqjTz!-924476804?locale=en_GB&_dyncharset=UTF-8&countrycode=GB&cmd=_help&serverInstance=9005&t=s olutionTab&ft=searchTab&ps=solutionPanels&solution Id=163211&isSrch=Yes

Like MEP I'd be up for it, it would a 'set and forget' type of payment like a direct debit so no remembering it each month


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Re: A suggestion to help fund this here forum :)

Who would use the subscription service, though?

If they started charging people to use the forum, people would just go elsewhere or set up another site...
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Who would use the subscription service, though?

If they started charging people to use the forum, people would just go elsewhere or set up another site...

You misunderstand me, the suggestion for subscriptions is to add the automatic monthly payment (I hope).

In NO way was I suggesting charging for the forum.


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Re: A suggestion to help fund this here forum :)

I don't know if I like the monthly pay option. Perhaps quarterly?
And what happens if you don't pay? You get your sig size removed and custom user title removed? nahh
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And what happens if you don't pay? You get your sig size removed and custom user title removed? nahh
Eh, no - once donated, even once, you get all the above - why would you think it would get taken away
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I don't know if I like the monthly pay option. Perhaps quarterly?
And what happens if you don't pay? You get your sig size removed and custom user title removed? nahh
Monthly was merely a suggestion, and of course, the use is purely voluntary.

In NO way am I suggesting loosing privileges if it is not used, the idea is to add an extra option to the donations page, not to replace the existing options / functionality.

The suggestion is one to raise extra funds for our forum, but in this case on a regular basis - after all every little helps


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Monthly was merely a suggestion, and of course, the use is purely voluntary.

In NO way am I suggesting loosing privileges if it is not used, the idea is to add an extra option to the donations page, not to replace the existing options / functionality.

The suggestion is one to raise extra funds for our forum, but in this case on a regular basis - after all every little helps


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Ok. Now I understand what you mean. My main reason for enquiring was that, once if I accidetntly missed a month, I wouldn't want it to seem I don't want to help the site anymore if you get me?
I just got confused up with the initial idea thats all.
As with my old forum "ps3forums.com" to become a subscriber you had to pay 18 yearly and once that year is up your privlages were gone (15k skill points, large sig size, large subscriber icon) etc.
And that's what I thought would happen with the monthly payments but now I see it wouldn't.
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Ok. Now I understand what you mean. My main reason for enquiring was that, once if I accidetntly missed a month, I wouldn't want it to seem I don't want to help the site anymore if you get me?
I just got confused up with the initial idea thats all.
As with my old forum "ps3forums.com" to become a subscriber you had to pay 18 yearly and once that year is up your privlages were gone (15k skill points, large sig size, large subscriber icon) etc.
And that's what I thought would happen with the monthly payments but now I see it wouldn't.
bear in mind this is suggested by a member not the site owners
its been a core belief by Ben that the site is open to all,hence donated members get access to a few fringe benifits and non donated members lose nothing of the main forum

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Re: A suggestion to help fund this here forum :)

Good ideas, donations are going to be the main bulk of it, perhaps also some Fiat Forum merchandise could be made, not just stickers. Perhaps keyrings, as they are cheap to manufacture?
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Ok. Now I understand what you mean. My main reason for enquiring was that, once if I accidetntly missed a month, I wouldn't want it to seem I don't want to help the site anymore if you get me?
I just got confused up with the initial idea thats all.
As with my old forum "ps3forums.com" to become a subscriber you had to pay 18 yearly and once that year is up your privlages were gone (15k skill points, large sig size, large subscriber icon) etc.
And that's what I thought would happen with the monthly payments but now I see it wouldn't.
Oh rest assured my suggestion has no element of that in it, it's up to you if you take part or not, you get no extra benefits from it, but you do gain the warm fluffy "I've contributed" feeling on a regular basis

I've raised monies for another forum by thinking 'off the wall' and can throw another few fun ideas into the pot.

1) have a week of IOTW (Idiot of the week) where the poor individual either has to wear the badge of shame or cough up a 'fine' to help the forum

2) have a few items to auction, where all funds go to the forum (the 'seller' donates the item and postage to the forum, the buyer pays the forum)


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2) have a few items to auction, where all funds go to the forum (the 'seller' donates the item and postage to the forum, the buyer pays the forum)


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