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Old 31 August 2013, 16:21   #11
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Have a word with the Boss and see if he will do a secondary one for a tenner come on willk your the man
If you promise to post half as much, he might think it's a good deal too
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:27   #12
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Ha ha Kerny! It's the northern short arms deep pockets syndrome. It only took me 18 months to get round to it. My thinking was I spend 50 pm for my sky package which I don't use as I'm always on Ribnet. So actually spending 1.66 pm on Ribnet is a steal!
I don't have sky AJ can't afford it
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:36   #13
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For just 20 per year, you get all these fringe benefits:

Supporter 20, valid for 12 months
- Identifies you as a RIBnet supporter
- Increases your PM mailbox limit to 500
- Allows you to add a custom picture to your profile
- Allows you to use an oversized custom avatar (120 x 120 pixels)
* So for 20 I can still access all the free content on the site. Its a bit like being able to buy a paper copy of the telegraph or read all its content online for free. Except I can read it all online for free or pay 20 to read exactly the same content online for free.
* I can wave a flag that says I support the site but doesn't mean anything - its not some garuntee to readers that I don't talk sh*te. Not like a karma score might.
* I can let my PM box fill up for longer before having to empty it. Oooh how exciting! Since I haven't filled my 25 messages its not likely to make me subscribe. I can see prolific users of PMs may subscribe for this. (Realising this will now prompt Willk and Poly et al to PM me a load of cr*p to fill my inbox and make me think I need a bigger box!)
* Custom pic on my profile - not convincing me
* Oversized avatar! I don't bother with a real sized one. They don't usually appear on here for me and don't show in the ap.

So there has to be a return on investment for me. If the site sounded like it might wind up if there was no supporters maybe I'd think about it. But since the american's bought it I guess they think there is money to be made which i guess comes from Ads and Trade Members on the whole.

Other ROIs? Maybe if paying 20 meant my posts wouldn't be populated with ad-links that might convince me? Suspect you'd make more from my 20 than from the ad-links in my posts.
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:40   #14
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For some, it's just t'internet. The culture is that it's free and you don't pay for stuff that you create. Look at all the social network sites and papers.

Most people under 40 (hide) I assume would believe advertising and trade members would fund the site.

The old age (40+) sayings "you don't get owt for nowt" and "hard days work for a hard days pay" are exactly that, old age.

That doesn't detract from the hard work and money it takes to run the site.
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:57   #15
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......it's six hours now since I paid me 20 (and yes, I live oooop norff) so I guess it's time to post and check out the size of me avatar?
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:59   #16
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......do I have to pay another 20 tomorrow to get the status changed from 'Member' to 'Supporter'?
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Old 31 August 2013, 17:06   #18
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Quote from Humber P4aul 'Most people under 40 (hide) I assume would believe advertising and trade members would fund the site'.

I don't care about the size of the avatar, the fact someone here thinks I'm under 40 has made my 20 money well spent!

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Old 31 August 2013, 17:17   #19
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......do I have to pay another 20 tomorrow to get the status changed from 'Member' to 'Supporter'?
er, no. Thanks, but you seem to be stuck in "skin-flint" mode. We'll have "tech" get you sorted soonest. Welcome to the Supporters Club
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All done. Just needed to give the server a bit of a nudge
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