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Old 31 August 2013, 01:57   #1
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Just Wondering

Why (aparently) there are so few Ribnet "Supporters" is it;

1... 20.00 a year too much.

2... You are a "supporter" but do not show it in your profile.

3... You own a SIB so do not feel that the forum is "really for you".

4... You feel that your contribution to the forum is passing on your "expert" (or not as in my case) knowledge, and that "should be enough".

5... You just use the forum now and again for a bit of info and do not feel part of it.

6... Three gallons (ish) of fuel is "more important"

7... You are/do/feel ?????????

Its "got nowt to do with me" but Like it says in the title i was "Just Wondering"
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Old 31 August 2013, 03:34   #2
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Didn't know anything about it. Reason 9
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Old 31 August 2013, 03:43   #3
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Didn't know anything about it. Reason 9
Yeh good one ,

I must admit it took me a few weeks or so to notice that some had "Supporter" and others "Member" in their profile.

Just to be clear I am not "taking the piss"

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Old 31 August 2013, 06:50   #4
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Yep, add me to reason 9 too.

I assumed the forum was funded through advertising and trade membership. Perhaps a regular 'Member' visitor such as myself should have a 'pop-up' after every few visits to make the 'Supporter' option more prominent and make the sign-up/payment process idiot-proof and simple?

Off now to try and find out how to upgrade my membership....
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Old 31 August 2013, 08:41   #5
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Off now to try and find out how to upgrade my membership....
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RIBnet supporters

...you can still show your support for RIBnet with a small financial contribution. It's optional, but much appreciated!

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)

You can sign up on this page or click on the Paid Subscriptions link on your User Control Panel

Payment is currently accepted by PayPal .

PayPal accepts international credit cards and some debit cards.

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It's a relatively painless process if you have a PayPal account.

All contributions are appreciated!
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Old 31 August 2013, 15:50   #6
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This has been mentioned on here before about being a RIBnet supporter.

I guess for some people its not just the twenty quid... but if you give so much a month to certain charities and also for other interests it all adds up and then 20 quid tends to take a back seat.

Plus don't forget the Norf South divide... we earn less money up here

Perhaps RIBnet could do a secondary supporter membership for 10 and for that just get the larger avatar option.

Just an idea.
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:01   #7
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It's working out at 1.5 pence per post for you, ya tightwad
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It's working out at 1.5 pence per post for you, ya tightwad
Well I will have you know Mr willk, I was going to hand over 20 quid to become a supporter twice this year and both times someone came along doing a charity event so I spent it on them instead.... Sorry

Have a word with the Boss and see if he will do a secondary one for a tenner come on willk your the man
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:17   #9
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Well I will have you know Mr willk, I was going to hand over 20 quid to become a supporter twice this year and both times someone came along doing a charity event so I spent it on them instead.... Sorry

Have a word with the Boss and see if he will do a secondary one for a tenner come on willk your the man
And you call me tight spend less time supping that bladder flush and become a supporter
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Old 31 August 2013, 16:21   #10
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Well I will have you know Mr willk, I was going to hand over 20 quid to become a supporter twice this year and both times someone came along doing a charity event so I spent it on them instead.... Sorry

Have a word with the Boss and see if he will do a secondary one for a tenner come on willk your the man
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!
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