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Old 06 December 2007, 02:33   #21
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Actually I reckon it's quite an elegant solution.
Have to say that (IOHO ) over time the wisdom of the Ribnet avatar policy has been well proven.

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Old 06 December 2007, 05:15   #22
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Gahh .. these unstable regimes are all the same Wheres that Andy Moore character ? , after all the work I put into supporting his campaign he might have put a good word in for me
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Old 07 December 2007, 14:06   #23
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What about 'giving' Avatars to not only paid-up RIB.net Supporters but also to:

1. Members with X number of posts;
2. Members who have been members for X amount of time.

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Old 07 December 2007, 17:02   #25
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What about 'giving' Avatars to not only paid-up RIB.net Supporters but also to:

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Sir.. you are a gentleman of taste.. and true acumen.

Might I suggest our gracious leader was perhaps a little brusque in dismissing so many loyal subjects in one fell swoop, for such a simple pleasure, such as avatars.. although I'm sure those subjects understand for his true dictatorial needs, lining ones own pockets comes first ofcourse....'ahem' *sweeping red carpet he walks on* but even he.. may recognise that there is more to be gained by acquiescing to the humble requirements of the lower order troops on the ground for the benefit of their posts ..which in reality only add to his encumbent well being, by the fact they may continue to post on this site, and swell its numbers to his benefit.. and now the lords prayer Damn I forgot ...Which dictator ever believed in God
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Avatars sollte frei sein.. RIBNet für Demokratie.. End wohltätige Diktatur jetzt! ...Well I tried my best
. . . and after all that fuss, you've paid up as a supporter but haven't bothered to upload an avatar!

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. . . and after all that fuss, you've paid up as a supporter but haven't bothered to upload an avatar!

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. . . and after all that fuss, you've paid up as a supporter but haven't bothered to upload an avatar!
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!

Stupid.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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