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Old 24 June 2008, 17:53   #31
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It *still* cheeses me off that we pay to become a rib.net supporter so that we can upload our avatar, and the default setting is for everyone NOT TO SEE THEM!
I admit it is a bit mean, but it made me laugh! I've had my fun now and turned them on for everyone to enjoy

If anyone would prefer not to see them they can turn them off in their User Control Panel under "Thread Display Options"

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Old 25 June 2008, 02:49   #32
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I think paying just to have an avatar is a bit silly to be fair, this is certainly the first forum I've come across with such a policy.

If your concerned about additional bandwidth costs (minimal as they are with 10kb or so files ) then simply allow people to host them elsewhere, the function is already built into in VB

In my opinion the RIBnet supporter subscription is basically a donation rather than gaining access to additional features. I mean, very few people need a 500 pm limit And I very much doubt the ability to have an avatar will make more people sign up.

I would suggest a variably donation amount with an acknowledgement in the form of a user group change would be just as, if not more effective in gaining funds when used in conjunction with the existing subscriptions. Apply say a 5 minimum.

The trade subscription is another matter of course, and generally has a purpose other than donating
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Old 25 June 2008, 04:42   #33
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In my opinion the RIBnet supporter subscription is basically a donation rather than gaining access to additional features. I mean, very few people need a 500 pm limit And I very much doubt the ability to have an avatar will make more people sign up.
I completely agree.

There's no pressure for anyone to be a "supporter", and I'm not planning to limit any features so that people need to be a supporter to use RIBnet fully.

Like I said about avatars in post #4 of this thread:
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I like to think of it more as a free gift for those people generous enough to support RIBnet
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There you go John ... I've posted an avatar just to keep you happy and you know what .. its not even one of me but two other posters on this forum.... and you get a doggy biscuit if you can work out who they are *throws down gauntlet*
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Memememememe! Sirsirsirsir!Please sir I know! (And I've got a note from me mum...)
Now look young Grocer... I've told you before.. stop answering out of turn.. and keep your hands above the desk where I can see them .. let the other boys and girls answer ... I'll have a Senior prefect find you a jelly baby if you behave
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